Draw, Drink, Discuss

Draw, Drink, Discuss


On Friday evening 5th June, Women in Architecture NI are hosting an evening of making, sketching and painting, including presentations by QUB graduates Nadine Graham and Mark Donnelly, and QUB lecturer Jane Larmour.

Women in Architecture NI is a supportive platform for women in Architecture and those aspiring to be them. The Instagram account is taken over by a different female designer each week.

From the organisers:

RSUA’s Women in Architecture NI are drawing the week to a close with a Friday evening of making/sketching/painting along with brief presentations from architect-artists and BYO drinks.

Taking inspiration from London-based Anna Gibb’s isolation escapes (enter the Big Inky Raffle for the original by 31 May), we invite you to draw or paint an architectural gem you would happily isolate in… Alternatively, engage in the mindful bliss of adult colouring-in, with a specially commissioned print by Anna Gibb which will be forwarded in advance for you to print at home. The original drawing will be given away, along with other prizes, in a random draw among participants on the night.

The evening will be punctuated by three 5 minute presentations by talented Northern Ireland architect-artists Jane Larmour, Nadine Graham and Mark Donnelly, with relaxed discussion in between.

Your Hosts:

Aisling Rusk is Director of Studio idir, which focuses on creative collaborations across domestic, commercial and community projects. Her PhD explored spatial practices that seek to challenge and erode physical and social boundaries in places of conflict. Aisling is the inaugural chair of RSUA Women in NI Architecture and lives in Belfast with her husband and two kids.
Aoife McGee is an Architect in practice who currently leads the Belfast office of vanDijk Architects. She is an advocate of socially inclusive design and throughout her career has had an interest in the honesty of materials and a spatial quality which responds sensitively to its context. Always encouraging hand drawing and sketching in studio teaching, Aoife sees this as the universal language of architects. She runs the Women in Architecture NI instagram account – contact her to guest host for a week.

This event is now sold out, but you can follow Women In Architecture NI for updates and news of further events.

Image: credit – Anna Gibb, Insta/Twitter: @agibb_


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