Big Draw Bonanza

Press Release: 10/10/2005

Budding young artists have two great opportunities to get creative during this year's Big Draw month at free events organised by Winchester City Council's Museums Service.

The Big Draw Banner Bash is to take place in the City Museum in The Square, Winchester on Saturday 15 October, 10am-5pm. The museum is looking for inspired art work by local children to feature on two new banners that will be displayed outside the museum.

Drop in and create your own mono-print design inspired by the museum and its exhibits, with the help of local artist Ali Eales. An old shirt or art apron might come in handy. The two best prints designed on the day will be used in the museum's new banners.

A week later, on Saturday 22 October, 10am-5pm visitors are invited to drop in and draw at the Guildhall Gallery in Winchester. As part of the latest temporary exhibition "Exploring Space" which begins on 21 October you are invited to use your imagination to boldly go on a journey into Outer Space and draw what might be out there beyond the stars.

Create your own artwork with the help of Ali Eales to take away with you or to leave on display in our Big Draw Galaxy display for others to admire.

Cllr. Therese Evans, Winchester City Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport said, "The City Council's Museums Service is pleased to play its part in the Big Draw 2005, the national initiative by the Campaign for Drawing. These events are all about making art fun and accessible for local children and their parents"

Admission to both events is free and materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.