Outsider Collective present: 'Drawing together – under one sky'Workshop Wed 24 Jul, 6pm–8pm
This event is part of Outsider Artist Collective residency in The Zebrario at Nottingham Contemporary.
How can drawing unite us? When do we take the time to gather together and be with our experience, realising our kinship with other beings ‘under one sky’?
Join us in a guided session exploring how careful observation of our awareness can allow genuine spontaneous expression to emerge through various mark-making techniques, free of limiting ideas of how we think an artwork should look. The emphasis is on enjoying the movement and quality of the material, not on finished outcomes – so please don’t let a lack of drawing experience put you off coming!
All materials provided.
Outsider Artist Collective are a group of artists who collaborate with different communities to explore ideas about living together ‘under one sky’. During their residency, they will explore ideas using the moon as a platform to hold group gatherings prior to equinox/solstice dates. What is the moon's significance in our daily life as an embodiment of the things we’ve lost sight of? How can we reconnect? What does a 21st century myth/ritual/connection/story look like? Find out while sitting around a fire listening to cultural rhythms, stories, myths and exploring the relationships and the effects of the moon on nature and our lives.
Harry Martin is inspired by experiences in nature and meditation, he is fascinated by the repetition of forms in nature, for example how a single-celled organism can look remarkably like a nebula. His work plays with perspective to create a lack of fixed reference point and a sense of groundlessness, experienced through the artist’s meditation practice.