Half term kicks off in creative style this October as Dulwich Picture Gallery attempts to set the record for the world’s longest landscape. As part of The Big Draw 2016 Dulwich will invite families and drawers of all ages to contribute to the piece with their own personal landscape. Renowned illustrators including Nicholas Allan and Marion Deuchars will also join the challenge, offering their creativity and expertise while adding their own individual styles to sections on the piece.

With help from the public, the Gallery hopes to create a landscape measuring 400 metres, eight times the length of the Gallery building.The striking enfilade will transform into a communal easel with paper running the entire length for participants to make their mark on.

Professional illustrators joining the event include Nicholas Allan, award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty children’s books, Marion Deuchars, whose distinctive, illustrative work has been used by the Royal Mail on commemorative stamps and Yuval Zommer, author and illustrator of The Big Book Of Bugs.

Taking inspiration from the vibrant communities and landmarks of South East London, the event will encourage participants to reflect upon their own personal landscape and unleash their artistic vision. Visitors will be able to choose from a variety of materials and interpret the sights and surroundings of their community through the universal language of drawing.

The event coincides with the Gallery’s new exhibition on the Dutch landscape painter, Adriaen van de Velde, a master of the Dutch Golden Age whose delicate, carefully composed landscapes and exquisite preparatory drawings fuse agricultural landscapes in Holland with mythological Arcadian scenes in Italian settings.

Friday 14 October 2016: 10am – 2.30pm
Saturday 15 October 2016: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 16 October 2016: 10.30am – 4.30pm

A variety of drawing materials will be available

Children FREE
Adults standard Gallery entry: £8.