Artists and curators taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their work. This list has been compiled by the five artists included in Drawn Out - Kate Lyddon, Alice Maher, Richard Mark Rawlins, Caroline Wong and Joel Wyllie –  all of whom are using the slow processes of drawing to work through deeply personal experiences, anxieties, and desires. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
Suellen Rocca: Drawings* Cat Kron Kate Lyddon
Locus Solus (French Surrealism Series) Raymond Roussel Kate Lyddon
The Sick Rose: Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration* Richard Barnett Kate Lyddon
The Penguin Book of Sick Verse Introduced and Edited by George MacBeth Kate Lyddon
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories Angela Carter Kate Lyddon
Documents of Contemporary Art: The Gothic* Edited by Gilda Williams Kate Lyddon
The Coral Sea Patti Smith Kate Lyddon
Allen Jones Projects Allen Jones Kate Lyddon
Dreamers Awake [Exhibition Catalogue]* Honey Luard Kate Lyddon
The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse Edward Lear Kate Lyddon
Zonzo Joan Cornella Kate Lyddon
Cookie Swirl C Toy Video [Video] Cookie Swirl C Kate Lyddon Link
Gravity [Video] Video projection with sound, 2007 Nicolas Provost Kate Lyddon
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure Kate Lyddon Link
Winnie the Pooh Heffalumps and Woozles Song Kate Lyddon Link
Strangers: Essays on the Human and Non-Human * Rebecca Tamás Alice Maher
A Ghost in the Throat Doireann Ní Ghríofa Alice Maher
The Hearing Trumpet Leonora Carrington Alice Maher
After-Affects/After-Images: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum (Rethinking Art's Histories) * Griselda Pollock Alice Maher
Mudwoman Joyce Carol Oates Alice Maher
The Eyes of the Skin; Architecture & the Senses * Juhani Pallasmaa Alice Maher
Becoming Audible: Sounding Animality in Performance* Austin McQuinn Alice Maher
The Sick Rose: Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration* Richard Barnett Alice Maher
Corpus* Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Richard A. Rand Alice Maher
Art Forms in Nature* Ernst Haeckel Alice Maher
The Raven Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gustave Doré, Alice Maher
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream Francesco Colonna, translated by Joscelyn Godwin Alice Maher
The Inferno of Dante Alighieri. A new translation Ciaran Carson Alice Maher
The Five Senses; A philosophy of mingled bodies Michel Serres, Translated by M Sankey & P Cowley Alice Maher
Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds. The Clarendon lectures * Marina Warner Alice Maher
The Passion According to Carol Rama Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona Alice Maher
PANEL 5-7: Capitalism and Slavery, 1st Edition * Eric Williams Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 8-10: Golden Legacy: Illustrated History Magazine, Volume 1: The Saga of Toussaint L'ouverture and the Birth of Haiti [Comic] * Joan Bacchus, Robert Fitzgerald, Bertram A. Fitzgerald Jr., and Warren Parker Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 10-11: The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution C.L.R. James Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 10-11: 2001: A Space Odyssey [Film] Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 10-11: 'From Sugar Cube to White Cube and Beyond' [Essay] In 'Tate Modern – The Handbook' by Matthew Gale Frances Morris Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 13-15: Old and New Identities, Old and New Ethnicities [Essay, 1991] Stuart Hall Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 13-15: Atlantic Slave Trade Flashcards [Online educational resource] Created by sophiadipasquale, and published on Quizlet Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 15-16-17: Ebony [Magazine] June 1965, Vol. 20, No. 8 Published by Johnson Publishing Company Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 15-16-17: Fredericks of Hollywood Human Hair Wigs [Online collection of images] Published on Pinterest Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 15-16-17: 'In The Rubber Coils. - The Congo 'Free State’' [Cartoon depicting King Leopold II of Belgium as a snake entangling a Congolese rubber collector.] Published in 'Punch' magazine, November 28 1906 Linley Sambourne Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 15-16-17: 'SPEECH AT THE CEREMONY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE CONGO'S INDEPENDENCE, June 30, 1960' In 'The Truth about a Monstrous Crime of the Colonialists', by Patrice Lumumba, (pp. 44-47) Patrice Lumumba Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 15-16-17Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century [online article] Published by The Guardian, Monday 17 January 2011 Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 15-16-17Patrice Lumumba seized and forced to eat own speech [online archive newsreel] Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 15-16-17Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 18-19: Running [Sound work] By Gil Scott-Heron Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 18-19: Countryman [Film] Directed by Dickie Jobson, produced by Chris Blackwell. Island release, 1982 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 18-19: 'Black Power Salute Rocks 1968 Olympics - ABC News - October 17, 1968' [Online archive news footage] Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 18-19: 'Full Olympic Film - Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games' [Online film] Published by official Olympic YouTube channel Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 18-19: GQ: 'Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced' [Online article] Published by GQ, November 13, 2017 Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 20-22: 'New Jack City' [Film] Directed by Mario Van Peebles, and produced by Doug McHenry and George Jackson Warner Bros. Pictures release, 1991 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 20-22: 'The Harder They Come' [Film] Directed and produced by Perry Henzell New World Pictures release, 1972 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 20-22: 'James Baldwin Moral Dilemma' [Online archive interview excerpt] Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 22-23: 'Space is the Place (Uncut Version) '[Film] Written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith Directed by John Coney and Produced by Jim Newman Released 1974 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Good Times' [Television sitcom] Aired on CBS, 1974 - 1979 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'The Cosby Show' [Television sitcom] Aired on NBC, 1984 - 1992 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'What's Happening!!' [Television sitcom] Aired on ABC, 1976 - 1979 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Sanford and Son' [Television sitcom] Aired on NBC, 1972 - 1977 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Diff'rent Strokes' [Television sitcom] Aired on NBC, 1978 – 1985; and on ABC, 1985 - 1986 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Gimme a Break!' [Television sitcom] Aired on NBC, 1981 - 1987 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Family Matters' [Television sitcom] Aired on ABC, 1989 – 1997; and on CBS, 1997 – 1998 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'Thunderbirds' [Television series] Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Released by ITV, 1965-1966 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 24-25: 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' [Television sitcom] Aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 26: 'Everything that went wrong during Theresa May’s speech' [Online video] Published by Guardian News, 5 October 2017 Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 26: 'Lord Kitchener - London Is the Place For Me' [Online archive interview excerpt] Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 26: 'Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You (Live)' [Online video of undated performance] Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 26: 'Nice (1984)' [Short film] Written by Farrukh Dhondy Aired on Channel 4 Available online, published by BFI National Archive: Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 27 – 28: Flame in the Streets [Film] Directed and produced by Roy Ward Baker J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors release, 1961 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 27 – 28: Playing Away [Film] Directed by Horace Ové and produced by Vijay Amarnani BFI release, 1986 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 27 – 28: Playing Away: a neglected gem with truths about race and politics [Online article] By Emma John Published by The Guardian, 20 April 2021 Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 27 – 28: Not Our Problem (1984) [Short documentary film] Produced by Nick Crombie and Jill Roach Published by London’s Screen Archives Richard Mark Rawlins Link
PANEL 33 – 34 -35: Tom and Jerry, Episode 121 - Calypso Cat [Animation] Directed by Gene Deitch, and animation direction by Václav Bedřich Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release, 1962 Richard Mark Rawlins
PANEL 36: Hidden in Plain Sight – in honour of Black History Month [Blog post] By Lorna Hamilton Brown Richard Mark Rawlins Link
Pictures for Use and Pleasure: Vernacular Painting in High Qing China * James Cahill Caroline Wong
Gigi and The Cat Colette Caroline Wong
Foujita’s Paintings of Cats Tsugouharu Foujita Caroline Wong
Paroles d’Artistes: Foujita* Published by Fage, Lyon, 2018 Caroline Wong
Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life John Gray Caroline Wong
The Life of Hunger Amélie Nothomb Caroline Wong
Paula Rego * John McEwen Caroline Wong
Balthus: Cats and Girls * Sabine Rewald Caroline Wong
Visualising Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia * Edited by Aida Yuen Wong Caroline Wong
Daisies (1966) [Film] Directed by Věra Chytilová and produced by Rudolf Hájek Ústřední Půjčovna Filmů Kouzlo Films Společnost release, 1966 Caroline Wong
In the Penal Colony [Short story] Franz Kafka Joel Wyllie

Titles marked with an asterix * are held in the Outset Study library