From 15 to 22 February 2019, there will be a selection of drawings on show, by artists and makers involved in the Drawing Projects UK programmes, in the Gallery and the Entrance Hall.
In the Long Gallery we will be displaying drawings by Saranjit Birdi as part of his Mapping Bones drawing project and performance. Saranjit Birdi is a multimedia visual artist and dance performer with a background in architecture. Born in Punjab, India in 1960, he has been a resident of Birmingham since 1973, and has studied and worked in Bristol and London. Parallel with his former profession as an architect, he played jazz percussion for jazz-fusion bands, taught and performed dance. Supported by the Arts Council of England, Saranjit’s research, since 2007, has also led to working in arts-in-health with disabled people in rehabilitation through drawing. This was followed by art-science collaborations with the University of Birmingham School of Bioscience on innovating learning methods, and the School of Psychology working with stroke survivors from 2011. His Performance, Mapping Bones - 3, will take place at 3pm in Saturday 16 February in The Drawing Centre Project Space, followed by a Drawing Discussion with Anita Taylor at 4pm that will focus on Saranjit's performance and his polydextrous drawing practice that explores the skeleton and the use of the whole body as a tool for drawing. Saranjit will also be running a Drawing Session, nokyorsoxoff, on Friday 15 February from 2-4pm.
Exhibition open during the events, and other opening hours will be confirmed shortly.