A group of artists with a variety of practices have spent a year of intensive study and questioning through drawing. The result is an exhibition that considers the place of drawing in contemporary art practice - and why it’s relevant.
The show features work with a strong connection to drawing but that is not restricted to it. Drawings are represented alongside painting, printmaking, textile, installation, video, site- specific and audio work.
For the first time since it was founded in 2000, artists on the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, have been based independently in Oxford Street, in studios provided to the School by Selfridges on behalf of Mr & Mrs. Galen Weston, located opposite the iconic building.
Up the road from the Bond Street galleries, down the road from the Wallace Collection, and above Europe's busiest shopping street, these studios have been a base for 28 artists to engage with a traditional discipline in a contemporary context.
Featured artists: Euphrosyne Andrews, Daniel Blumberg, Matthew Booker, India Boxall,
Becky Brewis, Grace Exley, Oscar Farmer, Aisha Farr, Holly Froy, Shanti-Om Gorton, Thomas Harrison, Emma Inge, Pollyanna Johnson, Oona Leganovic, Samuel Little, Samantha Marshall, Jack Mcdonagh, Alexander Middleton, Isaac Neviazsky, Sacha Pratt, Iona Roberts, Beau Rouse, Anna Rumsby, Anna Tveritinova, Liam Walker, Chris Wallbank, Eleanor Watson, Qiong Wu
Curated by the artists with consultation from artist Sarah Pickstone and William Feaver. former art critic for The Observer.