Eleanor Bartlett Paintings & Drawings

Eleanor Bartlett (b.1951, Wiltshire) began her practice in 2007 with a two-year period drawing natural forms and patterns. She then commenced painting and sculpture using industrial materials of tar and wax to describe form. The work continues to develop the relationship with form and material, moving towards a monumental purity. 

This work continues an on-going series describing elemental form, painted with tar. Tar has an industrial beauty suggestive of toil and endurance and it is the behaviour of this material that really drives the work. The drawings evolved from a period of study at Bridge House in 2016 concentrating on the rich seam of feral activity, metal container and general destruction at the local recycling centre.” Eleanor Bartlett, 2016

The exhibition is open to the public on Friday and Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, to arrange a visit or to book a place for the floor talk on Sunday 20 November at 3pm, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 01225 767993.

What's happening at Drawing Projects

Line Up: Jin Eui Kim, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter, Stephani…

On show from 16 December 2017 to 3 February 2018, the exhibition, Line Up, features work by Jin Eui Kim, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter and Stephanie Syjuco. This collection of works use line as a principle element of the work, whether this is in ceramics, printmaking or drawing.


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

The final showing of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 17 August to 6 October 2018. Selected by Dr David Dibosa, Helen Legg and Michael Simpson from over 2,800 original drawings, 69 drawings by 65 artists will be on display.


Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler’s Wildflower Garden, 2013, artist’s book.

From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks

From 5 May - 30 June 2018, Drawing Projects UK will be presenting the exhibition From the Ground - Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks, which will include an artist’s book by Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler's Wildflower Garden, and a number of works by James Brooks that explore the geography and geometry of civic spaces in towns and cities across Europe.


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Guest Poets & open-mic on Saturday 3 March

On Saturday 3 March from 2-4pm, there will be an afternoon of poetry at Drawing Projects UK hosted by Josephine Corcoran.


Deanna Petherbridge & Anita Taylor in discussion - 3 Mar…

Deanna Petherbridge CBE will be in conversation with Anita Taylor on Saturday 3 March at 12noon at Drawing Projects UK. The discussion event is one of a series of three public Drawing Discussion events with keynote speakers in conversation with Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Director of Jerwood Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects UK, and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art...


Life Drawing Sessions: Nov - Dec 2017

In November and December we will be running a number of Life Drawing Sessions. On Thursday 16 November there will be a special life drawing session led by Alex Roberts, with two male models which will use simple props and drapery to explore meaning and symbolism within figurative drawing.


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