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Landscape Drawings: An Experience of Brazilian Art and Nature

Shot from ‘Desenhos da paisagem, da cidade e do museu’ course by Evandro Nicolau, MAC USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo)

Conversation and outdoor workshop by Evandro Nicolau (Artist / Researcher and teacher at MAC USP – Museum of Contemporary Art of University of São Paulo)

Date/time: 5th May 2018, 2-5pm
Venue: The W OR M of Peacock Visual Arts (11 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ Scotland)
Free but booking required: landscape-drawings.eventbrite.co.uk

Please join us for an afternoon of conversation and an outdoor workshop led by Evandro Nicolau, Brazilian artist/researcher/teacher who is visiting Scotland to conduct a two week research residency at Art, Space + Nature (ASN), Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh.

In the conversation, Evandro will talk about art, education, nature, architecture, geography and drawing, through a short presentation on his research process being developed at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

In the outdoor workshop, Evandro will introduce drawing as an active form to explore much deeper ideas and perceptions of ourselves and the surrounding natural/built environment. This activity resonates with Deep Mapping, which is an ongoing research and curatorial project deployed by Nuno Sacramento, Director of Peacock Visual Arts. Deep Mapping is also an act which encourages us to discover, view and understand our built and/or natural environment from many different angles, formats, layers, shapes, perceptions and narratives through an in-depth research process.

This is an unique opportunity to get to know more about the art and culture of South America – in this case, Brazil – as well as to discover our natural/built environment in a different and much deeper way.

Evandro Nicolau
Artist and teacher based in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently teaching and working on his PhD research at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo in Brazil. His PhD research is on Landscape Drawings: perception, memory and imagination, in the Interunit Program in Aesthetics and Art History of the University of São Paulo. He has produced several publications including: Drawing: thought, expression and language (2010); The Philosophy by Drawing or a book without citations (2012); among others.