The (With) Drawing Room
The (With) Drawing Room is an experimental drawing project; a community of regional artists and drawing enthusiasts come together to exchange and develop drawing skills. There are workshops, an evolving exhibition, excursions, studio and gallery visits.
In 2014 I received a Regional Arts Victoria Quick Response Grant to run the first (With) Drawing Room, which was at Lot 19. We had daily workshops by local artists, with a range of topics and experiences from drawing horses to shadows. We tried new techniques such as frottage and chine-colle and a variety of drawing media. It was greatly enjoyed by both amateur and professional artists.
WDR2 was held at the Market Building, Castlemaine from Sunday 6th Nov - Sat 12th Nov 2016. It was funded through a community grant awarded by Mount Alexander Shire and kindly auspiced by Punctum Inc.
The programme took advantage of our beautiful, busy, rural town. It took place in the fabulous, historic Market Building, and visited more recent buildings. We had excursions into the bush, and to a cultivated formal garden. We attempted different styles, media and scale. We enjoyed the tunes and challenge of drawing local musicians and lavished our drawing attention on a beautiful lunch before and after we ate it!