Tonight Street 66, will become a pop-up art studio. Basic materials will be provided but guests are free to bring any materials they wish!
Dublin drag queen Pixie Woo will be the model for the inaugural event and artist Ailbhe O’Connor will be guiding the session.
As this is an informal event, this guided session will be very suitable for drawing beginners.
It will also give more experienced artists the opportunity to draw a model whose posture and attitude brings a whole new energy to life drawing.
To find out a bit more about the event, we spoke to event organiser Adrian Colwell.
Hi Adrian! How did Drag and Draw come about?
‘Drag and Draw’ is organised by myself, Adrian Colwell, and is intended to be a relaxed, fun, social activity for the Dublin LGBT community, supporters and friends. It is a bit of a response to the lack of social, activity-based opportunities in the community but it also doubles over as an alternative option for life drawing enthusiasts in Dublin of which there are many.
What can people expect on the night?
The session will be led by artist Ailbhe O’Connor and will feature our inaugural drag queen model Pixie Woo. Ailbhe and I are students of the Cultural Event Management course in IADT. The event will be open to beginners as well as more experienced artists. It will be very informal as it is important that no one feels intimidated by this environment. There will be both fun & fast-paced exercises as well as opportunities for longer studies.
Has the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race changed people’s perception of drag?
Definitely! I’m a big fan and I guess the amazing Drag Race fan art that I see more and more of online may have played some part in inspiring this event. There has always been a very clear relationship between drag and creativity and hopefully ‘Drag and Draw’ will provide another platform for this.
Will there be more events like this in future/will this be part of a series?
Hopefully there will be more iterations of ‘Drag and Draw’ in the future but nothing is set in stone yet so watch this space!
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