The National Gallery has announced their Big Draw 2011:
Big Draw is about the sensory experience of engaging with art and the world around you. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of creativity, with 22 workshops located throughout the Gallery and musicians performing pieces inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Big Draw encourages different ways of seeing as visitors explore drawing as a tool for thinking, experimentation and problem solving.
During the event, artists and educators will facilitate drawing in response to works of art. Professional and budding artists alike will have the opportunity to draw live models and respond to famous works such as Constantin Brancusi’s Birds in Space, Lucien Freud’s After Cezanne and the Pop Art collection. A tableau will also introduce visitors to a major work of art which will be viewed in the forth coming Renaissance exhibition.
A highlight of this year’s Big Draw will be a three-hour drawing performance by renowned Melbourne-based artists Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.