10 November 2020 – 20 January 2021

Flatpack is the second iteration of our ongoing postal project that engages children remotely. Envelopes of drawings and collage materials are being distributed via schools for children to take home, encouraging self-led drawing in the home!  Joy Yamusangie has…

Study Event:

Drawing Research Forum - Autumn 2020 Session

Fri 6 November 2020 : 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This online session of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, examines recent research and critical issues around contemporary drawing.

Engagement Project

The Student as Medium

2 November 2020 – 6 January 2021

ONLINE SCREENING NOW LIVE! The Student as Medium is a collaborative project between Drawing Room and the Illustration Animation BA course at University of Kingston. Using the exhibition Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium as…


Beyond The Visible - Hilma af Klint Q&A with Drawing Room

Thu 29 October 2020 : 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Along with Modern Films, Drawing Room is co-hosting a virtual Q&A chaired by Not Without My Ghosts curator Marco Pasi to celebrate the release of a new film about the life and work of Spiritualist artist Hilma af Klint.

Study Project

Annotations II: Amelia Barratt

21 October 2020 – 22 August 2021

Librarian  12-6pm 22-23rd July; 21-22nd August. Click here to book. Amelia Barratt’s Annotations project connects drawing with the voice, sound and the written word. It revolves around an elusive librarian, a rendition of a…


Magician Born of Nature: the Life and Work of Ithell Colquhoun

Tue 13 October 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Writer and researcher Dr. Richard Shillitoe discusses the life and work of British artist, writer and occultist Ithell Colquhoun. As the talk sets out to show, she took her inspiration from the spiritual world as much as she did from the natural world, making extensive use of automatic drawing and painting methods as well as the contents of her dreams.


Teachers’ Assembly: drawing, pattern, parade

Thu 8 October 2020 : 4:00pm – 5:30pm

We invite teachers, artists and educators to an interactive Zoom workshop led by artist Alexis Teplin.

Engagement Project

Drawing Act III: Charmaine Watkiss

6 October 2020 – 6 January 2021

Drawing Act III is a project led by Charmaine Watkiss with Young Girlz Matter – a self-formed group of students from UAE Secondary School. Like many of the artists included in Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist…


The Unseen & The Ghostly: Female Legacies of Spiritualism & Surrealism

Thu 1 October 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Not Without My Ghosts curator Simon Grant leads an online panel discussion with art historian and expert on Surrealism, Professor Dawn Ades; exhibition artist Olivia Plender; and curator and archivist at the College of Psychic Studies, Vivienne Roberts.


Online Artist Studio Talk and Tour with Ann Churchill

Tue 22 September 2020 : 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Drawing Room is pleased to invite Drawing Circle, Network members and special guests to an online artist studio talk and tour with Ann Churchill.

Drawing & Studio at London Square Bermondsey

19 September – 1 November 2020

19 Sep - 1 Nov 2020 London Square Bermonsdey is hosting an absorbing exhibition, Drawing & Studio, exploring the unique creative partnership of Tannery Arts and Drawing Room. Together we are making London Square Bermondsey our future home; this exhibition will give an…


DRAWING MATTERS: Curating and Collecting

Tue 16 June 2020 : 6:00pm – 7:00pm

A panel discussion webinar hosted by The Arts Club for Drawing Circle and Drawing Network members, with Drawing Room Founder-Directors, Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane, and Louisa Buck, Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper.

Engagement Project


1 June – 31 August 2020

The Summer term of ROCK PAPER SCISSORS was adapted into a postal project, engaging children remotely throughout the pandemic. Amy Barnes devised a series of weekly parcels containing materials and prompts to explore detail, pattern and nature which were sent…

Engagement Project

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Family Activity Sheets

12 May – 31 July 2020

To download the ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Family Activity Sheets, please click here. To view the ROCK PAPER SCISSORS online exhibition, please click here. Over the pandemic our series of ROCK PAPER SCISSORS activity sheets inspired the making of drawings…

Digital Project

Drawing Unlocked

1 May – 31 July 2020

Our new online project Drawing Unlocked reveals recent drawings made by artists living around the globe, from London, to Lagos, to Lahore, united by the fight against Coronavirus. These artists, all of whom we’ve worked with in recent…


EVENT CANCELLED - Private Tour of Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition at Tate Britain

Thu 23 April 2020 : 9:00am – 10:00am


Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members the opportunity to attend a private tour of the Aubrey Beardsley exhibition at Tate Britain.


EVENT POSTPONED - Drawing Act I: Labour, Faith, Exhaustion

Thu 2 April 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Please join us for an evening to celebrate Drawing Act I – a project led by artist Nicole Morris in collaboration with a group of local women.


EVENT CANCELLED - Private Tour of David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Wed 1 April 2020 : 9:00am – 10:00am


Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members the opportunity to attend a private tour of David Hockney: Drawing from Life at the National Portrait Gallery.

Study Project

Annotations II- Outset Study Commissions

1 – 4 April 2020

Annotations II is a series of artist residencies and commissions for Drawing Room’s Outset Study.  It follows on from the successful Annotations project and continues to provide artists with a period of supported…

Digital Project, Study Project

Annotations II: Jasmine Johnson

9 March – 31 August 2020

Love Jasmine Johnson’s commission for Annotations II continues to explore an ongoing interest in love addiction, this time in relation to physical isolation. Johnson’s drawing residency explores the ordeal of being alone in the context of…


The Instant: an evening of performance

Tue 25 February 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An evening of specially commissioned performance works will activate Donna Huddleston’s exhibition The Exhausted Student.


Donna Huddleston in conversation with Jennifer Higgie

Tue 18 February 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

To coincide with her first solo exhibition, The Exhausted Student, the artist will discuss the themes in her work and making of the exhibition with acclaimed writer Jennifer Higgie. This event is taking place in the Drawing Room Library.


Drawing Lab: Body, Space & Narrative, with Gabriella Boyd

5 – 19 February 2020 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Explore ideas surrounding body, space and narrative through a series of drawing workshops led by artist Gabriella Boyd.

Engagement Project

Drawing Act II: Alexis Teplin

27 January – 1 March 2020

A pattern, a performance, a film – this artist-led project invited children from Charlotte Sharman Primary School into the processes behind Alexis Teplin’s practice. Running concurrently with Donna Huddleston’s exhibition, the project explored ideas around costume,…

Engagement Project

Drawing Act I: Nicole Morris

24 January – 27 February 2020

Drawing Act I: Labour, Faith, Exhaustion was a project led by artist Nicole Morris in collaboration with a group of women from The Bridge and Southwark Women’s Space - two centres that support the mental health…

Engagement Project


13 January – 16 March 2020

Over the Spring term of our ROCK PAPER SCISSORS after school club, local primary school children visualised characters, narratives and alternative identities using drawing and experimental printing techniques. The weekly sessions echoed Jake’s ongoing practice which plays with…


Donna Huddleston, The Exhausted Student

28 November 2019 – 1 March 2020