Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

8 Apr 2017 – 22 Apr 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free entry: All Are Welcome

Surface Gallery

Nottingham, United Kingdom


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This April at Surface Gallery, Draw the Line will ask the question, what is drawing today?


Chosen from 300 submissions, the exhibition will showcase a selection of contemporary art from across the world. Draw the Line features over 60 works that expand the definition of drawing. A variety of approaches, from experimenting with different mediums to utilising diverse presentation methods, including moving image, offer an unusual perspective on what constitutes contemporary drawing. One of the building blocks of art, drawing is at the core of artistic practice. Often overlooked as a means to an end, drawing has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, emerging as a vibrant area of research in contemporary art.


The opening night will feature a performance, Communion, by one of the selected artists - Bettina Fung. As part of the exhibition, there will be a projection of animated drawings. In addition, a drawing created by resident studio artist Céline Siani Djiakoua especially for Draw the Line will be exhibited on the gallery's front windows.


The winner will be awarded a solo show at Surface Gallery.

Draw the Line will launch in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Discovering the Painting of Jane Walker in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar, with ales provided by local brewery, Springhead.

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