Desert drawing: from pigment to (Apple) pencil

St John, N 2018, 'Desert drawing: from pigment to (Apple) pencil', in Cristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Erik Bohemia and Peter Lloyd (ed.) Proceedings of Design Research Society 2018 Catalyst (DRS2018), Limerick, Ireland, 25-28 June 2018, pp. 1486-1502.


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Title Desert drawing: from pigment to (Apple) pencil
Author(s) St John, N
Year 2018
Conference name DRS2018
Conference location Limerick, Ireland
Conference dates 25-28 June 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of Design Research Society 2018 Catalyst (DRS2018)
Editor(s) Cristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Erik Bohemia and Peter Lloyd
Publisher Design Research Society
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Start page 1486
End page 1502
Total pages 17
Abstract The ability to digitally draw is ingrained within contemporary visual design practices. Drawing is a way of recording, representing and communicating that reveals the identity and voice of the creator as they design for a communication purpose. This paper presents a case of how a group of young Indigenous students re-interpret traditional culture through the act of drawing, as they move from analogue to digital technologies. Through a series of design workshops, the drawing styles of participants from remote Central Australia were recorded and analyzed. Workshops were based within Youth Participatory Action Research methodologies and embedded within Indigenous pedagogies. Results show the ancestral essence of country, connectedness and story remain ingrained within these new digital forms. Initial findings reveal three core themes; drawing as research practice, drawing as cultural practice and drawing through technology. The ability to draw in a new, digital way can create numerous benefits to developing the creative practices of young Indigenous people, as well as social and economic benefits within remote Australia.
Subjects Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
Keyword(s) drawing
design
indigenous
aboriginal
DOI - identifier 10.21606/drs.2018.377
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