Last night was the first of x3 drop-in sessions for the public to have a go at drawing David Shrigley’s ‘The Life Model’. The artist was still adding eyelashes an hour before opening but after lifting ‘him’ into position and adding a rather fabulous wig, and connecting the arduino board and power for animatronic action, he was blinking and pissing into a bucket in no time. First through the doors was a huge group of students from the Visual Art Society at MMU, followed by a herd of public, so many that we had almost 100 people in the gallery. The drawing materials table was completely blitzed (actually quite pleased about this, I love shopping for art materials/stationery so this is the perfect excuse to hit-up Fred Aldous today), and dozens upon dozens of illustrations and sketches were produced that will be added to the walls in time for the exhibition opening on Friday 12 Oct. Sessions continue tonight, Tue 2 Oct and tomorrow, Wed 3 Oct from 18.00 – 19.00.