Co-Director: Mary Doyle initiated the Drawing Room with co-founders Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout in 2000 and has co-directed the organisation since. She has worked in the visual art sector for over 30 years. As Senior Curator at the Contemporary Art Society, she managed the Special Collection Scheme, an Arts Capital Lottery project to develop nineteen specialised contemporary art collections for fifteen museums and galleries throughout England, from 1995- 2005. She worked on curatorial development programmes and collection schemes at the CAS since 1993. Prior to this, she worked at Arts Council National Touring Exhibitions, the British Council and several commercial galleries in London.
Co-Director: Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London and is co-founder and co-director of Drawing Room, London. She began her career in the public visual arts sector at Riverside Studios in 1984 and co-founded Drawing Room in 2000. Since that time she has co-devised the organisation’s vision and programme. Recent curatorial projects include Close: Drawn Portraits (Drawing Room, 2018); A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford, 2018); Dove Allouche - Mea Culpa of a Sceptic (The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris) 2016; Line (Lisson Gallery, London) 2016. Recent writing includes: ‘Graphic Witness’ in A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, (Wiley Blackwell , 2019); ‘Intimate Reflections’ in Auto Fictions – Contemporary Drawing, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany (2018); ‘Drawing as Thinking through Material Encounter’, in A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Modern Art Oxford, 2018). Kate studied art history and education at Cambridge University (1979-83).
Associate Director: Katharine Stout is Director of Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea and Associate Director at Drawing Room. Previously she was Deputy Director at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London. Her book, Contemporary Drawing: From the 1960s to Now was published by Tate publishing in 2013.
Exhibitions Manager: Jacqui McIntosh
Gallery Manager: Amy Smith
Bridget Riley Art Foundation Engagement Curator: Betsy Dadd
Development Manager: Silvia Denaro
Development Liaison: Vishal Sumarria
Study Librarian: Yamuna Ravindran
Communications Coordinator: George Bray
Front of House team: Amy Barnes, Adrian Haak, Anna Lytridou, Geegee Taiwo, Sonja Teszler, Laura Tillotson, Ben Waggett, Isobel Finlay
Volunteers: Nick Fenn, Angela Weight, Rafaella Lazarou
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