A Year of Drawing: how will you make your mark?


A new year long drawing project (A Year of Drawing), organised by Make Your Mark, the arts and mental health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will increase access to the arts for people facing mental health challenges and their carers through participatory drawing events across Sussex and Hampshire. 


What can you use to make a mark? What will happen once you begin? Are you curious about where drawing can take you? Join Make Your Mark and start your drawing journey. Facilitated by a professional artist and a peer arts worker with lived experience of mental health challenges, these drop in workshops are open to everyone (all ages, skills and experience), and will encourage you to consider the possibilities of drawing. Stop by for ten minutes or stay for the whole day and experience the energy that is created when people get together to make their mark. The public drawing events are taking place as part of The Big Draw 2017, the world's biggest drawing festival.


Upcoming public drawing events include:

Sunday 8th October 2017, 10am – 4pm – The Hawth, Crawley

Saturday 14th October 2017, 12pm – 4pm – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Thursday 26th October 2017, 10am – 4pm – Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester

Saturday 28th October 2017, 11am – 4pm – “‹Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

Sunday 19th November 2017, 11am – 3pm – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Tuesday 5th December 2017, 10am – 4pm – Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

Friday 13th January 2018 – “‹Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton


Additionally, as part of the Year of Drawing project, Make Your Mark are working with Sussex Recovery Colege, Brighton Recovery College and cultural venues across Sussex to deliver a range of recovery focused drawing courses. Autumn term sessions are now open for bookings. 

For more information on public drawing events and available Recovery College courses, please visit www.makeyourmarknhs.co.uk. You can email kate.davey@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or call 07391 402311 fo more information on any aspect of a Year of Drawing.

A Year of Drawing is funded by Heads On, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's charity, through generous grants from Arts Council England, Chalk Cliff Trust, John Horniman's Children's Trust and Rockinghorse Children's Charity. 

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