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Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
Our Learning projects make drawing relevant and accessible to our community – for schools, teachers, families & local groups. Come and Draw!
Free and open to all, our Library is a unique collection of around 4,000 books dedicated to the exploration of contemporary drawing.
Our Members support all that we do and enjoy exclusive events, talks, tours and studio visits – find out how you can join!
Buy publications related to our exhibitions, as well as unique artworks and limited editions.
Find out more about Drawing Room, what we do, and our relationship with studio provider Tannery Arts.
Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
The series of Drawing Acts projects each respond to the exhibition programme. Artists are commissioned to collaborate with a local community group to bring new perspectives to the themes of the show.
Each artist starts with a period of research in Drawing Room’s library to underpin project plans. Through a number of participatory workshops and gatherings over the duration of each exhibition, ideas unfold through collective hands-on making and discussion. Each Drawing Act culminates in a printed publication, which documents the shared experience and work produced, to become part of the Library collection and made available locally.
Through these projects, we develop meaningful partnerships with charities, educational bodies, youth and health organisations, finding ways for drawing practice to intersect with community services, in a way which is relevant to those living locally and as a form of listening.