Liverpool: performance drawing

Here I am in the land of the Beatles (not to mention Carcass, Elvis Costello and George Melly) Last time I was here was to see Rene Magritte, now it’s me here performing at 2 shows this weekend.

First up, tomorrow (Saturday) is at the World Museum. This is a truly amazing museum with tons of cool stuff I can’t wait to see – everything from  amazing Aztec and American aboriginal art (Love that stuff) to an Egyptian mummy with a Fayumi portrait, to samurai armour, to a real meteorite. There’s also a Planetarium and – uhhh – a Bug House . I’ll probably give the Bug House a miss 🙂

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I’ll be performing at 2 pm  and 3 pm, doing drawing performance, exploring the relationship between drawing, movement, mark-making and the body.


above – my show last year at the British Museum in London

Sunday I’ll be performing again at the Bluecoat

The Bluecoat is a very different vibe from the World Museum, so it will make a nice contrast and I’m interested how it’ll shape the work. The WM is a repository of world arts and sciences, while the Bluecoat is one of Liverpool’s premier spaces for contemporary culture. It’ll be a great day as there’s a ton of good things on at the Bluecoat that day.




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new paintings on Canvas

I rarely worked on canvas, I always painted on either Wood , Wall o Paper

this collection is my first serious attempt to work on canvas,,,never say never, Ey

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Follow the Travelling school of drawing on Facebook

if you use Facebook ( I know not everyone does) you might like to follow the School

The TDS is a course I have developed for teaching advanced drawing to anyone for whom drawing is a significant part of their lives: that could be artists, architects,  teachers, engineers, film makers. Instead of teaching people to draw, I am teaching to uncover within themselves what drawing is, and to try many new and different ways to think about it, and to do it. It is based on ideas and practices I developed through long experience. I am also bringing in guest speakers from all different kinds of practices.

The TDS is supported by the British Council, and Gudran Organisation in Alexandria.

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NAZIR TANBOULI teaching at the Travelling School of Drawing

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The Travelling School of Drawing, in Alexandria Egypt

the travelling school of Drawing is ready for students , starts today at 6pm
I’ve been working over a year with so many good people to reach that point
ستوديو المدرسه المتنقله للرسم جاهز بوكاله بهنا و التدريس يبدأ اليوم ٦ مساء, انا سعيد جدا ,اشتغلت اكتر من سنه للوصول للنقطه دي بمساعده العديد من الزملاء الطيبين

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09/10/15 Screening of the film TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND

Next week at El Cabina,  there’ll be a screening of the film TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND directed by Gillian McIver which documented my 2012 mural project in London where I covered a whole housing estate in drawings of mythical and unusual creatures..

The screening and discussion follows on from my mural painting on the walls of El Cabina, drawing the Kingsland ‘creatures’

The film is in English with Arabic subtitles.


في السابعة من مساء الجمعة 9 أكتوبر يلتقي جمهور الكابينة مع الفنان نزير الطنبولي في مناقشة مفتوحة بعد عرض فيلم وثائقي قصير بعنوان (الاستيلاء على أرض الملك) مدته 20 دقيقة يتناول المشروع الفني الذي قام به نزير في لندن صيف عام 2012، الفيلم من إنتاج وإخراج جيليان ماكيفر. يأتي هذا اللقاء مواكبا لانتهاء نزير من لوحته الجدارية القريبة من أجواء مشروع (أرض الملك) على جدار الكابينة.

On Friday, October 9th, at 7 pm; El Cabina hosts the artist Nazir Tanbouli in an open discussion after screening the 20 minutes documentary (Taking over the King’s Land) which follows Nazir’s artistic project that he achieved in London Summer 2012, The King’s Land


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New Mural – El Cabina The Kings’ Land creatures reborn


I’m currently working in Alexandria Egypt, where I’m developing some drawing education projects, working with the British Council and local organisations to deliver an in-depth advanced drawing course, the TRAVELLING SCHOOL OF DRAWING.

Recently I did a mural on the walls of a local artist-run centre El Cabina, where I brought the Kingsland creatures back to life.





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