27th September 2005

 

STUDENT EXHIBITION IS TOP DRAW

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The national Big Draw event is being held throughout October and first-year students at the University of Lincoln have kick-started the campaign by holding their first ever exhibition.

 

A hundred and fifty Architecture, Museum and Exhibition Design and Interior Design students were given a brief to draw a journey through Lincoln.

 

The group started off their journey at Lincoln Cathedral and worked their way down Steep Hill, through the city and back to the Lincoln School of Architecture Building drawing their observations along the way.

 

The completed artworks have been mounted on the wall of the Architecture building spanning the length of the staircase from the ground up to the third floor.

 

Senior lecturer Carlos Marquez said itís the first piece of artwork the students have produced: ďThe Lincoln Journey is a romantic vision of the city. The only brief they were given was to record eight pieces of relevant information along the way. Itís very much a personal interpretation with each student using their own vision to tell a story of Lincoln

 

The Campaign for Drawing was initiated in 2000 by The Guild of St George, a small charity founded by John Ruskin, the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary, with the simple aim of getting everyone drawing.

 

In October, galleries, museums, science centres, heritage and environmental sites, libraries, archives, community and shopping centres, colleges, schools and art clubs will host drawing sessions for all ages.

There are numerous drawing events being held across Lincolnshire for all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.thebigdraw.org.uk.

 

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