DesignInquiry; and two-week workshop

Vyner, T (2011) DesignInquiry; and two-week workshop. In: DesignInquiry/The Second International Print Exchange, May 2011, Oct 2010, Montreal, Canada, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, China.

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Contribution to two international symposia: Montreal, Canada May 2011 and Xi’an, China October 2010.

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In an era of increasingly mediated journalism, Tim Vyner challenges the dominance of photography as the sole means to record newsworthy events. Using watercolour, stone lithography and more recently the iPad, Vyner adopts the role of journalist, refusing the secondary status that illustration has often been assigned. The subject of his inquiry has been the urban landscape as it endures changes thrown up by global events such as the World Cup and the Olympics.
With this experience, Vyner was invited to participate in two practice-based symposia in two very different parts of the world (Canada and China), and made work in response to specific themes resulting in collaborative exhibitions and a catalogue.
‘DesignInquiry’ explored the impact of Montreal’s status as a UNESCO city of design. ‘Je me souviens’ collected the impressions of the participants, including Vyner’s on site drawings, postcards and group dérive to the 1976 Olympic Park, and contributed to a site-specific installation, and Risograph catalogue. The catalogue was disseminated by the 'Designinquiry' community of from around the world and the exhibition was held at the Concordia University concourse. Vyners output is catalogued here:

The Second International Print Exchange at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China was a two-week workshop where invited Professors from around the world gathered to share their methodologies in contemporary print-making. Working intensively over a two week period, Vyner produced a series of prints with a resulting exhibition at the Academy’s gallery of Fine Arts.

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