Draw to Perform Festival 2022 - The performances

Draw to Perform Festival 2022 - The performances

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£10 – £30

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Phoenix Art Space

10-14 Waterloo Place



United Kingdom

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The Draw to Perform festival for performative drawing & painting

Sat & Sun 9-10 & 16-17 July 2022, Phoenix Art Space

10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton, UK BN2 9NB

Participating artists: Graham Dean (UK), Lola and Yukao Meet (FR), Joseph Wilk (UK), Elizabeth Tomos (UK), Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin (FR), Neil Curtis (AU), Anji Main (UK), Nic Sandiland (UK), Nick Sayers (UK), Ram Samocha (Israel/UK).

Drawing Performance is a vibrant art form where artists create art from mark making in front of a live audience. The creation process, combining elements of line, movement, space and time, is a celebration of energy and creativity.

Draw to Perform is delighted to announce that after a long pause, forced by covid, we are looking forwards to our sixth international festival for performative drawing and painting. This cross-disciplinary project is curated by the Draw to Perform director Ram Samocha at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. The festival will run over two weekends - Sat & Sun 9-10 & 16-17 July 2022 - and will include four dedicated workshops and ten live performances by inspiring and creative local and international artists.

This time the festival will be dedicated to exploring the transition from drawing to painting live and from two to three dimensions. It will explore the connection between drawing and performance art and the relevance of drawing as a modern art medium. The festival will focus on the various options of sharing the process of creating art live while drawing and painting with audience. Disabled and non-disabled artists, dancers and musicians, young and elder participants will take part in ten dedicated live performances and four workshops. Please note, Neil Curtis performance and Christine & Catherine performance will include nudity.

Please note, all performances will be available to watch online via live streaming, book your ticket here for only £10 and it will give you the opportunity to see all eight performances regardless of your location .

For more information about this exciting festival, workshops and performances please visit the Draw to Perform website on www.drawtoperform.com

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“After the great success of our last festival here in Brighton, we’re so excited to continue the tradition for artistic freedom that the city is famous for. This unique, must-see performance promises to be high energy, combining drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic event for all art lovers.” Ram Samocha, DTP founder.


Day 1 - Sat 9 July 2022

12:00-16:00 Durational performance by Anji Main

17:30-18:30 - Performance by Graham Dean

19:00-20:00 - Performance by Lola and Yukao Meet

Day 2 - Sun 10 July 2022

11:00-13:00 Workshop with Elizabeth Tomos

14:00-16:00 Workshop with Lola and Yukao Meet

17:30-18:30 - Performance by Elizabeth Tomos

19:00-20:00 - Performance by Neil Curtis


Day 3 - Sat 16 July 2022

Video installation by Nic Sandiland

12:00-16:00 Durational performance by Neil Curtis

17:30-18:30 - Performance by Joseph Wilk

19:00-20:00 - Performance by Nick Sayers

Day 4 - Sun 17 July 2022

Video Installation by Nic Sandiland

11:00-13:00 Workshop with Ram Samocha

14:00-16:00 Workshop with Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin

17:30-18:30 - Performance by Ram Samocha

19:00-20:00 - Performance by Christine Coste & Catherine Ursin

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by: Draw to Perform, Phoenix Art Space, South East Dance, Cass Art.

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What is drawing performance?

Drawing performance is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience while communicating with the viewers. Mark making in drawing performance is often a result of powerful physical gesture and body movement connecting elements of line, movement, space and time. This exciting art form often combines art, theatre and dance in a vibrant and dynamic way. Drawing performance is gathering a larger fan base in the UK and its art is becoming more widely collected worldwide. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The exciting event can appeals to all art lovers, drawing fans and students. All performances are suitable for children (8+) and adults. Please note, Neil Curtis performance and Christine & Catherine performance will include nudity.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are few buses run from Brighton Station to the Phoenix.

There are street parking available near the gallery.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No professional cameras please, but photos can be taken from time to time with mobile phones.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Can I get a refund and cancelling a ticket?

Please contact the organiser.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

websit: www.drawtoperform.com

email: drawtoperform@icloud.com

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