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MORE than 700 local artists’ work is to be displayed at the Corn Exchange and New Greenham Arts in October.
The Corn Exchange has been astounded by the response to its call out for drawings to be included in their Big Draw exhibition - well over 700 artists of all ages and abilities. Responding to the theme Draw Tomorrow, school groups, members of the public, adult groups, art classes, and even the Corn Exchange’s staff and stewards have shown their creative sides with their ideas of what the future will be like. Studio 8 artists Sally Haynes, Jethro German and Louise Patey are putting the finishing touches to the large panels which will show a collage of monochrome drawings, to be displayed at both the two venues from Tuesday until November 10. Sally Haynes says: “I’m overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and talent in the local area – it’s been a pleasure to be a part of this project and I can’t wait for everyone to see their work displayed.” Each piece of work has been enlarged, overlapped, flipped, or rotated to create a collage of images – will you be able to find yours?
There is a Live Drawing Event at the Corn Exchange on Sunday, October 6 (Big Draw Day). Whether you are a professional artist or have just picked up a pencil for the first time, see your drawings scaled up and reproduced in the Balcony Bar by Sally, Jethro and Louise. Drop in any time from 11.30am – 5pm. The Campaign for Drawing, who organise The Big Draw, aim to bring people and communities together through drawing.

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