Draw to Perform Festival
From 2 – 24 July artist Ram Samocha will present Drawing After Performance, an exhibition of his drawings in the Main Gallery. Alongside this, Ram will also curate Draw to Perform, an international drawing performance festival that will run in the gallery space over two weekends. It will include live performances by the artists, workshops, and artist talks.
This time the festival will be dedicated to exploring the transition from drawing to painting live and from two to three dimensions. It will explore the connection between drawing and performance art and the relevance of drawing as a modern art medium. The festival will focus on the various options of sharing the process of creating art live while drawing and painting with audience. Find out more about each festival day below. Please note that some workshops and performances must be pre-booked.
Draw to Perform Day 1
Saturday 9 July, 12.00 – 20.00
Includes performances from Anji Main, Graham Dean, Lola and Yukao Meet. Find out more
Draw to Perform Day 2
Sunday 10 July, 11.00 – 20.00
Includes performances and workshops from Elizabeth Tomos, Lola and Yukao Meet, Neil Curtis. Find out more
Draw to Perform Day 3
Saturday 16 July, 12.00 – 20.00
Includes performances from Neil Curtis, Joseph Wilk, Nick Sayers and a video installation from Nic Sandiland. Find out more
Draw to Perform Day 4
Sunday 17 July, 11.00 – 20.00
Includes performances and workshops from Ram Samocha and Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin, and a video installation from Nic Sandiland. Find out more
“After the great success of our last festival here in Brighton, we’re so excited to continue the tradition for artistic freedom that the city is famous for. This unique, must-see performance promises to be high energy, combining drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic event for all the family.” – Ram Samocha
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Draw to Perform, Phoenix Art Space, South East Dance, Cass Art.