The Prince’s Drawing Clubs have had a presence in Haringey since 2008 when the Haringey Drawing Club for local children aged 10-14 was launched at Bruce Castle Museum at the suggestion of local MP David Lammy and his wife, artist Nicola Green. To celebrate the great work of the Haringey Drawing Club over the past five years, Deborah Hedgecock and Robert Waite, the Curator and Deputy Curator at Bruce Castle Museum, asked The Prince’s Clubs to put on an exhibition of drawings made by the local children who attend the Club every week. The exhibition follows several recent visits to Tottenham by HRH The Prince of Wales, as part of his initiative to revitalise the area through connections between his charities and local schools, business and organisations.
Since its opening, 77 students have attended The Prince’s Drawing Club held at Bruce Castle Museum. Several have progressed to the 15+ clubs, and flourished in pursuing arts-related subjects at school, and beyond.
For many students the show was their first time exhibiting outside of school, although every student shows one drawing in The Prince’s Drawing Clubs annual show in Spring term. After-school Drawing Clubs are held in community or art centres across eleven London boroughs where students draw from life: objects, people, landscapes and everything in-between, using a wide range of media from pencil to mixed-media. They are tutored by alumni of The Prince’s Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year.
The private view at Bruce Castle and a few of the students’ pictures on show.