Draw to Perform comes to Brighton for the first time this March. The two day international festival of live drawing performances will be at Fabrica, Duke Street on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th from 11am – 5pm. The event, an international symposium curated by Ram Samocha, is the fourth of its kind.
The first day will show artist collaborations between leading drawing performance artists from the UK and abroad. They will perform alongside acclaimed contemporary dancers and musicians such as Paul Hartnoll, half of electronic dance music act Orbital.
The performances will explore exciting fusions of different art disciplines in front of live audiences, creating completely unique works of art. Participating artists are Yael Flexer, Marega Palser, River Lin, Nelly Lewis and many more.
Day two will be composed of a number of bookable workshops with the performance artists, which will cater for people of every age and ability. They will explore drawing as performance and forming a dialog between drawing and dance. Participants will draw live and share their outcomes and ideas.
Draw to Perform is an international community which has held previous symposiums, collaborative events and educational workshops. The first three events have been held in London and following their success, the event has gained recognition. They have held performances and workshops at Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths University and OCAD University, Toronto.
The curator, Ram Samocha, is an artist who currently lives in Brighton. His work is a combination of drawing, video, animation and performance. He uses modern and traditional techniques of drawing and combines 2D and 3D work. His work has been nationally and internationally recognised and is displayed in many museums and private collections.
Tickets are now available online, with day one costing £15 in advance or £20 on the door. There is no charge for children under 12. Workshops will be £5 per child, £10 per adult and £25 for a family.