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The Big Draw

Re-Imagining… Painting… Drawing Sligo! Make Your Mark on the Future

The Big Draw event in Sligo took place on on 4th and 6th November in the beautiful Yeats Memorial Building and provided the space, resources and artist support to see the value of drawing and to see, think, invent and re-create our public spaces – the way we'd like to imagine them.

Over 100 people of all ages and backgrounds took part in the workshops over the two days.  Attendees first took a walk in the middle of historic Sligo, looking specifically at the beautiful 1860's Ulster Bank building on Stephen Street and then walking along the Garavogue to Stephen Street car park, across the footbridge and back along the river.

The aim of The Big Draw was to encourage people of all ages to explore ideas and express their creativity. In Sligo, the focus of the workshops was to look at our streets and public spaces in Sligo Town and explore graphically their vision for how things could be.

In a series of workshops throughout the day, London-based Roscommon artist Lucy Brennan-Shiel, local artist Paul Murray and Architect Andrew Judge worked with small groups to facilitate their exploration of drawing.