DRAWING DEMOCRACY is an illustrated record of democracy in action by artist and illustrator Robin Sukatorn, drawn live from scenes and events he has witnessed in person over two years in Manchester, around the United Kingdom, and on the east coast of the United States. 

Exclusive introductory offer! Free Ruskin Prize 2015/16 catalogue with every purchase. Robin is the recipient of the 2015/16 John Ruskin Prize Student Award, in recognition of his reportage drawings of contemporary politics, including a drawing of Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally in Manchester.

Author: Robin Sukatorn John Ruskin Prize Student Winner 2016
Hardback | Crown Quarto | 148 Pages
ISBN 978-1-9999502-0-0
Featuring over 140 illustrations and 6,000 words of commentary, documenting scenes of ‘democracy in action’ witnessed and drawn live by artist Robin Sukatorn.

The book - released 100 years from the signing of the historic 1918 Representation of the People Act - brings together over 140 illustrations of scenes of democracy, all drawn from the direct experiences and observations of the artist, accompanied by written introductions offering a unique insight into his experiences.

The drawings show scenes of local democracy in Manchester, including city council meetings, political rallies, election hustings and public vigils; debates on the Queen’s Speech in the House of Commons in London and on a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh; the historic Article 50 hearing at the Supreme Court in London; the Global Green Party Conference in Liverpool and the Scottish National Party Conference in Glasgow; and scenes of democracy in the United States, including pro-healthcare and pro-Trump rallies in New York and Washington DC. 

Robin Sukatorn is an artist and illustrator based in the United Kingdom, whose work focuses on recording and reflecting the world of politics, culture and community life in the world today through live observation and reportage drawing.

Read our interview with Robin here

Take a look at the Ruskin Prize Editions here and catalogue from The John Ruskin Prize 2016 Finalists here.