The Listening Gaze

  • Victoria Evans Masters Alumna of Glasgow School of Art


A reflection on the impact of portrait sketching as a mode of active presence. 'Portrait Sketch Encounter' was a series of sketches and conversations undertaken by artist Victoria Evans with members of the public over a three-day residency at Pig Rock Bothy, Modern One, Edinburgh, in October 2014, leading on from a previous portraiture project undertaken in 2012, which together have provoked her to ask questions about the nature of the sitter/artist dynamic and how ideas around presence, becoming, and interaction might be used to reimagine the contested territory of the gaze in art.

How to Cite
EVANS, Victoria. The Listening Gaze. TRACEY, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-13, nov. 2016. ISSN 1742-3570. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 june 2019.