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DRAWING IN SOCIAL SPACE is a knowledge exchange partnership between Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and Drawing Room - a series of projects connecting, BA Fine Art students, Drawing Room’s local partners and artists/collectives from outside of the UK. Commencing whilst Drawing Room is without a gallery space, the partnership seeks to explore drawing beyond the gallery walls, expanding and exploring drawing practice and knowledge, whilst creating connections locally and globally. Projects will develop through ongoing processes of dialogue and consultation between artists, collectives, students, partner groups and staff, culminating in work with different forms of shared authorship.
Our first project connects Bolivian activist collective, Mujeres Creando, BA Fine Art students and Young Girlz Matter, a collective of 12–17 year old girls from Southbank University Academy, Drawing Room’s local partner school. Over the past 6 weeks we have spent time connecting and exploring what it means to be part of a collective, reflecting the processes of Mujeres Creando through drawing activities, visits to the university, walks, games and food situated in the context of South East London.
A co-produced zine documenting our shared experiences was gifted to the girls at our celebration event and will be archived in the libraries of Camberwell College of Arts, Drawing Room, and Southbank Academy University. The zine is also available to download on Issuu here.
'I feel part of this group – I can’t describe why, it’s just a feeling. Like a colourful jaw breaker, with many layers like an onion. We are multifaceted' – Young Girlz Matter Member