An Expanded View of Drawing

An Expanded View of Drawing – Open Exhibition

8th – 28th March 2018

The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG

“Drawing is a fundamental tool we’ve used since the beginning of time. Drawing is how we learn to self identify; it’s a skill that helps us socially adjust and appreciate our surroundings. Drawing is the way we grow emotionally and intellectually; it’s our creative, aesthetic and perceptual growth.

“By scribbling, doodling or sketching, with disorder or control, we find new ways to understand the world around us, expressing or representing, the subjective or the scientific. Through imagination and perception, we understand line, light and shadow, and their importance for human expression.” Thomas Goddard, Artist

The Arts & Education Network: South East Wales is pleased to present ‘An Expanded View of Drawing’ at The Riverfront, Newport. This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and pupils to be inspired by contemporary visual artists from the South Wales region, including those who have exhibited internationally and throughout the UK. Entry is free throughout 5th – 28th March, during The Riverfront opening hours.

Image: Andrea Carney Least said soonest mended (2016)


Private View & Networking Event

Tuesday 13th March 2018 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm  (N.B. This is a date change from 5th March, due to adverse weather)

To launch the exhibition, The Arts & Education Network: South East Wales are holding a private view in The Riverfront Gallery. Meet exhibiting artists, network with other teachers, and find out about funding and other opportunities from the Arts & Education Network. Speakers include Hywel Pontin, Director of Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, and Victoria Jones, artist and network coordinator.

Light refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Book your FREE place today. 


Drawing Masterclass for Teachers

Tuesday 13th March 2018 | 10am – 3pm

Join us at The Riverfront, Newport for a day of exploring drawing in support of the WJEC specification, facilitated by experienced artists Bedwyr Williams, Anna Barratt and Geraint Ross Evans – with WJEC examiner Ivan Davies, who will set the scene at the beginning of the day and field questions about the specification.

Supply cover reimbursement of up to £100 is available to allow teachers to attend.

Lunch is provided.

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