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Touchy Touchy


Curran, T, Touchy Touchy, Portrait 50 Magazin, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia, 08 December 2015, pp. 1-11. (2022) [Magazine Article]

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Two years ago I embarked on a project called As long as you’re here. I sat in the National Portrait Gallery near the information desk for thirty-three days straight, drawing anyone who sat down opposite me, using an iPad. At the end of the sitting I emailed the subject their digital portrait. I was curious about how people would participate in my project, whether they would be interested in it, and, if they were, how long they would be willing to sit. What surprised me was that the sitters and visitors to the Gallery who watched me drawing were fascinated with the technology. A very common question people had was whether I thought the iPad was the future for portraiture and art.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:smartphone, touchscreens, painting, portraiture, national portrait gallery, participatory art
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Curran, T (Dr Anthony Curran)
ID Code:150451
Year Published:2022 (online first 2015)
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2022-06-15
Last Modified:2022-06-15

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