Study is a new, free, open access research hub comprising a specialist contemporary drawing library and study area. Outset Study is housed within our gallery and also hosts talks, events and small exhibition displays. It is supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

Study at Drawing Room includes the new onsite Outset Study and our online Study which provides access to contemporary drawing research material including essays, videos and recordings of in-conversations, talks and events.

Study expands Drawing Room’s commitment to act as a catalyst to test the parameters of drawing, providing opportunities for artists, writers and curators to produce, examine, present and research contemporary drawing. 

Current displays:

The Rules of the Library by Peter Liversidge

New displays:

Hands On

In our Study display we have a stock of original works on paper by Lisa Milroy available for view and purchase.

Hands On by Lisa Milroy is composed of over a hundred watercolor drawings of ordinary objects - from hairclip to spanner, sponge to snow globe - that have been photographed as an installation and printed on vinyl for a wall in the John Radcliffe's Emergency Department. All original drawings are for sale, priced between £100 and £1,100.

Seventy percent of the proceeds will go to the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Fund to support the production of Oxford Hospitals Trust and thirty percent of the proceeds will go to support Drawing Room who is managing sales. Read more


  • The Rules of the Library, 2013

    Peter Liversidge, The Rules of the Library, 2013 Billboard poster