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
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Gallery Manager: Amy Smith 
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Bridget Riley Art Foundation Engagement Curator: Betsy Dadd
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Projects & Partnerships Curator: Misty Ingham
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Communications Manager: George Bray
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Study Librarian: Yamuna Ravindran
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Gallery and Communications Assistant: Lulu Williams
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Development Associate: Vishal Sumarria
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Front of House team: Amy Barnes, Adrian Haak, Anna Lytridou, Ben Waggett, Isobel Finlay, Angela Weight, Maisie Jowett

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Advisory Board

David Austen

Andrew Bick

David Bickle

Brian Boylan

Irene Bradbury

Michael Craig Martin

Ken Hawkins 

Amrita Jhaveri

Sigrid Kirk

Allegra Pesenti

Andrew Renton

Grant Watson