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    July 10, 2024

    RDS Recommends with Hira Gedikoglu

    Hira Gedikoglu is an artist living and working in London. She graduated from The Drawing Year in 2019 and also teaches on our Young Artists programme. Here she tells …

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    June 20, 2024

    Drawn Together | Supporting Emerging Artists

    Drawn Together: Royal Drawing School Summer Show 2024 is now open!

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    June 4, 2024

    Artist Opportunities

    There are so many exciting opportunities out there for artists at the moment. We have compiled a list of competitions, prizes and awards that you can enter this June …

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    May 28, 2024

    RDS Recommends with Nikki Gardham

    Nikki Gardham is a painter, born in Essex, now living and working in London. She graduated from The Drawing Year in 2013 and now teaches on our Public Programme …

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    May 9, 2024

    RDS Recommends with Oliver Macdonald Oulds

    Oliver Macdonald Oulds, artist, RDS tutor and Drawing Year alumnus, shares where he gets his inspiration, and recommends what to see, watch, listen and read about:

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    April 24, 2024

    RDS Recommends with Sarah Lightman

    Artist, writer and RDS tutor Sarah Lightman takes us on a journey to Italy and tells about her favourite places to visit and art works to see.

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    April 10, 2024

    Artist Opportunities

    There are some exciting exhibition opportunities and open call competitions coming up this summer. Here we've chosen our highlights:

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    March 31, 2024

    RDS Recommends with David Gardner

    David Gardner, artist, RDS tutor and Drawing Year alumnus, takes us through his perfect Bank Holiday Monday in London including art, food and some historic cultural gems...

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    March 20, 2024

    Keziah Philipps: Sir Denis Mahon Award 2024

    Keziah Philipps is a multidisciplinary artist who studied on the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, and is the 2023-24 recipient of the Sir Denis Mahon Award. …

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    March 1, 2024

    Hear from Drawing Year graduates

    The application deadline for The Drawing Year is 3 April 2024. Are you thinking about applying? Hear from some of our past students about their experience of the course...

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    Dec. 18, 2023

    Help Us Make Drawing Accessible to Everyone

    Did you know that we are a charity? We believe everyone, whatever their financial circumstance, should be able to benefit from high-quality tuition in drawing. All of our courses …

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    Dec. 11, 2023

    Buying an Artwork

    The Drawing Year 2023 End of Year Exhibition sees our Shoreditch gallery filled with over 400 drawings and works on paper by our graduating students. All works in the …