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Large-scale Sketch of Dundee

Large-scale Sketch of Dundee Image
Visitors to The McManus, Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, will be able to see their city mapped out in a huge, aerial drawing by artist Carl Lavia, aka Sketch. Remarkably made from memory, the work conveys key landmarks and intricate details of the UNESCO City of Design. This exhibition marks the artist's fourth stop on an epic road trip to sketch all 69 UK cities, and will be on display for 6 months from Saturday 17 February 2018.

A talented, self-taught artist, Carl has been sketching since he was 5 years old. As a child, he was fascinated with drawing maps, architecture and fictional cities. It was after contracting and overcoming Guillane-Barré syndrome, a condition that affects the nervous system and can leave sufferers paralysed, that he decided to take his childhood passion more seriously and begin sketching with a more ambitious vision. It was in 2016 while mapping the city of Birmingham that he joined forces with photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel and together they formed the '69 cities of the UK' project. The cities of Manchester and Edinburgh were completed and displayed in 2017 and at the end of last year, they turned their sights to Dundee, a city Carl had previously not visited.

Carl spent three months in Dundee, making sketches and mapping out the city. He was struck by its rich history, architecture and distinct design.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Dates
Friday 17th August 2018 10:00am
Saturday 18th August 2018 10:00am
Sunday 19th August 2018 12:30pm
Monday 20th August 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 21st August 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 10:00am
Thursday 23rd August 2018 10:00am
Friday 24th August 2018 10:00am
Saturday 25th August 2018 10:00am
Sunday 26th August 2018 12:30pm
Monday 27th August 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 28th August 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 29th August 2018 10:00am
Thursday 30th August 2018 10:00am
Friday 31st August 2018 10:00am
Saturday 1st September 2018 10:00am
Sunday 2nd September 2018 12:30pm
Monday 3rd September 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 4th September 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 5th September 2018 10:00am
Thursday 6th September 2018 10:00am
Friday 7th September 2018 10:00am
Saturday 8th September 2018 10:00am
Sunday 9th September 2018 12:30pm
Monday 10th September 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 11th September 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 12th September 2018 10:00am
Thursday 13th September 2018 10:00am
Friday 14th September 2018 10:00am
Saturday 15th September 2018 10:00am
Sunday 16th September 2018 12:30pm
Monday 17th September 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 18th September 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 19th September 2018 10:00am
Thursday 20th September 2018 10:00am
Friday 21st September 2018 10:00am
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