Portrait workshop supports Graves Gallery exhibition

Date Posted: 04/08/2014

Picture the Poet is a touring photographic exploration of some of the nation’s leading contemporary poets.

The exhibition runs from 3rd September to 29th November at the Sheffield venue.

Running alongside this exhibition, which features portraits of poets from Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage to Benjamin Zephaniah is the Graves Gallery’s existing Portrait Workshops.

Picture the Poet is a touring exhibition on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. After the Graves Gallery it will be visiting the following venues:

•    Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston: January – April 2015
•    The Collection, Lincoln: 1st May – 2nd August 2015
•    Sunderland Museums & Winter Gardens: September – November 2015
•    Tullie House, Carlisle: December 2015 – April 2016

Portraits workshop

The workshop involves dressing up, observational drawing and responding to the artworks in the gallery.

It looks at how different artists approach portraiture, from Leonardo da Vinci to Chris Ofili.

A drawing-based workshop for older students with a focus on observation, technique, proportion and using different media is available for Key Stages 3 and 4.

For more information visit www.museums-sheffield.org.uk.

Pictured: Benjamin Zephaniah by Donald MacLellan toned bromide print August 1996 Donald MacLellan.

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