Campaign for Drawing’s Battle of the Cartoonists 2009

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Now We Are Ten at the Idea Generation GalleryDon’t miss cartoonists from The Guardian and The Independent, as well as members of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation, competing in a public display of sharp wits and pencils tomorrow.

As part of The Campaign for Drawing’s 10th Anniversary, three teams will be asked to create colourful banners based on a topical theme, with spectators casting the final vote to crown the victors.

While you’re at the Idea Generation Gallery, you’ll also be able to see work by some of the UK’s best-known and up-and-coming artists, illustrators and cartoonists as The Campaign for Drawing assembles artworks made in its name since 2000.

Visitors can also join in free caricaturing and cartooning workshops throughout the afternoon.

The annual Big Draw (1-31 October) is supported by the UK’s drawing elite of designers, artists, illustrators and cartoonists.

Now We Are Ten offers a unique insight into The Campaign’s collection of incredible artwork and gives visitors the chance to own a piece of history – from large scale satirical banners to individual doodles.

Sixty works have been donated for the exhibition and auction by top drawers such as Quentin Blake, Lord Foster, Gerald Scarfe and Posy Simmonds and many other exceptional artists including John Bellany, Paula Rego and Chris Orr.

Sue Grayson Ford, Campaign for Drawing Director says, “After 10 hugely successful years, it seems only right to show off the fantastic work The Campaign has generated. We hope this exhibition and generous support from artists, potential buyers and loyal supporters will secure the Campaign’s programmes for at least the next 10 years.”