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February 22 2012

Dunlop drawing exhibition opens to the public
Alan Dunlop has officially opened his ‘Working Drawing’ exhibition at Glasgow’s House for an Art Lover at a private screening for invited guests.

A strong turnout braved the inclement weather to peruse a variety of hand drawn pencil sketches prepared by Dunlop.

These included a number of sketches, some on public view for the first time, including an 8m perspective of the Broomielaw and designs for Hazelwood School.

A variety of new work, including a depiction of Glasgow’s South Rotunda and silkscreen and digital prints, were also featured.

Dunlop will preside over a day long drawing masterclass at the venue on March 17.
A Broomielaw panorama is Dunlop's most ambitious work - stretching to an impressive 8m
A Broomielaw panorama is Dunlop's most ambitious work - stretching to an impressive 8m
Dunlop is keen for others to embrace the art
Dunlop is keen for others to embrace the art

20 Comments

HA
#1 Posted by HA on 22 Feb 2012 at 11:28 AM
I doubt these are working drawings. In fact, I doubt they are of any use to develop architecture, however nice they might be
Alan Dunlop
#2 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 22 Feb 2012 at 11:50 AM
Hahahahaha love it HA, absolutely love it. You've cheered me up.
JB
#3 Posted by JB on 22 Feb 2012 at 12:00 PM
The £10,000 price tag was a bit too rich for me AD for the Clyde drawing but I enjoyed the opening, nice wine and nibbles too.
gia
#4 Posted by gia on 22 Feb 2012 at 12:18 PM
big river and bridge drawing was pretty cool but the shetland housing in the storm was the best. but its been red stickered
Mr D
#5 Posted by Mr D on 22 Feb 2012 at 12:41 PM
10 grand for a traced over photo?
Isn't there an app that can do that for 69P?
h.a.
#6 Posted by h.a. on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:02 PM
no offence mr dunlop, but i have to agree with Mr D and I must insist, doubt that covering a piece of paper in 2k lines to generate a super real drawing is a good way to think architecture.
D. McM
#7 Posted by D. McM on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:11 PM
God h.a.! there really are some sad and bitter f*cks posting on here.:-(
Marty McFly
#8 Posted by Marty McFly on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:38 PM
I love the comments whenever theres an Alan Dunlop Pencil drawing story. Pencils!!?? Computers!!?? Theres only one way to sort this one out! FIGHT!
PM
#9 Posted by PM on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:46 PM
h.a, care to elaborate on what your own method might be for thinking, if it isn't drawing?

I'd like to hear the other side of this for once rather than it simply being that this isn't the right way to go about it.
gia
#10 Posted by gia on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:55 PM
his thumb probably pm
D.McM
#11 Posted by D.McM on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:59 PM
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PM
#12 Posted by PM on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:10 PM
And to be clear, it's not that I'm advocating that kind of drawing as working drawing - the kind where things are worked out...

That seems more like an artefact..a kind of finished assemblage of thoughts either before or afterwards as a complete record... though certainly not the actual cogs and gears of the process...that's much more messy in my experience..

Back to the point, I'd like to hear a serious answer to my question..if there is one..
h.a.
#13 Posted by h.a. on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:15 PM
PM, the answer is drawing indeed. I have nothing against drawings, nor against these ones in particular. I find them nice, but simply not efficient to develop ideas, that´s all. By the way, I am not saying that this isn´t the right way to do it, i´ll go further. It is not a way to do it and I simply don´t believe these drawings meant anything in the design process.
Alan Dunlop
#14 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:21 PM
Thanks for you comments, particularly you h.a. and no offence taken.

Well actually PM, they are "working drawings" as anyone who has worked with me and seen me draw will know. Some are more detailed than others, some look like presentation drawings but are not, done to varying degrees of detail and as the design develops. The clue's in the title. Now whether you agree or believe that's true does not much matter to me and is up to you.
h.a.
#15 Posted by h.a. on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:38 PM
I am glad you didn´t take offence Mr Dunlop as I didn´t mean it. It was only light hearted criticism and I didn´t expect such a big deal out of it. You have loyal public! All the best with your exhibition
Pencil Envy
#16 Posted by Pencil Envy on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:40 PM
@13 Have nothing against drawing either, I would also like to look like Brad Pitt. Lack of talent and small pencil envy made it impossible so I know how you feel.
2012-------->
#17 Posted by 2012--------> on 22 Feb 2012 at 14:55 PM
Nice stuff, but you belong in academia AD.

Leave the real stuff to the rest of us.
Alan Dunlop
#18 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 22 Feb 2012 at 15:11 PM
Perhaps but I like to think I've also made a significant contribution to increasing the quality of built work in Glasgow too. Anyway, nuff said by me anyway, I'll go now. Good talking to you all......... who ever you are.
voiceofreason
#19 Posted by voiceofreason on 26 Feb 2012 at 16:05 PM
increasing the quality of build work in Glasgow, huh?

GH2, cough, splutter, doesn't even meet the spacial requirements for social housing standards set in the 1960's... wheeze...
mike
#20 Posted by mike on 15 Mar 2012 at 19:02 PM
ok dunlop, you can draw/hatch etc, cool, yeah, and? an architect needs to know how to draw, congrats, oh dear

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