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DRAWING ROOM

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undergroundBorough, Bermondsey, London Bridge / Bus 1, 78, 42, 188, C10


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SUMMER SCHOOL : THE BODY POLITIC
Jul 17 - 21, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Drawing Room are pleased to launch 2017’s Summer School, a week long programme of dynamic workshops run by professional artists at the gallery in Bermondsey, London.
 
Ideal for both experienced and beginner artist practitioners, the workshops will enable you to develop work conceptually using a range of material processes. The title of this year’s Summer School is The Body Politic, and calls for all those interested in developing work around this broad and timely theme.
 
The workshop leaders are artists Joy Gerrard, Markus Vater and Phoebe Boswell, each an acclaimed artist whose work has a strong relationship with drawing.
Participants work in the large gallery space with materials provided by Drawing Room, building new skills and techniques on a small and large scale, working both independently and collaboratively. They also have use of the unique Drawing Room Study library for reference and research.
 
The Body Politic
Over the course of the week we will think about the artist both as witness and protagonist. Based on the themes of our current exhibition ‘Graphic Witness’ (to 9 July) the week-long artist led workshops will explore drawing as a graphic means to bear witness, comment on injustice and to prompt social change.
Through workshops we will explore through drawing questions such as: How might we bear witness to the political world around us; particularly as it changes and transforms so explosively? How do we look at the individual versus the collective in today’s networked society? What materials can we employ to convey meaning?  Is it possible to protest through our work? How is the body politic?
Price £250 for the week, materials will be provided
For further information, please email mail@drawingroom.org.uk.

NICOLA TYSON : BEYOND THE TRACE
Sep 28 - Nov 12, 2017
Private view Wed Sep 27 6pm - 8pm
Beyond the Trace, solo exhibition of works on paper by Nicola Tyson. This will be the first solo exhibition in London of her drawings. It will include a range of work: sketchbook pages; ‘daily drawings’, made since 2015, and posted on social media; large graphite drawings; and life-sized ink drawings made especially for this exhibition. Working intuitively and from memory, these gestural pencil drawings are a reimagining of the female body; they are highly animated, androgynous, self-contained and surreal.

Click to enlargeEVERYTHING WE DO IS MUSIC
Nov 30, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018
Private view Wed Nov 29 6pm - 8:30pm
A major new exhibition that explores how Indian classical music has inspired modern and contemporary artists.
 
Everything we do is music, curated by Shanay Jhaveri, traces a long history: from early Indian miniature painting (Ragamalas) through to drawings, animations and video works from the present day. Including works by pivotal Indian and Pakistani artists such as Nasreen Mohamedi and Lala Rukh, the exhibition will feature a number of works previously unseen in the UK. It will present newly commissioned pieces by Michael Müller and Sarnath Banerjee alongside works by contemporary artists such as Shahzia Sikander and KM Madhusudhanan. The exhibition will also explore the influence of Indian classical music on important American artists such as Lee Mullican and Marian Zazeela, and its wider influence on western popular and counterculture.

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