In two decades Drawing Room has grown from modest beginnings into a world-renowned institution that presents exhibitions of drawings from around the globe. Our move, in the next year, to a purpose-built gallery in Bermondsey, southeast London, begins an exciting new chapter in our history.

Drawing Room’s permanent home will be a welcoming, open-door hive of creative activity—both an international hub for the latest thinking around drawing and a neighbourhood gallery that uses drawing to connect our work with artists and local audiences. Drawing is the springboard for innovation; Drawing Room’s exhibitions, unique Library and Research Centre and Participation Studio will encourage artists and the public alike to use drawing to experiment, make ambitious artworks and take risks.

Our secure home will provide opportunities for Drawing Room to sustain a year-round exhibition and events programme, artist-run projects, free at the point of delivery for families, school pupils, teachers, and community groups, as well as multi-artform events.

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To do this we need your help. 

Please donate between £50 and £2,500 and enjoy the benefits of Drawing Room’s four membership levels.

For larger donations and bespoke benefits, please contact Drawing Room’s Co-Founders and Co-Directors and we would be delighted to discuss how you can help us:

Mary Doyle, Co-Director: [email protected]

Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director: [email protected]

  • The entrance to Drawing Room’s new home designed by Coffey Architects

  • An interior view of our new home

  • Over 2,000 sq ft of double- height gallery spaces, equipped with climate control

  • Participation studio connecting artists with the local community through drawing projects

  • A unique, free, open access library and resource centre

  • A destination shop selling our own publications and books related to the exhibition programme