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This year the Big Draw is coming to Yarra Ranges and has the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’.

The Big Draw is an international initiative that attracts the participation of more than 200,000 people from across the world. It is presented by the Campaign for Drawing, an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

The Big Draw in Yarra Ranges is happening at four main venues, with a program of workshops and events supporting the interactive exhibitions:

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale 21 September – 3 November
Red Earth Gallery, Mooroolbark Community Centre 1-31 October
Memo, Healesville1-31 October
Arts Centre, Warburton1-31 October

Drawing is a universal language that unites people of all ages, abilities and cultures. It shows how line and observation can inspire imagination and invention. Drawing connects us with our environment and helps us to see, think and communicate.

“If you can draw, even a little bit, you can express all kinds of ideas that might otherwise be lost.” – David Hockney, Campaign for Drawing Patron

For more information or to see the full program of workshops and events visit www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/ach

Bookings can be made online or by calling 1300 368 333.

Highlights of the Big Draw program include:

Chalk the Skatepark in Lilydale, where people of all ages can learn how to use pattern and line to create a temporary public artwork by drawing on the Lilydale Hardy Street Skatepark with chalk.
Drawing in the Dark with Katz Cowley in Healesville, invites those over 18 to enjoy a glass of wine and explore the mystery of mark making in the darkness of the cinema using music and film as inspiration.
The Spirit of Fashion Illustration with Angie Rehe (Patsy Fox) at the Arts Centre, Warburton.
Family Day at the Museum in Lilydale, as part of Children’s Week the Museum will come to life with free activities, performances and of course, drawing!

“The Big Draw has allowed people to draw, and to gather together to draw, in the same way that they gather together to sing… establishing the importance of drawing not only as a mode of self-expression but a tool in learning and in science and design.”
Quentin Blake CBE, Campaign for Drawing Patron