Our Drawing Workshops & Events aim to engage people with art, building ways of seeing and exploring their world through drawing.

Drawing is any mark deliberately made onto a surface....

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28 JULY – 8 AUGUST 2017

The Public Schools Arts Festival is an annual exhibition for public school students from the Greater Sydney region.

Public School students are invited to showcase their creative work during Education Week, providing the exciting experience of exhibiting in the gallery and performance spaces of the Addison Road Community Centre. The Addison Road Community Centre Organisation works with the Inner City Teachers’ Association, local teachers and Drawn to Seeing to hold the Public Schools Arts Festival. This year, the festival has been organised with the participation of a Youth Board who are helping to curate the exhibition and create a social media profile for the festival.


8 – 20 AUGUST 2017

Drawn to Seeing are running TWO Drawing Workshops as part of the 2017 Sydney Science Festival.

Sydney Science Festival celebrates and showcases Sydney’s diverse and multidisciplinary science and innovation community to "... increase Sydneysiders’ appreciation and recognition of science, and motivate young people to study and practice science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)".

Our Drawn to Seeing Workshops  are Free but participants MUST register as numbers are limited.

The Great Patch of Turf, SAT 12th August, 10am – 12pm
Cheats + Deceits – Camouflage in Nature, SAT 19th August, 10am – 12pm

Workshops will run from Hut 37A at Addison Road Community Centre (ARCC), are open all ages, & have been designed to inspire both young and old to look more closely at what might be going on in Sydney's backyards.


1 – 31 OCTOBER 2017

The 2017 theme for the BIG DRAW is Living Lines! An Animated BIG Draw Festival & Drawn To Seeing will be running a very special FLIP BOOK Drawing Workshop as part of the Festival in October (details coming soon).

The Big Draw Festival takes place annually from 1 - 31 October. Although initiated in the UK, events now take place worldwide. Last year there were events in 26 countries and it continues to grow. This years Big Draw Festival is designed to get those marks moving!


20 – 21 MAY 2017

Over 100 studios, galleries and ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives) open their doors in May for the Inner West Open Studio Trail. 

Drawn to Seeing join the trail and open their Hut for the weekend of 20 & 21 May. The event occurs over two weekends with four feature days (13–14 and 20–21 May), and will showcase four different precincts. Join the trail to see the best that the Inner West has to offer in its many creative strongholds.


7 APRIL – 21 MAY 2017

The Child Artist Response Project invites artists and children to respond to each other’s creative work and provides a platform for all age collaborations.

Drawn to Seeing installed an interactive Sketch Book project in BIG Kids Magazine Human: The Child Artist Response Project Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. This wonderful exhibition features new work by contemporary artists and children side by side.