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Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
Our Learning projects make drawing relevant and accessible to our community – for schools, teachers, families & local groups. Come and Draw!
Free and open to all, our Library is a unique collection of around 4,000 books dedicated to the exploration of contemporary drawing.
Our Members support all that we do and enjoy exclusive events, talks, tours and studio visits – find out how you can join!
Buy publications related to our exhibitions, as well as unique artworks and limited editions.
Find out more about Drawing Room, what we do, and our relationship with studio provider Tannery Arts.
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.
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Madge Gill by Myrninerest is a personal journey through the extraordinary archives of Madge Gill, one of Britain’s most creative and visionary self-taught artists. Consisting of conversations, exclusive interviews, essays from outsider art specialists, family photographs and hand-written correspondence—plus rare and unseen works, including her revelatory large-scale embroideries—this book takes us ever closer to the enigmatic, troubled, and inspirational artist, Madge Gill.
— Includes rare images of artwork and embroidery never publicly seen before.
— Exclusive interview with Sir Peter Blake on outsider art.
— Concertina pages to fully display large-scale works.
— Responses from collectors and outsider art specialists including Henry Boxer and Sara Ayad, fashion designer Jenny Kee and artist Wilfrid Wood.
— Rare archive imagery and documents revealing her connection with ardent spiritualist and creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
— Specially commissioned essays exploring the impact on Gill of ‘Dr’ Thomas Barnardo’s indefensible child emigration scheme, pioneering mental health doctor, Helen Boyle, the buoyant spiritualist world and Jean Dubuffet’s Art Brut collection.