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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

FROM DRAWING TO PAINTING LIVE

The Draw to Perform Festival for performative drawing and painting

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).

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Today was the last day of my solo exhibition Drawing after Performance at the Phoenix Art Space in Brighton.

I did not have a solo show in a ‘white cube gallery space’ for a long time and I am happy that the idea I had in mind of using this space differently was successful. I decided to share this large space and use it not only for showing art on the walls but to turn it into a performative space that is active, changing, and serving the community.

Creating this complex project that included a solo show, an international festival and using this space to display works of art, workshops, talks and live performances, was challenging but worth it. This whole vision would not happen without the great support of many people and organizations.

We would like to thank Art Council  England for supporting this large project by Draw to Perform. We would like to thank all the creative and talented artists that participated in the festival and also the wonderful supporting artists, dancers, and musicians. We would like to thank the Phoenix Art Space for this collaboration and Cass Art for supporting us with art materials. Big thanks to our amazing photographer Marco, videographers Daniel and Josh, sound technician Vince and all volunteers.

And finally to all our amazing family that without their help, patience and care there was no chance of making this project as successful as it was.

Thanks to all our audience, on-site and online, and to all those who have followed us all these years and are part of this growing community for performative drawing. See you next time in 2023 in the activities and celebrations of ten years to Draw to Perform.

Ram Samocha & Draw to Perform team 24.07.2022

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