Annual open drawing competition launched on Friday, October 4 and runs until October 26.

THE Plough Arts Centre in Torrington is once again hosting its Open Drawing Competition and exhibition this month in support of the Big Draw.

The exhibition is a shortlist of entries chosen by artist judges Peter stiles and Grizel Luttman-Johnson, with the top three being announced at a launch on Friday at 7pm, with sponsorship from The Blue Gallery art supply shop in Barnstaple. All are welcome to the launch.

Now in its fifth year, the number of entries for the Plough's event has increased year by year. It supports the Big Draw, running throughout October at museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and venues across the country