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Draw to Look

  • Royal West of England Academy Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX (map)

‘We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice.’

- John Berger, Ways of seeing.

Hannah invites you, one at a time, to join her in the gallery, at a desk specially made for two people to draw each other.

A simple occasion to notice the looking that drawing allows and the difference it makes.

You will become a part of this evolving project, open to all experience.


You can participate in this one-on-one performance on: 2nd April, 23rd April, 7th May

Duration: 10 minute slots between 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm.

Booking is essential: Book here


Hannah Sullivan is a Bristol based performance artist invested in reframing and opening creative practices, by focusing thought on what they do. Drawing does many things, it records but it also asks us to pay attention. Hannah is interested in the liveness of observational drawing, the affect this occasion has on our relationship to what we choose to draw, and the resulting marks as maps of our looking. Using a simple drawing exercise Hannah aims to make some time for you to consider what we cultivate when we draw.


Draw To Look is a new participatory work developed especially for the Drawing Lab at DRAWN 2017, inspired by the RWA building and spaces it consists of a specially made drawing desk, a one-on-one performance and an evolving exhibition.


Draw To Look is presented in association with MAYK and supported by Royal West of England Academy and Arts Council England. With Thanks to Loft 6D, Interval, Cove Park, and the writings of John Berger and Tania Kovats.


Dramaturgy by Alice Tatton Brown

Design assistance from Alexander Stevenson

Produced by Katherine Hall

Image by Paul White

Earlier Event: February 22
MAYK Salon #4
Later Event: May 11
A Spark and a Beating Heart