"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 – proving opportunities to examine, produce and research drawing today.

 

Annotations will include 6 artists over a 3 year period. Each artist will undertake a period of supported residency, researching the library collection to create a work for the Outset Study  - using the wall, the space, or intervening with the library collection itself. Annotations Outset Study Commissions are supported by Veronique Parke and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

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For her Annotations commission titled ENDING ALL PARTIES / EXCEPT THE PARTY / WHERE U MEET YOUR OWN BRAIN, Phillipson transposes her methods of collage and conglomeration to the Outset Study. Occupying the wall space with digital collage, drawing and text, Phillipson summons and answers back to current crises - relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent.

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An afternoon of presentations and discussions, selected from an open call, examines recent research and critical issues around contemporary drawing.

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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 Heather Phillipson for her 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 Graphic Witness, an exhibition that considers the notion of the ‘graphic witness’, a term that harnesses the power of drawing to challenge and question the status quo, to record and reflect protest, as well as to bear witness to social injustices and the horrors of war. Graphic Witness explores the way...

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Online resources include videos, essays, study lists, exhibition guides, and our library catalogue. Drawing Room strives to provide a unique resource for the promotion of drawing, its practice, theory and methodology – proving opportunities to examine, produce and research drawing today.

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