Drawing Session with Saranjit Birdi on 15 February

nokyorsoxoff is a Drawing Session held in association with Mapping Bones - 3, an exhibition and performance by Saranjit Birdi. The Drawing Session takes place from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019 in The Drawing Centre Project Space at Drawing Projects UK.

Saranjit Birdi's arts practice is a synthesis of Drawing, Dance, Music, and Architecture. These inform and underpin his drawing practice, sculpture work and film-poems. He is interested in the human figure, portraiture and the abstract, and using the whole body as a tool for drawing. Trained as an Architect and Dancer, his drawing practice utilises the instrumentation of the whole body as a tool, its 'totipotentiality', and associated social and physical limitations. Exploring human evolution and cognition through the act of drawing, his collaborations with University of Birmingham and arts-in-health organisations bridge art-science thresholds and the ability-disability spectrum.

The nokyorsoxoff Drawing Session will be led by Saranjit Birdi and will involve drawing with your feet and elbows. Drawings will be created on sheets and rolls of paper placed on the floor, and mark-making will be explored using graphite pencils and coloured chalks, and music will give another dimension to the workshop.

This Drawing Session will be fun and light-hearted, and will encourage lateral thinking and raise awareness of using the whole body to explore drawing. Nokyorsoxoff is suitable for adults and older children and is inclusive of all abilities. Please contact us if you have any questions about whether this drawing session is suitable for you.

Please book for this Drawing Session by clicking on the link here. Materials are provided and there is a charge of £10 (excl. Eventbrite booking fees) for this Drawing Session. 

Images courtesy of Saranjit Birdi: School Workshop, Delhi [2016]; Draw to Perform International Symposium [2016].