Big Draw Blog

Artists of the Year 2015: Call for entries now open

Wed 29 Jul

Submit your latest masterpiece for the chance to win £10,000 worth of prizes in Artists & Illustrators magazine’s annual competition.

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An interview with Pintar Rapido Founder, Roger Beckett

Tue 28 Jul

Pintar Rapido, the UK's biggest outdoor painting festival, takes place on the streets of London, this weekend, followed by Glasgow and Amsterdam later in the summer.

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Congratulations to The Whitworth - Museum of the Year 2015!

Sat 04 Jul

The Whitworth Art Gallery has been named Museum of the Year 2015 at a ceremony, which took place at Tate Modern, on Wednesday.

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THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2015: CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Tue 30 Jun

Calling all UK based amateur and professional artists! The John Ruskin Prize is returning for its third year. This time with a bigger winning prize fund, additional awards and exciting, new exhibition opportunities!

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The Big Draw Awards 2015

Wed 10 Jun

The Big Draw hosted its 16th annual awards ceremony in the prestigious Painters' Hall to highlight and celebrate the significance of drawing in the world

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Why Drawing is Worth a Thousand Words

Wed 27 May

Drawing has proved, since the time that man became self aware, to be one of the most powerful communicative, and conceptual development tools we have.

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Art is an Election Issue

Fri 31 Jul

In partnership with our colleagues at NSEAD we have commissioned a film of our patron Bob and Roberta Smith talking about why we should teach art in schools. Bob and Roberta Smith is currently standing against Michael Gove MP in Surrey Heath as part of the General Election 2015.

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Andrew Marr Reveals The Big Draw 2015 Theme

Wed 06 May

Today, the theme for The Big Draw 2015 – Every Drawing Tells a Story – was revealed in an exclusive film by high-profile drawing advocate and long-standing Campaign for Drawing Patron, Andrew Marr, as registration opens for this year’s Big Draw festival.

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How Drawing is Bringing Art And Science Together

Tue 28 Apr

At the Cornwall Morphology and Drawing Centre, drawing is an invaluable tool in the scientific study of forms in the natural world.

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What is the Real Value of Art Education?

Wed 25 Mar

Paula Briggs, Director of Access Art on why visual arts education is essential. 

"We (you) understand the intrinsic value of art education. We trust it, celebrate it and push for it. And it all begins with a spark between eye, brain and hand... a piece of cardboard being manipulated… a mark on a piece of paper… a small idea "not talked out of existence..."

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Vietnam’s first Big Draw

Tue 10 Mar

The first ever Big Draw in Vietnam raised money for local communities and charities. All through the sale of artwork by students at the British International School in Hanoi.

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A drawing encounter on the District line

Wed 04 Mar

Every so often, most people question what they do and if we are very lucky why we care so much about what we do.  Occassionally it takes a chance encounter with strangers to point out what we already know to be true.

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A Challenge to the Nation to Get Creative

Thu 19 Feb

BBC and the UK’s Cultural Organisations, including The Campaign for Drawing, launch biggest ever joint campaign...

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The Great Ormond Street Big Draw

Mon 16 Feb

The Big Draw took over Great Ormond Street Hospital. With amazing results!

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Recording Britain Now prize-winning piece purchased by Millenium Dome Architect

Thu 27 Nov

Architect Mike Davies of Millennium Dome and Pompidou fame – among many other things* - is a man whose long list of accolades put him at the forefront of groundbreaking design. We are thrilled to announce that at our event, last night, he selected the winning drawing from our Recording Britain Now exhibition to adorn his studio.

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Drawing from nature with children in Amsterdam

Tue 11 Nov

Over 80 young children took part in a week of activities at Robbeburg International Playgroup in Amsterdam.

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The Big Draw at The Natural History Museum

Tue 11 Nov

A Big Draw workhop at The Natural History Museum explored the different shapes inherent in nature through isomorphology.

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Recording Britain Now Artist Interview: Mandy Payne

Fri 07 Nov

The Campaign for Drawing in collaboration with the Guild of St. George is delighted to bring an exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints and textiles by 23 artists shortlisted for the second John Ruskin Prize to Trinity Buoy Wharf.  Ahead of the exhibition, The Campaign for Drawing’s Rachel Price catches up with shortlisted artist Mandy Payne to get under the skin of a series of powerful works the artist presents for the exhibition.

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The Big Draw at The Royal Society

Mon 27 Oct

The Royal Society's Big Draw demonstrated the connection between art and science. 

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Leave Your Mark in Amsterdamse Bos

Fri 10 Oct

One of Amsterdam’s most beautiful green spaces will be the setting for The Big Draw this October, with an outdoor event designed to encourage visitors to enjoy creating art in the open.

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The Big Draw Rijksmuseum - "Life is too beautiful not to draw"

Thu 09 Oct

Since its acclaimed re-opening, the Rijksmuseum has been at the forefront of shaping new approaches to the way we engage with art. This weekend, the leading national museum of the Netherlands is hosting The Big Draw Rijksmuseum and inviting everyone to take part.

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The Big Draw 2014 launch

Wed 01 Oct

Parents and children gathered in great numbers to take part in the launch of The Big Draw at The V&A Museum of Childhood.

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Our Hut and The Big Draw

Tue 23 Sep

Our Hut answers some questions about its involvement in The Campaign for Drawing's annual Big Draw.

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Google Doodles

Fri 05 Sep

All 2000 Google Doodles since Google began. Google's team of illustrators produce possibly the most viewed drawings in the modern world.

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Sharing in the Success of Pintar Rapido

Tue 23 Sep

Pintar Rapido is travelling to Amsterdam this weekend, but before setting off, the team has shared some of its London success with The Campaign for Drawing.

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Join The Big Draw at London Illustration Fair 5th & 6th July

Mon 23 Jun

Rachel Price from The Campaign for Drawing interviews London Illustration Fair founder Sam Bennett about this year's fair.

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Why I love The Big Draw

Wed 18 Jun

The way I feel about the Big Draw is sort of the way I felt about The New Kids on The Block circa 1989.  Well, minus the school-girl crushes. 

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Digital Drawing at Tate Modern

Tue 01 Jul

At the Tate Modern you can make a creative response to your visit on a digital sketch pad, then see your drawing immediately projected on the wall.

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