Student Show

The Drawing Year 2016-17 End of Year Show

29 Nov 2017 – 16 Jan 2018

Event times

Open Monday to Friday 9am—9pm,
(Closed 23 December to 1 January)

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Royal Drawing School

England, United Kingdom

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An exhibition of over 300 drawings, works on paper and prints by students graduating from the School's postgraduate programme The Drawing Year


This selling exhibition showcases the next generation of fine artists and creative practitioners who have spent the last year exploring their practice through drawing from observation.

The Drawing Year, founded in 2000 as the School’s flagship programme, offers a year of intensive study, research and practice in drawing from life, with high-quality teaching from a distinguished faculty. Every student is given a full scholarship and free studio space, allowing artists of all backgrounds to develop their artistic professions and careers in the creative industries, especially poignant in a time of rising fees for education and the cost of living in London.

Past graduates of The Drawing Year go on to work as fine artists, or have professional practices in illustration, animation, architecture, film and theatre design. Recent success stories include Clara Drummond, First Prize winner of the BP Portrait Award 2016, and Alice Shirley, acclaimed designer of Hermès silk scarves. Alumni have exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, and their work is included in major collections, such as Tate, the Royal Collection, British Museum and the V&A Museum. 

Exhibiting artists: 

Joshua Bristow, Rosie Chamberlain, Jessica Jane Charleston, Ben Westley Clarke, Becca Collins, Mark Connolly, Laurie Crean, Somaya Critchlow, Lee Cutter, Joana Galego, Alexander Gilmour, Judith Hagan, Nancy Haslam-Chance, Emily Hill, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Charlotte Johnston, Alice Macdonald, Christabel MacGreevy, Isaac Nugent, Jackson Rees, Tom Scotcher, Dorry Spikes, Jamie Stenhouse, Gideon Summerfield, Jack Fawdry Tatham, Stefan Tiburcio, Catherine Watson, Peter Wenman.

The students will host an Open Studios at SPACE studios from 28 Nov - 9 Dec 2017

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