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What is Drawing?

Published on Monday, 8th October 2012

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Local people are urged to submit their drawings into Lichfield City centre ‘What is Drawing?’ display as part of this month’s Big Draw

The Big Draw is the world's biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival throughout October all over the UK.

This year, as part of The Big Draw, Lichfield District Council and the Untitled Art Group are inviting local people to send their drawings into the 'What is Drawing?' display. 

Taking place from 20 October to 3 November 2012, the drawings will be displayed in the window of an empty shop, between O2 and Boots Opticians, on Bakers Lane in Lichfield's Three Spires Shopping Centre.

Celia Houghton, Lichfield District Council's Arts Development Officer, said: "We're keen to show the importance of drawing in our everyday life and work, so if you're an artist, architect, designer, pattern maker, engineer, planner, teacher or simply someone that likes to doodle, please send us your drawings into the ' What is Drawing?' window display and exhibition by 17 October."

The shop will also host an exhibition and a series of drawing workshops on Saturday 27 October, between 10am and 4pm, so that everyone can have a go at different drawing styles. 
The exhibition and workshops will be split into four categories: perception, communication, invention and action.

Councillor Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Tourism, commented:  "Drawing is such a vital skill, and we're keen to get a good variety of drawings to add to a display that will be seen by thousands of passing shoppers. We also hope the displays and workshops will encourage people to find out how their passion for drawing can be used in the world of work."
Please send your drawings to Celia Houghton, Arts Development, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6ZB by Wednesday 17 October 2012. 

"Remember to sign your drawing or write your name on the back of it. And, when you send it to me, please include a sheet of paper with your name, address and telephone number, as well as the title of the piece and whether you would like us to return it to you," added Celia Houghton.

To find out more, please call Celia Houghton on 01543 308224 or email

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