It’s been a very exciting few weeks as I start to prepare plans for The Big Draw at The Auckland Project.
Members of the public are invited to the opening of Auckland Tower on Saturday 20 October 2018, which will coincide with a week of activities as part of The Big Draw initiative. As the lead artist I have been generating some creative ideas which will encourage visitors of all ages to contribute to a huge participatory art project which will go on display in Auckland Castle in the New Year.
Today I had the pleasure of observing the Bishop Auckland landscape from the tower as I prepare a giant jigsaw puzzle which is all part of a creative piece called Hide and Peek. Let’s just say the activity involves lots of dressing up props and materials to create our very own finger print characters.
So if you imagine yourself as a beautiful fairy queen, a knight in shining armour, a daring pirate or a cuddly penguin- then this Where’s Wally type activity could be right up your street (or should I say right up your tower!)
There will be loads of other activities too, allowing you to explore pattern, draw using wax and doodle to your hearts content. It would be great to see you during October half term week and to see your contributions to these unusual participatory art projects. Look out for the next blog during the activity week.
About the author: Laura Brenchley is an artist from Bishop Auckland with a particular interest in visual arts, community arts, social prescribing and illustrations for educational resources. She uses a variety of mediums and loves to draw.