Past Exhibitions

On Display at Drawing Projects from 15 to 22 February 2019

From 15 to 22 February 2019, there will be a selection of drawings on show, by artists and makers involved in the Drawing Projects UK programmes, in the Gallery and the Entrance Hall.

In the Long Gallery we will be displaying drawings by Saranjit Birdi as part of his Mapping Bones drawing project and performance. Saranjit Birdi is a multimedia visual artist and dance performer with a background in architecture. Born in Punjab, India in 1960, he has been a resident of Birmingham since 1973, and has studied and worked in Bristol and London. Parallel with his former profession as an architect, he played jazz percussion for jazz-fusion bands, taught and performed dance. Supported by the Arts Council of England, Saranjit’s research, since 2007, has also led to working in arts-in-health with disabled people in rehabilitation through drawing. This was followed by art-science collaborations with the University of Birmingham School of Bioscience on innovating learning methods, and the School of Psychology working with stroke survivors from 2011. His Performance, Mapping Bones - 3, will take place at 3pm in Saturday 16 February in The Drawing Centre Project Space, followed by a Drawing Discussion with Anita Taylor at 4pm that will focus on Saranjit's performance and his polydextrous drawing practice that explores the skeleton and the use of the whole body as a tool for drawing. Saranjit will also be running a Drawing Session, nokyorsoxoff, on Friday 15 February from 2-4pm.

Exhibition open during the events, and other opening hours will be confirmed shortly. 

 

Stockpile - exhibition from 8 to 23 December 2018

Mairead McClean, Untitled, collage, 2018

Stockpile is our Christmas exhibition. Winter is here and we have a selection of art and artefacts for you to enjoy. Opening on Saturday 8 December from 10am to 5pm, with regular opening hours on Saturdays from 12-4pm and Sundays from 11am-1pm, by appointment, and during events.

Stockpile showcases work by a range of artists and makers, including our studio residents, will include ceramics, collage, drawings, objects, paintings, prints and sculpture. Artists and makers will include: Michael Angove, Eleanor Bartlett, Hannah Beickhorasani, Mike Collier, Alice Couttoupes, Yvonne Crossley, Gerry Davies, Neill Fuller, Kendra Gare, Jin Eui Kim, Mairead McClean, Carole Pearson, Sandra Porter, Alex Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Pauline Scott Garrett, Philippa Sutherland, Anita Taylor, Sally Taylor, Quilos and the Windmill.

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Mike Collier - A Dawn Chorus - 26 October to 24 November 2018

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to be presenting - A Dawn Chorus. Singing the World: Mimesis and Birdsong - an exhibition by Mike Collier from 26 October to 24 November 2018. Exhibition open Fridays and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, and by prior arrangement at other times. A Drawing Discussion: A Dawn Chorus with Mike Collier will be held on Saturday 24 November at 4pm, please book here.

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Around the World - from 14 July to 4 August

From 14 July to 4 August 2018 the exhibition Around the World will be on show at Drawing Projects UK, in association with the Active Trowbridge Annual Festival and Explore Art Trowbridge events on Saturday 14 July.

Featuring a range of artists and makers from around the world making work in response to people, place and events across the world. Works by Alice Couttoupes, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter, Tim Vyner and others will enable visitors to reflect on a range of perspectives and artistic responses to place, experience and identity. As an act and activity, drawing intrinsically enables us all to visualise ideas, and to see the world anew. 

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Consequences 
- exhibition from 17 March to 28 April 2018


[L-R] Laylah Ali, Bedwyr Williams, Margaret Kilgallen

Drawing Projects UK presents the exhibition Consequences from 17 March 2018 - 28 April 2018, a collection of drawings, photography, prints and paintings that reflect on the notion of consequence, whether this be chance, intentional, inadvertent, deliberate, playful or fortuitous. Featuring works by Laylah Ali, Yvonne Crossley, Richard Dunn, Peter de Francia, Ilya Kabakov, Margaret Kilgallen, Christopher James and Bedwyr Williams. These images represent, in different sometimes oblique, sometimes difficult, even harrowing ways, critical moments in narratives, relationships, single events, and identity.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

16 August - 6 October 2018

The final showing of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 16 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. The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday - Saturday, 12noon to 4pm. Free entry.

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From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks

Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler’s Wildflower Garden, 2013, artist’s book.
5 May - 30 June 2018

From 5 May - 30 June 2018, Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present the exhibition, From the Ground - Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks, which includes 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.

Opening times Saturdays 1-4pm, Sundays 11am to 1pm, and by appointment. 

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See View - exhibition from 9 September to 1 November 2017

Our current exhibition, See View, features drawings, paintings, prints and artists’ books by Australian and British artists - Jelle van den Berg, Peter Burgess, Gerry Davies, Gary Lawrence, Mary Scott, Philippa Sutherland and Anita Taylor. Curated by Gary Sangster, the exhibition examines perceptions and observations of people, place and natural phenomena.  

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Michael Pennie - Drawings of Different Sizes -13 May to 10 June 2017

From the very beginning of his career drawing has been an integral part of Michael Pennie’s artistic output, enabling ideas to be recorded, interrogated and developed. The Drawings of Different Sizes exhibition brings together the best of Pennie’s recent drawings made during his tenure as Artist in Residence at Corsham Court. The exhibition at Drawing Projects UK has provided an opportunity at this stage of his career to showcase a developing preoccupation with drawing.

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