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Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
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Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
Drawing Room research papers published to coincide with Double Take, a two-venue exhibition exploring the relationship between drawing and photography, taking place at Drawing Room and The Photographers' Gallery, London. Artists at Drawing Room include Dove Allouche, Josh Brand, Tacita Dean, Margarita Gluzberg, Matt Saunders and Thomas Zummer.
Drawing and photography are each considered the most direct, ‘transparent’ media with which to engage with the world. They share fascinating parallels: the relationship to the indexical, the blank sheet of paper or surface, graphite and silver, pencil weight and aperture, the sense of an invisible ‘apparatus’ (the camera and pencil), the engagement with surface, light, negative and positive and the trace. Double Take seeks to explore the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices into new arenas in modern and contemporary practices.
Double Take: Drawing & Photography Research Papers will include: an exhibition text by Kate Macfarlane, co-director, Drawing Room; an interview with artist Matt Saunders; A Matter of Shadows, an illustrated conversation with Thomas Zummer; Tacita Dean's The Studio of Giorgio Morandi; artists’ reading lists; and more.
This is a download, also available in print here.