Doodle Wall session 1

As part of the Nottingham Street Art Festival, Surface Gallery arranged a Doodle Wall event in the Long Gallery at Nottingham Castle. Volunteers (me among them), led by Antonietta Sacco, dragooned visitors to the Street Art opening event to add their doodles, scribbles, tags etc to our six panel wall.

I was knocked out by the enthusiasm of people who got involved. There’s obviously a hidden graffiti artist in most people. I spent most of my time shoving pens into people’s hands and persuading them that ‘I can’t draw’ was not going to get them out of it, but I did manage to shoot some photographs as well. I’ve uploaded half of them to Flickr in a Doodle Wall set, but will add a few (ok, a lot) here.

It started like this:

Doodle Wall session 01

then some of the ‘voles’ got going:

Doodle Wall session 01

and then the public joined in:

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with some awesome results:

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and it ended up looking like this (well, after Microsoft ICE has finished with it):

Doodle Wall 01

Some wicked talent in Nottingham!

If you’ve been encouraged by this post to doodle some yourself, we’ll be back in the Long Gallery on Thursday 14th of July 1-5pm, Tuesday 26th of July 1-5pm. See you there.

Posted on July 1, 2011, in Art and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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