Ubu in Freefall

Sun 17 March 2019 : 2:00pm – 5:00pm

​Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Ubu Ensemble return to Drawing Room for another afternoon of experimental and avant-garde music.


Auction Launch Reception and Directors’ Tour

Mon 11 March 2019 : 6:30pm – 9:00pm

As bidding commences, come and see the works up close at our after-hours reception. Drawing Room Directors Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane will lead an informal tour at 7pm.


Drawing Inspiration with David Austen, Donna Huddleston & Florence Peake

Tue 5 March 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Gain an insight into how artists arrive at their own distinctive visual language. Austen, Huddleston and Peake present the drawings that have had a lasting influence on the development of their artistic practice.


Devlin Shea artists’ book launch and conversation with Roger Malbert

Thu 28 February 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Devlin Shea’s Getting Closer is the fifth Annotations project for Outset Study. Shea develops the commission with the production of Broken News, a limited edition Risograph print book of recent drawings.


Drawing Biennial 2019 Corporate Curators’ Preview and Panel

Tue 26 February 2019

A special preview of Drawing Biennial 2019 for corporate curators and a panel discussion on collecting works on paper and building a corporate collection - a collaboration with Momentous Fine Art.


Drawing Biennial 2019

20 February – 26 March 2019


Richard Heaton Collection Visit

Tue 5 February 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to attend a private collection visit at the home of Richard Heaton in Southwark.


Drawing Circle Private Visit to the Tate Paper Conservation Studio and Prints & Drawings Room

Tue 29 January 2019 : 11:00am – 1:00pm

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.


In Touch with Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits Then and Now

Tue 29 January 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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.


Jessica Voorsanger Draws You

Sat 26 January 2019 : 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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


Close: Drawn Portraits

22 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

Mounira Al Solh, Frank Auerbach, Paul Cézanne, Virginia Chihota, Lucian Freud, Dryden Goodwin, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Horst Janssen, Claudette Johnson, Michael Landy, Maria Lassnig, Joyce Pensato, Deanna Petherbridge, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego, Nicola Tyson, Jessica Voorsanger and Clifton Wright


Annotations 5: Devlin Shea

22 November 2018 – 26 March 2019

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…


Annotations - Outset Study Commissions

24 November 2016 – 26 March 2019

Annotations is a series of artist commissions for Drawing Room’s Outset Study. Including 6 artists over a 3 year period, each artist will undertake a period of supported residency, researching the library collection to create…