Studio Visits with Josephine Baker, Gabriella Boyd and Fani Parali

Fri 18 October 2019 : 11:00am – 1:00pm

Drawing Room is pleased to invite Drawing Circle members to a series of studio visits in Woolwich.

The event will start at 11:00am with a visit to the studios of Josephine Baker, Gabriella Boyd and Fani Parali where the artists will give guests an insight into their practice and upcoming projects. All three artists were included in Drawing Room's Drawing Biennial 2019.

This exclusive event is free for Drawing Circle members. Drawing Network members are welcome to join for a £30 donation. 

Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Full address and itinerary will be disclosed upon booking. Email [email protected] to reserve a place.

Josephine Baker (b. 1990, London) works with sculpture, installation, drawing, and poetry. Using readily-available and standardised materials, she composes physical metaphors for how the natural earth is represented in an anthropocentric world. Baker graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2017. She was a 12-month resident award holder at British School at Rome 2017–18 (Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture), and was shortlisted for the 2019 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. Recent exhibitions include: Correction, Tintype, London, 2019; Kupfer project space, London, 2019; 1d for Abroad, Tintype, London, 2019; Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London 2019; Sheltering Sky, GAO gallery, London, 2019; Flood-tide, Love Unlimited, Glasgow, 2018; Trout Steel, The Horse Hospital, London 2018; Serpent and Shadow, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018; Terraforms, The Project Space, Bermondsey, 2018; and Night Music, British School at Rome, 2018.

Gabriella Boyd (b.1988, Glasgow) often depicts relationships between figures that seem to oscillate between generous acts and refusal or violence. Boyd lives and works in London and studied at Glasgow School of Art (2007-2011) and Royal Academy Schools, London (2014-2017). She was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016); and was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate a new edition of Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (2015). Select solo exhibitions include Marriotts Way, Norwich (2019), Help Yourself, Blain Southern, London (2018). Select group exhibitions include The Garden, Royal Academy, London (2019), Preparing for What? Josh Lilley, London (2019), Silent, Tourist, Mackintosh Lane, London (2019), The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Chumming, PipeFactory, Glasgow (2018); Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, London (2017); Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy, London (2017); and So Everyone is Rich Now Apparently, Supplement at 225 Canal St, New York (2017).

Fani Parali (b.1983, Thessaloniki, Greece) creates situations where different medium components are choreographed together, often through directing and collaborating with performers, she employs the use of self-recorded audio that is communicated through lip-syncing. Her practice is focused on the formulation of identity beyond the body’s presence. Parali lives and works in London and graduated from Fine Art Post Graduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London (2017); and BA Sculpture, Camberwell College of Arts, London (2014). Prizes include the Studiomakers Prize, by Outset and Tiffany and Co. (2017). Select solo exhibitions include The Terrace of Lungs, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2019); The Creatures, Chalton Gallery, London (2018). Select group exhibitions include Her Voice, ICA, London (2019); Hyper Mesh, Assembly Point, London (2019); arc., Herrick Gallery, London (2018); Chumming, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow (2018); Bearing Liability, Strange Cargo, Folkestone (2017); RA Schools Show 2017, Royal Academy Schools, London (2017) and Gender, Identity and Material, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017).

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Josephine Baker, Peaceful Negotiations 2018. Chalk and pencil on paper, 65 x 100 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Gabriella Boyd, Balming 2018. Watercolour and oil on paper, 29.9 x 21.5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Fani Parali, The Angels 2017. Still from film. Image courtesy of the artist.