Fabrica - Center for Contemporary Art
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG
South East England
Draw to Perform


DRAWin 2018 – An International Festival of Live Drawing Performance

– The Sound of Drawing –

Tuesday & Wednesday, 3-4 April 2018, 10am-5pm. Fabrica – Brighton’s Center for Contemporary Art.


The DRAWin festival aims to promote public awareness of Drawing Performance and give the opportunity to explore and engage with this emerging way of expression. It also intends to mark the UK as a leading hub for this innovative art practice and help in building a new generation of young drawing performers.

DRAWin 2018 is an international festival for live drawing performance, organized by ‘Draw to Perform’ and hosted by Fabrica Gallery. The festival includes live performances by leading local and international artists and workshops for children and the general public. DRAWin links and explores the connection between mark making, music, dance, and theater. This art practice is perfect for children and young performers who can express themselves in the most natural way and find the activity very liberating. Kids can find a sense of achievement from participating in this creative and rewarding environment. This year’s theme will focus on drawing in relation to sound and movement; an investigation of the sound of drawing not as a by-product, but as an added layer to the pieces. The capturing, recording and manipulation of drawing sounds intensifies and enriches the experience of artists and viewers. The outcome is a gripping and multisensory live art experience.

Day 1 includes 10 new live interactive performances commissioned by leading local and international artists.

Day 2 is made up of bookable workshops for children and the general public provided by participating artists, allowing art enthusiasts of every age and ability the chance to work with and explore this new and innovative form of art.

Participating Artists: Jenny Arran (UK), Isabel The Phantomat (UK), Roberta Maddalena Bireau (Italy), Molly Macleod (UK), Dejan Mrdja (Serbia/UK), Lisa Munnelly & Oli Blairs (New Zealand), Sidney Pink (US), Liliana Robins (UK), Florent Schwartz (France), Ram Samocha (Israel/UK) & Mark Browne (UK), Flexer & Sandiland (UK).

“After the great success of our last year’s event at Fabrica, we’re so exciting to continue the tradition for artistic freedom that the city is famous for. This unique, must-see performance promises to be high energy, combining drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic event for all the family.” Ram Samocha, DTP founder.

Draw to Perform is an international community for drawing performance curated by artist Ram Samocha. Draw to Perform has held previous international symposiums, festivals, collaborative UK events and educational workshops. Past Draw to Perform symposiums have been held in London and Brighton. Following the success of these events, recognition of Draw to Perform and its events has grown steadily and the community has showcased performance symposiums and workshops at Central Saint Martins (2013), Goldsmiths University (2015), and OCAD University, Toronto (2016).


The festival is open to the public and runs from the 3-4th April 2018 10am-5pm at Fabrica – Center for Contemporary Art. 40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG


Day 1: Day Pass for all performances – Adult £15 (£20 on the door), Child (5-15) £5, Family: 1 Adults+up to 2 Children £20 (£25 on the door), Family: 2 Adults+up to 3 Children £32 (£40 on the door).

Day 2: Tickets per workshop – Adult £10, Child (5-15) £5, Family (2 Adults+up to 2 Children) £25.


For more information about Draw to Perform, please contact us:


Email: [email protected]

Supported by
Draw to Perform, Fabrica Gallery, South East Dance, Cass Art.