Draw Hope

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

Draw Hope

Bob and Roberta Smith's Draw Hope pavilion is an outdoor gallery and art-making space that will be sited on the green outside Chatham Library, right on the River Medway as it sweeps its way to the Thames.

A space to make and view art, everyone is invited to come and make their mark on the pavilion by drawing directly onto the walls of the structure, and through workshops with Bob & Roberta Smith and six local artists.

The pavilion will gradually develop over the three weeks of the festival, becoming a collective portrait of Chatham, focusing on how we retain hope and love during major events such as the pandemic and climate change, which have such global and personal resonance.

This work is a co-commission with Medway Council.


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021


Chatham Library, Dock Road, Chatham



Nearest railway station: Chatham

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