Burra big drawing end approaching

BURRA'S BIG DRAWING: Patricia Butson of the Whyalla Art Group called in to see the big drawing.
BURRA'S BIG DRAWING: Patricia Butson of the Whyalla Art Group called in to see the big drawing.

The Burra big drawing, which covers three walls of Burra Regional Art Gallery, will have its last day on Sunday 23 December. Those who donated objects included in the drawing will attend the "letting go" celebration at the end of the final day, armed with water and sponges. 

The charcoal drawing by Adelaide artist Luke Thurgate, of which the dragon shown in the picture is a small part, was made in the last 2 weeks of November. Since then it has been a much admired attraction.

Luke appreciates the opportunity to do big drawings on wall or floor and accepts that letting go is the way things are. What is important is the process. 

Luke designed the project "The Burra Archive" to make a connection with local residents and hear their stories. There are over 80 objects included, all of personal significance to the owner.

Luke has succeeded in incorporating every one of them into the drawing, showing the rhythm and flow of a beautiful and meaningful work of art.