Auction night: 18th May 2011
Top name artists make new work for auction
The Drawing Room Biennial Fundraiser has become one of London’s art world key biennial events. Since 2003 over 600 established and emerging artists, from the UK and abroad, have generously made a unique work on paper in support of the non-profit gallery’s programme.
For this event a huge array of artists comes together to demonstrate the crucial role that drawing plays in contemporary art and to endorse the Drawing Room as a platform for its presentation and exploration.
“I see the drawing room auction as a kind of annual commission, and it's nice to go back to an existing series of works (I mean the nudes). This year a whole new set of pieces came out of resuming work on the nudes”. John Stezaker, 2011
Artists including Fiona Banner (Tate Britain Duveen commission, 2010), Cornelia Parker, Keith Wilson (co-curator British Sculpture exhibition at the Royal Academy with Penelope Curtis, Director Tate Britain) Paula Rego, Goshka Macuga, John Stezaker (current exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery) have pledged their support among others.
The drawings are to be exhibited for four weeks, culminating in an exciting silent auction event on Wednesday 18th May. The Biennial Fundraisers offer the perfect opportunity to purchase unique works on paper by major and upcoming artists.
This fundraising exhibition will not only document the extraordinary richness of drawing today but will also mark the Drawing Room’s 10th Anniversary.
The Drawing Room is a non-profit gallery dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing. It presents exhibitions of new work by national and international artists, produces learning projects and publications and tours exhibitions to museums and galleries in the UK and abroad. The Drawing Room’s founders and Directors are: Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout
For further information about our past fundraisers please go towww.drawingroom.org.uk/biennialfundraisingexhibitions
For further information on the event please contact Mary Doyle or Kate Macfarlane on 020 7729 5333 firstname.lastname@example.org