The Big Draw: Falmouth University

Last week saw the first Big Draw event organised by the illustration department at Falmouth University. The week had been meticulously organised by  senior lecturer Linda Scott and involved workshops from MA student Poppy Robinson and Illustration lecturer Nick Mott and a daily reading from Moby dick by fine art lecturer Gillian Wylde.

The theme, ‘maritime’ was inspired by Linda’s visit to the library archives of the fantastic Maritime Museum in Falmouth who kindly allowed us to source material to kick start visual responses to the theme. The sessions were augmented with maritime sounds and projected images and films related to the core theme and was also filmed by Film students.

Students from a number of courses took part during the week as did pupils from Helston Community College and Treviglas Community College. All in all it was a great experience for us to host and hopefully for those that took part. Many thanks to everyone who made it happen including Nick Mott, Poppy Robinson, Gillian Wylde, The Maritime Museum, The Big Draw, the Falmouth School of Art and in particular Linda Scott.

Here are a selection of images from the week….


THE BIG DRAW: Every Drawing Tells a Story

Throughout the whole of next week the Illustration department at Falmouth University will be hosting a collaborative drawing event as part of the national ‘Big Draw’ initiative. The week will centre around  an open ended experimental drawing project that is based on a maritime theme. The sessions will include audio visual elements, performance, a ‘drawing games club’ and will culminate in a private view at the end of the week. Many thanks to The Falmouth Maritime Museum for access to their library archives and to Linda Scott for organising the event.

The sessions are open to all Falmouth students. Any members of the public that are interested are asked to contact Nigel Owen ( for further details….