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



Draw to Perform festival 2022

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

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


Draw to Perform would like to thank all the people that came last week and joined our Free Your Map art tours. Thanks to all the people who were involved and collaborate with us, and all the organisations that supported this project.

Here are some close-ups of the artwork. All were part of the alternative tours that we did as part of our collaboration with the Enayball & Sussex Dance Network.

Free Your Map explored the city through the eyes and art of people who use wheelchairs. An accessible visual arts tour exhibiting work by disabled artists that draw with the Enayball tool created by @drawtoperform and @enayball and SDN.


Draw to Perform is happy to share some information about our upcoming project, which will happen next month in London at the Canning Gallery. Please come and join us on the day of performances, workshops, panel discussion, or just drop by and watch the exhibition at the gallery from 5-20 March. Looking forward to seeing you with us in the Field of Action.

For more info please visit the Draw to Perform page on Eventbrite.


DTP ONLINE mentorship – New program by Draw to Perform
The DTP online mentorship for drawing performance is designed for an individual wish to focus on personal internal investigation. From a practical term, the DTP program is more attainable within the limitations of the pandemic. The strength of the DTP online mentorship is the ability to tailor the program to the very specific needs of the apprentice.
Please follow the link for more information about the new Draw to Perform online mentorship program.


Artwork by Nazir Tanbouli. Photo by Marco Berardi.

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