“Unfolding Stories: Sketching the Everyday” (by Lynne Chapman)

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Date(s) - 26/07/2016 - 01/08/2016
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Campus sketch by Lynne Chapman

26 July – 1 August 2016, Z-Arts, Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester (map and directions)

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See the everyday world a little differently, with this free exhibition from urban sketcher and award-winning illustrator, Lynne Chapman. The exhibition features over fifty metres of beautiful sketches, produced during Lynne’s year as Leverhulme artist-in-residence at the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, part of the University of Manchester.

All the work on display was painted in real time, on the spot, capturing the stories of people and places. Lynne adds her own observations as she sketches, weaving text into the images, creating lively and often funny incites into what is happening around her as she works.


Lynne showing off one of her concertina sketchbooks.

As well as illustrating a year-in-the-life of the Morgan Centre, Lynne has been teaching Morgan Centre sociologists to sketch, so that they can use sketching as part of their research, as part of an experimental collaboration into combining sketching and sociological research.

Try some of Lynne’s sketching ideas for yourselves on our sketching table – it doesn’t matter whether you are already a keen sketcher or a complete beginner (or even one of those adults who says ‘I can’t even draw stick-men’). There are lots of simple tips from Lynne to get you started, so why not give it a go?

We will also be holding two family workshops during the exhibition, on Tuesday 26 July and Monday 1 August, from 10.15 – 12.45. Lynne will show you lots of fun techniques to add confidence, impact and colour to your sketches. All materials provided.


Sketch of Oxford Road

Sketching on Oxford Road

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