A Climate of Change

We have teamed up with NEATEN (North East Art Teachers/ Educators Network) and The 2020 Big Draw to ask you to create work inspired by Rene Magritte and Climate Change.

In 2020 The Big Green Draw Festival #ClimateOfChange focuses on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems; highlighting how we live today and the ways in which we do and do not harmonise with nature. The Big Green Draw is eager to help showcase mindsets and actions that proactively support positive symbiosis between people and the Earth.


Selected work will be displayed outside Palace Green Library, Durham University. You can send your creations to artcollection@durham.ac.uk

Scroll through the works below inspired by Rene Magritte and The Big Draw 2020…

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North East Art Teachers Education Network

NEATEN meets once a term, frequently at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead or at a host school in the region. Meetings are held as twilights, content varies from skill shares and seminars to a Question Time session with local MP Sharon Hodgson, NSEAD and local Head Teachers, teachers and students.


The Big Draw Charity

Charity no. 1114811

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. The charity leads a diverse programme of advocacy, empowerment and engagement, and is the founder and driving force behind The Big Draw Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. The Big Draw manages collaborative research projects, campaigns and educational conferences on visual literacy, digital technology and STEAM. The charity supports professional and emerging artists through its national contemporary art prize, The John Ruskin Prize and exhibition, and through events, awards, and competitions, creates platforms for each and everyone who wants to draw.

www.thebigdraw.org | www.ruskinprize.co.uk