Walk and sketch in the park- The Exhibition. 26 November - 08 December 2018.



Exhibition of the outcome of a series of free walking and sketching events held during June- September in Belfast parks. This part is funded by Belfast City Council. The additional exhibition will link the outdoor programme with our project space, bridging the gap between dedicated hobby, creative leisure activity and serious art production. It also opens and exposes the work to a wider audience, who might be inspired to give it a try as well.

Background: Walk and sketch in the park was a series of 8 free walking and sketching events in 7 of Belfast's city parks during this summer. Participants were invited to join artists Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner for a gentle walk through the park with regular stops to sketch, draw or watercolour at various locations. Participants were supported and encouraged by the facilitating artists to observe and visually translate the world around them by using materials provided at the event (pencils, charcoal and wet media such as watercolour and pen/wash). Sketches were made by observing the surrounding landscape in the immediate park and natural world (flowers, plants and trees) and any architecture of the park (gateways, buildings, bridges). Views from the parksl also provided subject matter for sketching.
The facilitating artists provided artistic support and encouragement so that participants felt able to try sketching at their own pace.


Walk and sketch in the park- series of free walking and sketching events with Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner. June- September 2018

17 June: 1st session, Botanic Park

SUNDAYS 3- 5pm

17 JUNE   BOTANIC PARK, BT7 1LP

01 JULY  BARNETTS DEMESNE PARK, BT9 5PB

22 JULY  SIR THOMAS AND LADY DIXON PARK, BT17 9LA

29 JULY   VICTORIA PARK, BT4 1JT

12 AUG  WATERWORKS, BT14 6NG

26 AUG ORMEAU PARK, BT7 3GG

02 SEPT  CAVEHILL COUNTRY PARK/BELFAST CASTLE, BT15 5GR

09 SEPT   BOTANIC PARK, BT7 1LP

For more information and images of work see: facebook 
'Walk and sketch in the park' was supported by a Belfast City Council Parks Grant.






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