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Illustrator as detective: Discovery through drawing

Regan, Chloe


Chloe Regan


Association of Illustrators Association of Illustrators association of illustrators


For the many visitors coming to the Museum of East Asian Art, objects in the museum’s collection may appear exotic and unfamiliar. It is nevertheless possible to appreciate the beauty of foreign objects without knowing much about their history or cultural context.

The Museum worked with illustrator Chloe Regan, who graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA , to explore different ways of seeing an object. Looking from different angles and observing details, standing from a distance as well as sitting close to the cabinets, Chloe Regan has created a series of drawings showing how she engages with unfamiliar works of art by focusing on their shape, the effect of light and shade as well as surface decoration and texture.


Regan, C. (2015, November). Illustrator as detective: Discovery through drawing. Presented at Visionaries Illustration Research Symposium, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England

Presentation Conference Type Speech
Conference Name Visionaries Illustration Research Symposium
Conference Location Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England
Start Date Nov 5, 2015
End Date Nov 6, 2015
Acceptance Date Nov 5, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Visionaries
Corporate Creators : Association of Illustrators, Birmingham City University

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