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Visual Thinking – Unpicked: Symposium

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Visual Thinking Symposium

Held on 24th April 2010, at HUB

From three vantage points, philosopher, curator and practitioner, the rationale and reasoning behind creative triggers and aesthetic impulses was explored during this one day event, uncovering how a pattern of thoughts, feelings and decisions gives form to a piece of work. The symposium contextualized textile practice within a wider framework of visual thinking.

Morning session

Opening address from Hub Director, Phil Cosker.

June Hill Freelance Curator (formerly of Bankfield Museum Halifax) explored the creative role of the curator and how from a curatorial perspective, inspirations and influences translate and develop to form a piece of work.

Members from the Textile Study Group explored their aesthetic instincts, investigating what influences inform their ‘visual thinking’.

Matthew Kieran, Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Leeds University and author of Revealing Art (London: Routledge, 2005), explored the role of character and motivation in aesthetic judgement and creativity.

Afternoon session

With David Littler, Director of London Printworks Trust, the UK’s leading resource for experimental printed textiles. David and ‘Sampler Collective’ delivered an experimental, intensive workshop exploring sound and textile.