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Exhibition puts drawing centre-stage

Posted on 23 May 2011

An art exhibition challenging traditional stereotypes of drawing is going on show at the University of York.

From stitching to modelling, printing to sculpting, ‘How do you draw?’ at The Norman Rea Gallery will present drawing in its many different mediums, showing it is more than just pen and paper.  

The free event, which is open to all, will run from 24 May until 3 June. The opening on 24 May at 7pm will follow a lecture by Dr Nick Chare from the University of York’s Department of History of Art and Stephen Hunter from Edinburgh College of Art at 5pm in the University’s stunning Berrick Saul building.

The exhibition is curated by undergraduate History of Art student Kate Gibson.  She said: “A number of artists were asked to submit work that answers the question ‘How do you draw?’ The resulting exhibition aims to investigate the multi-functionality of drawing and offers viewers the chance to see how each artist interacts with the process of drawing.”

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Notes to editors:

  • The Norman Rea Gallery is based in the University’s Langwith College in Heslington and is open weekdays from 9am to 6pm. Entrance is free. Visit

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