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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 October 2005, 09:43 GMT 10:43 UK
Visitors draw on carnival spirit
Quentin Blake
Illustrator Quentin Blake took part in the street festival
Visitors to some of London's top museums and galleries have been showing off their talent in an art festival.

Ex-Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and illustrator Quentin Blake contributed to a celebrity frame at the "Big Draw" event in west London on Sunday.

Exhibition Road in Kensington was closed to traffic as visitors created pictures, masks and costumes.

The day's work was then exhibited in a street carnival.

Budding artists were able to draw inspiration from animal design, colours and patterns at the nine venues involved.

The V&A, National History and Science museums. the Serpentine Gallery, The Royal Parks and Wildlife for All Teams, Imperial College London, the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Royal College of Art and the Goethe Institute are took part.

The Big Draw is a month-long celebration of art with events taking place across the country.

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