The Drawing box is a social network / Facebook (secret group) founded on Dec. 27, 2012. The group was formed by Outland arts member Diane Henshaw to create an open 'but private by invite only' forum for circulatory discussion about contemporary drawing with artists Andrew Crane, John Crabtree and Patil Rajendra, all of which had a collective synergy within their artistic practice. Quickly the group grew to a membership through word of mouth of close to 80+ artists. The group decided to experiment with a spontaneous drawing exhibition plan, and many newly formed DB members are now all creating five new works each scaled to A5 and participating in this inaugural mail art project under the auspices of the 'Drawing box,' in whatever mode of drawing that might be.
The Drawing Box exhibition takes place April 4-21, 2013 at The Crescent Arts Centre Gallery in Belfast, North Ireland. Read more about the ehibition on Facebook.