Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
Public Event Professor Graham Rawle Inaugural Lecture
This lecture traces the 30-year development of Graham Rawle’s collage methodology from illustration and installation to literature and, more recently, film. Through his work in visual narrative, Graham has developed a fascination with the principles of storytelling and the design of narrative form, specifically 3-act structure, as a paradigm that can be employed in the development of design strategies across a wide range of disciplines.
His talk referenced his book Woman’s World—a novel collaged from 40,000 fragments of text cut from the pages of vintage women’s magazines—Diary of an Amateur Photographer, The Card, and his latest work-in-progress, Overland. He discussed the interplay between text and image (or text as image) as a way to carry an additional narrative layer that is neither written nor illustrated, but emerges through the required reading of both to form a new language.
He also touched on such diverse topics as industrial camouflage, Hollywood set design, painting by numbers and Bruce Forsyth’s toupee.