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GRAPHIC WITNESS

Graphic Witness explores the way drawings can both document injustices and become agents that encourage us to act. Exhibition 18 May - 9 July.

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Fascist Police (Inside Eastside 1968, no.14, pg 7), 2015

Visual presentations of academic papers including ‘On the Drawings of Andrea Bowers’ by curator and writer Hannah Ellul; ‘Protest Drawings’ by artist Joy Gerrard; and ‘Nancy Spero: The War Series’ by art historian Rachel Warriner ​

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Nidhal Chamekh: The Life of Images

Mon 19 June 2017 : 10:30am – 1:00pm

Le Battement des Ailes No. II, 2016

Tunisian artist Nidhal Chamekh leads a drawing masterclass, demonstrating drawings styles and his montage technique, with opportunities for participants to work with pen, pencil and ink. Nidhal Chamekh deploys classical drawing as a forensic tool to uncover evidence of historic acts of governmental injustice and brutality in his native Tunisia...

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Drawing: History, Collecting and Practical advice

19 June – 4 July 2017 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm

With presentations from artists, collectors and curators, as well as experts in conservation, framing and collection management, the course will provide a comprehensive introduction to collecting contemporary drawing practice.

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Drawing as Graphic Witness

Tue 20 June 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Studying Circles, 2015

Artists’ Mounira Al Solh and Nidhal Chamekh in conversation with curator Amal Khalaf with an introduction by Kate Macfarlane, curator of Graphic Witness. What happens to individuals caught up in political turmoil and how can drawing provide evidence of injustice, create powerful commentary and prompt social change? Artists’ Mounira Al...

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Drawing Biennial 2017

A message from Drawing Room Founders and Directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout: A snapshot of contemporary drawing, Drawing Biennial 2017  is an exhibition and auction that includes 247 works on paper made for and donated to Drawing Room by leading artists of different generations...

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ENDING ALL PARTIES / EXCEPT THE PARTY / WHERE U MEET YOUR OWN BRAIN, 2017

Working across video, sculpture, drawing, music, text and live events, Heather Phillipson's works stake out an ambiguous territory in which cultural references and emotional responses are mutually contingent and reactive. For her Annotations commission titled ENDING ALL PARTIES / EXCEPT THE PARTY / WHERE U MEET YOUR OWN BRAIN, ...

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Exhibition

Thinking Tantra at Peninsula Arts

31 March – 27 May 2017

Prabhakar Barwe, Tom Chamberlain, Shezad Dawood, Nicola Durvasula, Goutam Ghosh,…

Thinking Tantra is a trans historical exhibition that begins with anonymous Tantric drawings, dating from the second half of the nineteenth century, continues with work made in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s by Indian artists and includes work by ten international contemporary artists.  

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HOT LINES: 3 July 6.30 – 8.00pm

Mon 3 July 2017 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Kate Macfarlane and Heather Phillipson in conversation

HOT LINES: 3 July 6.30 – 8.00pm Through readings, presentations and discussion, Annotations artist Heather Phillipson and invited friends: Helen Cammock, artist; Karen di Franco, archivist and curator; Helen Nisbet, Curatorial Fellow, Cubitt; and Helena Reckitt, curator and resarcher, will consider intersections of drawn and written lines – the potential convergences for visual and...

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Double Take is an exhibition that seeks to explore the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices into new arenas in...

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