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The Big Draw 2021

HAF is back hosting The Big Draw again this year. We’ll have the gallery ready for allcomers on Saturday and Sunday, 23-24th October and we’re also hosting some drawing workshops leading up to the weekend. All the best work will be shown in an exhibition until 31st October. Come along and dive in.

The theme this year is “Make the change”.

Drawing Workshops

As part of The Big Draw Festival 2021 there will be three days of drawing workshops at the gallery led by Juliette Dodd and Kathy Fox.

Juliette Dodd  Workshops
Tuesday 19 October  11.00 – 2.00   Introduction to Life Drawing

Wednesday 20 October  11.00 – 2.00  Experimenting in Life Drawing

Cost: £30 either day / discount £50 both days
Materials: bring your own materials and lunch
10 students max each session

Kathy Fox Workshop
Thursday  21 October  2.00 – 4.00   Art Adventure: a chance to play using frottage

Cost: £20
2b pencils
felt tip pens
magazines and newspapers

All other materials will be provided.
8 students only

Numbers are limited, so you’ll need to book in advance in order to secure a place.

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Beyond Blue

A collaborative show of both textile art and watercolour paintings responding to the title ‘Beyond Blue’.

The idea is that each artist produces a piece of work in response to the title. That work is then shared with a member of the other group who produces a second work in response to the first. Both are exhibited for each person. This way we explore each artist’s response to the subject both through their own eyes and through the eyes and medium of a different artist.

We are a group of 9 artists; 5 of whom are Contemporary Textile artists – Monika Brueckner MA, Marilyn Hall BA(hons), Caroline Hibbs BA(hons), Jean Kirk BA(hons) and Dr Kay Swancutt PhD who formed the Group Quinary after graduating in 2012. The 4 Watercolour artists from Hastings are: Susan Miller MA, Vivienne Lynn MA, Christine Forbes BA, and Jan Irvine Dip AD, who are part of the Pushing Boundaries exhibition at the Hastings Art Forum in July 2020. Quinary have exhibited extensively over the past 8 years both in this country and overseas in Germany and Canada (Quinary12 on Instagram).


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