UNDRAW Kirsty Badenoch Workshop

Kirsty Badenoch AntarcticaViaOslo


11am–4pm, Community Studio

Artist Kirsty Badenoch will lead a workshop for artists inspired by Emily Speed’s commission for UNBUILD: a site of possibility, exploring the body as building, and how places are formed through the interactions that play out between their walls.

The workshop will use drawing and movement to explore Drawing Room’s new building as a blank canvas, expanding the space between the building’s history as a former industrial estate, and its future as the centre for creativity in drawing. Together we will weave a drawing procession through our individual and collective bodies, through the skin of the interior and the exterior, and through experimental and intuitive play. A simple lunch of soup and bread forms a central part of the workshop, acknowledging the importance of connection, community and everyday ritual as part of the creative process. Artists included in UNBUILD will participate and be joined through an open call to Tannery Arts studio holders and Drawing Network members.

About the artist

Kirsty Badenoch is an artist with a background in landscape architecture. Her work explores the co-creation of environments through interdisciplinary, experimental and collaborative site-based projects. With a particular interest in fragile and disturbed landscapes, Badenoch has made work in response to freshly born volcanoes, inner-city industrial sites, primordial forests, polluted rivers and semi-submerged islands. Badenoch develops participatory methods to foreground more-than-human agency, open-ended collaboration, indeterminacy and messiness. Her work inhabits the expanded field of drawing, encompassing multiple modes of mark-making, sculptural installation, field recording, performance, workshops, writing and collaborative events.

Solo exhibitions and projects include: Falling, Fallen, Felled (with Tom Jeffreys) Staffordshire St, Peckham (upcoming, 2023), Stockpile Garden (with UCL), Barking Riverside Foreshore, London (2023); Riparian Score, The River Lea / Microscope, London (2022); The Garden Transcripts, Kyoto / Omved Gardens, London (2021); EBB\\ //FLOW, Buddenbrooks Gallery, Copenhagen (2018); and Aqua Fluxus, Arts, Letters and Numbers, Albany New York (2017). Group exhibitions include: A Meeting with Eldfell, Safnahús Vestmannaeyja, Iceland (2023); and Cartographies of the Imagination (as curator, artist and workshop leader), Omved Gardens (2021). Talks and workshops include: Granby Square, Granby Winter Garden / The University of Liverpool (2023); Dirty Drawings, University of Kent Istanbul (2023); Creative Enquiry, University of Sheffield (2023); and Un-choreographing the Drawing, UQAM, Montreal (2022).

Badenoch also teaches at The Bartlett, UCL and is Associate Director and Head of Research at Periscope.