Eye Can Draw - Robert Jackson Open Lecture

Eye Can Draw - Robert Jackson Open Lecture

Robert Jackson set up Eye Can Draw in 2012 as a way of harnessing the potential of eye-tracking technology to enable physically disabled artists to continue their practice. Come along to hear him talk about the project next Wednesday 8th February in A025 5:30 - 6:30pm

Robert Jackson completed his BA Hons Printmaking at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2005 and an MA in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2006. Ever since, Robert has been working in printmaking studios and getting involved with research projects to increase the accessibility of printmaking to disabled artists. 

Eye Can Draw was a research project funded by Creative Scotland in which Robert worked with two artists who have Multiple Sclerosis and eye-tracking technology to help develop eye-movement as a drawing method for creating prints. The research considered the eye-drawn mark as autographic, exploring the relevance and position of eye-drawing within printmaking practice. 

Both artists had worked with traditional drawing methods up until developing their illness. As their dexterity has decreased, Eye Can Draw has offered them an opportunity to continue making work, along with developing new methods of creating work and opening up new possibilities for their practice. 

Robert Jackson will talk us through the ideas behind the research, what was discovered during the project and how technology might be harnessed to increase accessibility to art. 

This will be a free, ticketed event. Please book your tickets through the AUB Store