Drink And Draw 19/08/14

Winning Drawing

David Lee Badger with the winning drawing by Brónach McGuinness who goes away with original drawing by DLB! Good swap!

Congratulations to Brónach McGuinness for coming away with the original work of art by LOFT member DLB.  It was a toughly fought night with voting having to go to a second stage!

Brónach goes away with the above original sketch from DLB and hopefully some fond memories of the night.  You can check out Brónach’s work here:

http://www.bronachmcguinness.com/

For more of DLB’s artwork and clothing range take a look here:

http://blackbloodapparel.bigcartel.com/

A huge thanks to all who came down on the night and we look forward to seeing you in our special Culture Night Xtra Drink and Draw on the 16th September in the old Assembly Rooms, Cathedral Quarter!

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