Drawn from Life: People on Paper

This is an exhibition hosted by Berwick Visual Arts at The Granary Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed 28th October to 7th January 2018 (Wed-Sun 11am-4pm.). Entry to the exhibition is free. This exhibition gives us a unique opportunity to contemplate and compare life drawings by some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, such as David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Henry Moore, right on our doorstep!

Spanning over a century of British art, 'Drawn from Life' brings together drawings by some of Britain's most celebrated artists including works by David Hockney, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley and L.S. Lowry....Read More
An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition
Guided Tours
Tours will be led by Prof Maria Chester. Meet in the foyer of the Granary Gallery 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes for questions, so allow one hour for your tour.
Each tour will be limited to 15 people. If you wish to be sure of a place, please book online.
Otherwise, just turn up on the day. The cost of a tour is £3 and there is a 78p online booking fee. To book online, click here
Thursday 2nd November 11 – 12 noon
Tuesday 7th November 11 - 12 noon (Gallery only open for tour )
Thursday 16th November 11 – 12 noon
Wednesday 22nd November 1 – 2.00 pm
Friday 8th December 11 – 12 noon
Thursday 14th December 11 – 12 noon

A Brief History of Drawing: from Cave Art to Banksy
(Prof Maria Chester)
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 10 -12 noon at the Henry Travers Studio, The Maltings, Berwick
Humans have been making their mark since the days of the earliest cave dwellers. How did we get from there to the profusion of mark making of every kind displayed in the work of modern artists? Join Professor Chester for a whistle -stop tour of the history of drawing, from cave art to the graffiti art of the enigmatic Banksy, in the first half of her lecture.
The second half of the lecture will look in detail at some of the inspirational life drawings on display in the exhibition
To book online, click here
Professor Chester will offer a tour of the exhibition at the Granary Gallery from 1-2.00 pm later on this day for a maximum of 15 people (see Guided Tours).
Celebration of Drawing !
Workshop for all ages Join Berwick Visual Arts for a workshop for all the family. Saturday 25 November 2017, 11-4pm Join artist Gill Walton for a day of drop-in art activity as part of Berwick Visual Art's Celebration of Drawing at The Granary Gallery. Inspired by Charles Avery, one of the artists featured in our Drawn from Life: People on Paper exhibition, come and create your own character and add them to our alternative version of Berwick created by local school children. Admission is free and donations welcome.
Life Drawing Workshops
A series of six Life Drawing Workshops with Gill Walton and Prof. Maria Chester 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November, and 5th and 12th December 2017 10 – 3.00pm The workshops will be a series of practical art sessions giving amateur and professional artists the opportunity to explore some of the drawing techniques used by a range of twentieth century artists whose work is on display in this exhibition.
Each session, which can be booked separately, will focus on a different subject: Line, Tone, Proportion, Abstraction and Expression, and will include a guided tour of the exhibition. Each session, which will include a life model, is limited to 10 students.
Workshop 1: Tuesday 7th November: Line
In the first session, looking at artists such as Horace Brodzky, George Fullard, John Golding, we will use continuous line drawings, blind drawing and monoprinting. Book online here or find our postal booking form here.This workshop is full.

Workshop 2: Tuesday 14th November: Tone
In the second session, looking at artists such as Anthony Gormley, Howard Hodgkin, Victor Newsome, Peter Blake, we will include reductive charcoal drawing, and negative space drawing with linseed oil and charcoal.
Book online here or find our postal booking form here.This workshop is full.

Workshop 3: Tuesday 21st November: Proportion
In the third session, looking at artists such as Euan Uglow and David Hockney, we will concentrate on charcoal drawing with comprehensive instruction on how to achieve a believable figure.
Book online here or find our postal booking form here This workshop is full.

Workshop 4: Tuesday 28th November: Abstraction
In the fourth session, looking at artists such as Reg Butler, Jane Dixon, Michael Landy and Wyndham Lewis, we will take the figure as a starting point; we will work inside out, flatten the figure and work in cubist shapes.
Book online here or find our postal booking form here This workshop is full.
Workshop 5: Tuesday 5th December: Expression
In the fifth session, looking at artists such as Frank Auerbach, Elizabeth Frink, Jacqueline Morreau and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye we will begin with short exercises, then onto a less structured workshop with individuals working on their own responses to the model, in the medium of their choice.
Book online here or find our postal booking form hereThis workshop is full.

Workshop 6: Tuesday 12th December: Abstraction. This will be a repeat of Workshop 4.
Book online here or find our postal booking form here

Each workshop begins at 10 am with a guided tour of the exhibition by Gill or Maria, followed by a two-hour practical session. There will be a half-hour break for lunch and you can bring your own lunch or eat in The Granary cafe. There will then be a further practical session from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please bring your preferred materials (eg Charcoal/ pencils/ pastels/ink and paper). If you have an easel, do bring it along. If you have any questions about the course content, contact Gill on 07702 811374. The Workshops will be held in the Conference rooms, YHA, Dewars Lane, Berwick TD15 1HJ Space is limited so early booking is advised.