WHERE? Albert Hall Manchester
WHEN? 7PM, Saturday 30 Sept
£££? Tickets here
Art Battle has been running since 2013 and on the 30th of September the winners of the past 10 events will go head-to-head for one to be crowned champion!
As if the battling wasn't enough, artists Caroline Dowsett, Emma Reynolds, Rory Mullen and myself will be there as part of Fred Aldous' famed - SO FAMOUS! - 3 Minute Portraits event to draw your face in our own wonderful ways.
From Art Battle: "Battle Royal will see the 10 winners of Art Battle Manchester return and compete for the Champion of Champions crown. It is only fitting that this ultimate contest is to be held in the stunning and atmospheric Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel, which was closed and hidden for over 40 years, recently restored into the city's most premium music venue. The capacity crowd will watch painters, illustrators, tattooists and street artists go head-to-head in what has been described at the city's most energetic art event. With only 30 minutes to create a masterpiece - YOU will decide who is crowned Champion of Champions."
OVERDRAWN #7 Thursday May 25th
Do you like free entry, a night-long happy hour and live art happening with a DJ creating a funk n soul soundtrack to it all?
That's every last Thursday of the month at Manchester's Deaf Institute! At 7pm it's time to grab a drink, take a seat and draw all over the tables with your buddies old and new. And for #7 I'll be one of the artists drawing live upfront!
Set up by three Manchester artists in their own right, they're on a mission to promote all local artists and build up an OverDrawn community, including more frequent social drawing events, art shops, and more to be announced....
I feel very touched to have been asked and brought into the OverDrawn fold, and look forward to where this movement is heading.
See you at The Deaf Institute!
UPDATE: check out the new site!
Born in Manchester, U.K. Jessica graduated from the University of Cumbria with a first class degree in Digital Arts BA (Hons). Specialising in portrait painting and comic creating, her work is a bold mixture of influences; cartoons, classical art, film cinematography and video games.