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CLOSE: DRAWN PORTRAITS

22 November 2018 - 3 February 2019 Revealing close encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life.

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DRAWING BIENNIAL 2019

20 February – 26 March 2019 An exhibition and auction of over 200 unique drawings showcasing the most exciting artists working today. The exhibition includes more than 200 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists of different generations.

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Event

Jessica Voorsanger Draws You

Sat 26 January 2019 : 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Visit Drawing Room and have your portrait drawn by artist Jessica Voorsanger.

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Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members a behind-the-scenes private tour of the Tate Paper Conservation Studio and Prints & Drawings Room at Tate Britain.

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Frances Borzello charts the history of the female self-portrait, from well-mannered paintings of the past to the contemporary works included in Close: Drawn Portraits, which capture bodily sensations and psychological states.

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Project

Annotations 5: Devlin Shea

22 November 2018 - 26 March 2019. Launch 29 November, 6.30-7.30pm

Getting Closer Drawing Room's fifth Annotations commission is by London-based artist Devlin Shea. Oversized figures fill Shea’s large drawings and paintings and spill out of the edges. These theatrically scaled works, and smaller drawings in black and coloured ink on paper, describe physical sensations and emotions, for...

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Focusing on the unique intimacy of drawing, the catalogue for Close: Drawn Portraits reveals encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years, situating contemporary artists alongside...

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Selected for the Drawing Room shop for the exhibition From the Inside Out. Drawing on pop cultural, literary and autobiographical references, Athena Papadopoulos uses a wide...

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