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Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Begins 18 March, 6-9pm
Resort Project Space

Lilias Buchanan presents ‘Sound and Vision’ – a six week drawing course inspired by iconic albums.

Music has deeply inspired artists through history. Kandinsky, perhaps most famously of all, put music at the heart of his painting. Basquiat listened obsessively to David Bowie’s ‘Low’ while painting in the studio; Matisse named his iconic book of prints ‘Jazz’; Freeman Vine’s hand carved guitars – part musical part sculpture. Time and time again, music gives the artist a source of inspiration, expression and relief.

In response to this, Lilias will be teaching a course of six evening art workshops. Each evening she will be pairing an iconic record, that will play throughout, with an iconic visual artist aiming to produce works inspired by both art forms.

Week 1 [18 Mar] – Aphex Twin, ‘Drukqs’ vs. Paul Klee
(Nils Frahm, ‘All Encores’ vs. Kandinsky) – lessons on the interaction of colour

Week 2 [25 Mar] – Meredith Monk, ‘Piano Songs’ vs. Jackson Pollock
(Philip Glass, ‘Glassworks’ vs. Lee Krasner)

Week 3 [1 Apr] – David Bowie, ‘Low’ vs. Basquiat

Week 4 [8 Apr] – Talk Talk, ‘Spirit of Eden’ vs. Georgia O’Keeffe

Week 5 [15 Apr] – Music Life Drawing, A live performance from a special guest

Week 6 [22 Apr] – Primal Scream, ‘Screamadelica’ vs. Matisse

Expect a combination of immersive drawing exercises including automatism and other lesson plans taught at the Bauhaus, drawing and painting from still lives, collage and colour theory workshops to draw from each week.

There will be a variety of materials provided each week depending on the class’ activities.

These evenings are here for you; for relaxation, experimentation and breaking the rules!

All abilities welcome. Wine pairing by Urchin Wines.


‘Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with it’s many strings. The artist is the hand that purposely sets the soul vibrating by means of this or that key. Thus it is clear that the harmony of colours can only be based upon the principle of purposefully touching the human soul’.

               Wassily Kandinsky, on the harmony of sound and vision


£60 for all six curated evenings or £12 evening drop-in.

Every Wednesday from 18 March until 22 April, 6-9pm

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An event programmed for South East Creatives [SECCADS] and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020.

Image extract: David Bowie ‘Low’, Paul Klee ‘Castle and Sun’.


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