Salzburg, Austria

Drawing as Fictioneering

online course
when 26 July 2021 - 7 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2021 programme.

Course leader

Shubigi Rao

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

The course will address the multiple relationships of drawing with text, fiction-building, myth-making, non-linear narrative and radical form of resistance. The primacy of drawing, especially with text, is evident in its constancy and endurance in multiple forms and media, and also in the power of drawing and text to dismantle rigid monolithic narratives.

Starting from being a multidisciplinary artist working with drawing, text, film and photography, I also reference my work as a writer, publisher, lecturer and curator. Students learn to engage critically in research methods and production processes of art-making.

The course includes lectures on methods, diverse art practices, narrative building and practical information. One-on-one sessions actively parse the student’s practice and processes, with necessary problem-solving and exploration of possibilities towards expanding, enhancing and advancing their work. Through the course, students will improve their research methods, broaden their understanding of their thinking and practice, and explore text and drawing as collaborative tools. They will gain a deeper appreciation for the interplay of drawing and text in multiple media, its enduring power, and relevance in contemporary art practice and discourse. At the end of the course, the participants will present their work as a combination of one or all of the following: drawing (any media), text, oral recitation and gesture.

Fee info

EUR 640: regular fee
EUR 480: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 3 May.