Saturday evening saw AMi’s ‘Midnight Drawing’ event happen at Sussex County Arts Club, in Brighton.
10 artists arrived in the dark Mews leading to the club to candlelight and a chalk VII insignia. Once inside, easels were set up, boards and paper, masking tape, charcoal and oils, and at 10pm, the evening began.
The 6 models began a 3 hour pose, to a soundtrack of ticking clocks, chimes and bells. Every half an hour, each model held 3 separate short poses, accompanied by 3 songs chosen by each model.
At the sound of midnight, and Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’, all models and artists stopped for a break, where wine and absinthe were handed round, whilst all.
The final section saw the evening increase in intensity somewhat, as artists pushed themselves to finish their creations and the models held the long pose for just one more hour…
1am- the pose was over, and some wonderful work was created. It was great to see so many artists tackle the whole pose, as well as almost full sketchbooks of short abstract poses, and even some ipad drawings.
by Geo Parkin
By Julian Vilarrubi (ipad drawing)
All of us here at Artists, Models, iNK were pleased with the way the evening went, and its safe to say all those in attendance enjoyed the event too.
Worth discussing is wether the creating of art at such a late hour, affecting the way any of us worked- both artists and models.
The 3 songs, chosen by each model were:
Coffee Homeground: Kate Bush
Untitled: Rodrigo & Gabriella
Hoist that rag: Tom Waits
Night time: The XX
Ungodly fruit: Wax Tailor
Pennyroyal: MF Doom
On your own again: Scott Walker
Yumejis theme (from ‘In the mood for love’ OST): Michael Galasso
Rose Unconscious: Dark Horses
Moving through time (From ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’ OST: Angelo Badalamenti
Profondo Rossi (From ‘Goblin’ OST)
Fats Revisited (from ‘Lost Highway’ OST): Angelo Badalamenti
New resolution: Azure Ray
Hope there’s someone: Antony & the Johnsons
Going to a town: Rufus Wainwright
Silent Shout: The Knife
Animal: Miike Snow
Keep the streets empty for me: Fever Ray.
There’s be more news of future events soon…!