October has been the Big Draw, a festival of drawing, for many years. But in 2020, it’s the Big Green Draw – hashtag #ClimateofChange.
Needless to say, we have to be part of it! Here are the three things we’re offering.
Weekly Drawing Challenges: Weekly drawing challenges set online – express your climate emotions, imagine green futures, explore energy and ecology. Every Thursday we will set a drawing challenge for the week, with some ideas and examples by different members of our team of artists. The challenges will have a different theme each week, starting with expressing your ‘climate emotions’, exploring energy and ecological connections, and imagining green futures. By the end of the month, you might have made so many drawings and collected or made so many objects you can create your own Climate Museum at home (or at school).
We’ll invite you to share your museum displays on social media with the hashtag #MyClimateMuseum
Of course, you might have created lots of art about climate and nature from other Big Draw events. Just add them to your own museum display and show us!
What can drawing do for the climate? How can drawing be a tool for connecting with nature, coping with changes to our environment, and exploring solutions for the future? An online discussion of interest to artists, educators, environmental campaigners – and anyone interested! Artists associated with Climate Museum UK will contribute by sharing how they use drawing for themselves or in their work with people and places. We will open up to share ideas on how drawing can be a tool for connecting with nature, coping with changes to our environment, and exploring solutions for the future.
Tuesday 27 October, 5-6.30 pm
Register for free to access the Zoom
Draw a Green Future: Make large collaborative drawings to express your feelings about our changing planet, and your visions for a greener future for our area. Telegraph Hill Community Centre, October 29th, 2-4pm, free of charge.
Check out all the other events as part of the festival here.