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Seasons Greetings from Drawing Projects UK!
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Merry Christmas from us all at Drawing Projects UK! Thank you for all your support and interest in our activities in 2016. We hope to inspire you in 2017 with our new programme of drawing sessions, exhibitions and events - and to welcome you to Studio Cafe which is open whenever we are!
DRAWING PROJECTS UK EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 2017
Anita Taylor I Drawings will continue until 27 January 2017.  
Jin Eui Kim I OPjects are on display in Studio Cafe until March 2017.
The Drawing Projects UK Spring 2017 Exhibition Programme includes:
  • Elisa Alaluusua, Study-Sketchbooks, a video installation (February 2017), supported by the Finnish Institute;
  • Gerry Davies, a series of liquid graphite drawings that explore themes of a submerged world (March 2017), supported by Lancaster University;
  • Greyscale, an exhibition of five Australian artists, Peter Burgess, Julia Davis, Adrian Gebers, Pollyxenia Joannou, Lisa Jones (April 2017), with an essay by Dr Donna West Brett, University of Sydney;
  • Michael Pennie, drawings (May 2017).
All exhibitions will be accompanied by public programmes including artist-led workshops, drawing sessions, gallery talks and drawing discussions. Exhibition entry is free.
POETRY FROM ART WORKSHOP - 21 JANUARY 2017
This is an exciting opportunity for poets of all abilities to generate new poems in response to Anita Taylor’s work on exhibition at Drawing Projects UK, facilitated by poet Josephine Corcoran. In this writing workshop the group will:
  • read and discuss a selection of contemporary poems which have been inspired by visual art;
  • discuss the subjects of Anita Taylor’s drawings which include stories from Greek mythology and the Old Testament;
  • consider the means of production of Taylor’s work;
  • identify and discuss recurring themes in Taylor’s work, particularly in her large scale charcoal drawings;
  • consider different approaches to writing poems in response to visual art.
After initial studio-based discussions, workshop activities and time at the exhibition, participants will have the opportunity to work on their poems before gathering together for informal sharing and feedback with Josephine.  Josephine will also be available for poetry chat over lunch at the Studio Cafe at Drawing Projects UK.  
Event details: Saturday 21 January 2017. 10am – 1pm. Limited places. Booking essential. Via Drawing Projects UK or Eventbrite. Suitable for writers of all abilities. 16+.
Image: Anita Taylor, The Philtre I, ink on paper, 36 x 26cm
DRAWING SESSIONS AT DRAWING PROJECTS UK
Our new season of Drawing Sessions starts on 23 January 2017.
  • A five-week block of Monday evening Life Drawing Sessions led by artist-tutor Alex Roberts from 6-8pm will commence each Monday evening from 23 January to 22 February 2017 at Drawing Projects UK. Book directly with Drawing Projects UK or via Eventbrite. These sessions are suitable for adults of all abilities, including beginners. A second term will also run.
  • A 10-week block of untaught life drawing sessions will run from 24 January 2017 on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. Please book directly with Drawing Projects UK. These sessions are suitable for experienced adults, capable of independent study.
  • Special Drawing Sessions will run throughout the term. Watch this space!
  • There will also be a Summer Programme of full-day, weekend and longer Drawing Sessions to look forward to.
For all enquiries about booking please contact the Drawing Projects UK office.
SECOND WEDNESDAYS MUSIC PERFORMANCE-SEMINARS
Starting 11 January 2017 at 7.30pm

Kusanganisa is the first in a series of innovative, creative and experimental music performance-seminars being held at Drawing Projects UK on 11 January 2017.

Kusanganisa is the Shona word for mixture, that aptly describes this world music project involving four musicians from different traditions. Chartwell Dutiro (mbira and vocals) is from Zimbabwe and has been brought up in the Shona tradition. Leandro Maia (guitar) is a singer and composer from Brazil. Nick Sorensen (soprano saxophone and flute) is a jazz saxophonist whose music is located within the traditions of contemporary jazz and folk music. Chris Blanden [bass] is a rock musician who previously worked at Real World Studios. Following the experimental performance there will be an open discussion with the musicians and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Booking essential via Eventbrite. 11 January 2017. 7.30pm. 

WORKSPACES, OFFICES, STUDIOS TO LET
We have four lovely offices and/or studios available from January and ranging in size from 90 to 400 square feet.  Suitable for artists, designers and makers and/or like-minded organisations and enterprises. There are also a range of meeting and training rooms for hire. Our in-house cafe - Studio Cafe - serves delicious triple certified coffee, hot chocolate, fine teas, infusions and delicious cakes.  The cafe also provides catering for all meetings held at Bridge House. 
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