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Life Drawing Event at Afri-Co-Lab

The Sitter And Their Stories

Life Drawathon - Saturday, June 11th, 2022

10 AM - 10 PM

Twelve hours, eight sitters, one venue! 

The number of pictures produced? Well, that’s up to you!

Life Drawathon, 10 AM - 10 PM

Whether you're an artistic newbie, an old master, or a free spirit, come and draw your heart out in the comfort of your local creativity lab and raise funds for The Refugee Buddy Project and Hastings Supports Refugee Community Group in our Life Drawathon.


Join us in a 12- hour life drawing experiment to capture what really makes the human form. The laughter behind the lines, the wrinkles at the corner of an eye, and the work that shapes our hands.

At the end of your time with us, we would love for you to donate one of your pieces to create a community exhibition that will be reproduced and sold during Hastings Refugee Week. 


The Deets

  • What: 12-Hour life drawing marathon

  • When: Saturday 11th June from 10 am to 10 pm

  • Where: Afri-Co-Lab, 3 Marine Court, TN38 ODX

  • How: Book yourself an hourly slot below

  • ££: £10 / £5 Concessions available


The fundraising bit: Profits from the Life Drawathon and artwork sales will go to The Refugee Buddy Project and Hastings Supports Refugee Community Group


Extras: as well as great models and a great venue we will also provide a selection of recycled paper for you to draw on and to keep your strength up, tea and light snacks will be served throughout the day.

We have 8 hourly slots, each available at £10 per person. (Don't forget £5 Concessions available too!).


To book, choose the time slot that works for you and bring your preferred drawing medium (we recommend you bring a selection of colourful mediums as there will be lots to capture). 

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The Exhibition

Afri-co-lab resident facilitators, Khadija Khan, Morokoth Fournier and Lillian Babirye invite you to look into the rich interior life of each sitter captured through the 12-hour Life Drawathon.

Continue the journey of the sitters in this exhibition.  You will be able to all see the donated artwork as well as purchase your favourite piece

Friday, June 24th,16:00 - 21:00 at Afri-Co-Lab

3 Marine Court, TN38 0DX


Sunday, June 26th. 12:00 - 19:00 at the Sanctuary Festival

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery,  Bohemia Rd, TN34 1ET

To Book

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