The Drawing Room is the only public gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing. The Drawing Room produces exhibitions, artist-led projects, talks and publications that provide opportunities for artists, across nationalities, generations and cultures, to develop their practice. The visionary programme is widely disseminated via the web, exhibition tours and the international distribution of publications.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Must see at The British Library

As part of 'Magnificent Maps' exhibition at The British Library Stephen Walter exhibits his drawing, 'The Island', 2008.

'The Island satirises the London-centric view of the English capital and its commuter towns as independent from the rest of the country. The artist, a Londoner with a love of his native city, offers up a huge range of local and personal information in words and symbols. Walter speaks in the dialect of today, focusing on what he deems interesting or mundane.'

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Film & Video event at South London Gallery

Tracing the Line

18 Aug 2010, 7pm,

Experimental film and video works exploring the relationship between film and drawing practice are brought together in a screening complementing the current exhibition Nothing is Forever. Ranging from early animation through to contemporary video made with computer manipulation, the featured works embrace a broad spectrum of techniques including drawing directly on celluloid and the use of chance as a creative process.

Includes works by George Barber, Sebastian Buerkner, Oskar Fischinger, David Haxton, Takahiko Iimura, Joan Jonas, Len Lye, Stan Vanderbeek and Lawrence Weiner.

Recommended by Margot Heller, Director South London Gallery, for Art Review's Top 5 must see for September

A moving plan B - chapter ONE
Selected by Thomas Scheibitz
16 September – 31 October 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Drawn animation screening, 17 July 2010

The Drawing Room Screening:

Following on from our recent exhibition Shudder, UPProjects invited The Drawing Room to present a selection of artists animations. As well as screening works by artists Edwina Ashton co-commissioned by Animate Projects and The Drawing Room, Markus Vater and Raymond Pettibon we will feature Shudder, an animation produced in collaboration with Postgraduate Diploma Character Animation (Pg Dip CA), Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.

17th July 4–10pm. Gillett Square, London N16 8JN

For one day only in Gillett Square, the portavilion bubble will be transformed into a temporary cinema presenting films from Hackney Archives and Dalston’s Rio cinema; artists’ animations brought to the programme by The Drawing Room and the animation Shudder made in collaboration with Pg Dip Character Animation, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London; a film about the first British feminist and Hackney resident Mary Wollstonecraft by Hackney based Fragments & Monuments fi lm and performance company, and a dance-fi lm exploring Dalston’s public spaces, made by local residents and East London Dance. Local residents are encouraged to bring in footage or images of Hackney and Dalston and its rapid change which may be later displayed in the Hackney Museum.

During the evening, the Portavilion bubble will come alive with projections on its surface and films will be screened along with music.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Fra Angelica to Leonardo Italian Renaissance Drawings at the British Museum

An impressive selection which includes some real gems including Antonio Pisanello’s ‘Three Men’ of c. 1433, a work intended as a presentation drawing and his drawings of ‘Hanged Men’ of 1434-8 which show corpses in varying states of decay; Andrea Mantegna’s ‘Man on a Stone Slab’ of c. 1475-85; the ‘Head of a woman’ by Andrea del Verrocchio (who was Leonardo’s teacher); and some fantastic Leonardo drawings. The exhibition finishes with Titian’s ‘Young Woman’ drawing of 1510-5.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Jenny Saville: at Gagosian Gallery

IMAGE:© Jenny Saville. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery. Photo credit: Mike Bruce.

Jenny Saville: Reproduction Drawings at Gagosian Gallery,
17-19 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DE
until 15 May 2010

This is Saville's first exhibition devoted exclusively to drawings. This series, inspired by Renaissance nativity portraits, are on the same scale as her paintings.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Adam Dant at The New Art Gallery Walsall

Adam Dant: Dant on Drink:Drawings about Drinking in Britain showing from 7 May - 4 July 2010. We also have a beautiful publication by Adam Dant available. Please follow the link for further information.

IMAGE: Agnes Martin, Untitled, 2001
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
12 x 12 in. / 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Courtesy, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Agnes Martin at Timothy Taylor Gallery, 15 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EX until 21 May 2010. This exhibition represents a rare opportunity to view a range of works dating from 1957 through to 2001. Not to be missed.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE at Konsthall C, Hökarängen, Sweden,

March 11 to May 16,
Conceived by Olivia Plender and co-curated by Kim Einarsson

TINA originally exhibited at The Drawing Room in 2008 is currently touring at Konsthall C, Sweden.

Featuring works by: Petra Bauer, Ciprian Muresan, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Melanie Gilligan, Olivia Plender, Unnar Orn, Katya Sander, Pablo Bronstein, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Michael Stevenson.

Konsthall C, Hökarängen, Sweden.

Kate Davis & Roy Voss at The Russian Club Gallery

01.04.10 – 08.05.10

Kate Davis & Roy Voss present new works for this exhibition.Davis presents Riff, 2010, seven 5 metre long steel poles and Voss presents Carpet, 2010, ink on canvas.

The Russian Club Gallery

Thursday, 8 April 2010

TINA touring to Storey Gallery, Lancaster

Conceived by Olivia Plender and co-curated by Kim Einarsson
Storey Gallery, Lancaster
29th May - 24th July 2010

TINA originally exhibited at The Drawing Room in 2008 has expanded and developed its curatorial concept and focuses on the theatricality in politics, public ritual in relation to democracy.

Featuring works by: Petra Bauer, Ciprian Muresan, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Melanie Gilligan, Olivia Plender, Unnar Orn, Katya Sander, Pablo Bronstein, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Michael Stevenson.

Emma McNally at Project Room, Mummery + Schnelle

15 April - 29 May

Private view:
Wednesday 14 April, 6-8 pm

Melanie Jackson at Picture This Atelier, Bristol

International Fauna gallery launch
Date: 08 May 2010, Screening 12-5.30pm, Discussion 2pm
Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol, UK

Melanie Jackson in conversation with writer, architect and artist Stephen Beasley and Gary Thomas, Animate Projects. Introduced by Zoe Shearman, Relational.

International Fauna is a blast, an anti-anthem, a parade of the animal symbols designated by nation states quick change through a background of digital colour fields. The representations are matched back with their animal call, for the duration of the image - a concrete composition of the absurd. The work delights in these extraordinary attempts to project national values onto an animal form, and in the forms they have taken.

This event is the first gallery screening of the work
Drinks and refreshments provided.

From 19 April 2010, International Fauna can be seen at
and as a download at itunes

Drawing and animation workshop

We recently hosted a a series of drawing and drawn animation workshops for fifteen 18-24 year olds, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London, Postgraduate Diploma Character Animation (Pg Dip CA.

Participants were given the opportunity to receive specialist tutoring, guidance and mentoring in the techniques, equipment and processes involved in creating drawn animations. SHUDDER, the drawing and animation exhibition at The Drawing Room, together with the work of the lead artist Phoebe Boswell and Central Saint Martin's course tutor Matt West were used to inspire ideas. The final animation was screened at The Drawing Room on Tuesday 9 March.

Funded by University of the Arts London.

Plymouth Arts Centre: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Dune”: An Exhibition of a Film of a Book That Never Was

Following on from its success at The Drawing Room in 2009, this exhibition is touring to Plymouth Arts Centre, 2 April – 16 May.

An Exhibition of a Film of a Book That Never Was takes as its departure from the cult Chilean film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempted 1976 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune. This exhibition includes production drawings made by Moebius, H R Giger and Chris Foss alongside commissioned work made in response by three international contemporary artists: Steven Claydon, Matthew Day Jackson and Vidya Gastaldon.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Chiharu Shiota at Haunch of Venison

This is the first UK solo exhibition by Japanese, Berlin based artist Chiharu Shiota. Shiota obsessively installs absorbing drawings with black yarn evoking anxieties and themes of remembrance. Exhibition closes 27 March 2010.

Haunch of Venison

Linear by Dryden Goodwin

Dryden Goodwin, 60 films as part of a new commission for Art on the Underground.
Drawing over 60 portraits of the workers on the Jubilee line Goodwin has created intimate film portraits by recording the drawing process with each sitter. Accompanied by snippets of conversations, each accelerated drawing reveals intimate moments between the artist and the sitter and results in an insightful social portrait.
The films can be viewed by following this link

Art on the Underground