Ways of Drawing: Drawing in London Now
Ways of Drawing, the treasure-box volume of images, ideas and exercises just published by Thames & Hudson, brings together the voices of artists, both tutors and alumni, from the Royal Drawing School almost twenty years after the School was founded. Then, there was a feeling in the art world that the practice of drawing was under threat. How have things changed since? Has drawing taken on altered roles and directions in the contemporary scene? How much value should we still place on the notion of a ‘tradition’ of drawing? To explore these questions and to set the publication of Ways of Drawing in context, we hear from several of the book's contributors: painters Timothy Hyman RA and Ishbel Myerscough; artist/poet Sophie Herxheimer; as well Isabel Seligman, the Bridget Riley Art Foundation Exhibitions Curator at The British Museum, and curator of their current exhibition 'Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawings from 1970 to Now', all in conversation with writer and painter Julian Bell, one of the book's editors.
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