Documentation through illustration

What do Joff Winterhart's illustrations bring to the evaluation process over and above photographic or video documentation?

As part of the evaluation process for Circuit, a national team of young researchers and evaluators are working with me, the Circuit Critical friend, to plan and conduct relevant evaluation activities and processes.

This national evaluation team, named ‘Circulate’ are developing skills and experience in research and evaluation throughout the programme, as well as having roles in documenting, evidencing and reflecting on the events, workshops and other activities of Circuit. 

At the second Circulate workshop day, held at Nottingham Contemporary in April 2014, we employed an illustrator, Joff Winterhart, as a way of exploring the potential for documentation through illustration.

I’m delighted to now be able to share some of Joff Winterhart’s illustrations from this second Circulate session.

I’m really keen to know what members of Circulate think about these pictures. For example, given that this is a very small selection of the illustrations, how well do they represent the day?

I’d also love to hear comments from people who weren’t present on the day, about how far these pictures give you a sense of what happened and what the second Circulate session was like.

I also welcome comments from everyone viewing these images, regarding these questions:

How valuable or useful might such illustration be, as a form of documentation, as part of an evaluation process?

What do these illustrations bring to the evaluation process over and above photographic or video documentation?

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