Liz Atkin has a disorder called Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP). Drawing serves a very real purpose of keeping her hands and fingers busy wherever she is. She used to take a sketch book on her long commutes across London but ran out of blank pages one day. Liz started drawing on a free newspaper and she now no longer bothers with a sketchbook!
A form of live artand advocacy for CSP, her one-minute charcoal drawings transform everyday advertisements and photographs in free newspapers. Passengers are often intrigued to see her drawing with such speed in the middle of a packed train, and delighted when she hands them a free finished drawing, together with a postcard which explains her health condition.
#CompulsiveCharcoalhas gathered momentum in London, with hundreds of commuters joining in on Twitter and Instagram. Liz has been interviewed about the series for BBC Radio London, London Live and BuzzFeed, among others.During the Festival period from 4 �15 January 2017, Liz will be travelling around Singapore to continue her #CompulsiveCharcoalseries. If you�ve been gifted a drawing by Liz, do post it on social media with the hashtag #CompulsiveCharcoal!
VENUE: Various public transportation
ADMISSION PRICE: FREE
DATE: 04 Jan – 15 Jan
TIME: Various times