18 April 2013 – 15 May 2013
Now firmly established in the art world calendar Drawing Biennial 2013 presents the latest developments in contemporary drawing and demonstrates the crucial role that drawing plays in contemporary art practices. Curated by Drawing Room directors, over 200 artists are invited to make an original drawing in any medium on an A4 sheet of paper. The Biennial presents an insight into contemporary artists approach and relationship to drawing, often exposing the first intimations of a new body of work, providing insights into previously hidden working processes or revealing atypical modes of work.
Rachel Howard, Dear Sister, 2013, oil on paper, 29.7 x 21cm
The artists also kindly donate their drawings to raise crucial funds for Drawing Room's programme, with the works available on our online auction throughout the 4 weeks of the exhibition.
Since 2003, Drawing Room has been gifted over 1,300 drawings by established and emerging national and international artists. Participating artists include those who may not be known for their drawing and often their donated drawing initiates a new body of work:
From a starting price of £250, the format of the silent auction means anyone can bid (either on line, on the phone or in person) for an original work of art, whether it is their a first ever purchase, or an acquisitions for a major collection.
Drawing Room is the only public, non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing.
Drawing Biennial 2013, Installation shot, Image courtesy of Dan Weill
For more information visit The Drawing Room website.