Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ern Shaw’s work celebrated

Cartoon drawn by patrick Blower

The Ern Shaw Exhibition Launch day on Saturday 19th June at the Ferens Art Galley Hull was a great success. Many of Ern Shaw’s family and friends visited the gallery and saw some of his work for the very first time. Approximately a 1000 visitors came to the gallery on the day.
The children’s corner in the Ern Shaw gallery was a real hit with the huge cartoon strips to draw on, games and other activities. In the live Arts Space Guardian cartoonist Patrick Blower demonstrated modern drawing techniques using the Wacom tablet. The tablet allows an artist to create a drawing with a cordless pen which displays the image onto a computer screen. 100 visitors went to his workshop and a selection enjoyed the drawing experience during the day.
Outside in Queen Victoria Square was a marquee with face painting, free caricatures drawn by a professional caricaturist Ray Allen, doodle/chalk pavement drawings, and a cartoon strip workshop.

Do not miss the opportunity to see this very talented cartoonists work. The exhibition celebrates the art of cartooning and is suitable for both children and adults to enjoy.
The exhibition runs until Sunday October 10th.

1 comment:

  1. Today i purchased some embroidery transfers by Ern and a letter dated 1939 which was signed by Ern Shaw.