Luby Cunningham

I am currently researching a PhD in drawing. My practice-based research explores Heidegger’s interpretation of techneas a mode of knowing to drawing. I am interested in encounters with objects, Harman describes as human, non-human, natural, cultural, real or fictional in an artist led pedagogical space. My research aims to explore a new way of understanding drawing, through encounters with objects where ‘technical’ proficiency loses its primacy to creativity. Central to this investigation will be to reconnect people who have come to believe they ‘can’t draw’, whose educational experiences have contributed to a particular perception of drawing valued for its precise adeptness and introduce them to new inclusive modes of drawing so that they feel they can in fact draw.