Charmaine Watkiss & Josephine Baker studio visit

Drawing Circle Members

Charmaine WatkissThe Warriors Way: Recalling the Lost Legacies, 2022

We’re inviting our Drawing Circle members to an exclusive visit to the studios of artists Charmaine Watkiss and Josephine Baker, 11am to 12:30pm , Friday 23rd February 2024. Our members support Drawing Room’s work of nurturing artists and providing opportunities for them to take risks, develop and exhibit their work – join this private visit by becoming a member today.

To attend,  please RSVP to [email protected].

Charmaine Watkiss creates works on paper which explore her extensive research into the diverse cultural heritages of the African Caribbean diaspora. Working mainly with pencil and paper, Watkiss incorporates other materials such as watercolour and ink to draw out additional layers of meaning and fields of reference.

Her recent exhibitions include:  O Quilombismo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Spirit in the Land, Nasher Museum at Duke University; The Wisdom Tree, her first institutional solo show at Leeds Art Gallery;  uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things, Liverpool Biennial, 2023; Drawing attention: emerging British artists group show at the British Museum. Her work is held in several public collections, including The British Museum, The Government Art Collection and Cartwright Hall, Bradford.

Josephine Baker, graduated from the Royal Academy in 2017. Since she has regularly exhibited in the UK and abroad. Her drawings were acquired through the Drawing Biennial for the collection of the British Museum in 2021. She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Nir Altman, Munich in June 2024.

Josephine Baker’s work in sculpture and drawing are speculative immersions into the world of modern human interactions with landscape and spaces in transition. Often combining materials associated with the world of construction and place: electrical cables and clips, wood, ceramic tile, silicone along with drawing elements, the sculptures are continually shapeshifting from zoomorphic beings to diagrammatic subjects.