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Arnolfini - est 1961

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Events #BABE2019 | Make your own abstract drawings while we walk around Arnolfini.

This experimental drawing workshop helps you explore your own visual language through observation and gestural mark making. We will each produce a series of quick line drawings in response to our surroundings at the Arnolfini’s BABE2019 event. 

A simple way to approach regular drawing practice, start a sketchbook, journal or artist’s book, or just have a go.

This event is free, but limited to a max of 12 participants –


BYO small sketchbook (A5/A6) and pencils – age 14+


Sophie Cunningham Dawe is a Winchester-based visual artist who explores landscape and time through drawing, photography and printmaking. Her practice often includes works on paper, curated projects and collaborations with writers.

New for 2019, Sophie’s Flatten Press presents recent work in artist’s book form including collaborations with poet Stephen Boyce and poet/artist Mark Rutter.


Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE 2019) is a biennial festival featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world. With more than 100 makers taking part, and prices starting from just a few pounds, there will be something for everyone. Presented by Arnolfini, with Sarah Bodman (Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England) and Tom Sowden (Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University).