After Morley yesterday, I went to visit The Sketchbook Project , touring to Canada Water library this week.
What a joy. An opportunity to leaf through the 5 x 7 sketchbooks of participants from UK, the rest of Europe and Australia. Also it felt like a truly social event , with no obsessive security measures, great music playing, friendly and helpful staff. Perhaps it is because they are not hidebound by the increasingly ridiculous health and safety elements of many buildings in London these days but it felt like going back in time. Bags left all over the place as people enjoyed what they were looking at, drinks and food being taken alongside the books, no-one concerned about photographs being taken of the books or of other readers, and generally a very relaxed atmosphere.
Books were developed to set themes, but at times, my friends and I were baffled at how the themes had been interpreted by each participant. These pages caught my attention
Today is the last day. If your are in London, it is a short journey from Waterloo on the Jubilee Line. Well worth a visit.