Friday, 18 October 2013

The Big Draw: Planting Bulbs on Van Gogh Walk 31 October 11am-2pm

Come and join us on Thursday 31 October to plant bulbs and/or allow your artistic side to flourish in our Van Gogh inspired gardens.

Elaine has managed to source the appropriately named Van Gogh tulips and Dutch master daffodils which will bring cheerful colour next Spring to Van Gogh Walk and to the front garden of the house Vincent lived in in 1873. Streetscape, our local gardening social enterprise, will help organise the bulb planting.

We hope that all this earthiness and hard work, and the presence of living models, might inspire some to indulge in some Van Gogh style drawing too; Van Gogh was fascinated by this sort of image of people working outdoors. Michelle from SLAUGHTERHAUS will be here on Van Gogh Walk from 11.00- 2.00pm with paper, drawing boards and charcoal, as well as advice and encouragement for those who need it.

There will be prizes donated by Hyde Plus, and the Stockwell Centre will display the drawings at an exhibition in November.

Adults, children, friends, neighbours and visitors are all welcome. Free, just turn up any time between 11am - 2pm on Thursday 31st October.

Digger in a potato field    Vincent van Gogh 1885
Drawing, Black chalk, grey wash, on wove paper
Van Gogh Museum

Peasant woman planting potatoes, Vincent van Gogh 1885
Drawing, Black chalk
Van Gogh Museum