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Drawing the Summer: The Paper Museum

Paul Evans, N is for Nurarihyon (from A Bestiary of Bones) © Paul Evans 2013
Thursday 10 July 2014 - Saturday 16 August 2014

Drawing has brought us closer to an understanding of the world through map-making and illustration, while imaginative drawing has helped us to maintain and deepen our sense of wonder at the natural world that we inhabit.

In The Paper Museum, Sheffield-based artist Paul Evans brings together ideas and work from many years of passionate engagement with the mysteries of nature. From a life-sized drawing of a spade-toothed whale - an extremely rare, deep diving, species and that has never been seen alive – to the weird and wonderful Bestiary of Bones, skeletal drawings of creatures which may only exist in your imagination, The Paper Museum poses a simple but profound question: what does it mean for a drawing to be 'true to life'?

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 the imagination roam. 

Supported by Arts Council England

Drawing the Summer is sponsored by