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Olivia Plender & Ciprian Mureşan discuss TINA (2008)

What’s on in October

Join us on Tuesday 25th July for the sixth event in our year long series inviting artists to look back over 20 years of programming at Drawing Room. TINA (2008) was a prescient project initiated by artist Olivia Plender, inspired by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s maxim, ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA for short), meaning that in her opinion global free market capitalism is the only tenable economic theory.

In a time of political turmoil in which Thatcher’s creed of individualism has really come home to roost we revisit the themes and enquiry of TINA, with exhibiting artists Olivia Plender and Ciprian Mureşan in conversation with Drawing Room Co-Director, Kate Macfarlane.

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These talks celebrate the 20th anniversary of Drawing Room as we prepare to move to our new permanent home in BermondseyWe need your support to help us move – find out more about how you can support us by clicking here.

Members’ Event: William Kentridge RA Private Tour

Fri 7 Oct 9-10am
Drawing Room is pleased to offer our members the opportunity to attend a tour of William Kentridge at the Royal Academy this Friday, led by the exhibition’s assistant curator Rose Thompson.

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Family Studio
Sun 6 Nov 10:30-3:30pm

Everyone can draw! We welcome all families to come and have a go at some imaginative and experimental ways of drawing in a studio environment. Happening on the first Sunday of every month, next up we have Lucie MacGregor exploring ripping, cutting and pulping drawings to make new forms!

Entry is free! Join us on Sun 6 November, between 10.30-3.30pm at our temporary location:
OKR Arts Club, 765-775 Old Kent Road, SE15 1NZ  Bus routes: 21, 53, 172, 453, P12

For more info or to discuss access needs, please contact: genevieve@drawingroom.org.uk07438 277 020

Support our Capital campaign!

The development of our new, purpose-built premises in Bermondsey is underway.  Pictured here is a glimpse behind the scenes of our double-height gallery-in-progress.

We will be arranging site visits over the coming months for those who would like to support the development and help secure our future. If you are interested in joining a visit, please contact Drawing Room Co-Directors, Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane by emailing mail@drawingroom.org.uk.

Become part of our exciting future – support us by donating here.

Welcome Hugh!

We are delighted to welcome Hugh Smyth to our team for the next 6 weeks, as part of our partnership with Camberwell College of Arts.

Hugh, a year 3, BA Drawing student, will be working alongside our engagement team on the research and delivery of projects within our local neighbourhood as part of his placement. He’s already got stuck in by supporting the celebration of our Drawing Act IV publication at Coin Street Community Builders.

We look forward to the next 6 weeks working together!

Read more about Olivia Sterling’s Drawing Acts IV project here.