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Nunhead Cemetery Exchange

Event Info 

Nunhead Cemetery Exchange Part of Nunhead Open 7 events
Lady Lucy brings The Drawing Exchange to Nunhead as part of ‘The Graveyard Tour’.
Sunday 12th September 2- 5 PM. Meet 2pm Nunhead Community Centre-then a short walk to Nunhead Cemetery.


Stairway to Heaven
Side By Side, but not by choice
Headstone Character Portraits
Music Hall Mausoleum


Animal Farm Drawing Exchange

ANIMAL FARM DRAWING EXCHANGE at Animal Fair Chutney Preserves
Sunday 27th June 2010Camberwell Green London SE5

Exercise:  Draw a Digested Read of Animal Farm by George Orwell.


Cemetery Gates (Bunhill)

THE DRAWING EXCHANGE at Bunhill Cemetery London
CEMETERY GATES | Sunday 21st March | 1-4 pm
Meet at 1PM at Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8ND

“A dreaded sunny day So I meet you at the cemetery gates.”

The Drawing Exchange has been engaged in casual conversation with a
Clerkenwell local historian and has been investigating Bunhill Fields
Burial Ground. Join Drawing Exchange in spring daylight for a series
of exercises around the cemetery where many bones have been to laid to
rest and William Blake, Daniel Defoe, John Bunyan and Susana Wesley are buried.


1. The Circle Points of Blake and Defoe
We drew a circle around Blakes and Defoes memorials and with a compass made points at which each of us should draw. When the time came, we left the paper where we had drawn and moved around the circle to the next point, thus creating multiple drawings of the views ofsurrounding the memorials.

2. Throw the Fruit and Nuts to the animals, birds and the other world.
Yesterday Kayle and I encountered a man throwing nuts to the squirrels, something that he said he did most days. We were intruiged by the idea of the wildlife accessing the fenced off areas that were unavailable to us. Throw the morsel to the creature and let them be your guide.

3. Puddles: Trees Up, Skeletons down.
It has been raining and their are puddles running down the pathways, when you look down, you see up. Imagine the trees of skeletons and bones underneath us.

4. John Bailey
Official Clerkenwell Guide and local historian John Bailey came and gave us a short talk about the history of Bunhill and surrounding Clerkenwell.

5. Survey of The Grave of Dame Mary Page
The Grave of Dame Mary Page is almost turning back into the earth, it’s so old. Let us make a drawn document of this place.

6. History in a hat
Timeline facts regarding Bunhill were pulled out of a hat and read aloud for the drawers to respond.



Saturday 26th September 2009 2-5 PM 

Nunhead Community Centre , 56 Nunhead Lane SE15
Free / All welcome/ Materials provided. 

Drawing Exchange will be setting exercises in response
to the works entered into The Nunhead Open which excepts
artwork from both amateur and professional artists a like.
The Nunhead Open is organised by The Surgery and is part of
Nunhead Arts Week.



The Drawing Exchange started with a brief discussion regarding entries  into the Nunhead Open and the relationships between the amateur and professional artist’s work with Jacqueline Utley one of the organisers.

1. Chalk Connections. Look at the show and find a connection that you would like to highlight between the works. When we have all drawn our connections a drawing on the parquet floor will be born.

2. Box Animal ( After George Tuner Gale’s Tiger)
We made box animals based on George’s ingenious paper tiger sculpture and using other animal art pieces in the show as inspiration.

3. Graph paper section
Two artists have made drawings using graph paper in the show. Select a section of an art work to draw from the show using the sections of the graph paper.

4. Text to speech to draw.
Text is most present in the exhibition. I am going to act like a text to speach machine on a computer. Make a drawing using the text you hear.