Drop-by Drawing



Past program

Free entry

NGV International

British & European Collection 18th century
Level 2

Drop-by Drawing returns every Sunday in January in the NGV’s 18th century galleries.

Discover new drawing tips and tricks as artists take inspiration from the NGV Collection to lead free drawing activities this summer.

Suitable for all skill levels, all materials provided.

Sun 5 Jan, 2–4pm (Past)

Facilitator 

Nic Plowman is a Melbourne-based artist whose work comes from his dedication to both traditional and experimental drawing practices. His narratives pivot around the human condition and are underpinned by an intimate knowledge of mortality; including a lifelong waltz with a congenital heart condition, a sobering near fatal accident in his early thirties and more recently a surprise stoush with cancer. He has been a finalist in a variety of prizes, including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2012, semi finalist 2018), and twice in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2006; 2002). Nic is a regular tutor at The Art Room.

Venue 18th Century Gallery, Level 2, NGV International

Sun 12 Jan, 2–4pm (Past)

Facilitator

Oslo Davis creates drawings that traverse a great range of styles, from the comical to the decorative, the instructional to the subversive, the serviceable to the absurd. Davis has created thousands of images with pencils, ink and paints on paper, and most recently digitally. Davis has completed work for newspapers and magazines, cartoons, murals in galleries, tattoos, art activity books for kids, illustrations for tea towels, tote bags, toilet paper and coffee cups, window displays, stubby holders, rock posters and interactive websites. Oslo was previously awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria and is a former Walkley Award finalist. Since 2007, Oslo’s work has appeared in The Age newspaper, most recently in his Sketchbook series. His weekly Overheard cartoon in The Sunday Age has been published for more than ten years.

Venue 18th Century Gallery, Level 2, NGV International

Sun 19 Jan, 2–4pm (Past)

Facilitator 

Margaret Mayhew has drawn, modelled, taught and researched life drawing for more than two decades. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney, she spent a few years life modelling and painting landscapes in Brittany before undertaking a PhD researching contemporary life drawing in England, the USA, France and Australia. Since moving to Melbourne she has continued to develop and exhibit work and teach drawing to asylum seekers in detention and in the community. She is currently completing a book for Bloomsbury Press called Looking at Life Drawing. She has run life drawing sessions at Trocadero Arts Space and Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne.

Venue 18th Century Gallery, Level 2, NGV International

Sun 26 Jan, 2–4pm (Past)

Facilitator 

Jesse Dayan is a contemporary artist who specialises in figurative painting and drawing, and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). He has been a finalist in several national prizes and awards including the National Works on Paper Award, Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize and was short listed for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and the Australia Council – Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Residency.

Venue 18th Century Gallery, Level 2, NGV International

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