Sunday 13 April, Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne held 4 pop-up sessions on the lawns of The State Library of Victoria to celebrate Viva Italia!
A magnifico day of free activities dedicated to Italian culture at the Library, inspired by Italy’s centuries’-old tradition of the family scampagnata (picnic). There’ll be folk music, bocce, life drawing with Roman gods, tours in Italian of Rome: Piranesi’s vision, Lego monuments to build, lots of food and lots of fun!
Dr Sketchy’s has always prided itself on bringing you the most beautiful and creative muses for your sketching pleasure.
The State Library celebrated its current exhibition, Piranesi’s Vision in the tradition of the family scampagnata and Dr Sketchy’s was there right in the middle of all of it.
The exhibition features exquisite rare artworks from 18th-century Italian master-printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78) and highlights the grand churches, imposing palaces and monumental ruins of Rome.
So we invavded the high-brow and here’s what happened..