A fascinating evening at the gallery sketching the performers. A great piece of entertainment and a chance to improve our sketching skills with several 5-15 minute poses.
As well as the acts there were lots of competitions and prizes to be won.
The first performer was dressed in a traditional Chinese costume and she had posed for us. We did quick sketches of her before being treated to a dance. She then changed her costume to that of a Turkish belly dancer; here she did another dance using a piece of fabric as an accessory. I won a prize for my idea of where she had performed. At the last minute I decided on the Moon, Tony Easom, from the art club, won the main prize with his depiction of the Pyramids.
,After a short break for refreshments the second act came on dressed in a Harry Potter robe and proceeded to hammer a nail into her nose! Quite a start to a performance! She then ate part of a light bulb. She finished her performance with a jump up and down on broken glass before taking off the cloak and sitting on the glass. Again we had chance for a couple of quick sketches; the competition this time was for us to include a spell in our drawing. Having to sketch and think of a spell made the task a lot harder!
The final act involved the stilt walker and his puppet. An impressive dance sequence followed before they posed for a couple of sketches. This time I won the main prize and collected a series of goodies including some Avengers rubbers!
Another great evening out. I found my sketches improved as the night progressed; not sure if this was because of the practice or the alcohol!
Several Salford Art Club members attended and were among the prizewinners and all seemed to be having fun. Although it was not as busy as last year, there was a nice group of fellow artists and an enjoyable evening was had by all. I look forward to the next session.