Great Place: Volunteers needed for The Big Draw

Closing Date

Hereford-based artist Richard Gilbert is exhibiting at Hereford Museum & Gallery, Broad Street, with a new collection called Common Ground. To coincide with their Museums at Night programme, Herefordshire’s A Great Place has commissioned him to run a Big Draw event for local schools, residents and visitors to the exhibition.

Richard has designed an enormous art work inspired by the forced perspective of David Hockney’s landscapes that celebrates the beauty and variety of the Herefordshire landscapes and he would like volunteers to help him complete the piece and facilitate others to participate. Once hung, standing at 1m wide and 30m long, the landscape will surround the viewer, wrapping them in the views going north, south, east and west, as if you could see them all from the centre of the county.

Volunteers will work closely with Richard with pencil, pen, ink, paint, stencil and free hand as they fill in the details of this beautiful vista and encourage participation from visitors.

We have school groups taking part in morning and afternoon sessions on October 23 - 25, followed by free drop-in sessions for the public of all ages during the half term holiday on October 26, 29, 30 and 31.

On Thursday October 31 the Gallery will open after hours so a special Lates event to complete and unveil The Big Draw artwork. Find out more here.

This Big Draw event will be an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in the development and process of art and you don’t have to be an artist, we’d value your encouragement and presence in the gallery to make sure we reach as many people as possible, getting people engaged and ‘having a go’.

If you are interested in helping out during the drop-in days, please email