Now firmly established in the art world calendar Drawing Biennial presents the latest developments in contemporary drawing and demonstrates the crucial role that drawing plays in contemporary art practices. Curated by Drawing Room directors, over 200 artists are invited to make an original drawing in any medium on an A4 sheet of paper.
The artists also kindly donate their drawings to raise crucial funds for Drawing Room's programme, with the works available on our online auction site throughout the 4 weeks of the exhibition.
Since 2003, over 850 distinguished and emerging national and international artists have participated. Participating artists include those who may not be know for their drawing and often their donated drawing initiates a new body of work:
I see the drawing room auction as a kind of 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. So I should thank you. John Stezaker, 2011
It was here that I first saw Anna Barham's drawing and was so intrigued, I commissioned her to make a work. The fundraiser is great way to gain exposure to young artists and forge relationships with them. Elisabetta Buonaiuto, collector, 2011
From a starting price of £250, the format of the silent auction means anyone can bid (either on line, on the phone or in person) for an original work of art, whether it is their a first ever purchase, or an acquisitions for a major collection.
Drawing Biennial 2013 works will be available to view online from 10am Thursday 18 April, join our mailing list to keep up to date on our biennial programme.
Among the artists who are contributing this year are; David Austen (UK), Andrea Bowers (US), Pavel Buchler (UK), Angela de la Cruz (UK), Marcel van Eeden (NL), Nogah Engler (IL), Geoffrey Farmer (C), Antony Gormley (UK), Anthea Hamilton (UK), Mona Hatoum (UK), Arturo Herrera (D), Susan Hiller (UK), Brian O'Doherty (US) Mateo Lopez (CO), David Musgrave (UK), Paul Noble (UK), Cornelia Parker (UK), Paula Rego (UK), Tobias Rehberger (D), Bob & Roberta Smith (UK), Juliao Sarmento (PT), George Shaw (UK), Raqib Shaw (UK), Mark Wallinger (UK), Franz Erhard Walther (D), Alison Wilding (UK) and many others.