Drawing techniques from ancient to modern will be on show from October 5 – 17 at DRAW 15, the 94th Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society. The exhibition theme is ‘Time and Space’. The venue is the Menier Gallery at 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.
Ninety-eight professional artists, both established and up and coming, will exhibit 250 figurative and abstract works of art in colour and monochrome, in media ranging from etching and egg tempera to charcoal and collage.
John Huddy, owner and founder of Illustrationcupboard Gallery, will officially open the exhibition during an evening reception on Tuesday October 6th.
Prizes will be awarded for a drawing, a print, a work in monochrome, a work on the exhibition theme, the President’s Choice award and Best in Show. This year’s sponsors are Arqadia Framing, Cult Pens, Derwent, Jackson’s Art Supplies, John Purcell Paper, Rosemary & Co, Stabilo, Strathmore Artist Papers and Winsor & Newton. The prize-winning art will be selected by Martin Shortis, senior tutor and Academic Board Member at the Royal Drawing School.
Notable exhibitors this year include Dr Sumi Perera RE SGFA, whose work is in public collections in the UK and abroad, Fred Cuming RA Hon SGFA, Professor Ken Howard OBE RA Hon SGFA, and Maz Jackson SGFA, the internationally renowned tempera artist.
About the Society
The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society is the only national art society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing. Founded in 1919, today the Society has more than 130 members around the country who are professional illustrators, painters or printmakers recognized for their high level of ability in drawing. An early President was Sir Frank Brangwyn. Past members include Dame Laura Knight RA and Ronald Searle; the painter-printmaker John Piper exhibited with the Society. Honorary members today include the award-winning illustrator Victor Ambrus and Ronald Maddox, President Emeritus of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
About the Venue
The Menier Gallery 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RUwww.meniergallery.co.uk
The gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.