Stand-up comedian and television personality Phill Jupitus returns to the National Galleries of Scotland this summer to sketch some of his favourite artworks on an iPad and encourage others to join in.
Sketch Comic is part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and follows the success of two hugely popular runs in 2014 and 2015.
Best known as a team captain on the BBC Two pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Jupitus is a multi-talented artist whose repertoire includes poetry, acting, radio DJ and drawing.
He will use his iPad and the free “Paper” app, which works as a sketchbook and allows artists to capture drawings and illustrations with a stylus, to sketch one work a day at each Gallery.
Sketch Comic will take place from 10am-12pm at the Scottish National Gallery from 4 to 10 August, followed by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from 11 to 17 August, and a final week at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art from 18 to 24 August.
Wednesday mornings will be dedicated to Sketch Comic for Kids! sessions designed for under 12s and onThursday evenings he will host a free talk about his love of painting and the experience of sketching in the Galleries. Special guests, including artists, will join him onstage.
The lectures will take place at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, from 6.30-8pm on 10, 17 and 24 August. The lectures are free and unticketed.
Details on the ‘mystery guests’ – artists and art specialists – will be announced closer to the date.