Drawing from Film with Catherine Goodman

  • Fri 15 February 2019
  • 6 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Catherine Goodman. Eve’, join us for the chance to explore film through drawing, allowing for new ways of looking and an opportunity to see through the filmmakers’ eyes.

This session will be led by Goodman and show The Mirror, 1975, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1h 47min) in its entirety. Participants will be invited to take part in drawing activities and to draw from stills or from the film in motion.

‘Catherine Goodman. Eve’ is an exhibition of new paintings by London and Somerset based artist Catherine Goodman. Goodman was artist-in-residence at Hauser & Wirth Somerset from January to May 2018 and many of the works in the exhibition were made during her residency. Her practice includes expressionistic landscapes, vigorous sketches, experimental collages and portraits; central to her process is the act of drawing from observation, whether from life, objects or the great masters and their works. The exhibition is titled ‘Eve’ and the majority of works are vibrant, colourful, landscape based paintings occupying the Threshing Barn, Workshop and Pigsty galleries.

Goodman (b. London 1961) trained at London’s Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, and the Royal Academy Schools, at which she won the Royal Academy Gold Medal in 1987. Goodman has had numerous solo exhibitions, including ‘Portraits from Life’ at the National Portrait Gallery in 2014. She won First Prize in the BP Portrait Award in 2002. Her visual language runs across genres, acknowledging the influence of literature, film, music, drawing from art and life, enriching her work.  Goodman has developed her own subtle mythology, the motifs of which carry through her drawings and paintings, whether of real or imagined landscapes and characters, or impressions conjured from memory.

She has a longstanding interest in artists’ development and education, as well as the importance of drawing to artistic practice.  To address the increasing absence of observational drawing programmes in art education, in 2000, Goodman co-founded the Royal Drawing School with HRH The Prince of Wales in Shoreditch, London.

This is a free event. All abilities are welcomed and some drawing materials will be provided. Please bring drawing materials, drawing paper (A4/A5) and/or a sketchbook.

  Header image: Catherine Goodman, Days of Heaven, 2018 © Catherine Goodman