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Protest Crowds and Precarious Freedom, at Camberwell College of Arts

Fri 19 May 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

This talk by artist Joy Gerrard will explore her practice which investigates protest crowds and occupation of urban spaces, archiving media images from the Trump Resistance, Occupy movement, Arab Risings and many more. Exploring the historical and iconographic qualities of these images, her studio-based work (re)presents them in detailed pen and ink drawings, and more recently large ink works on canvas.Camberwell College of Art, 1 Wilson Road London SE5 8LU

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Orientations, Locate & Reshape, at the RCA

Tue 16 May 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Gorvy Lecture Theatre, RCA School of Fine Art, 1 Hester Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4AN​

This panel of artists Mounira Al Solh, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Erik van Lieshout, chaired by Margarita Gluzberg, will consider the notion of the ‘Graphic Witness,’ a term that harnesses the power of drawing to challenge and question the status quo, reflecting on its capacity to record and reflect protest, as well as to produce images that bear witness to social injustice and even the horrors of war. It explores the way drawings can move beyond documentation of man’s inhumanity to man to become active agents in understanding how political ideals are corrupted, and reminders not to stand by, but to act. The panel discussion emerges from the exhibition Graphic Witness at the Drawing Room, curated by Kate Macfarlane.​

Part of RCA’s Visual Cultures Lecture Series 2016/17: Orientations - Locate & Reshape​

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Mounira Al Solh: Critical reading of some art strategies in times of disasters or dormant conflicts

Tue 16 May 2017 : 10:30am – 1:00pm

Leading this drawing workshop, Mounira Al Solh will speak about strategies artists and writers adopt for dealing with disasters, in times of wars or in times of dormant conflicts or even repression. She will make reference to her own work, and to artworks and writings that have marked her, by, for example, Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh, Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Walid Raad, Ziad Kalthoum and Yto Barrada. The workshop will explore ways to represent the ideas that arise, using drawing, embroidery and collage.

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Final Hours of Drawing Biennial 2017

Wed 26 April 2017 : 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The gallery is open for the final hours of  Drawing Biennial 2017, providing a last chance to view work and place bids before the close of the online auction at 9pm. Staff will be on hand to provide information about…

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Artists’ Tour

Sat 1 April 2017 : 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Drawing Biennial 2017 participating artists Matt Calderwood, Vanessa Jackson and David Musgrave will introduce their work in the exhibition and select their favourites from the 248 works on view.   FREE, all welcome

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Late Night Friday: Heather Phillipson and Drawing Biennial 2017

Fri 31 March 2017 : 6:00pm – 8:00pm

We are open till 8pm for Late Night Friday. Join us for a chance to see Heather Phillipson's Annotations commission in the Outset Study and Drawing Biennial 2017 exhibition and auction. We are delighted to announce that Heather Phillipson has…

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VIP Event - Dinner and Drawing Biennial 2017 Tour

Thu 23 March 2017 : 6:30pm – 9:30pm

​Hosted by Drawing Room Patron and Advisory Board member Véronique Parke, guests will start the evening with a tour of Drawing Biennial 2017 by Drawing Room Co-Directors, followed by an in-conversation between Annotations artist Heather Phillipson and Kate Macfarlane. The dinner will take place in the gallery from 7:30pm.

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Directors’ Tour

Sat 18 March 2017 : 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Artists in Drawing Biennial 2017 have been selected by Drawing Room Directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout. Join Mary and Kate for an informal tour of the exhibition as they discuss key trends and ideas within the selection.
FREE, all welcome

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The Importance of Drawing

Fri 17 March 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Artists Sonia Boyce, Margarita Gluzberg and Bob and Roberta Smith present drawings that were pivotal to their development as artists, and discuss the role that drawing plays in their practice.

Exhibition:

Drawing Biennial 2017

2 March – 26 April 2017

Exhibition & online auction of over 240 unique works on paper

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Yoga by Tantra II

Sat 4 February 2017 : 10:30am – 11:30am

A charged Yoga class taking place in the gallery, surrounded by historic and contemporary Tantric artworks of our current exhibition Thinking Tantra.

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Enchanted Modernities? / Thoughts on Tantra

Thu 2 February 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

A presentation by Alexander Gorlizki and Sarah Victoria Turner. Gorlizki will give an illustrated talk drawing together some of the historical and philosophical aspects of Tantra. Turner will present the exhibition Thinking Tantra as a testing ground for rethinking the esoteric in relation to visual art. The event will be introduced by Rebecca Heald, curator of Thinking Tantra.

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The Island: A New Chapter

Fri 27 January 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Yu-Chen Wang’s new performative work marks the culmination of her Annotations residency in Outset Study. Performed by actress Akiya Henry, this work involves interaction with selected books in Outset Study and a reading from Wang’s new writing.

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VIP Studio Visits

Mon 23 January 2017 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

An opportunity for our Drawing Circle supporters to visit the studios of artists Andrew Bick, Laura Eldret, Nick Goss and David Musgrave to hear about their recent work.

Exhibition:

Thinking Tantra

24 November 2016 – 19 February 2017

Includes Prabhakar Barwe, Tom Chamberlain, Shezad Dawood, Nicola Durvasula, Goutam Ghosh, Alexander Gorlizki, Prafulla Mohanti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Badrinath Pandit, Anthony Pearson, Sohan Qadri, Prem Sahib, G.R. Santosh, Richard Tuttle, Acharya Vyakul and Claudia Wieser.

Project:

Drop-in and Draw

14 September 2016 – 16 March 2017

All gallery visitors are invited to create their own drawings with a special selection of art materials inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for all ages and available during normal gallery hours.  Kindly supported by Cass Art 

Project:

Annotations 1: Yu-Chen Wang

1 August 2016 – 27 January 2017

The work of contemporary artist Yu-Chen Wang asks fundamental questions about human identity at a key point in history, where eco-systems and techno-systems have become inextricably intertwined. At the same time, Yu-Chen’s Taiwanese origins, combined with a London-based…