Ever wanted to join a life drawing class? Keen to brush up long-lost skills? Join host Rove McManus as we draw the nation together for a two-hour TV live event on Saturday 4 July at 8.30pm on SBS.
Amateur artists, including some well-known faces, will join Rove in the studio to sketch live life models as they strike various poses.
What’s Rove like as an artist? “I studied a fine art degree, so I am no stranger to life drawing, but that was a long time ago, so I am more than a bit rusty," he said."We all drew as kids, but I never stopped. I even managed to make a job of it illustrating my own kid’s books. Life Drawing Live gives everyone at home a chance to sharpen their pencils and have a go.”
For viewers game to pick up their pencils and draw along in real time, rest assured, you won’t be going it alone. Some of the country’s leading art experts will be there to help.
“Whether you’re participating or spectating, Life Drawing Live will be instructive, inclusive and entertaining. SBS will explore the role of drawing and art in reflecting our culture,” said SBS Director of TV and Online Content, Marshall Heald.
The life models come from a range of Australian experiences and backgrounds, and the artists will bring various skill levels along with their enthusiasm.
If you're keen to emerge from iso with a new skill, Damian Davis from production company CJZ reckons “this is the perfect chance to gain one and to be entertained along the way. This is the nation’s biggest ever Life Drawing class, completely live and unrehearsed. We can’t wait to see the results from our in-studio rookie drawers and from everyone at home.” Neither can we!
Participants in the studio will complete a series of life drawing exercises before attempting to capture a challenging final scene. For those drawing along at home, we’ll have our Pose Cam streaming the life models life via sbs.com.au/lifedrawinglive.
Share your drawings on social media using #SBSLifeDrawingLive or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to have your artwork featured during the broadcast and analysed by our experts.
The UK version, presented by artist Josie d’Arby, will also air on Saturday 11 and 18 July at 8.30pm on SBS. Josie will be joined by some of the UK’s leading art experts and special guests.
For more information and how to watch: sbs.com.au/lifedrawinglive
Join the conversation and share your artwork on the night #SBSLifeDrawingLive
Life Drawing Live premieres on Saturday 4 July at 8.30pm on SBS. The show will also stream live across Australia at SBS On Demand at 8.30pm AEST with a delay in WA, NT and SA.