Drawn To Imagine
The Heong Gallery with Gloria at the Gallery
Part of YOKO ONO SKY PIECES The Heong Gallery
Sun 06 Oct 12:00-17:00
Join Gloria at the Heong Gallery for this year’s Big Draw event, inspired by the work of Yoko Ono. Go cloud-spotting in her ‘Sky Piece’ and use your imagination to draw, collage, and create fantastic and surreal images. Follow Yoko Ono’s own drawing instructions published in her book ‘Grapefruit’ [1964] and explore the magical power a drawn line possesses to create new realities. Let your imagination and pencil run wild! Child-friendly, all are welcome. Yoko Ono is an artist whose thought-provoking work challenges people’s understanding of art and the world around them. From the beginning of her career, she was a Conceptualist whose work encompassed performance, instructions, film, music, and writing.

YOKO ONO SKY PIECES illustrates Ono’s fascination with the sky. Following her escape from Tokyo during the World War II bombing raids, the sky has appeared repeatedly in Ono’s work as a metaphor for peace, freedom, the unknowable and the eternal.
Participation, ephemerality, and the everyday are at the heart of Ono’s artistic work, inviting the viewer to become at once spectator, and occasionally, fabricator of her art, to see new meaning in the quotidian and to contemplate ideas and visions beyond surface experience. Her instruction pieces and scores bring forward the notion that thoughts can act as works of art in themselves, activating the viewer’s imagination and inviting them into the creative process itself.

YOKO ONO SKY PIECES is part of YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR... (2 March – 31 December 2019) at The Heong Gallery, Alison Richard Building, Lady Mitchell Hall, Ruskin Gallery, and various public sites in the city.

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This is a free event

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by The Heong Gallery

Dr Prerona Prasad
t: 01223334800
e: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk

Family Friendly Facilities: Pushchairs welcome.
Drawing sheets and colouring sheets always available.
Fully wheelchair accessible.
Large print label books available.
Photo by Natalia Gonzalez Acosta. Courtesy Yoko Ono

The Heong Gallery
Downing College
01223 334800

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