THE Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and its coming to Eyemouth this month.
It has grown into a month-long festival throughout October all over the UK and every year more people across the world join Big Draw events and engage in creative activities.
Joining the action this year are students of Eyemouth High School Art Group who are giving up their lunch breaks and free time to work on pieces of art inspired by Gunsgreen House and its surrounding environment.
The students have visited Gunsgreen to do some sketching and have drawn much inspiration from various views and objects within the famous building, as well as working with a variety of mixed media back at school.
The finished work will be publically exhibited at Gunsgreen House from Sunday October 21- Monday, October 29, with a private viewing on the Sunday for the students’ parents and high school Staff.
“This is a great chance for students to experience Art in a broad but relevant context,” said Mrs Lowe, the art teacher who has lead the project, “and it provides a rare opportunity for students to exhibit their work publicly.”
Eyemouth High School are excited to be working on the project, and be part of such a big national event. And the team at Gunsgreen House are just as excited to be able to give the students this opportunity.
“We are overjoyed to be able to offer these hard-working students the chance to show off their work to the public,’ commented Kara ter Morsche, Events and Promotions Officer at Gunsgreen House.
“We can’t think of a better way to end our third open season than by engaging with The Big Draw 2012 and Eyemouth High School. The students have been involved with the whole process, from designing the poster to visiting the house for inspiration. They are a great group of students and it has been wonderful to see what they have picked out to draw, we can’t wait for everyone to see the finished work.”
The exhibition will be open Thursdays-Mondays 11am-5pm (last admissions 4.15pm) normal Gunsgreen House admission applies. Call 018907 52062 for more information.