"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.

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 Donna Huddleston for Donna Huddleston,The Exhausted Student, the artist’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK, which presents a new series of drawings in pencil, colour and silverpoint within a theatrical environment.

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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 Marc Bauer for Marc Bauer, Mal Ȇtre / Performance, a new body of work commissioned jointly by Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion.

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Artists taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their works.  This list has been compiled by Deme Georghiou, recipient of the Drawing Room Bursary Award 2019, to accompany his open studio.

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Artists taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their works.  This list has been compiled by Adam Shield for his newly commissioned work for the Annotations project at 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 compiled for Modern Nature, an exhibition that explores our interaction and fascination with plants in relation to aspects of social change, personal well-being and scientific research.

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Artists taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their works.  This list has been compiled by Devlin Shea for her newly commissioned work for the Annotations project at Outset Study.

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