Art Macabre, London’s purveyors of ‘death drawing’, inject a lethal dose of theatricality, curiosity and playfulness into the art of drawing from life. Drawing upon concepts, questions and ideas shared earlier in the day, Art Macabre invite you to explore deathly themes through a hands-on, creative event. RIP life drawing!
Create your own ‘memento mori’ designs with 21st century twists, sketch skeleton figures, nude flesh and bone. Live models will pose in theatrical tableaux, exploring personifications of death from around the globe to inspire your drawings. With drawing challenges and collaborative sketching games and a musical soundtrack to add to the atmosphere. Grab a drink from the bar, put pen to paper, and enjoy a fun, playful evening exploring the relationship between art, dying, and how death can be represented in colour and form.
Art Macabre Death Drawing salons began in London in 2010, as a way to explore themes of death, dying, life and the nude body through drawing. Starting as part of a DIY feminist arts festival, Art Macabre has engaged thousands of people in drawing. From Latitude and Wilderness festivals, to outdoor cemetery sketching, pathology museums and old operating theatres, to the British Museum and V&A.
“Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter.” -Katie Antoniou, journalist for Time Out