Winter Workshop: Exploring Our Environment Through Drawing

  • Sat 20 October 2018
  • 10 am

Join us for this special one-day drawing workshop led by artist Emma Stibbon. Inspired by our current exhibition  **'**Takesada Matsutani. drop in time', during this workshop participants will be encouraged to explore their responses to the environment through experimental drawing.

Take part in playful drawing exercises using simple media including Indian ink, graphite powder, carbon dust and other earth materials gathered on site. Devices of cropping, framing and point of view will also be explored. Using the location of Hauser and Wirth Somerset as inspiration, participants will develop new strategies to approach drawing and media using the landscape as a trigger for work.

This workshop is suitable for all levels. All drawing materials will be provided.

Drawing activities will take place outdoors and participants should wear clothes to suit the weather – warm clothes, waterproofs, a hat/hood, and shoes for outdoors. Please bring a backpack or similar to carry your materials and something waterproof to sit on whilst outside. In case rain, participants should also bring a sketchbook with drawings or photographs that will be used as inspiration for your drawings – these should be of a place that has some significance for you. The workshop will take place at Hauser & Wirth Somerset on Saturday 20 October 2018, from 10 am – 4 pm

Tickets are £90 and include lunch at Roth Bar & Grill


About Emma Stibbon

The workshop is led by Emma Stibbon, an artist who works in drawing and print. Her work often takes her on location; recently she has participated as Artist in Residence at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (2016), and been commissioned by Project Pressure to document receding glaciers in Ecuador (2017). She has recently exhibited her work at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, Galerie Bastian, Berlin, the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; The Polar Museum, Cambridge, the Royal Academy, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangzhou, China. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Stadtmuseum, Berlin; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery; and the V&A, London. Emma Stibbon was elected Royal Academician in 2013 and works from her studio at Spike Island, Bristol.

  Header image courtesy Emma Stibbon

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