Drawing (Journal)

Research, Theory, Practice

ISSN 20570384 , ONLINE ISSN 20570392

Focusing on drawing as a significant discipline in its own right, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice is a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates ongoing international debates within the wider fields of its practice and research. A vibrant, proactive forum for contemporary ideas, the journal is a platform for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dissemination of all forms of drawing practice and theory.



Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Aims & Scope

Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice promotes and disseminates drawing research with a focus on contemporary practice and its theoretical context. This journal seeks to reestablish the materiality of drawing as a medium at a time when virtual, on-line, and electronic media dominates visuality and communication. The journal represents drawing as a significant discipline in its own right and in a diversity of forms: as an experimental practice, as research, as representation and/or documentation, as historical and/or theoretical exploration, as process or as performance. It explores the drawing discipline across fine art, science and engineering, media and communication, psychology, architecture, design, science and technology, textiles, fashion, social and cultural practices.

As a rigorously peer-reviewed publication the journal presents contributions that deal both with traditional concepts, histories and dominant conventions and those that challenge current thinking and move towards experimental methods, concepts and practices. The topics include papers as well as visual contributions and projects that present drawing as a complex process, serving to:

  • become a source and basis for drawing research and exchange of knowledge in a variety of contexts
  • be a forum for engaging multidisciplinary debates on the ways in which drawing functions in contemporary culture
  • share scholarship in teaching drawing in art and design education and in contemporary art practice
  • facilitate different perspectives and debates on drawing as a practice as is changed and modernised by technology
  • present drawing as performance, as a tool, as a place of production, as a discursive exploration, a site of conception and as cognitive process

 

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Download the Notes for Contributors below for information on format and style of submissions. If you need this document in a more accessible format, please contact info@intellectbooks.com. Find more information on Intellect's Accessibility page.


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Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Call for Papers: 'Drawing and Movement' Download

Deadline: 30 August 2022



General Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice places particular emphasis on original papers on drawing theories, practices, methods, processes and research that adopt inventive interpretations of drawing. Authors who have been previously published in DRTP may submit to the journal again after a minimum of 2 or 3 issues, as we prioritize new authors and invite new voices to expand the scope of the journal.

Submissions can take the form of:

  1. Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)>
  2. Research Projects or Project Reports (3000 words, 1–4 images)
  3. Critical Essays (3000 words, 1–4 images)
  4. Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
  5. Exposés (1500 – 2000 words, 1–2 images)
  6. Featured Drawings (1–2 images and 1000 words)

General call for papers other than the current topic is on-going and can be submitted at any time. 

Submission Process

Papers can be uploaded via the Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice Intellect webpage. 

Please use this link: https://www.intellectbooks.com/submit/drawing-research-theory-practice and make sure you follow the upload instructions. 

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A copy of the submission should be emailed to the principal editor.

Please contact:

Dr Adriana Ionascu, principal editor: a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Please submit the following:
  • an anonymised PDF Document with embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. 
  • a Word Document with separate images (300dpi) as Name_Surname.doc  

All contributions should be original and not exceed 20 Mb.

Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

All contributors should submit the Metadata (see Notes for Contributors)

Authors are responsible for copyright permissions (article [author] and images [artist or institutional copyright / photographer’s permission]). Only copyright forms supplied by Intellect are accepted (hand-signed, scanned and returned as PDF files).

Please refer to the DRTP Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for details. Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.

Special Issue Call for Papers

DRTP Volume 8 issue 1: ‘Drawing and Movement’
Deadline: 30 August 2022

Movement is inherently embedded into drawing. While producing a drawing, hand and tools move on the paper, but once the process is completed, movement remains. Artists and authors often note that the lines and strokes of a logically 'static' drawing exude dynamism. However, the nature and strength of the relationship between Drawing and Movement has not been completely understood or described.

The concept of Movement has been addressed in both Experimental Sciences and Philosophy in useful ways, and many developments have occurred in the last decades; yet using exogen concepts in the context of drawing is not sufficient. Practices such as sketching or calligraphy provide precious insights on the dynamics of strokes, either in relation to moving bodies or in relation to abstract ideas. Animation and graphic novels, which have a huge importance in popular culture, offer unsuspected experimentation possibilities in terms of explicit and implicit movement. Finally, performative drawings represent an attempt to bind the time of drawing with the time of seeing, either in artistic or pedagogical contexts. In many contexts, material processes can be completed by digital ones, providing new means for expressing movement in drawing practice. Such methods and approaches need to be questioned. With such a large range of experiences, could we develop a ‘non-static’ conception of Drawing? Since Drawing is recognized today as an exploratory approach beyond a conventional practice, could Drawing even change the way we conceive Movement?

This special issue of DRTP invites contributors to address these questions through the scope of their artistic, pedagogical, technical, or scientific research. We invite authors to criticize, actualize and renew our understanding of the material and conceptual tools related to drawing and movement. Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice places particular emphasis on original papers on drawing theories, practices, methods, processes, and research that adopt inventive interpretations of drawing. Papers should not be under consideration by other publications. Submissions can take the form of:

• Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)
• Research Projects or Project Reports (3000 words, 1–4 images)
• Critical Essays (3000 words, 1–4 images)
• Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
• Exposés (1500 – 2000 words, 1–2 images)
• Featured Drawings (1–2 images and 1000 words)

Papers can be uploaded via the Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice Intellect webpage, and a copy of the submission should be emailed to the principal editor.
Please submit the following:
• an anonymised PDF Document with embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc.
• a Word Document without images as Name_Surname.doc
Guest-editor: Renaud Chabrier, LIX, École Polytechnique, CNRS, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Palaiseau, France
Contact: Dr Adriana Ionascu, Principal Editor: a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

Editorial Board

Sarah Blair
Royal College of Art

Brian Fay
Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland

Paul Fieldsend-Danks
Plymouth College of Art

Maryclare Foá
University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins and Camberwell

Sarah Horton
Norwich University of the Arts, UK

Paul Laidler
University of the West of England, Bristol

Robert Luzar
Bath Spa University

Susana Oliveira
Lisbon University, Portugal

Doris Rohr
Liverpool Hope University

Advisory Board

Siân Bowen
Leverhulme Research Fellowship, 2017–19

Eduardo Corte Real
IADE-U Lisbon, Portugal

Stephen Farthing
Independent Scholar

Charlie Gere
Lancaster University, UK

Mark Graver
Independent artist, Wharepuke Print Studio

Deanna Petherbridge
The Warburg Institute London

Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2022


Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


Principal Editor

Adriana Ionascu
Ulster University
a.z.ionascu@gmail.com

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