30 July 2021

Throughout The Drawing Laboratory workshops, salons and studio days, we will collboratively develop a new and experimental collaborative map of the imagination: a map called Cosmocartos. This  living drawing will be added to daily, as we invite the many hands and minds of artists, architects, students and school children to help us build and inhabit an entirely new  drawing-world. 

Cosmocartos will be exhibited in the greenhouses as it emerges over the course of the festival. Its official inauguration will be on our last day - Friday 30 July, where we invite all participants to celebrate their part in it’s making with a late opening. 

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Drawing Laboratory

The student drawing workshop is part of the Drawing Laboratory: A series of experimental workshops exploring how we navigate, perceive and translate the world around us through drawing.

Through a series of evening salons, day and weekend workshops, we invite school children and youth groups, art and architecture students, artists, makers, growers and other creatives to participate in a giant collaborative map of the imagination. The map will be drawn, redrawn and re-re-drawn over the course of the festival, by the eyes, hands and imaginations of many.

With a multi-disciplinary approach to speculative drawing and map-making practices at all different scales, the Drawing Laboratory will uncover, interpret and reimagine the hidden secrets and stories around us; exploring how we experience place, both individually and as a collective. Experimenting with different drawing processes, found and made materials and engaging all our senses, each workshop will trace, translate and re-imagine a new layer each responding to the ideas and drawings of the last. Through an additive and open-ended process, we will together build, grow and populate the cities, gardens and mindscapes of our collective imagination. Together we will draw Cosmocartos.

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