Experimenting with observational drawing, algorithms and natural form – Natural History Museum, London, 19 October 2014 11am-4pm

Experimenting with observational drawing, algorithms and natural form
Gemma Anderson and William Latham

The Natural History Museum
Sun 19 Oct
11.00-16.00

FormSynth and Isomorphogenesis (Organic Systems) Drawing Workshop: Experimenting with observational drawing and algorithm in response to natural form.

This is a rare opportunity to get hands on experience of the Natural History Museum’s collections and to gain insight into evolutionary processes through drawing.

Latham began his career studying Printmaking at the Royal College of Art (1983-1985) where he developed the ‘FormSynth’ method. He then worked as Artist in Residence with IBM between 1987-1993 which led to the ongoing ‘Mutator’ project latham-mutator.com and is currently Professor of Art and Games at Goldsmiths University of London. Anderson also studied Printmaking at the RCA (2005-2007) and has been working in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum and Imperial College since 2006. She is currently Associate Lecturer of Drawing at Falmouth University, where she is also completing her practice based PhD (2011-2015) www.gemma-anderson.co.uk

Anderson has adapted Latham’s rule based (algorithm) evolutionary drawing method ‘FormSynth’ to create ‘Isomorphogenesis’ an extended Organic Systems drawing process, which relates directly to the Natural History Museum’s collections. In this workshop Latham and Anderson will share their experimental drawing methods, which perform an analogue to morphogenesis.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.
To book, please email

This is a free event

Suitable for ages: 16+

Organised by Natural History Museum