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CELEBRATING THE BICENTENARY OF JOHN RUSKIN’S BIRTH 1819 | 2019

Organisations across the world are celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth throughout 2019 with a series of special events exploring Ruskin’s radical and increasingly relevant ideas on society, culture, politics, environmental issues and everything in between. A true polymath and social justice pioneer, Ruskin’s legacy will be explored through exhibitions, talks, a national art prize, publications and workshops.

Ruskin was a radical polymath who believed drawing was a vital tool in seeing the world more clearly and without whom The Big Draw simply wouldn't exist. Ruskin's own charity, The Guild of George founded The Big Draw (formerly The Campaign for Drawing) in 2000 with Ruskin's value's at the core of everything we do.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019: AGENT OF CHANGE > FIND OUT MORE

RUSKIN IN MANCHESTER: SUMMER 2019 > FIND AN EVENT

THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019 PRIVATE VIEW & PRIZE GIVING: 11 JULY 2019 @ THE HOLDEN GALLERY, MANCHESTER > SAVE THE DATE

KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER BY JOHN RUSKIN | ILLUSTRATED BY SIR QUENTIN BLAKE > SEE IN SHOP

BIG DRAW EXCLUSIVE! SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINTS BY SIR QUENTIN BLAKE FEATURING NEVER BEFORE SEEN ARTWORK FROM 'KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER' 

Register your interest in our exclusive prints by Sir Quentin Blake and receive priority notification when they are ready to order here.

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