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Birth-day – a participatory drawing project by Sam Winston to commemorate births and deaths as they happen

Birth-day by Sam Winston is co-presented by Antlers Gallery and Mayfest Bristol as part of Bristol 2015 Lab.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sam Winston portrait
This exciting participatory drawing and storytelling project features artwork made up of large-scale drawings that commemorate the births and deaths that are happening across the world everyday. Birth-day is the brain child of artist Sam Winston, and is co-presented by Antlers Gallery and Mayfest for the Bristol 2015 Lab.

'By the time you’ve read this sentence three people have been born into the world.
By the time you’ve read this sentence two will have passed away.
By the time you’ve lived through this half-day there will be 183,600 more children on the planet.
And in the same twelve hours 77,760 people will have passed away.'


Members of the public will collaborate by drawing circles alongside the artist to remember people they know then register their names in writing on a separate board, building into large collective drawings. Sam Winston will be on hand to talk to people and guide them in their contribution to the project. Visitors can just turn up to contribute… read more

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