The Big Draw - Every Drawing Tells a Story

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EDTS theme

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Glass Tank, Abercrombie Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


A collaborative exhibition led by students from the School of Arts and the Associate College Partnerships, working with local schools and community groups.

Following the Oxford launch of the International Festival of Drawing - The Big Draw - on 19 Septemberat the Bodleian library, Oxford Brookes students will exhibit their interpretations of this year’s theme ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’. Working with the community and local schools, the exhibition will bring together work from all ages and abilities, embracing drawing in its widest sense and pushing the boundaries of technique and theme. As part of the exhibition the students will be organising community workshops for all ages in the Glass Tank, working with story-telling, performance and experimental drawing techniques. This exhibition celebrates the origins of the university as a School of Art as part of our 150th anniversary and it will culminate with some live drawing events during the university’s Live Friday on 13 November.

As part of the Oxford Brookes University Big Draw Exhibition we will be holding drop-in session drawing workshops throughout half-term for children and adults. These workshops will enable people to engage with different formats and approaches to drawing and will be hosted by Art students from Oxford Brookes University who are practicing artists and designers. All materials will be provided and there is no need to book.

The Big Draw Workshop 5-7 year olds
Monday 26th October 2-4pm
Drop-in Drawing Workshop for children aged 5-7 years old.

The Big Draw Workshop 8-12 year olds
Tuesday 27th October 2-4pm
Drawing workshop for 8-12 year olds. Come and make a story Tunnel Book plus other cool drawing activities

The Big Draw Workshop 12-18 year olds
Wednesday 28th October 2-4pm
An experimental drawing workshop that will embrace different drawing styles and approaches to push your concept of drawing.

The Big Draw Workshop Adults
Thursday 29th October 10-12pm
An experimental drawing workshop that will embrace different drawing styles and approaches to push your concept of drawing.

Family Friendly Facilities: Although the Gallery is situated within a University we welcome families and we have facilities for all including great places to eat and relax.

Accessibility: Venue is accessible for all users.  Parking is not available unless you have a disability and are a blue badge holder.  To find us please follow this link: /about-brookes/visit-us/