Drawing workshop at Espolin Gallery

05 September 2023

Espolin Gallery has invited comic artists Judith Vanistendael and Eva Hilhorst to present their project and hold a drawing workshop on Saturday during Lofoten Art Open!

Judith Vanistendael is a comic book artist who has published several graphic short stories, while Eva Hilhorst is a graphic journalist and editor of the digital platform Drawing the Times. The two cartoonists work with graphic journalism, and have climate change as a joint project.

Judith and Eve draw stories to make visible the invisible. They research ways to tell about climate change, fictional and non-fiction by meeting people and working on co-creation projects. This is their third visit to North Norway, and the second time they visit the Espolin Gallery. They are artists in residence at Melbu at AiRV and Nordland Academy of Arts and Sciences. On September 15, they will participate in this year’s Elvelangs festival.

Bildet av tre personer.
From left: Eva Hilhorst, Christian Witternigg og Judith Vanistendael -AiRV Hadsel. Photo: Odd Johan Forsnes / NAKV

Join the Workshop and create yourself!

On Saturday 9 September, you can attend a drawing workshop at Espolin Gallery from 13:00 to 15:00 with artists Judith Vanistendael and Eva Hilhorst.

Judith and Eva will give a presentation about their work on the Storytelling project and talk about how they turn the information they find into compelling stories. Inspired by this, participants get the chance to draw their own comic stories in a one-hour workshop. Finally, we make copies so that the stories can be shared among the participants.

The workshop is free and open to everyone, and no prior knowledge is required.

Sign up for a drawing workshop to: galleri-espolin@museumnord.no

The rest of the weekend there will be an opportunity to create your own image in one of Kaare Espolin Johnson’s preferred techniques – scraperboard.

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