The Sesame Drawing Club is a collective of 6 female artists who met when they were studying the MA Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts. The London based collective is made up of artists Anja Susanj, Hammer Chen, Gitanjali Iyer, Francesca Mclean, Hannah Redpath and Georgie McAusland. They predominately focus on illustration, a world that is often associated with children's picture books, but the collective's art takes a bit of a different turn. They aim to tell stories through their artwork, often exploring the stories that are less frequently told. The characters in their works are sometimes a little bit weird, and the scenarios obscure or abstract, but the contemporary approach to illustration is both beautiful and fresh.
The Fisherton Mill in Salisbury will be hosting the Sesame Drawing Club's first solo exhibition. The exhibition will feature works in a variety of different mediums, and each of the artists has their own individual style while also representing the ethos of the collective as a whole. Twice a year the collective print a run of zines, which feature illustrations and allow a story that runs longer than a single frame. Other works involve experimentation through ceramics, screen printing, etching, and simple pencil and paper.
The exhibition will be at the Fisherton Mill from January 10th until February 24th 2018. Admission is free and while you're there, you'll also be able to explore the rest of the gallery and visit the gallery gift shop, which is filled with homewares, prints and other items made by artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10am till 5pm and 9:30am till 5:30pm on Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays.
As well as regular exhibitions, Fisherton Mill also frequently has workshops, where you can learn a variety of different craft skills.
Fisherton Mill is located in Salisbury, about 25 miles outside of Southampton on the A36.