'The Big Draw' event

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On Saturday our Certificate in hand embroidery class was held in the gallery at Rugby library and Art Gallery as part of Octobers 'Big Draw' event. The idea of the event is to get as many people expressing themselves through drawing as possible and the library had different events going on all day long to encourage everyone to have a go and included hand painting and drawing machines! Artist Morgan O'Hara flew all the way from New York to come and draw us (I'm sure she is doing other things also)! Morgan's work consists of 'Live Transmission' drawing - a record performed, in real time, of the movement of human beings. Morgan explains further:

'I draw methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as time-based performance, executing a direct neural transmission from one human action into another. I condense movement into accumulations of graphite line, which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. Time-space coordinates for each drawing are described with precision in the titles.'

See some of Morgan's work at her website:

Morgan spent all day drawing us and capturing our movements on paper. It was fascinating to look at the result; she had created a record of our entire day, not just one moment of it. You could actually 'read' what each one of us had been doing all day and how we had been interacting with each other. Morgan is very kindly going to let us have a copy of the work so more soon! The press were also there, so look out for us in the Rugby Advertiser! Meanwhile, here we all are in action:

Big draw day    Morgan OHara