Ningbo Drawing Circle: a short interview with Ningbo TV

Hiya, here is an update about the short interview Gillian and I had with Ningbo TV. Ningbo Drawing Circle is part of Brew Drawing project. An article for the series of “I am in Zhejiang” covering foreigners live in Zhejiang province, is available though the Wechat article can be found here. And a link to the 3 minutes video in QQ is as follow. Thank you for the volunteers (Agathe, Sarah, Sedat, Mike and Magda), Clotilde and Wery and also the NBTV crew.

Link to the short video (3 mins).

Lastly, the behind the scene pictures:

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Drawing Circle 2 Exhibition- Venue

Map to the exhibition venue (an alley opposite Incity- Yinzhou district):


“Visual brain spew in a collective sketchbook!” is what the Drawing Circle in a nutshell.

SAVE THE DATE: 27 May 2017 at 6:30-8:30pm for the opening party. It is open to public and free admission, drinks can be purchase on the spot. Meet the sketchers (first and second year) and like minded people. The event is supported by Plus- furnishing and decor art and myself as the curator. All artworks courtesy (and made by) 12+1 sketchers who shared the same sketchbook for the last year.

The 12 sketchers are: Clotilde Sun, Yasmin Morgan, Esther Li, Jasmin Song, Zhan Xu, Elenor Smith & Elsa Smith, Kashan Sing, Troy Chen, Jon Castro, Gabriella Buttarazzi, Amarpreet Gill and Garima Gupta.

About the exhibition: This mini exhibition is fruit of the collective and collaborative effort of 13 sketchers (the loving sisters Elenor and Elsa shared the book) over a one year period. The drawing circle idea is: 12 sketchers, sharing the same sketchbook, with each sketcher keeping the book for a month. Afterwards, the book was passed to the next person until the end of the year.

Link to the Drawing Circle page  click here

Link to an introduction of the second year in Ningbo Guide June 2016 click here

A glimpse of the exhibition venue click here.

Link to previous event last year, the Ningbo Local Drawing Circle 1 mini exhibition (photography and video) click here

When the Drawing Circle was started in March 2015. It was adopted from Brew Drawing Circles. click here.


The second year’s sketchbook video (YouTube):

Bye for now and hope to see you there. Mia.

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Drawing Circle 2 Mini Exhibition- Sneak Preview

The second year of Ningbo Local Drawing Circle is coming to an end soon. Similarly with last year, we will be exhibiting the work which has been produced by 12 sketchers + 1 montage work as an introduction to the second year. The plan is before the summer break starts, the opening party will be on May 27th. An exclusive sneak preview of the gallery/design company/cafe; Plus- furnishing decoration and art; is here. This is going to be the end of the local drawing circle journey for me, hopefully we will see you there! Similarly, there will be an opening party and it will be opened for public. Stay tuned for more details of the event.

Click here for what is Drawing Circle year 1 and year 2 all about.

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Note: Last year’s opening party coverage and timelapse can be found here.

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Drawing Circle 1 mini exhibition 22 October: Maps and pictures.

I cobbled together an overall map to show where the exhibition place (Da Bu Li Yuan) is and a more detailed map. It is not far from Shangrila Hotel, Ningbo.

Please ask the taxi driver to drop you at Dabu Park (Dabu Gong Yuan), 48 Dabu Street (Dabu Jie). Jump off, go through the park until you see a Chinese flag on the sky and walk further until you find an access door to Da Bu Li Yuan. The place is a gem in the middle of the city, trust me. Follow the map with pictures. That’s the easiest way to get there, although not the only one. Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via Wechat ID: miatedjosaputro .

22 October, the opening party will start at 5pm. Until 7pm. Free admission; booze and other drinks are available for purchase. Weather permitting, we will have a beer garden set up.

22 October- 5 November, you can drop everyday from 10:30 to 22:00, but the access door from park won’t be opened. Go through the park until you find another park’s exit, and turn right (Nandabu Alley). See the last picture on this article.

Information about the Ningbo Local Drawing Circle can be found here. The event only exhibits the first year drawing circle’s sketches (of 12 sketchers), individual posts can be found on the same page, here. Please scroll down. Doodles courtesy of 12 sketchers.

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The Drawing Circle mini exhibition’s party: October 22nd

Mark the date guys, October the 22nd! I have posted about the quirky establishment (click here) which will be the venue of the mini exhibition. Lovely lovely place downtown, perched in the middle of city’s hustle and bustle. The October 22nd is the opening party, and the drawings will be exhibited for the next two weeks. Each sketchers’ selected doodles will be displayed, and there will be a couple of artists exhibiting their projects too. We might purchase some beer and finger food from the bar; and we will turn the outdoor bit into a beer garden on that Saturday (weather permitting). Stay tuned for more details.

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Esther: Second Ningbo Local Drawing Circle July 2016

Hiya, how’s the summer break? Hope you are having a great time whenever and wherever you go. This month I would like to share Esther’s sketches last month. Bold and colourful, I have to say. In tune with the summer! All pictures courtesy of Esther. There are some available slots available, please get in touch. And don’t forget to grab Ningbo Guide.

Bye for now.

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