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Draw Your Evocative Object: Workshop with Fay Ballard

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Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

Do you have an object, a personal belonging, that has special meaning for you? Explore ways of drawing it with artist Fay Ballard. In-person.

Do you have an object, a personal belonging, that has special meaning for you? Does it evoke thoughts or memories?  

This workshop is an opportunity to bring along your chosen object and explore ways of drawing it, using art materials supplied by Birkbeck. Artist Fay Ballard will introduce her own studies of personal belongings currently on display in the Peltz Gallery, and offer different ways of approaching the subject. 

No previous drawing experience necessary. This workshop has a maximum capacity of 15 places. 

Biography: 
Fay Ballard is a contemporary artist whose studio practice is centred on drawing, underpinned by an interest in psychoanalysis. Her recent work was exhibited in London and Leeds in solo shows, and recently in two collaborative exhibitions with Judy Goldhill: ‘Breathe’ at the Freud Museum (2018) and ‘Travelling Companions’ at the University of Cambridge (2020-1). Fay was a visiting artist at Hammersmith Hospital (2017-18) and sits on the Imperial Health Arts committee delivering arts programmes to patients across five London hospitals. Fay speaks regularly at London art schools. Her work is held by HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince’s Foundation, Imperial Health, Royal College of Physicians, Winsor & Newton and Murray Edwards College Cambridge. www.fayballard.com

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