Upcoming events: MMU Degree Show & Drawn Together, Drawn Apart

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MMU Degree ShowIt’s that time of year again – the Manchester Metropolitan School of Art Degree Show kicks off this Friday from 5:30pm! For those of you who haven’t attended in previous years, the MMU Degree Show is probably the biggest event in the North West arts calendar, with hundreds of exhibits covering a huge range of media and disciplines, from fine art, sculpture, textiles and photography to fashion, graphic design, illustration and much much more. More information on this year’s show can be found on the MMU website. The exhibition runs from 14th – 25th June and is well worth a visit.

We’re also excited to announce the return of Drawn Together, Drawn Apart! You can get involved in this unique event, where you’ll have the opportunity to draw dancers as they perform. The show is taking place as part of Create Salford on Saturday 14th June at Digital Performance Lab – the show starts at 3.30pm and is free to attend. We’ve even had a mention on the Manchester Evening News website!

Drawn Together Drawn Apart
Digital Performance Lab
Salford University
Salford Quays

Saturday 14th June 3:30pm

Details of Create Salford can be found on their Facebook page and their website.

And as ever, here’s a selection of sketches from our last class for you to enjoy!

Drawn Together, Drawn Apart

Hi folks! There’s a very special live drawing/dance event featuring some of the Chorlton Art Class artists taking place on Saturday 20th April from 7.30pm at the Contact Theatre, Manchester as part of the Turn Festival:

Drawn Together, Drawn Apart – A relationship captured through dance, drawings & impressions – by Joseph Lau, Shona Roberts & Joseph While

Joe-01Tickets for the event are £8 (£5 concessions), or £10/£6 for a two-day pass for the festival.

Booking is via 0161 274 0600 or online at http://www.contactmcr.com/turn. Please quote “Drawn Together Drawn Apart” when booking your ticket, as we may be awarded with some extra funding if we sell the most tickets!

The Turn is Manchester’s micro-festival of dance, taking place on Fri 19th & Sat 20th April at the Contact Theatre on Oxford Road, and co-produced by Word of Warning, Contact, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester and Live at LICA.

And now, without further ado, here’s a double helping of sketches from the last two classes!

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks – we’ve been busy as little bees organising a special drawing/dance collaboration event, which you may have seen details of elsewhere on the site. More announcements will follow soon including the date of the event, which is due to take place in April. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

We’re back next week for more sketching at the usual time and place; in the meantime here’s a double helping of your pictures to make up for not posting them last time…

A call to artists!

We’re looking for volunteer artists to collaborate alongside two talented contemporary dancers in a live drawing and performance project and exhibition! Get in touch today to find out more by emailing info.dt.da@gmail.com or click on the flyer below for more details. This project is part of the Turn Mcr festival 2013.

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