july, 2022

This is a repeating event

22jul(jul 22)10:00 am31(jul 31)4:00 pmIndependent Arts Big Draw – The Elephant In The RoomThe Nest

Event Details

Join Independent Arts for The Big Draw at Ventnor Fringe, a chance to sketch a collection of sculptures, installations, and displays all curated around the theme of common turns of phrase. A series of pieces created by participants of Independent Arts workshops and curated by the charity to each represent a common phrase. As well as deciphering the phrase hidden within each sculpture, you’re encouraged to take a pew at the easels surrounding the works and sketch what you see, before adding your artwork to the live exhibition table to build a living exhibition alongside the installations throughout the festival.

“The Elephant In The Room” will provide an interactive, immersive, and fun exhibition suitable for all ages, and alongside the live exhibition, will be ever changing. Professional artists, first time sketchers and families alike can join us to sketch-what-they-see and work out the phrase within the different sculptures as they go. The exhibition and taking part in the sketching is free, however donations to Independent Arts are encouraged.

Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity, using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation. People from all walks of life are experiencing loneliness and isolation. We use the power of the arts to bring them together in a supportive and collaborative environment. We believe in the potential of people often overlooked or seen as disadvantaged.


Friday 22nd – Sunday 31st July 2022 – 10am – 4pm (Excluding Monday 25th)


All Ages 



22 (Friday) 10:00 am - 31 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


The Nest

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