There are some things that the artists taking part in this exhibition have in common. One, they spent a lot of time in the life room at the Glasgow School of Art, learning how to draw in an academic tradition. Two, obviously, they live or have lived in Glasgow, and spent formative years in the city. Three, they have undergone many changes in their practices and in their personal lives over the years since leaving the GSA and/or Glasgow, both places which have also had their own moments of transformation over the past five years.
'Glasgow Drawing Club' takes as its starting point the Glaswegian trend of boozy life-drawing clubs, with artist-run organisations such as 'All the Young Nudes' and 'Drawing Life' taking the life room into community centres, cultural hubs and pub function rooms, even Wetherspoons ('The Wetherspoons Drawing Club'), all over the city. The events are affordable, accessible, educational and social; they mix music, socializing, drawing and self-expression, and create opportunities for the artists who run them, the venues that host them, and the people who attend them.
This show explores what the city of Glasgow, the act of drawing and the forming of supportive communities have brought to our practices and to our lives.
And more to be confirmed.