Sat 8 December 2018 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Dryden Goodwin leads a tour of the works in Close: Drawn Portraits, revealing from an artist’s perspective the ways in which he looks at drawings.
Wed 5 December 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Deanna Petherbridge discusses works in Close: Drawn Portraits, focusing on the differences and confluences in portraits and self-portraits.
Thu 29 November 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Drawing Room invites you to celebrate the launch of Annotations 5, Devlin Shea: Getting Closer.
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
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…
Wed 21 November 2018 : 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Close: Drawn Portraits.
Mon 12 November 2018 : 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mark Titchner will offer a personal insight into his major new public art commission at London Bridge station.
Sun 11 November 2018 : 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Returning for their fourth music event at Drawing Room, Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Ubu Ensemble will perform an ambitious programme of works that explore female expression in response to the exhibition From the Inside Out. With works by composers including Thomas Adès, Cathy Berberian, Sally Beamish, Luciano Berio, Florence Price and more.
Thu 8 November 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Drawing Room is pleased to offer the opportunity to see From the Inside Out artist Marie Jacotey in conversation with exhibition co-curator Mary Doyle.
Wed 31 October 2018 : 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members the opportunity to attend a private collection visit at the home of Valeria Napoleone in West London.
Mon 22 October 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Researcher and curator Helena Reckitt responds to From the Inside Out in a talk that links the work of exhibiting artists to key practices from earlier periods of feminist art, theory and collectivity concerned with embodiment, materiality, narrative and memoir.
Sat 20 October 2018 : 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Join artist Patrick Goddard and writer Patrick Langley to tell stories of urban life through collage, drawing and text. At the end of the workshop, the stories will be brought together as a zine, and each participant will receive a copy.
Mon 8 October 2018 : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
An afternoon of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, examines recent research and critical issues around contemporary drawing.
Mon 1 October 2018 : 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Athena Papadopoulos reads from her new handwritten and drawn novel A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale-Heart. The reading will be preceded by an introduction to Papadopoulos’ practice and the key ideas and themes in From the Inside Out by exhibition co-curators Mary Doyle and Jacqui McIntosh.
Sat 29 September 2018 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Drawing Room is pleased to offer the opportunity to see From the Inside Out artist Emma Talbot in conversation with exhibition co-curator Jacqui McIntosh.
Tue 25 September 2018
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Network members and Drawing Circle members the opportunity to attend a private tour of Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand at Marlborough Fine Art. Spanning the last three decades and comprising approximately sixty works, the exhibition presents preparatory sketches demonstrating how essential drawing is to an understanding of Paula Rego’s work and gives a rare insight into her draughtsmanship and inventiveness.
20 September – 11 November 2018
Pick up pens, pencils, chalks and a sketchbook from the front desk, wander the gallery and be inspired to create your own works of art. We’d love to see them when you’re done! Share in person or tag on social media using #DRDropinAndDraw.
Thu 20 September 2018 : 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Drawing Room is pleased to announce a screening of Patrick Goddard’s film Looking for the Ocean Estate, followed by the artist in conversation with Authentocrats author Joe Kennedy
20 September – 11 November 2018
Nilbar Güreş, Marie Jacotey, Athena Papadopoulos, Emma Talbot
Tue 11 September 2018 : 10:00am – 11:30am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to attend a studio visit in Hackney with Donna Huddleston.
3 – 7 September 2018 : 10:00am – 5:00pm
Drawing Room Summer School is an annual week long programme of dynamic workshops, devised and led by established artists. It offers participants a stimulating practical and conceptual approach to drawing through workshops that develop skills, techniques and test out ideas.
This year’s Summer School is devised and led by Amalia Pica with Lisa Brice and Paul Noble.
13 – 17 August 2018 : 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What would you like your city to be?
Join artist Jenni Fagerstrom to create a dynamic, 3D cityscape using all sorts of recyclable materials. Each day we’ll add more to the city and at the end of the week we’ll be lighting up our creation to see how it comes alive at night…
You are welcome to join for the whole week or just one afternoon.
Sat 14 July 2018 : 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Join co-curator of A Slice through the World Kate Macfarlane for an informal tour of the exhibition.
7 July – 4 November 2018
Ghost House In his imposing commission for Outset Study, which echoes the omnipresent construction sites of Elephant and Castle, Patrick Goddard questions ideas of authenticity. The work combines the cynicism of comic books, the melodrama of gothic imagery and the…
Fri 6 July 2018 : 10:00am – 11:30am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to join artist Shezad Dawood on the North Bank of the River Thames on a mudlarking expedition, followed by lunch (optional).
Fri 22 June 2018 : 9:00am – 10:00am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to attend a private tour of Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE at the Royal Academy of Arts with exhibition curator Dr Désirée de Chair. The internationally renowned visual artist Tacita Dean will explore “landscape” in its broadest sense with intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing, a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate and a major new experimental 35mm film.
Wed 20 June 2018 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
FORUM: The End of Human Magic - artist David Musgrave and artificial intelligence researcher Alex Graves consider the limits of human expression and being.
13 June – 5 August 2018
Tue 12 June 2018 : 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Join curators Kate Macfarlane and Stephanie Straine, and artists Karl Haendel, David Haines and David Musgrave for an informal tour of the exhibition.
Sun 20 May 2018 : 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Come along to our first Drop in & Draw session at Drawing Room’s new gallery. Happening alongside our orchestral concert Parallel Lines, pick up pens, pencils, chalks and a sketchbook from the front desk, and let the music inspire you to create your own works of art.
We’d love to see them when you’re done! Share in person or tag on social media using #DRDropinAndDraw.
Sun 20 May 2018 : 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Join us at our new gallery in Elephant and Castle for an afternoon of music with the Guildhall’s Ubu Ensemble. Presenting an extensive programme that celebrates the friendships and connections between composers and visual artists. Performing works by Georges Auric, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie and Edgard Varese amongst others.
Fri 18 May 2018 : 9:30am – 10:30am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opportunity to attend a private tour of Artists at Work at The Courtauld Gallery with exhibition curator Deanna Petherbridge. Through a selection of drawings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, this exhibition aims to illustrate the range in which artists have represented themselves and others making art.
Fri 27 April 2018 : 10:00am – 12:30pm
Drawing Room is pleased to invite Drawing Circle members to a morning of intimate studio visits in Hackney.
15 April – 10 June 2018
Sarnath Banerjee, Claudio Caldini, Francesco Clemente, Sabah Husain, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Nasreen Mohamedi, Tania Mouraud, Lee Mullican, Michael Müller, Hetain Patel, Lala Rukh, Vidya Sagar, Mohan Samant, Shahzia Sikander, Dayanita Singh, Marian Zazeela.
16 – 17 March 2018 : 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Drawing Room Originals Fair offers the chance to buy books, zines and affordable artworks from some of the most exciting artists and publishers in London and beyond.
Thu 1 March 2018 : 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The author of Art and Emergency: Modernism in Twentieth-Century India, Emilia Terracciano gives an insightful talk about Nasreen Mohamedi’s life and work, and shares unseen footage of Mohamedi during her time in Kihim (Bombay).
Thu 1 March 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
As our major exhibition Everything we do is music draws to a close, join the Drawing Room team for a celebratory evening - a final chance to enjoy the exhibition with a drink from the bar.
Wed 21 February 2018 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
An exclusive opportunity for members to visit the private collection of writer, curator and art critic Sacha Craddock in central London
Sun 18 February 2018 : 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The second of two Sunday music events exploring the influence of Indian classical music on Western composers. The Guildhall’s Ubu Ensemble will perform works by John Cage, Morton Feldman and Giacinto Scelsi.
Wed 24 January 2018 : 2:30pm – 5:30pm
British born, New York-based artist Matthew Ritchie presents Surrender to the Diagram, a participatory performance lecture and workshop, which invites the audience to become a ‘living history of diagrams’.
Programmed alongside Camberwell Space’s forthcoming exhibition A History of Drawing.
30 November 2017 – 4 March 2018
9 September 2017 – 18 February 2018
Drawing Room is pleased to announce a new work by Sarnath Banerjee, the third Annotations artist to create work for - and inspired by - Drawing Room’s Outset Study. Best known for his graphic novels and films that…
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…