Vibrant history of Arundel gets drawn-up

ARUNDEL Museum was teeming with artists of all ages last week as it hosted international festival the Big Draw.

One of the children takes part in the Big Draw event at Arundel Museum
One of the children takes part in the Big Draw event at Arundel Museum

The event, which saw the Jubilee Rooom packed with budding sketchers, was run in partnership with West Sussex DFAS (Decorative and Fine Art Society) as part of its lively Young Arts Programme.

Local artist Ellie Bond came into the museum for the weekend to help visitors create a giant collage of Arundel.

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Visitors were encouraged to sketch the objects in Arundel Museum and around the historic town.

The theme for this year was ‘every drawing tells a story’. So. the event’s aim was to tell the story of Arundel through drawing.

Visitors’ sketches were used along with photographs from the museum’s collection to create a street scene of Arundel past, present and future.

The museum welcomed more than 400 people across the weekend, who used the history and architecture of Arundel to create a community art piece which will remain on display in the Jubilee Room until the end of the month.

Ellie said: “The event was a thoroughly enjoyable two days full of colour, castles and collaboration. I am extremely pleased with the end result of our Big Draw.”

She added: “It was a very detailed and vibrant account of the hundreds of people who came to make this event the big success it was.”

The collage will be on display in the Jubilee Room until Friday, November 27.

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