The two day Spatialising Illustration symposium took place last week – 24/25 January – at the Dynevor Centre for Art,Â Swansea Metropolitan University, and was a great success. The SMU/VaroomLab symposium took the theme of the ways in which we encounter space through illustration, and presented a variety of speakers tackling this theme in a broad context.
Speakers included, Laura Carlin, writer Nicola Davies, Rachel Gannon, Allan Walker, Roderick Mills (above) and Ghost of Gone Birds founder, Chris Aldhous. A specialÂ Ghosts exhibition also launched during the symposium, and delegates could also view the Images 36 exhibition which was on display in the Dynevor Centre.
A flash fiction event was also held, where writers read their responses to a piece of artwork, provoking thoughts and laughter. A report on the event will be on the Varoom website soon.