BIG DRAW FESTIVAL PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD TO SARA AND RIVKA SPIZZICHINO. THE PRIZE IS FOR 24H DRAWING LAB ON STAGE AT CENTRO DI SARRO AND PALAZZO ALTEMPS MUSEUM IN ROME.

On 28 September 2019 in the splendid rooms of the Holden Gallery in Manchester, 24H Drawing Lab by Sara and Rivka Spizzichino received the People’s Choice Award presented by The Big Draw.

The prestigious British award linked to contemporary design has recognized innovation, accessibility and passion as fundamental values ​​in the project born in 2013 by the artist Sara Spizzichino and the photographer Rivka Spizzichino, with the aim of literacy to creativity also and above all who it does not come from artistic contexts.

The award, organized in Italy by Carta Fabriano and established by The Big Draw (formally Campaign For Drawing) is heir to what was founded in 1870 by John Ruskin under the name of Guild of St. George and is an English organization that has the purpose of educating in the arts and recognizing the dignity of drawing as an instrument of observation and study of reality and which also sees among its patrons the artist David Hockney and the illustrator Sir Quentin Blake.

The project that 24H Drawing Lab has created in Rome for The Big Draw, has involved in the front line the Centre of Documentation for Contemporary Artistic Research Luigi Di Sarro, and the National Roman Museum Palazzo Altemps with free events open to all.

video by Benedetto Sanfilippo shot in Centro Di Sarro, Rome

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