Exhibitions, Events, Talks, Learning Projects and more – find out what’s happening at Drawing Room!
Find out our opening hours, how to get here and learn more about our space & local area.
Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
Our Learning projects make drawing relevant and accessible to our community – for schools, teachers, families & local groups. Come and Draw!
Free and open to all, our Library is a unique collection of around 4,000 books dedicated to the exploration of contemporary drawing.
Our Members support all that we do and enjoy exclusive events, talks, tours and studio visits – find out how you can join!
Buy publications related to our exhibitions, as well as unique artworks and limited editions.
Find out more about Drawing Room, what we do, and our relationship with studio provider Tannery Arts.
Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
Contemporary Drawing offers the first comprehensive account of drawing in contemporary art practice from the 1960s to the present day. It investigates the process of transformation that has brought drawing, once considered secondary to painting and sculpture, to the forefront of the modern art world. The work of over 120 international artists of different generations is illustrated and discussed, revealing a myriad of approaches that show how drawing today transcends a fixed set of materials and conventions. Written by Katharine Stout, Drawing Room associate director, this lavishly illustrated introduction to the recent history of the medium provides an informative assessment of how contemporary artists have continually reinvented the form, style, and techniques of drawing.
Drawing Room associate director Katharine Stout is the Head of Programmes at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London. From 1999 – 2013 she was curator at the Tate, curating several Turner Prize exhibitions in her time there.
– The book launch of Contemporary Drawing will be taking place at Drawing Room on Wednesday 29 October at 7pm. Please RSVP to [email protected].