22 July 2021

On the evening of Thursday 22 July, we’ll be hosting a creative salon: an experimental evening of drawing and conversation.

This will be an open opportunity for artists, architects and other creatives to participate in our collaborative drawing project - Cosmocartos - and to explore the exhibition and gardens by night.

Our nocturnal explorations into map-making will experiment with different ways of perceiving and translating space through weird and wonky drawing processes with found and made materials, inviting quick-fire, large-scale and experimental expressions in mark-making. A night of anticipating the unexpected and charting the uncharted.

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A second release will be added later this month, register your interest at, titling your email ‘SALON’

Drawing Laboratory 

The salon is part of the Drawing Laboratory: A series of experimental workshops exploring how we navigate, percieve 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

The Drawing Laboratory collaborative map 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.

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