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Draw to Perform festival 2022

Sat & Sun 9-10 & 16-17 July 2022

Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton, UK BN2 9NB

“After the great success of our last festival here in Brighton, we’re so excited to continue the tradition for artistic freedom that the city is famous for. This unique, must-see performance promises to be high energy, combining drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic event for all art lovers.” Ram Samocha, DTP founder.



The Draw to Perform Festival for performative drawing and painting

Taking place on 9th – 10th and 16th – 17th July at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton UK

Participating artists: Graham Dean (UK), Lola and Yukao Meet (FR), Joseph Wilk (UK), Elizabeth Tomos (UK), Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin (FR), Neil Curtis (AT), Anji Main (UK), Nic Sandiland (UK), Nick Sayers (UK), Ram Samocha (IL/UK).

Draw to Perform is looking forward to the sixth international festival for performative drawing and painting. This cross-disciplinary project is curated by the Draw to Perform director Ram Samocha at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton UK. The festival will run over two weekends and will include four dedicated workshops and ten live performances by inspiring and creative local and international artists.

This time the festival will be dedicated to exploring the transition from drawing to painting live and from two to three dimensions. It will explore the connection between drawing and performance art and the relevance of drawing as a modern art medium. The festival will focus on the various options of sharing the process of creating art live while drawing and painting with audience. Disabled and non-disabled artists, dancers and musicians, young and elder participants will take part in ten dedicated live performances and four workshops. Please note, Neil Curtis performance and Christine & Catherine performance will include nudity.

All performances will be available to watch online via live streaming, book your ticket on Eventbrite and it will give you the opportunity to see all eight performances regardless of your location.

For more info about the Draw to Perform festival and to have your tickets please click here.


Day 1: Sat 9 July 2022

12:00-16:00 Durational performance by Anji Main

17:30-18:30 Performance by Graham Dean  

19:00-20:00 Performance by Lola and Yukao Meet

Day 2: Sun 10 July 2022

11:00-13:00 Workshop with Elizabeth Tomos

14:00-16:00 Workshop with Lola and Yukao Meet

17:30-18:30 Performance by Elizabeth Tomos

19:00-20:00 Performance by Neil Curtis  

Day 3: Sat 16 July 2022

12:00-16:00 Durational performance by Neil Curtis

Video Installation by Nic Sandiland

17:30-18:30 Performance by Joseph Wilk

19:00-20:00 Performance by Nick Sayers

Day 4: Sun 17 July 2022

11:00-13:00 Workshop with Ram Samocha

14:00-16:00 Workshop with Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin

Video Installation by Nic Sandiland

17:30-18:30 Performance by Ram Samocha

19:00-20:00 Performance by Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin


Ram Samocha – Drawing after Performance

Drawing performances and new metalpoint works 2017-2022

Solo exhibition, 2-24 July 2022

Opening reception 18:00-20:00 Fri 1 July 2022, Live performance 18:30-19:00

Artist talk 12:00-13:00 Sat 23 July 2022

Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton, UK BN2 9NB


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