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Drawing on the Outside

Draw­ing on the Out­side is a pro­gramme of mak­ing ses­sions for men, a space for social­is­ing and draw­ing together.

Drawing on the Outside is a programme of making sessions for men, a space for socialising and drawing together. The exhibition at God’s House Tower showcases the work the group has been making together since September 2023 and is a culmination of the first phase of the project.

The group has been meeting in St Mary’s Church Hall off Wessex Lane, Swaythling Train Station in Mansbridge and Riverside Park since September 2022. The informal and relaxed sessions are open to men, with no previous experience of drawing and making necessary.

This exhibition is a culmination of the first phase of the project, an opportunity to pause and take stock of the work they have made and the connections they have formed.

The work in the exhibition has been created using pencil, charcoal, home-made oak gall ink, pencil crayon, felt tips, coloured inks, printmaking and cyanotype process, inspired by natural materials collected by the group from local outside spaces and photographs taken in and around the Riverside Park area of the city.

As well as showcasing the work that has been made in the sessions the gallery will also be an active space, laid out with art materials offering visitors the chance to draw and contribute to the exhibition.
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