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"The Biggest Draw: Why People Draw"
2004-09-15 until 2004-12-15
Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust, Millennium Galleries
UK United Kingdom
The extraordinary power of drawing in art, design and everyday life will be
celebrated in an exhibition to be held at the Millennium Galleries,
Sheffield from 15 September - 15 December 2004. The Biggest Draw will bring
together over 100 works from a number of public and private collections
including the V&A, The British Museum and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The Biggest Draw is part of the National Campaign for Drawing, an initiative
founded by the Guild Of St George in 2000, with the basic aim to get
Visitors will be captivated by a stunning display of drawings by artists and
designers spanning the ages, including works by old masters such as Holbien
and Rembrandt alongside 2003 Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry. The range
and breadth of drawing will be displayed through engineering drawings,
architectural plans, courtroom drawings, aboriginal drawings, graffiti and a
specially commissioned drawing by contemporary artists Neil Conroy and
Lesley Sanderson. The works will demonstrate the relevance, diversity and
expressive power of drawing both historically and in contemporary society.
The exhibition will comprise of 3 sections brought together to unravel the
reasons why people draw: Looking, Expressing and Designing. Studies of
nature, people and architecture will be included in the first section,
looking at how drawings are used to explore the world. The second section
will focus on how drawing explores imagination and identity, telling stories
and depicting dreams and memories. The final section will look specifically
at drawing as a communication tool used to develop ideas and concepts,
including design for textiles and stained glass. Throughout the exhibition
examples of unexpected methods of drawings will be displayed, challenging
the traditional perception of drawing.
The Biggest Draw will be supplemented by a number of workshops, talks,
trails and events to mark the Yorkshire launch of the Campaign for Drawings'
Big Draw 2004.
Chance, Order, Change
Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust