Lisa Milroy introduction to ‘Hands On’ project

Sat 13 December 2014 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm

On the first day of our Shop Pop-Up , join the artist Lisa Milroy and Drawing Room co-director Mary Doyle in an informal discussion about Milroys drawing practice and her project Hands On. Drawings from Hands On are exclusively available for…


Chromosome Damage

13 December 2014 – 21 February 2015

A solo exhibition by Daniel Guzmán

Touring Exhibition:

The Nakeds at De La Warr Pavilion

13 December 2014 – 8 February 2015

David Austen, Fiona Banner, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, George Condo, Enrico David, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Stewart Helm, Chantal Joffe, Maria Lassnig, Paul McCarthy, Chris Ofili, Carol Rama, Egon Schiele, Georgina Starr, Alina Szapocznikow, Nicola Tyson

Study Project

Objects for Chromosome Damage

13 December 2014 – 21 February 2015

This display, which coincides with our main exhibition Chromosome Damage, presents a series of objects selected and loaned by Daniel Guzmán. These objects are indicative of the many influences on Guzmán’s latest series …


Guzmán and the Aztecs

Fri 12 December 2014 : 5:00pm – 6:00pm

An in conversation between artist Daniel Guzmán and Elizabeth Baquedano, Senior Lecturer at UCL, London and Institute of Archaeology, British Museum. Guzmán’s artwork is steeped in the context of Mexican and…

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Bad Timing Screening

Wed 19 November 2014 : 7:00pm – 9:45pm

A special screening of the film Bad Timing (1980). The film was directed by Nicolas Roeg and is set amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna. It sees  psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) become mired in an erotically charged…


Figures of Expression and Transgression

Mon 10 November 2014 : 2:00pm – 6:00pm

A seminar exploring contemporary artists’ representation of the naked body and the role of drawing in this, Schiele’s legacy in relation to art and the pornographic image, myth and the figure in the work of Leon Golub…

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Figuring the Naked Body

Thu 30 October 2014 : 6:30pm – 9:00pm

​Figuring the Naked Body / Drawing from The Nakeds A Making Study Group led by artist Donna Huddleston. The Nakeds exhibition provides the setting for two dynamic sessions that explore different ways of figuring the naked body. Huddleston’s approach…

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Full Circle Artists in conversation

Sat 25 October 2014 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Participating artists Christopher Bond, Keith Roberts and Lizi Sánchez, from offsite exhibition Full Circle, will be in conversation about the project with the exhibition curators Jacqui McIntosh & Mairia Evripidou. Full Circle is the fifth exhibition curated by…

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Drawing from Life

Thu 23 October 2014 : 6:30pm – 9:00pm

​Figuring the Naked Body / Drawing from Life A Making Study Group led by artist Donna Huddleston. The Nakeds exhibition provides the setting for two dynamic sessions that explore different ways of figuring the naked body. Huddleston’s approach…

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Writing on Art Today

Fri 10 October 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This seminar event addresses the question: how can we write about art today? It looks at opportunities and challenges faced by writers, editors and curators of contemporary art. Speakers will include Patricia Bickers, Omar Kholeif, Sally O’Reilly and…

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Writing on Art

Tue 7 October 2014

Writing on Art is happening again in February 2016 here


Network Summer Social

Tue 30 September 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Our Network Summer Social will include our first Study Forum, a special tour of The Nakeds led by David Austen, artist and the exhibitions co-curator, and celebrate the launch of our new digital Artist Directory. Light refreshments will be served. …


​Painting, Sculpture and Drawing in Bermondsey

Fri 26 September 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

A special SLAM Friday event, introducing you to three neighbouring organisations in Bermondsey. Meet at Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, SE1 3BH to see Elemental Perspectives, a group exhibition which explores the tactile nature of sensory experience. Then we’ll visit…


The Nakeds

25 September – 29 November 2014

David Austen, Fiona Banner, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, George Condo, Enrico David, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Leon Golub, Stewart Helm, Chantal Joffe, Maria Lassnig, Paul McCarthy, Chris Ofili, Carol Rama, Egon Schiele, Nancy Spero, Georgina Starr, Alina Szapocznikow, Rosemarie Trockel, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol and Franz West.

Hands On

13 September 2014 – 31 July 2015

Hands On by Lisa Milroy is comprised of over a hundred watercolour drawings of ordinary objects - from hairclip to spanner, sponge to snow globe –that have been photographed as an installation and printed on vinyl for a wall…


UBM Visit

Wed 3 September 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Network members are invited to a visit and informal discussion at our offsite exhibition Full Circle. Bringing together a diverse range of artists and works, the exhibition explores both the continuation and evolution of ideas within individual artistic practice.…

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Gin and Sausages

Thu 10 July 2014 : 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Hosted by artist Peter Liversidge

A fundraising event to support Outset Study

Join us and take part in Peter Liversidge’s infamous ‘Gin Proposal’, supported by Sipsmith. This performance event lasts the duration of the gin supply; once the bottles and glasses are empty, the performance is over!

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Drawing Room Listening Group

Wed 9 July 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

An informal discussion group looking at physical, visual and aural ways of exploring our built environment, using extracts from theory texts, film and sound works as the starting point for the conversation. Works considered will include texts by Situationist International…


Draw & Talk - Places of Work

Sat 5 July 2014 : 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Family event

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Drawing Room Making Group

Wed 2 July 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The first of our Making Groups will be a drawing workshop led by artist Sarah Macdonald and will explore the practice of making field drawings as a way of interpreting the built environment.  The workshop will focus…


Pablo Bronstein, Adam Dant and Aleksandra Mir in Conversation

Sat 28 June 2014 : 4:00pm – 5:30pm

A panel discussion about drawing and architecture between exhibiting artist Aleksandra Mir with invited artists Pablo Bronstein and Adam Dant moderated by co-director Mary Doyle.  The conversation will centre on Aleksandra’s major scale drawing project titled Drawing…

Contemporary Drawings at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

16 June 2014 – 21 June 2015

To complement New Rhythms ,an exhibition of the work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, drawings by ten contemporary artists can be found in the attic and ground floor of the Kettle's Yard House in Cambridge. They…


Director’s Exhibition Tour

Wed 11 June 2014 : 6:00pm – 6:45pm

An informal tour of Aleksandra Mir's solo exhibition Drawing Room with Mary Doyle, co-director of Drawing Room. Free, all welcome - no booking necessary

London Architecture by Pablo Bronstein, Adam Dant and Aleksandra Mir

11 June – 19 July 2014

11 June - 19 July 2014 Study Display This display brings together the work of three artists who employ varied drawing modes in response to London’s  architecture. The artists will be in conversation on Saturday 28 June at 4pm, more info…


Drawing Room

27 May – 19 July 2014

A solo exhibition by Aleksandra Mir


Patrons Event: Richard Woods at Woodblock House

Tue 13 May 2014 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Artist Richard Woods and children’s author Jessica Spanyol invite Drawing Room Patrons to their new build family home and studio designed by DRMM Architects. It is the first industrial building to be built entirely of wood in…

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Book Launch: After Constructivism by Brandon Taylor

Tue 15 April 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

We are hosting the launch of Brandon Taylor’s new book After Constructivism, published by Yale University Press. The evening will consist of an informal discussion chaired by artist and curator Andrew Bick, with the artist Katrina Blannin and…

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Abstract Drawing Listening Group

Wed 2 April 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

An informal session providing an opportunity to discuss sonic themes in our current exhibition Abstract Drawing.  The group will be led by Abstract Drawing artist Emma McNally, and researcher and artist Seth Guy.  As a…

Touring Exhibition:

Full Circle

1 April 2014 – 30 January 2015

Christopher Bond, Marcus Cope, Ben Deakin, Haruka Hashiguchi, Andy Jackson, Inês Rebelo, Keith Roberts, Lizi Sánchez, Belén Uriel, Ross Walker


Curator’s view by Sacha Craddock

Sat 29 March 2014 : 3:00pm – 3:45pm

In this Saturday talk join independent curator Sacha Craddock, as she discusses ideas and key works within our current exhibition Abstract Drawing. Sacha Craddock is a freelance critic and curator. Former Director of Programme at Max Wigram Gallery (2011- 2012)…


Tour: Abstract Drawing Highlights

Fri 28 March 2014 : 7:00pm – 7:30pm

​ Exhibition tour during our late night opening.

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Abstract Drawing Reading Group

Wed 19 March 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

An informal session providing an opportunity to discuss themes and issues raised in our current exhibition Abstract Drawing. The group will by led by Abstract Drawing artist Emma McNally, and researcher and artist Seth Guy.  …


Abstract Drawing Seminar

Thu 13 March 2014 : 1:30pm – 6:00pm

An afternoon of presentations and in conversations exploring ideas presented in Abstract Drawing. The afternoon will include: Curating Abstract Drawing  Artist Richard Deacon will talk about his curatorial approach to Abstract Drawing. Drawing, Withdrawing: Degrees of Abstraction by Anna…


Richard Deacon in Conversation

Thu 6 March 2014 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Artist, and curator of Drawing Room exhibition Abstract Drawing, Richard Deacon in conversation with Drawing Room co-director, Kate Macfarlane. They will discuss Deacon's relationship to drawing in his own practice and his approach to curating Abstract Drawing. Richard…


UBM Artists Lunchtime talk

Mon 3 March 2014 : 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Michael Armitage, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera


Drawing Room Network 2014 Launch

Tue 25 February 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

An exclusive Drawing Room Network 2014 event. Join us for a glass of wine, meet the directors, view highlights from the Outset Study collections and see the recently opened exhibition Abstract Drawing. To find out more about joining us, click…

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Fugitive Lines: Nasreen Mohamedi 1960-77

Tue 25 February 2014 : 5:30pm – 6:30pm

A talk by Emilia Terracciano about Abstract Drawing artist Nasreen Mohamedi.


Abstract Drawing

20 February – 19 April 2014

Artists include: Tomma Abts, Roger Ackling, Anni Albers, David Austen, David Batchelor, Victor Ciato, Garth Evans, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, John Golding, Lothar Götz, Frederick Hammersley, Victoria Haven, Susan Hefuna, Eva Hesse,  Dom Sylvester Houédard, Anish Kapoor, Hilma af Klint, John Latham, Bob Law, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Kazimir Malevich, Emma McNally, Sam Messenger, Nasreen Mohamedi, Jackson Pollock,  Dorothea Rockburne, Mira Schendel, Richard Serra, Kishio Suga, Darrell Viner, Alison Wilding, Richard Wright.

Curated by artist Richard Deacon


Abstract Drawing Exhibition Tour

Wed 19 February 2014 : 6:00pm – 6:45pm

An informal tour of highlights from the exhibition Abstract Drawing with Kate Macfarlane, co-director of Drawing Room. Free, no booking nessecary

Abstract Drawing artists and the Lisson Gallery

19 February – 19 April 2014

Plan Chest Display Lisson Gallery, founded by Nicholas Logsdail and Fiona Hildyard, is one of the longest running contemporary art galleries in the world.  It has played a key role in introducing many important Minimal and Conceptual artists, including…


Artist Cornelia Parker in Conversation and panel discussion

Sat 25 January 2014 : 3:00pm – 5:30pm

3-4pm: Cornelia Parker in conversation with Jack Southern 4-5pm: Reflections on the Drawing making: Making drawing project with Tim Knowles, Jack Southern and other participants For some years Cornelia Parker's work has been concerned with formalising things…


Workshop 3 - Drawing making - Making drawing with Claude Heath

Fri 24 January 2014 : 11:30am – 5:00pm

Workshop with Claude Heath + Jack Southern as part of Drawing making - Making drawing


Artist Charles Avery in Conversation

Thu 23 January 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Since 2004 Scottish artist Charles Avery (Oban, 1973) has dedicated his practice to the description of a fictional island which he continues to elaborate, with its own population, customs and philosophies, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures,…


Workshop 2 - Drawing making - Making drawing with Gemma Anderson

Wed 22 January 2014 : 10:30am – 4:00pm

Creative Morphology workshop with Gemma Anderson + Jack Southern as part of Drawing making - Making drawing


Artist Franziska Furter in Conversation

Tue 21 January 2014 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Franziska Furter’s practice spans both two and three-dimensional making. In a process of copying, scanning and enlarging, Furter's two-dimensional drawings develop from a wide range of references and found imagery. Works are often visualizations of the …


Workshop 1 - Drawing making - Making drawing with Tim Knowles

Sun 19 January 2014 : 10:30am – 4:00pm

Workshop with Tim Knowles + Jack Southern as part of Drawing making - Making drawing


Artist Dryden Goodwin in Conversation

Sat 18 January 2014 : 3:00pm – 5:30pm

3pm: Introduction to Drawing making Making Drawing project by Jack Southern 3.30: -5pm: Dryden Goodwin in conversation Jack Southern Dryden Goodwin’s work includes drawing, often in combination with photography and video, he also creates etchings, screen-based installations, works…

Drawing making - Making drawing

18 – 26 January 2014

A series of talks, in-conversations, discussions and workshops conceived of and devised by artist, writer and educator, Jack Southern. A display of artworks by some of the invited artists offers points of reference and punctuation to the Drawing making: Making…

Touring Exhibition:

Connecting Worlds

9 September 2013 – 14 March 2014

Michael Armitage, Marisol Malatesta, Liz Murray, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera

curated by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM plc.

Shop Pop-Up

4 March 2013 – 21 February 2015

We are expanding our shop into a seasonal 'pop-up' featuring an eclectic range of unique works, limited editions and discounted books. ALSO SHOP ONLINE HERE Highlights include: - Lothar Götz ​Untitled, 2014. Eight colour lithograph on grey Magnani…