Walk and Draw with Deborah Dalton

@ Newtown Outdoor Festival

What's On | 1 June 2024 - 1 June 2024

Saturday 1st June 2 - 4.30pm

Wheelchair Accessible Walk

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Walk & Draw workshop with artist Deborah Dalton

Exploring perception and ways of seeing.

Training the mind to switch off

Training the eyes to see

Training the hand to record

Sharing my research, experience, practice and drawing techniques.

Artist Deborah Dalton will lead a wheelchair-accessible walk and guided drawing session around Newtown.

Beginning with an introduction to my work and process, as we make our way to our first stopping point. Guided drawing sessions we will explore the nature of perception and ways of seeing

Llanfechell’s Three Standing Stones - Yns Mon
Llanfechell’s Three Standing Stones, Yns Mon. The Stones stand in a triangle, silhouetted by the sky, with a charcoal drawing of the stones on the grass below them.

Deborah's research practice and process is driven by her light sensitivity and neurodiverse experience of a dislocated moving world of lines, rhythms and patterns.

Questioning the phenomenology of perception her drawings become a pure narrative of experience.

Phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty explained we proceed through life oblivious to the controlling nature of our senses, becoming disconnected from our experience of ‘the physical world’ we inhabit. He argues that in order to reconnect with ‘ordinary experience’ we need to somehow get detached, sideways in order to acknowledge and understand our experiences. Merleau-Ponty et al, 2010, p.15).

Deborah uses her experiences as a tool to gain a sideways look at ‘seeing’ and collect and collate perceptions to reconnect with an ‘ordinary experience’ free from the controlling nature of the senses.

Starting from Oriel Davies Gallery at 2pm.

All materials provided. Please wear suitable footwear and bring a bottle of water.

Part of Newtown Outdoor Festival

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The gallery is open:

Tuesday - Saturday 10-4

Cafe closes at 3

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