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Drawing the Summer: Drawing the Line

Mark Gertler, Figure Studies, 1919 © Museums Sheffield
Thursday 10 July 2014 - Saturday 16 August 2014

For centuries, drawing has been used as a tool to communicate ideas, express ourselves and make sense of the world. From documenting archaeology and natural science to the first preliminary sketches of artists and designers, it is used both to problem solve and as a starting point, where the imagination can run wild.

This exhibition brings together drawings from across Sheffield’s collections representing art, history and science. Works featured include an architectural study by John Ruskin, metalwork designs by Joyce Himsworth, Thomas Bateman’s book ‘Illustrations of Antiquity’ and Walter Sickert’s study for the painting ‘La Parisienne’.

Alongside the displays, artist Paul Evans will be creating new work for Museums Sheffield inspired by nature.

This exhibition is part of Drawing the Summer, a programme of exhibitions, events, and have-a-go activities to get Sheffield sketching morning, noon and night.  From careful botanical drawings to super speedy charcoal sketches, awaken your inner artist and polish up your creative skills. Take a fresh look at the things around you and capture the moment or let your imagination roam.

Supported by Arts Council England 

Drawing the Summer is sponsored by Nest.co.uk