artsNK – Experience Great Art

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 artsNK is a unique team of visual and performing arts specialists that initiates, develops and supports arts projects across the North Kesteven district, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

We provide high quality arts experiences for people to take part and to enjoy.  Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the arts to make a meaningful and valued contribution to the well being of the District and County. We do this by working in villages and communities, providing specialist support and expertise and through long term developmental relationships.

For further details see  Who We Are  

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

The Big Draw – Don’t Miss Drawing Machine BLOM

The Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park: Thu 30 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

Sleaford: Sat 1 November, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

As part of The Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, we are bringing BLOM, a unique drawing machine to Lincolnshire this half-term.

The ingenious machine, created by artist Gijs Van Bon uses white canary sand to leave ephemeral patterns and designs along the ground. Run by a computer with a human operator at the controls, BLOM moves about on two wheels, with a sand spreader creating continuous lines of drawing. Children and the general public are invited to contribute to the final design by completing the drawings with coloured sand taken from buckets left along the route.

This year’s Big Draw theme, It’s Our World, encourages everyone to celebrate their environment – rural, urban or coastal – and to explore its sustainability, making Whisby Nature Park the perfect location for the first event on Thu 30 October.

BLOM will then be coming to Sleaford on Saturday 1 November following a route from outside the National Centre for Craft and Design, and travelling along the river Slea (exact route tbc.)

Also look out for artists and designers at the National Centre for Craft and Design on Saturday 25 October, for their Big Draw event.