Wed 11 December 2019 : 5:00pm – 8:00pm
We welcome all our friends and neighbours for a late opening at Drawing Room
Wed 27 November 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Donna Huddleston solo exhibition The Exhausted Student. At 7pm there will be readings with the artist and Aicha Mehrez, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain.
Fri 15 November 2019 : 9:00am – 10:00am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle and Network members the opportunity to attend a private tour of the art collection at the AllBright with curator Beth Greenacre.
Tue 12 November 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join our trio of speakers who will explore the value of art to communicate, raise awareness and push social change around issues of displacement and the current refugee crisis.
Fri 1 November 2019 : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
An afternoon of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, examines recent research and critical issues around contemporary drawing.
Wed 30 October 2019 : 4:00pm – 6:00pm
To celebrate Black History Month, we welcome all teachers and educators to assemble for a hands-on workshop and discussion exploring migration and black perspectives through drawing, led by artist-illustrator Olivia Twist.
Tue 29 October 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Adam Shield will perform a live set of music, composed of field recordings, samples and found sounds, traversing sonically the themes explored in his Annotations 6 commission Expo Dream Leech.
28 October – 18 December 2019
The Autumn term of our ROCK PAPER SCISSORS after school club invited children to work alongside Eleanor Bedlow, whose own work explores children’s interpretation of objects and place. She led the afterschool club through a variety of playful…
Fri 18 October 2019 : 11:00am – 1:00pm
Drawing Room is pleased to invite Drawing Circle members to a series of studio visits in Woolwich.
Sat 12 October 2019 : 10:00am – 1:30pm
Join Art History in Schools at Drawing Room to look at how artists throughout history have represented and explored migration across time, and then form your own artistic response.
9 October – 6 November 2019
This three-part project bought together students from RCA and Kingston School of Art to undergo a journey of visual research, drawing, animation and sound collage in connection to Marc Bauer’s exhibition, Mal Ȇtre / Performance. Co-devised by Betsy Dadd…
Tue 1 October 2019
Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion will host an Afternoon Tea and Talk with Swiss artist Marc Bauer at Drawing Room on the occasion of his solo exhibition.
Fri 20 September 2019 : 9:00am – 10:00am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle and Network members a private tour of Portrait of an Artist: Käthe Kollwitz and Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing From 1970 to Now at the British Museum.
12 September – 17 November 2019
A series of tailored school workshops were devised to explore themes of migration and sea voyage alongside Marc Bauer’s exhibition, Mal Ȇtre / Performance. The exhibition instigated discussion and hands-on activity including charcoal drawing, experimental animation, sound recording and…
Wed 11 September 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Mal Ȇtre / Performance, Marc Bauer’s first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery.
Sat 31 August 2019 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join curator Grant Watson in conversation with artist Deme Georghiou, recipient of this year’s Drawing Room Bursary Award.
30 – 31 August 2019 : 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Drop in to Drawing Room to see new work by Bursary Award recipient Deme Georghiou, artist in residence at the gallery throughout August.
5 – 31 August 2019
We are pleased to announce that Deme Georghiou has been selected as the recipient of the Drawing Room Bursary Award 2019. Georghiou, who graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2017 and was selected as a Bloomberg New Contemporary in 2018,…
29 July – 2 August 2019 : 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Come and create an urban garden in the gallery space from recycled materials.
Build amazing flora and fauna, and at the end of the week we’ll create a buzz by adding sound to our garden.
Free, for children aged 4-11 years. Led by artist Jennie Fagerstrom.
22 – 26 July 2019 : 10:00am – 5:00pm
Drawing Room Summer School is an annual week-long workshop. Devised and led by established artists, it offers participants a stimulating practical and conceptual approach to drawing through workshops that develop skills and techniques, and test out ideas.
Wed 12 June 2019 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Ruth Stiff, Curator of International Exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, discusses the life, work and legacy of British botanical artist Margaret Mee.
Sat 8 June 2019 : 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Join Jacqui McIntosh (Exhibitions Manager, Drawing Room) and horticulturalist Jonny Bruce as they talk about the evolution of Derek Jarman’s now famous garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness and Jarman’s continuing influence today.
Sat 8 June 2019 : 10:30am – 12:30pm
Join Art History in Schools at Drawing Room to look at how artists throughout history have approached the motifs, messages and materials of nature and then form your own artistic response…
Fri 7 June 2019 : 10:00am – 12:00pm
Drawing Room is pleased to invite Drawing Circle members to a morning of studio visits in Bromley-by-Bow
Tue 4 June 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication on David Austen’s work.
Sat 1 June 2019 : 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Katharine Stout, curator of Modern Nature, chairs a panel discussion with Joyce Cronin of The Bower, located in Brunswick Park, Camberwell and Michael Smythe of Phytology, located at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Together they discuss the importance of maintaining and nurturing urban ‘green’ spaces, the interface between art and growing projects, and the relationship between well-being and collective work.
Wed 22 May 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join Drawing Room for the launch of Adam Shield’s new publication, made as part of his Annotations commission, plus the artist in conversation with Thomas Whittle about their collaborative publishing project, Long Distance Press.
17 – 19 May 2019
Marc Bauer, Paul Chiappe, Rachel Goodyear, Margarita Gluzberg, David Haines, Marie Jacotey, Ali Kazim
2 May – 7 July 2019
Alberto Baraya, Mark Dion, Simryn Gill, Derek Jarman, Hilma af Klint, Margaret Mee, Christine Ödlund, David Thorpe, Viktor Timofeev
2 May – 17 November 2019
Expo Dream Leech Adam Shield’s Annotations 6 commission, Expo Dream Leech, portrays a liquid, shape-shifting world. Virtual spaces are re-encountered through sequential images and shifts in scale that suggest existential anxiety, infinite scrolling and prophetic visions within a dystopian…
Wed 1 May 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Modern Nature.
Tue 26 March 2019 : 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Hosted by Drawing Room Patron and Advisory Board member Sigrid Kirk, the Drawing Biennial 2019 Reception and Dinner is the culmination of Drawing Biennial 2019 – a dynamic exhibition and auction of over 200 drawings and includes work by leading and emerging artists from around the globe. As part of the evening, Michael Landy will speak about the importance of drawing to artists as well as his contributions to Drawing Room’s Biennial fundraiser over the years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat 26 January 2019 : 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Visit Drawing Room and have your portrait drawn by artist Jessica Voorsanger.
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…
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…