Festive Late and Sale

Wed 11 December 2019 : 5:00pm – 8:00pm

We welcome all our friends and neighbours for a late opening at Drawing Room


The Exhausted Student, Private View and readings with the artist and Aicha Mehrez

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.


Private Tour of AllBright Club Art Collection

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.


Mal Ȇtre / Performance: Tom Green, Federica Mazzara and Aida Silvestri in conversation

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.

Study Event:

Drawing Research Forum - Autumn 2019 Session

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.


Teachers Assembly: Drawing on Migration

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.


Aggregate Zone, a performance by Adam Shield

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.


Studio Visits with Josephine Baker, Gabriella Boyd and Fani Parali

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.

Study Event:

Art and Art History Workshop: Marc Bauer, Mal Ȇtre / Performance

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.


Frieze VIP Event: Afternoon Tea and Talk with Marc Bauer

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.


Private Tour of Two Exhibitions at the British Museum

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.


Mal Ȇtre / Performance Private View and Exhibition Tour

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.


Deme Georghiou in Conversation with Grant Watson

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.


Deme Georghiou Open Studio

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.


Summer Drawing Club

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.


Summer School

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.


The Flowering Amazon: the drawings and paintings of Margaret Mee

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.


Derek Jarman’s Garden with Jonny Bruce

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.


Modern Nature X Planet Art: Art and Art History Workshop

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…


Studio Visits with David Austen, David Batchelor and Jaimini Patel

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


Book Launch - David Austen: Underworld

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.


London’s Modern Nature: Nurturing green spaces in the capital

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.

Study Event:

Annotations 6 Launch: Adam Shield, Expo Dream Leech

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.


Modern Nature Private View and Exhibition Tour

Wed 1 May 2019 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

​Drawing Room invites you to the opening of Modern Nature.


VIP Event – Drawing Biennial 2019 Dinner with a Talk by Michael Landy

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.


Ubu in Freefall

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.


Auction Launch Reception and Directors’ Tour

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.


Drawing Inspiration with David Austen, Donna Huddleston & Florence Peake

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.


Devlin Shea artists’ book launch and conversation with Roger Malbert

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.


Drawing Biennial 2019 Corporate Curators’ Preview and Panel

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.


Richard Heaton Collection Visit

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.


Drawing Circle Private Visit to the Tate Paper Conservation Studio and Prints & Drawings Room

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.


In Touch with Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits Then and Now

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.


Jessica Voorsanger Draws You

Sat 26 January 2019 : 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Visit Drawing Room and have your portrait drawn by artist Jessica Voorsanger.