Sunday, December 28, 2014

Xmas Sketchcrawl 2014

During this season of giving, instead of exchanging gifts, we met up for a Xmas Sketch exchange, at The Spring mall; amongst the festive mood of holiday-makers and shoppers.
Gallery of sketches before the exchange
Sketchers with their exchanged sketches
We are very thankful for the photos provided by Jee and Annette, that captures all our sketch outings and also documenting each sketch.  More activity photos here.  Below are the sketches.

by Gabby
by Yvonne
by Annette

by Marvin
by Marvin
by Yunyi
by Aurelia
by Jee
by Marvin
by Peggy
by Jee

Sketchcrawl - December 2014

Urban Sketcher Kuching organised our sketchcrawl for December to coincide with the World Art Convention, as requested by the organisers as a fringe event for their participants.  Jee and Hel co-lead this sketch outing.
More activity photos are on Facebook here

Below are just some of the sketches from this sketchcrawl; more sketches are here in our FB group.
by Georges Schneider
by Jane Ling
by Marvin Chew

by Aurelia

Sketchcrawl November 2014

Always wanted to explore Swiburne university Sarawak campus during weekend, where there's lesser human traffic flow.
Usually we get our 3 hours sweet time to sketch and site scouting, but this time we decided to try a really quick sketchcrawl. Most of us switch to Speedy Gonzales  mode during this crawl, it turns out to be fun too.


Urban Sketchers Kuching wish to clarify that although urban sketchers were invited to participate in the sketch competition, as mentioned in this press release, we will not be participating.
This is because it is not in line with the USk Manifesto where sketching is about the camaraderie and not about competing. We have also mentioned this to the organisers when approached to be involved.
However, we do encourage members to participate as individuals (not as urban sketchers). All the best to them who can showcase their talents!
excerpt from the press release

Exhibition with Sarawak Heritage Society - press coverage

Here are some news clipping on the Exhibition with Sarawak Heritage Society; click the link to the online article.

THE BORNEO POST, 22 Nov 2014

THE STAR, 22 Nov 2014

THE STAR, 25 Nov 2014

SIN CHEW DAILY, 27 Nov 2014

Exhibition with Sarawak Heritage Society

After a small preview show by Sarawak Heritage Society (SHS) in June of this year, we finally set up the full exhibition at the end of November; with 20 over sketches by our urbansketchers completed over various sketchcrawls.  Gabrielle, Aurelia, Jee, Min, Helena and myself were there for the set up.  It was a very new experience for most of us, because we had never hosted an exhibition of this scale before (except Gabrielle).  Nonetheless, teamwork made all possible.  Here are some photos taken by Jee, of setup day.
We showcased our sketching tools and sketchbooks, to show what urbansketchers usually work with.  Most of the time, non-sketchers will assume that they need very elaborate artist-grade materials.  This is to share that even the most basic ball-point pen can be used.  Min even showed his soy sauce painting, complete with a splash of the 'material' in a sauce dish.  We also included 2 panels explaining the Urban Sketcher's Manifesto and the About column.

The exhibition hall came alive on 21st Nov 2014, abuzz SHS's committee members and invited guests.  The Chief Minister of Sarawak's wife, was our Guest of Honour, declaring the exhibition opened to the public on 24th till 28th November 2014.