Draw Back

A last chance to catch the History of Drawing exhibition at Camberwell Space – over eighty years of the art of drawing from paper to digital. 

Large 4eb004ab 9494 488c b119 f171424245d3

Preliminary Notes to Self for the Making of The Brexit Tapestry, by Brigitte Mierau, 2018

The practice of drawing is not confined simply to pencil on paper – far from it – as this exhibition featuring work by sixty artists, spanning eighty years clearly demonstrates. Drawing encompasses a multitude of media, techniques and occupies space over two and three dimensions. The practice of drawing takes in mark-making with with paint, rubber, thread, plastic and wax, to name just a few of the materials in the work on show here. 

Large 5637c6bf 7297 421c a2f2 8b9466e2af19

Flow Study II, by Jennifer N. R. Smith, 2017

The history of drawing in this exhibition is told in the context of Camberwell College of Art, which has been influential in the practice and teaching of drawing since 1898. The College has produced 12 Turner Prize winners and acclaimed arts practitioners including Cathy de Monchaux, Mike Leigh, Howard Hodgkin and Maggi Hambling. 

Here, we see how innovation at Camberwell in the field of drawing has shaped debate and practice, and how artists at the College have explored the use of drawing in diverse fields such as technology, politics and science. 

Large dc2be61a 0b59 4ed8 a99e 8d0ee3176b97

A Girl Smoking, by Alejandra Lopez Martinez, 2017

The exhibition includes work by historical artists (including Edward Ardizzione, R. B. Kitaj and David Hefner), right through to current students and teaching staff.

Catch the show before it closes on 16 February and you will also have the opportunity to admire the newly re-opened and designed Camberwell Space. 

Large ba4558f2 df4b 4672 bcc9 cd539f140a51

Notebook X, by Kimathi Donkor, 2014

The History of Drawing is at Camberwell Space until 16 February 2018.
There is a symposium event about drawing in education, 15 February 2–6pm. Find out more here. 

Camberwell Space
Camberwell College of The Arts
Peckham Road
London SE5 8UF