Study Event:

Read and Draw

Sat 3 December 2016 : 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Drop-in and Draw workshops led by Annotations artist Yu-Chen Wang.


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.

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…


Tantric Drawing

Wed 23 November 2016 : 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Panel discussion including Thinking Tantra artists Shezad Dawood, Nicola Durvasula and Claudia Wieser with Amrita Jhaveri.

Thinking Tantra has evolved through conversations with artists. The curator, Rebecca Heald, has selected artists who respond to Tantra drawings for different reasons: in response to their formal particularities; in more conceptual ways; or for their intellectual and cultural histories, the issues of ownership, and the place they hold in esoteric circles. As Heald says: ‘This multiplicity of relationships that people have with the drawings is compelling and provided a way to make sense of a diversity of material in terms of devising an exhibition’.

Study Event:

Read and Draw

Sat 5 November 2016 : 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Drop-in and Draw workshops led by Annotations artist Yu-Chen Wang.


Crossing the Circle in Conversation

Mon 17 October 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join our co-director Mary Doyle, Jo Applin (writer and lecturer in Contemporary Art at Courtauld Institute) and Hélène Vandenberghe (art historian) who will discuss the drawings of Philippe Vandenberg.


Crossing the Circle

21 September – 13 November 2016

Works on paper by Philippe Vandenberg

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 

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…


Late night S.T.A.T.E.

Fri 29 July 2016 : 6:00pm – 8:00pm

We will be open late for those wishing to view S.T.A.T.E. a solo show by Viktor Timofeev

Study Event:

Time/ Image/ Construction

11 – 15 July 2016

A one-week drawing summer school

paM Invites

30 June 2016

mid June - mid September 2016 To coincide with the launch of paM - a map of associate contemporary art galleries, project and exhibition spaces in the Bermondsey area of Southwark, South London, Drawing Room has invited two of the galleries …


paM Relay

Sat 25 June 2016 : 12:00pm – 5:00pm

An all day event launching paM - a map of associate contemporary art galleries, project and exhibition spaces in the Bermondsey area of Southwark, South London.  Join our relay of free events at one venue and we will pass…


S.T.A.T.E. Tour

Sat 25 June 2016 : 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Join Drawing Room directors on an informal tour of the exhibition S.T.A.T.E. - a solo exhibition by Viktor Timofeev.  This tour will be proceeded by a ribbon cutting launch for PAM…

Study Event:

Towards Visibility

Wed 22 June 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

A panel discussion and book launch to celebrate the launch of Towards Visibility - Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964-1980

Study Event:

Writing on Art Summer 2016

21 June – 12 July 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This course explores practicalities and concepts of writing about art



19 June – 14 August 2016

A solo exhibition by Viktor Timofeev



Sat 18 June 2016 : 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Intellectual Reject recsundProDancer’s beta show case sweet songs of a lonely creator


Multiple Choice Special Event

Tue 7 June 2016 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

A special evening at law firm Simmons & Simmons


A secret place with Paul Noble

Mon 16 May 2016 : 11:00am – 1:00pm

A visit for our supporters Drawing Circle with the artist Paul Noble to his ‘secret place’


Curator’s View

Sat 14 May 2016 : 1:00pm – 2:00pm

An informal drop-in Saturday curator's tour, addressing key ideas and works within the exhibition Double Take.   Free, all welcome, no booking nessecary.


Double Take Network Event

Sat 14 May 2016 : 11:00am – 2:00pm

Drawing Room Network members are invited to join Drawing Room directors Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle for an exclusive tour of Double Take, a two-venue exhibition exploring the relationship between drawing and photography, taking place at Drawing Room and The…

Study Event:

Drawing Research Forum

Mon 9 May 2016 : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

This afternoon of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, provides access to recent research examining critical issues around contemporary drawing.


Macro Marks

Sat 23 April 2016 : 1:00pm – 4:00pm

A drop-in and draw workshop led by artist Jamie George


Drawing Circle, Double Take, Double Take

Wed 20 April 2016 : 10:00am – 12:00pm

A VIP tour of two venue exhibition Double Take for Drawing Circle supporters

Study Event:

What is the Digital Draw?

Mon 18 April 2016 : 10:30am – 6:00pm

This seminar examines the challenges and opportunities posed by new digital processes and platforms to contemporary drawing.


Double Take

14 April – 12 June 2016

Dove Allouche, Josh Brand, Tacita Dean, Margarita Gluzberg, Matt Saunders and Thomas Zummer


Drawing and Photography

Wed 13 April 2016 : 4:00pm – 6:00pm

A panel discussion exploring key themes in Double Take

Multiple Choices 2016

28 March – 27 August 2016

Drawing Room is delighted to be taking part in Multiple Choices 2016: Editions in support of not-for-profit institutions at Simmons & Simmons. Curated by litigation associate Michael O’Donoghue and art intern Lucy Cox, Multiple Choices 2016: Editions in support…

Dove Allouche - Mea Culpa of a Sceptic

22 March – 7 May 2016

The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Dove Allouche curated by Kate Macfarlane, Drawing Room co-director. Dove Allouche’s new body of work is informed by his interest in parietal art, an…

Study Event:

Comic Self-Effacement

Sat 12 March 2016 : 11:00am – 12:30pm

Taking artist Mick Peter's reading list as a starting point, critic and curator Isobel Harbison will led this reading group using extracts from The Magic Christian by Terry Southern and Why Have I Not Written Any of…



Sat 5 March 2016 : 1:00pm – 4:00pm

A drop-in workshop designed and led by artist James Brooks

Cognitive Bias

1 March – 24 June 2016

Cognitive Bias: Visual thinking for a digital age - An Outset Study Plan Chest Display How have approaches to the gesture, discipline and process of drawing changed in an age of digital technology? Debate around the value and hierarchies…


Line Exhibition Tour

Sat 27 February 2016 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm

at Lisson Gallery, 52 Bell Street, London NW1 5BU Drop in tour of our exhibition Line with Ossian Ward and Drawing Room Directors. Line is a group exhibition guest curated by Drawing Room for the Lisson Gallery, London and includes Athanasios…



Tue 23 February 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An exclusive event for our Network Members


Writing on Art 2016

Wed 3 February 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This course explores practicalities and concepts of writing about art


Site-specific Drawing

Sat 23 January 2016 : 11:00am – 12:00pm

Monika Grzymala and Victoria Haven in conversation with Kate Macfarlane



22 January – 12 March 2016

Athanasios Argianas, Ceal Floyer, Monika Grzymala, Victoria Haven, Susan Hiller, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Tom Marioni, Jonathan Monk, Julian Opie, Florian Pumhösl, Fred Sandback, Maximilian Schubert, Jorinde Voigt, K. Yoland


Pyramid Selling

17 January – 13 March 2016

A solo exhibition by Mick Peter

Study Project

Turning worlds

17 January – 14 April 2016

This plan chest display of artists’ books, zines and comics is drawn from our special collection of Artists' Books.  Turning Worlds looks at contemporary independent and artists’ self-publishing practices. Focusing on works that particularly utilise drawing, it…


Mick Peter in Conversation

Sat 16 January 2016 : 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The artist Mick Peter will use his ambitious installation Pyramid Selling as the site of his conversation with Tom Morton (writer, curator and lecturer). Infectiously enthusiastic about commercial illustrations and avant-garde literature of the 1960s and 70s,…