Drawing Matters: webinar available to watch now


This recent panel discussion webinar hosted by The Arts Club with Drawing Room Founder-Directors, Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane, and Louisa Buck, Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper is now available to watch online.

'Drawing Room is a world-renowned non-profit institution that presents exhibitions of drawings from around the globe. Co-Founders Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane talk about their vision for the gallery, their twenty-year journey to create this unique institution and how the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spotlight on drawing as an activity and as an art form accessible to all. For artists today, drawing is no longer supplementary or secondary, but valued as a stand-alone medium and process, and Drawing Room has been a substantial player in this changing status through its ambitious exhibitions, publications and participation programme.'

To view the webinar recording of DRAWING MATTERS: Curating and Collecting Drawing Today, click here.

Mary Doyle has worked in the visual art sector for over 30 years.  She initiated Drawing Room with co-founders Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout in 2000 and has co-directed the organisation since.  Prior to this, she was Senior Curator at the Contemporary Art Society, leading on acquisitions of contemporary art for fifteen museums throughout England from 1995-2005. She has worked at Arts Council National Touring Exhibitions, the British Council and several commercial galleries in London.  
Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London who began her career in the public visual arts sector at Riverside Studios London in 1984. She co-founded Drawing Room in 2000 and since that time has co-devised the organisation’s vision and programme. Recent exhibitions include ‘A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings’ at Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford; ‘Close: Drawn Portraits’ at Drawing Room; ‘Line’ at Lisson Gallery, London, and ‘Dove Allouche – Mea Culpa of a Sceptic’, The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris.
Louisa Buck is a writer and broadcaster on contemporary art. She has been London Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper since 1997 and is a regular reviewer on BBC radio and TV. She is the author of a number of catalogue essays for institutions including Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, ICA London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Her books include Moving Targets 2: A User’s Guide to British Art Now (Tate 2000); Market Matters: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Art Market (Arts Council England 2004) and Owning Art: The Contemporary Art Collector’s Handbook (co-authored with Judith Greer) (Cultureshock Media 2006).

Drawing_Room-Biennial_end_of_auction_dinner_Dan_Weill_Photography-115Drawing Biennial 2019, photo: Dan Weill