Over the last 20 years Anthony Pelchen has worked with people from all demographics, orchestrating what he calls Collective Swabs. Dynamic, large scale group drawings which emerge from a short amount of time and a critical mass of willing participants. For those who think they cannot draw/paint, it provides a process that prompts the individual mark and an acceptance of adjustment by others, opening up exciting, unimaginative possibilities.


In Novemeber, 2018, this process will happen in the streets of Melaka, Malaysia.

Melaka Swabs 2018



Art Matters project - Horsham
1-Collective Swabs 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB
Artrageous sessions - Horsham
2-Collecive Swabs 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 859.9 KB
Nebula project- with Arts Access/Rhian Hinkley - Horsham
3-Collective Swabs 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 598.6 KB
Butoh residential workshops Quantong
4-Collective Swabs-2005-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB