This autumn there will be an opportunity to join five acclaimed artists for a unique drawing event at National Museum Cardiff on 8 November, 6.00-8.30pm. Join Brendan Stuart Burns, Laura Ford, Marega Palser, Stephen West and Sue Williams for an evening in the inspirational surroundings of the Impressionist and Modern Art galleries of National Museum Cardiff.
Organised by the Campaign for Drawing with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, this special event is a fantastic opportunity for not only a great day out in Wales but to share the artists’ inspiration amongst world-famous collections and refresh and develop personal drawing skills.
Explore ‘rhythms in space’ with Brendan Stuart Burns, make a dynamic 3-D drawing installation in response to music and the grand hall. Create imaginative individual visual narratives with Laura Ford inspired by surrealism. Capture movement with Marega Palser (half of Mr and Mrs Clark) by following a dancer in a fun and liberating workshop. Stephen West asks you to respond to sculptures by Epstein, Gill and Gaudier-Brzeska with primitive, dynamic and careful drawings. Sue Williams invites you to meet Gwen John, joined during the evening by Rodin and David Alston. Discover the personal dialogues underlying these artists’ work.
Sue Grayson Ford, Campaign for Drawing Director comments, ''Each artist has shown enormous enthusiasm to make this event memorable. I am sure that participants will find their enthusiasm contagious - whether beginners or expert drawers. Thanks to STAEDTLER and Fabriano this is also an opportunity to experiment with first-rate materials.''
Eleri Evans of National Museum Wales said, “We’ve always supported the Big Draw here at National Museum Cardiff and hold drawing activities annually for children so we’re delighted to host something a little different for adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to participate in a creative and imaginative way and engage with well known artists in the fantastic surroundings of the Impressionist and Modern Art galleries.”
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