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The Big Draw 2015

Sunday 4 October 2015

Celebrate the Big Draw 2015 with us on each Sunday in October. This year’s theme is ‘Every drawing tells a story’. 

4 October – Drawn in

Put pencil to paper while listening to folk songs played by Zhi Zhao on accordion and soprano Miriam Rose. Grab the opportunity to get your caricature drawn by cartoonist Andrew Hore or Chris Wilson.

11 October – Portrait puzzle tale

What is your tale? Take part in a giant puzzle making activity. Be inspired by your favourite tale or invent one of your own.

18 October – Story sculpture

People have marked their journeys and told their stories in environmental sculptures and carvings in cultures all around the world. Come and add your story to our collaborative sculptural drawing activity.

25 October – Story time

Watch or read Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and create your own visual responses. Screenings at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 1.00pm (15 minutes).

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Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde

Drawn in

Evan Buckley

1:00pm, Sun 9 Jan

Draw while listening to Evan Buckley's post-religious folk hymns.

Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall

Drawn in

Alex Voorhoeve

1:00pm, Fri 25 Feb

Draw while listening to cellist Alex Voorhoeve.

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Drawn in

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1:00pm, Sun 27 Mar

Draw while listening to nonbinarycode – two unique humans who grew up on a diet of grunge, punk and stadium rock.

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