CALL: Drawing in Lockdown

Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand
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Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand
Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand
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Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand
Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand
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Drawing in Lockdown, installation S.M.A.K. 2020, Photo Zaza Bertrand

Make a drawing and send it in.

Now we're back to ourselves, it might be the perfect time to make a drawing again and send it to us. Drawing is, just like writing, an activity that is often practised in seclusion. This can range from a (self) portrait, a still life to a landscape from your window. It is possible to do this until the end of December 2020. Everyone can participate: young and old, artists and enthusiasts.

Please take the following conditions into account:

  • Drawings should ideally be black and white.
  • Maximum A4 size – vertical format. 
  • Include your details on the back of your drawing: Name, age, postal address and e-mail address. This way we can contact you.

Send your drawing by post to:
S.M.A.K. tav DRAWING IN LOCKDOWN
Jan Hoetplein 1
9000 Ghent.

Drawing in Lockdown: publication and exhibition behind closed doors

We set up an intimate presentation with all the drawings in the museum and a book was published with a selection of drawings that were sent during the first lockdown. More information can be found here

S.M.A.K. has a long tradition of initiating drawing projects: we’ve been organising them since 2014. The museum has conducted projects with refugees in camps in Iraq and reception centres in Belgium, for example, and also with prisoners and newcomers. The drawings have been collated in books such as ‘Traces Of Survival’, ‘From Here to There’, ‘Prison Drawings’ and ‘Gentle Figures/ Beautiful Friends’. Drawing – as a special and unique human trait – was central to all these projects. 

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