Art in the Park artist William M. Hudson is currently exhibiting at Harrow Arts Centre in his new exhibition #drawingoftheweek.
William Hudson spent the last year working in small sketch books as he travelled around London, England, Galicia in Spain and Scotland, using various modes of transport from London bus/tube, train, sleeper train, canal boat and plane. These drawings were a way to let his mind wonder. Free-drawing for him is a form of contemplating and mediating, sometimes as a way to escape the busy commute, other times to rejoice in the pleasure of travelling.
William worked in seven sketch books, producing 210 drawing. 52 drawings were picked as #drawingoftheweek and posted on twitter and facebook. In this show he will be exhibiting prints and sculpture works inspired by the 52 drawings.
The parameters he set for the #drawingoftheweek project were:
- Post one drawing every week of a year on Twitter and Facebook.
- Once a drawing has been started, it must be finished.
- Record and date where the drawing was started and finished.
- Start each drawing by trying to blank out everything around me and see what marks are first to be made.
- Don’t have any preconceived ideas of how to finish a drawing; just keep drawing, until it feels finished.
This exhibition will run until Sunday June 2nd. Find out more about this exhibition here.
See more of William M. Hudson’s work and #drawingoftheweeks here.
We had such a wonderful time this weekend at Burgess Park May Fair. Take a look below at some of the highlights of the day!
Art in the Park artists Andrea Sinclair and William Hudson ran a screen printing workshop where people could print their own designs onto our bags.
Trustee Amanda Jackson modelling one of our May Fair bags
Cutting out letters and shapes (and monsters!) to be printed.
A freshly printed bag is revealed!
Artists Francis Wright and Simon Veis also ran a brick making workshop.
Adults and children made their own patterns in the bricks and embedded seeds into them.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our brick making and screen printing workshops – what a lot of creative and talented people!!
Only one more day to go until Burgess Park May Fair 2013!!!
There’ll be lots going on in and around our studio, including Flow Art Art Trail….
Come and find our temporary art trail located along one of the pretty new woodland walks in Burgess Park.
Working with groups from Unwin Well London Delivery Team and Divine Rescue, artists from Art in the Park have made small sculptures from unfired clay with seeds of native woodland plants embedded into them. Plants such as red campion, wild garlic, meadowsweet and nettle-leaved bellfower.
The ‘seed-bomb’ sculptures are in the form of variously shaped bottles and containers, referring to the ceramics and lemonade bottle industries and factories which once existed here, where there is now parkland.
Spot these collections of small sculptures installed around the trees in a couple of clearings in the woodland. They won’t last as such for long. With the weathering of rain, wind and sun the clay will slowly sink into the ground and the seeds will grow.
Project participants have also created silk-screen prints on paper, cotton bags (with the design above!) and cards, relating to the theme, which will be sold during the Mayfair.
And there’ll be lots more to see and do in our studio and all over the park. Hope to see you there!!
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