Sip and Paint

Xanthe Dobbie, Magic Steven, Ned Middleton and Tobias Richardson, Sammaneh Pourshafighi, and Geoffrey Watson and Rachael Wisby

  • Art Installation
  • Participate
  • Sitting
  • Standing
PAST EVENT$39*recommended for 18+
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access
A group of people pose together, each holding an art canvas that they have just painted

Sip and Paint

Each night at Night Trade, an eccentric art darling helps you sculpt, paint, create and drink.

The order is not important. You sip then paint. You paint then sip. You sip, they skate. You drink then draw. You gulp then smudge. You sculpt then pour. This is Sip and Paint, RISING-style, where each evening artists will help you release your inner art goblin. Sip on a complementary wine from Alpha Box & Dice upon arrival then top up at the nearby Night Trade bar.

Models/performers Geoffrey Watson and Rachael Wisby will guide you into an embrace of the improvisational act of art-making in an ambivalent and ruinous universe. Expect life drawing and roller skates.

Xanthe Dobbie (who you might remember from the triumphant, Queer PowerPoint last year) will channel the dank enchantment of the '90s computer room, as you tap into the realm of charmingly imperfect pixel art.

A deadpan poet and a doodler who speaks to the universe—Magic Steven will send us shuffling forth towards a surreal drink and draw.

Never underestimate the importance of a mask to help let your inner weird make itself known. Sammaneh Pourshafighi is a queer, Iranian, hereditary witch. She’s loading up the hot glue guns and leading this Monster Mask Mash-Up.

Ned Middleton and Tobias Richardson are collaborating on this larger-than-life painting performance just in time for Day Tripper. Drop in (for free) over four hours to paint on a huge, shared canvas and fill their empty discotheque with messy fun.

View the Session Details for the full artist schedule.

Image Credits

Sip & MS Paint with Xanthe Dobbie

Xanthe Dobbie

Hearts & People by Magic Steven

Magic Steven

Ned Middleton and Tobias Richardson

Sammaneh Pourshafighi

Geoffrey Watson