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Life drawing exhibition opens at Cambridge School of Art




An exhibition celebrating 30 years of life drawing at Cambridge School of Art has begun.

The Naked Truth...ARU School of Art, Cambridge, life drawing artists at work. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23434889)
The Naked Truth...ARU School of Art, Cambridge, life drawing artists at work. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23434889)

The Painting Observational Sketching and Expressive Rendering Society (Posers) began in 1989.

The jokey acronym was invented by tutors Dr John Holder and Prof Martin Salisbury.

And it is not only students from the School of Art who are admitted – anyone may pay the fee and join in. Members are professional and amateur artists as well as illustrators, designers, architects, painters, sculptors and anyone who enjoys drawing.

John and Martin set up the life drawing group as they thought students would benefit from a regular session.

ARU School of Art, Cambridge, Artists behind Posers Exhibition at work. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23434882)
ARU School of Art, Cambridge, Artists behind Posers Exhibition at work. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23434882)

The free anniversary exhibition of current and past Posers’ work will be on show in the Upper Gallery in the Ruskin Building at Anglia Ruskin University until January 9.

An additional collection of work will at the Posers’ favourite pub, the Six Bells, in Covent Garden, Cambridge.

The gallery is open from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. It is closed at weekends, as well as over Christmas and new year.

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