14th October 2004



(Photographers encouraged to attend)


A group of first-year art students from the University of Lincoln are to hang artistic banners in celebration of the fifth annual ‘Big Draw’ campaign today (Thursday).


A total of six banners, measuring a metre and a half wide and three metres long, have been decorated by the students as part of their current ‘Lincoln Journey’ project, and will be hung from the walls of the university’s architecture building.


‘The Big Draw’ is being celebrated in 1,250 events run by universities, schools, museums and art galleries around the country.


This is the first year that the university has hosted a collection of the celebrations, which are supported by Quentin Blake, the illustrator behind the images depicted in the Roald Dahl books.


“The banners are a culmination of three weeks’ drawing and modelling by our new first-year students, and each of the six produced are distinctively different,” said course leader Pam Locker.


“They will certainly brighten up the monotone walls of the architecture building.”


The banners will be erected at 4pm today (Thursday) and the public is encouraged to come and view them. They will be displayed until Wednesday 20th October.


The campaign was initiated in 2000 by the Guild of St George, a small charity founded by John Ruskin, the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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