Drawing on the Outside

Community, Exhibitions

Friday 26th May 10:00am – Sunday 4th June 2023 4:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Drawing on the Outside was a programme of making sessions for men, a space for socialising and drawing together. The exhibition at God’s House Tower showcased the work the group had made together since September 2023 and was the culmination of the first phase of the project.

The group had been meeting in St Mary’s Church Hall off Wessex Lane, Swaythling Train Station in Mansbridge and Riverside Park since September 2022. The informal and relaxed sessions were open to men, with no previous experience of drawing and making necessary.

This exhibition was a culmination of the first phase of the project, an opportunity to pause and take stock of the work they had made and the connections they had formed.

The work in the exhibition was created using pencil, charcoal, home-made oak gall ink, pencil crayon, felt tips, coloured inks, printmaking and cyanotype process, inspired by natural materials collected by the group from local outside spaces and photographs taken in and around the Riverside Park area of the city.

As well as showcasing the work that was made in the sessions the gallery was also an active space, laid out with art materials offering visitors the chance to draw and contribute to the exhibition.

If you would like further information about the project or would like to come along to one of the sessions, please get in touch with Katie & sarah at drawingontheoutside@gmail.com

This exhibition ran from 26th May 2023 to 4th June 2023 at God’s House Tower.