The Campaign for Drawing's 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Auction
(Just off Redchurch Street, Shoreditch High St.)
London E2 7JB
Now We Are Ten:
The Campaign For Drawing’s 10th
Anniversary Exhibition & Auction
Idea Generation Gallery
8th --- 20th September 2009
Unique work by some of the
Sixty new works have been donated for the exhibition and its auction finale by top ‘drawers’, such as Campaign Patrons Quentin Blake, Lord Foster, Gerald Scarfe and Posy Simmonds and many other exceptional artists including John Bellany, Paula Rego and Chris Orr.
The centrepiece will be twelve vast drawings created at flagship Big Draw events during The Campaign’s first nine years, and twelve banners satirising - and often predicting - Britain’s political and social history of the times, created by renowned cartoonists such as Steve Bell, Dave Brown and Martin Rowson.
The tenth annual Battle of the Cartoonists will take place on the 12th September The event will see the UK’s best-loved cartoonists from The Guardian and The
Drawing workshops will also take place throughout the exhibition. The Idea Generation Gallery will play host to a programme of Power Drawing Workshops for local schools. Using the exhibition and gallery surroundings as inspiration, the Campaign’s team will lead workshops to explore
17th September sees the auction of work from the exhibition, including new drawings and prints contributed by the Campaign’s high profile friends and supporters. Unique items by eminent RAs such as Chris Orr and Norman Ackroyd, and illustrators like Daisy de Villeneuve and Korky Paul, will go under the hammer with artwork by Campaign patrons Quentin Blake, Andrew Marr, Gerald Scarfe and Posy Simmonds.