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.