"An essential resource for artists, curators, writers, academics and exhibition visitors..."

Outset Study is a free, open access research hub that includes a drawing library, study area, events and displays. A selection of resources are also available to view online including videos, essays, study lists, exhibition guides our Artist Directory and library catalogue.

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    Study Display 'Objects for Chromosome Damage'

Drawing Room is inviting proposals that examine critical issues around contemporary drawing. This offers postgraduate students and scholars the chance to field test and peer-review their research, and to network and engage with a wider community of academics and specialists.  We aim to establish Outset Study as a space...

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Turning worlds

17 January - 13 March 2016

This plan chest display of artists’ books, zines and comics is drawn from our special collection of Artists' Books.  Turning Worlds looks at contemporary independent and artists’ self-publishing practices. Focusing on works that particularly utilise drawing, it surveys the exploration of the book as a visual medium...

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