The Big Draw STEAM powered Exhibition opens in Inspire’s Worksop Library Gallery!

Published 24th November 2016

Everton and Mattersey Primary School Children creatively marked the opening of Inspire: Culture Learning and Libraries, Big Draw Exhibition at Worksop Library Gallery on 18th November.

30 young people all of whom have work in the exhibition helped Inspire celebrate by working with artists in the Library and officially opening the exhibition.  The exhibition is a celebration of the talent of the county and features light up drawings from all the workshops that have been held across the county during Octobers Big Draw Festival and a film about the project by local film makers.

Mike Pringle Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council attended the opening: “What a pleasure to see the creative expression of these young people being celebrated and the enthusiasm of young minds to learn different subjects through the power of drawing.”

Inspire secured an Arts Council Grant for the Arts to extend the workshops to smaller libraries and to work with schools to run Big Draw workshops and add more amazing artworks to the exhibition.


1500 people participated in the Inspire Big Draw in over 30 libraries and in partnership with 17 schools.


Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as for those who think they can't!  Bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, STEAM recalls our Industrial past and the fusion of creative innovation, enterprise and the arts.


All ages across the county have worked with artists and Inspire to explore technology with creativity. Using conductive drawing materials, they have created beautiful drawings, added an electric circuit and turned art into science. 


Library Gallery Tour dates


  • Worksop               Tues 15 Nov 16 – 21 Dec 16

  • West Bridgford         Wed 4 Jan 17 – Sun 19 Feb 17

  • Mansfield                   22 Feb 17 – Mon 17 Apr 17

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