The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 26, 2015

Be Drawn into Art at the Annual Big Draw Event at the National Gallery of Australia
Some of the highlights of the program include tape drawing on the walls of the Gallery and responding to the luminous colours in the exhibition, McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, with window collages.
CANBERRA.- This year the National Gallery of Australia’s annual event, The Big Draw, opens with a talk by one of Australia’s foremost living artists, John Olsen, on his attitude and approaches to drawing.

The talk at 6:00 pm on Thursday 17 September is a prequel to the main Big Draw event on Sunday 20 September and marks the significance of this year’s Big Draw, which celebrates its 10th birthday.

The Big Draw at the National Gallery is held in partnership with Drawing Australia and the National Australia Bank, and is a day dedicated for people of all ages and abilities to experience and celebrate the art of drawing—for free.

“Drawing is the beginning of everything, from cave painting to the 21st century. No matter how much technology develops, drawing remains an important human dimension. It is the best way to send an urgent message to self,” said John Olsen.

There will be 15 locations throughout the Gallery, with artists and Gallery educators facilitating drawing in response to works of art in the collection. Professional and budding artists alike will have the opportunity to draw live models and respond to famous works such as Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles, the Pop art collection and works in the Sculpture Gallery.

“The Big Draw is now firmly established as a Canberra and broader community event. It is a wonderful opportunity for the Gallery to reach out into the community, and through the art, bring to the surface the creative talent in Canberra,” said Peter Naumann, Head of Education and Public Programs at the National Gallery of Australia.

A key premise of The Big Draw is to encourage different ways of seeing; for participants to explore drawing as experimentation, problem solving and a tool for thinking. Some of the highlights of the program include tape drawing on the walls of the Gallery and responding to the luminous colours in the exhibition, McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907–17, with window collages.

The Big Draw is about the whole sensory experience of engaging with art and the world around you. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of creativity, with musicians performing pieces inspired by the art at different locations throughout the Gallery. There will be a trumpet player improvising in response to Pop art and Abstract Expressionism and a gamelan performer in the Asian galleries.

In presenting The Big Draw, the Gallery also involves the ANU Art School, with up and coming artists present on the day to provide demonstrations and assist in the workshops.

This year the National Portrait Gallery will also be holding a number of drawing-related activities around the theme of architecture.

Today's News

September 20, 2009

Wallraff-Richartz Museum in Cologne Shows Painting by Vincent van Gogh

Historic 3-Year Louvre Atlanta Partnership Brings in Over 1.3 Million Visitors to the High

Japanese Masters of Bamboo Weaving, Kagoshi, Exhibits at MKG Hamburg

Archive of Photojournalist Eddie Adams Donated to Briscoe Center

Museum in Leuven Opens with New Building and Rogier van der Weyden Exhibition

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Palm Springs Modern: Photographs by Julius Shulman

Epic Painting by Cy Twombly to be Shown for the First Time at the Menil Collection

Tate Britain to Present a Ground-Breaking Exhibition on the Role of Humour in British Visual Culture

Exhibition of Prints by Edvard Munch Goes on Display at the National Gallery of Ireland

Amon Carter Museum Presents Views and Visions: Prints of the American West, 1820-1970

Daniel Knorr Designs a Series of Works that Connect all Five Galleries of the Kunsthalle Basel's Ground Floor

Original Cartoon Artworks of Charles Addams to be Shown at the Bruce Museum

The Akron Art Museum Presents Nuclear Enchantment: Photographs by Patrick Nagatani

Dawson & Nye Announces the First Auction of the Season Featuring Paintings by Norman Rockwell

Be Drawn into Art at the Annual Big Draw Event at the National Gallery of Australia

Exhibition of New Works by Emerging Artist Laurence Owen at 20 Hoxton Square Projects

Konstantin Grcic's "Decisive Designs" to be Showcased at the Art Institute of Chicago

Internationally Renowned Artist Dan Perjovschi to Create a Work of Site-Specific Art at the Taubman Museum of Art

Walker Art Center and MIA Launch Redesigned ArtsConnectEd Website

Iraq Arrests 3 on Antiquities Charges

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site