Artists In Common
Organised by Donna Bompass
Celebrating art and learning in the community
More ambitious every year, an indefatigable team led by Donna Bompas, excelled itself with a day crammed full of creative activities, adventures, live music and story-telling. Children, who had prepared by studying British painters and artworks in their classrooms prior to the day, were invited to create their own masterpieces from a wide range of media. Inspired by old masters (Constable, Turner Stubbs etc), they experimented with watercolours, murals and sculptures (in paper, soap and clay), jewellery, lanterns and t-shirts. Stationed around thirty hand-painted gazebos, the Chislehurst community of all ages enjoyed letting their imaginations run riot.
This award recognises inspirational organisers and institutions that have committed to The Big Draw in the long term, and use it as an experimental platform. They invest energy and imagination into ensuring that the process and results reveal the power of drawing put to excellent use.