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

Outset Study is Drawing Room’s free, open-access research hub comprising of a specialist contemporary drawing library and study room. Online resources are also available, including videos, essays, study lists, exhibition guides, artist directory and Outset Study library catalogue. Outset Study hosts Annotations, a series of commissions and supported residencies. Drawing Room strives to provide a unique resource for the promotion of drawing, its practice, theory and methodology – providing opportunities to examine, produce and research drawing today.

This online session of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, provides access to recent research examining critical issues around contemporary drawing.

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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 artists included in FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, an exhibition that explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

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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 selected by Sookyung Yoo, Researcher at International Manga Research Center of Kyoto Seika University (KSU), Manga instructor at KSU, Freelance manga artist, and Manga translator, for FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, an exhibition that explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Titles marked...

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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 Amelia Barratt for her commission for Annotations II.

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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 Vanessa Baird for If ever there were an end to a story that had no beginning, the first UK survey of renowned this Norwegian artist. 

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Amelia Barratt’s Annotations project connects drawing with the voice, sound and the written word. It revolves around an elusive librarian, a rendition of a character frequently used in Barratt’s written work. She is anachronistic, fearful, droll and finely tuned to the minutiae of her everyday environment.  

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