To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publications of Studio Anorak’s Happy Mags for Kids, Anorak and DOT, we put on a travelling festival, all dedicated to the joys of imagination and drawing.
Called The Drawing Imaginarium, this festival comprised plenty of activities designed to encourage creativity, such a 2m-high ideas-generator dubbed Arnold, a Wall of Wishes, Happy Birthday Life Drawing Class, Pam & Tom dolls house, an aquarium-making workshop, a paper garden complete with bugs and flowers and readings inside a 60s caravan turned bookshop, How Brave is the Wren.
We worked with Illustration students from Winchester School of Arts and Leeds University to devise some of the activities.
It was launched at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as a 2-day outdoor event, then travelled to London for the Dalston’s Children Festival and at the D&AD Festival. The festival was funded by the Arts Council and garnered thousands of visitors in the three venues.