Emma Stibbon – The Big Draw’s newest Patron


We are pleased to announce Emma Stibbon as The Big Draw’s newest Patron.

In 2020 The Big Green Draw Festival #ClimateOfChange focuses on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems.

Emma is an artist who works primarily in drawing and print on paper, depicting remote and hostile environments that are changing rapidly. She does this through location-based research often working alongside geologists & scientists, and in the studio where information is transformed into large scale drawn and printed artworks.

“I am honoured to be a Patron of the Big Draw as it is dedicated to making drawing accessible to everyone – something I really believe in! I love the fact it was started by the Guild of St George, itself founded by John Ruskin in 1871. He was such an advocate for drawing for all.

Increasingly drawing has an important role to play in the urgent debates of our time. The currency of drawing has never been so critical, it is a language that is shared and understood across different disciplines and cultures… I believe it is only through dialogue between science and creativity that we will tackle the big challenges that we face today.”

In celebration of #EarthDay2020 the Big Draw have created a short film with Emma where she demonstrates using one of her favourite mediums, Indian ink to sketch flower shadows in her garden.


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