The Big Draw at the Botanic Gardens

Photo: big draw. Kibble Palace, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

The Big Draw - the national campaign for drawing - comes to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens on Sunday 7 October 2007.

The free, family-friendly event is being held from 10 am - 4:30 pm in the newly refurbished Kibble Palace. The Big Draw is all about encouraging people to get involved with art and drawing and here in Glasgow, you can come along and draw your favourite part of the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

All the drawings will go to create a large-scale artwork which will be on show in Kibble Palace to the public during the following week.

West End artists from Room 15/19 are collaborating with artist Jamie Lewis and Hannah Jauncey from Make Art, a Glasgow-based business which runs art workshops for children, to organise Glasgow's event.

Event coordinator Hannah Jauncey says:
"It's great to see that so many people are excited about drawing and expressing what this unique space at the Botanics means to them. The Big Draw is an established campaign and it's brilliant that it's coming to the Botanic Gardens. I can't wait to see what people actually draw on the day! "

The event promises to be a great success and has received support from many local businesses. So make your way down to the Botanics Gardens on Sunday 7 October and take part in the Big Draw!

For more information, please contact Hannah Jauncey on 07764 480 012 or email

Kibble Palace, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE Event title: The Big Draw @ The Botanics

This event is listed on the Big Draw website at Big Draw Campaign Sponsors: The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers; and Arts Council England.

Room 15/19 Studios based at the Napiershall Street Centre were set by Teresa Brown and Matt Reid to meet the growing demand for artists' working spaces in Glasgow. The studios have held two successful group shows, the artists have exhibited in numerous other venues and plan to host an open studios event from 29th November - 1st December.