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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 isTheBody Politic, and calls for all those interested in developing work around this broad and timely theme.
The workshop leaders are artistsJoy Gerrard,Markus VaterandPhoebe Boswell,each anacclaimed artist whose work has a strong relationship with drawing.
Participants work in the large galleryspace with materials provided by Drawing Room, building new skills and techniques on a small andlarge 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 workshopswe 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

Sep 6 - 13, 2017
Artist Barbara Walker (Birmingham) is in residence at the gallery for a month, as part of Drawing Room's Bursary Award, culminating in this exhibition of her work from 6-13 September.

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.


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