Derry Sketcher giving away free art in city centre

A sneak preview of one of the postcards the Derry Sketcher will be hiding in various places around Derry this coming weekend.
A sneak preview of one of the postcards the Derry Sketcher will be hiding in various places around Derry this coming weekend.

The mysterious Derry Sketcher will be giving away some of their art for free this weekend.

The event, which is to raise awareness of the Big Draw, will see the Derry Sketcher place some sketches in various well known places throughout the city on Saturday.

The Derry Sketcher, whose identity is a secret, will then give clues via their Twitter account but there’s even a chance you could stumble across a sketch as they will be virtually impossible to miss and each sketch will be labelled ‘free art’.

“There are two ways of taking part. Firstly, if you follow my twitter account @derrysketcher, you’ll see me post clues and photos of each sketch location as I walk about town.

“Then, it’s up to you to try and get there first to nab your free artwork!

“Secondly, if you’re out and about the City Centre from 12pm onwards on Saturday the 18th of October you might just get lucky and come across the artwork in location. There will be a sign on each one that says ‘Free Art’ so they should be easy enough to spot,” said the Derry Sketcher.

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest art festival and the Derry Sketcher hopes that this weekend’s event will encourage local people to get in on the act.

“Hopefully this will get people excited about the Big Draw and although they’re only little sketches, they will come mounted and ready to frame. In fact, I’ve got my own one framed already. Besides, it’s nice to get free stuff and I hope that whoever finds them will like them enough to at least keep.”