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Southampton Big Draw: Play in the City

27 October 2018 - 27 October 2018


 Play in the City  invites everyone to join us for a day of free drawing activities in Southampton’s cultural quarter as part of the Big Draw 2018.   

John Hansard Gallery, City Eye, Solent Showcase and Southampton City Art Gallery will collaborate alongside local artists represented by ‘a space’ arts to offer an exciting programme of free drop in activities to encourage people of all ages and all levels of experience to play with the possibilities of drawing.  

All venues are free and fully accessible.

John Hansard Gallery and City Eye

Drawing machines at John Hansard Gallery
(Active Space)   

Drop in. 11.30am - 1.30pm

Create a giant collaborative pendulum painting with artist Gemma Gore, in partnership with ‘a space’ arts.


Drawing in the dark at John Hansard Gallery
(Screening Room)

Drop in. 11.30am - 4pm

Play with coloured acetate, markers, light boxes, mini projectors and OHP’s to transform our screening room into an ever evolving artwork with artist Vanessa Rolf.

Drawing with Light at City Eye
(Production Lab)

Drop in. 11.30am - 4pm

Use iPads to draw with light on the walls of the City Eye Production Lab with artist, and City Eye trustee, Alys Scott-Hawkins.


John Hansard Gallery and City Eye, 142-144 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7DU /


Solent Showcase Gallery

Drawing the Future at Solent Showcase

Drop in. 12pm - 3pm

Join a collaborative art piece led by local artist Chantelle Lyraness. The floor of the gallery will become your canvas to explore the marks and patterns we can make together, with the back drop of our exhibition Black To The Future, for Black History Month. 


157-187 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7NN



Southampton City Art Gallery

Drawing Space at Southampton City Art Gallery 

Drop in. 10.30am - 3pm

Join us to draw the gallery, the art, the people. Get advice and encouragement from Urban Sketchers who will be on hand to help explore drawing techniques, perspective and composition. In partnership with ‘a space’ arts.


Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road,, Southampton, SO14 7LP

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