Shrewsbury Sketchbook and Journal Library

Local creatives are invited by Shrewsbury Museum and Art gallery along side Shropshire libraries to create Sketchbooks and journals, no bigger than A4 size, to a loose theme- Collections. These pieces of work will be available for other locals with a Shropshire libraries card to borrow, or simply peruse within the historic setting, that is Shrewsbury library.

Donation days are called Sketchbook and journal Collection Drives and will take place at Shrewsbury library.

The 1st Collection Drive will take place Saturday 20th January 2018, 11.00 – 16.00. The work generated for the first Collection Drive will be submitted under the theme/brief of ‘Collections’.

There will be also the opportunity to create your own book on the 20th January, with Shrewsbury based artist Emily Wilkinson, (suggested donation £5)

This FREE service is another way for image makers, writers, fine artists, commercial artists, community artists, writers, graphic designers, animators, illustrators, ceramists, bloggers, artists who uses photography etc. to communicate and develop their practice. This is a chance for other creatives and those interested in various art forms to engage with donator’s thoughts, sketches, troubleshooting processes, resources and inspirations in sketchbook and journal form.

The collection of sketchbooks and journals created by Shropshire artists will be housed in the Old School Room, 2nd floor of Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, SY1 2AS.

This project is open to Shropshire based artists.

Donators must be over 16 years.

To request an artist policy and submission form, email [email protected]