Black Swan Arts

01373 473980

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 03 September 2017
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm


Friday 21 July from 6–8pm


Grow With Your Sketchbook
Saturday 22 July, 10am-12.30pm
£16.50 pp
Booking essential


Start With a Sketch to Glove Puppet-Making
Wednesday 9 August, 10am-12pm OR 2-4pm
£16.50 pp
Booking essential

The SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize and touring exhibition aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice. The works on show in SKETCH 2017 have been selected from an international submission of over 500 sketchbooks.

Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire who launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize in 2005, says: “The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist. The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.”

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Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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