After 20 nomadic years, Drawing Room, the UK’s leading arts organisation dedicated to displaying, making and sharing contemporary drawing, will settle in its new purpose-built home in Bermondsey, southeast London, opening to the public on 22 September 2023. Drawing Room is a division of studio provider Tannery Arts, which was established by artists in a Bermondsey Street warehouse in 1993. Putting down roots in an area traditionally occupied by artists, Drawing Room is the only UK art gallery dedicated solely to the medium of drawing. With over 1,600 sq ft of double-height gallery spaces, it promises to become a key cultural destination for art lovers across the capital and beyond. Built as part of a new neighbourhood of homes from award-winning developer London Square on a former industrial site with restored buildings including The Pickle Factory (where Branston Pickle was made for over 60 years), combined with newbuild, the complex is designed by Coffey Architects. It will also be home to Drawing Room’s learning studio along with a unique contemporary drawing library and research centre, open to all. With a regular programme of exhibitions, conversations between artists and other creatives, artist-led workshops and projects, Drawing Room’s new home will also be a hub for the local community and will support the careers of developing artists.
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