This is an incredibly rare and unique opportunity to see a selection of drawings worthy of any leading London gallery.
Drawing Together is an exhibition of drawings created between 1970 and 2020 by some of the most influential and important artists working today. This includes two winners of the Turner Prize, Richard Deacon (1987) and Elizabeth Price (2012), each of whom has created a work specifically for this show. Drawing Together also features two impressive drawings by Michael Landy RA, one of the Young British Artists, and Eileen Cooper, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools.
The show is made up of drawings of different types, including sketches, exhibition project plans and realised artworks. The intimate and immediate nature of the drawings create a window in to the working methods, processes and thinking of these prominent and highly respected artists.
A host of other eminent artists, including Jacqueline Donachie, Lala Meredith-Vula, Janette Parris, Simon Patterson, Soheila Sokhanvari and Amikam Toren, are also represented by important pieces in a show which explores contemporary definitions of drawing through the lenses of Conceptualism, Abstraction and Figuration.
Loughborough University is represented in the exhibition with works by four members of staff from Fine Art and the School of Creative Arts: Professor Craig Richardson, John Atkin, Michael Shaw and Nick Aikman.
In short, this is an unmissable exhibition, akin to having our very own tiny Tate in Loughborough.
Image: Derived from a drawing by Richard Deacon, Small Screen #1, 2020