The Sketch 2017 touring exhibition has now opened at Plymouth College of Art in the Drawing Studios and will run until Friday 6th October.
September 9 – October 6
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 11am – 2pm
23-24 September 11am – 5pm
PRIVATE VIEW ON THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 5-7pm
The Drawing Studios
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, PL4 8AT
Devon, England — Map
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Chitra Parvathy Merchant wins Plymouth College of Art Student Prize
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Plymouth College of Art 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.
more of Chitra’s sketchbook pages…