RHA Open Studio: A Conversation on Drawing.
Artists, architects and writers were invited to the RHA Open Studio – 'A Conversation on Drawing' to exhibit in the wonderful light-filled Life Drawing Room (I curated this when my studio was in the RHA). Ideas abound around the concepts of drawing; drawing as a thinking tool, drawing to communicate, drawing as a physical act, drawing as writing, drawing to familiarise yourself, drawings relationship to material, performative drawing in space, contemplative drawing encounters and drawing that reframes a space.
The exhibition unconventionally did away with the walls, using instead 8x4 sheets of wood, easels, 'drawing-donkeys' and life-model-podiums to display the work - it brought the viewer into close contact with the work, standing in the footsteps of the artists.
Participating artists in no particular order:
Pil & Galia Kollectiv / Pádraig Timoney / Elaine Leader / Dorothy Smith / Sarah Tynan / Tina O’Connell / Mary-Ruth Walsh / Claire-Louise Bennett / Tracy Staunton / Lee Welch / Caroline Patten / Brian Fay / Sarah Honner / Paul Hallahan / David Mabb / Ross O'Doherty / Rachael Corcoran / Emer O'Boyle / Anthony Lyttle / Wendy Judge / Felicity Clear / Fiona Mc Donald / Julie Merriman / Niamh O'Malley / Brianna Hurley / Gerard Byrne / Kathy Prendergast / Michele Horrigan / Stephen Mulhall / Cliona Harmey / Vagabond Reviews / Linda Quinlan / Robin Jones / Aideen Barry / Tadhg McSweeney / Michael Wann / Miranda Blennerhassett / Joanne Reid / Fergus Byrne / Ruth McHugh / Leah Hewson / Adriana Salazar / Barbara Knezevic / Murray O’Doherty / Alice Maher