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Sketch 2017

We are very pleased to be able to host Rabley Drawing Centre's touring exhibition Sketch Open 2017 this year in our Drawing Studios here at the college, running until Friday 6 October.

100 artists' sketchbooks were selected from over 500 international submissions for the SKETCH 2017 competition and touring exhibition. The show also features as an event in the Plymouth Art Weekender with special opening times of Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 (11am-5pm).

Opening times:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Sunday: closed
(Plymouth Art Weekender opening times: 23-24 September 11am – 5pm)

Join us at the private view on Thursday 28 September, 5-7pm and discover the work with fellow sketchbook artists. Can't make the opening? Don't worry the show runs until Friday 6 October.

Chitra Parvathy Merchant

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Plymouth College of Art Sketch Student Prize as Chitra Parvathy Merchant.

Chitra Merchant grew up in India and currently works as a Printmaker in Bristol, U.K since 2000. Much of Chitra’s work is strongly informed by her Indian upbringing. This is reflected in her drawings and prints that examine the roles and expectations that are ascribed to women in India and elsewhere. Her landscapes use ancient Indian historical sites as a starting point from which to develop imaginal structures that take on a life and logic of their own. Her love of drawing and colour always form the starting point of any work.

For her, keeping sketchbooks is vital to her practice. They are a way of recording ideas and thoughts in a safe and intimate format. But most of all, they remain for her, a way of keeping alert and alive to creative possibilities. Come and see her work at the show.

What: Sketch Open 2017
When: Saturday 9 October - Friday 6 October (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm // Saturday, 11am-2pm // Sunday, closed) Free and open to all.
Where: Drawing Studios (CC2.01) at Plymouth College of Art

  • Exhibition / Opening
  • CC2.01, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT
  • Free