Artists, architects and writers were invited to the RHA Open Studio – 'A Conversation on Drawing'.
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.
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
The exhibition was in the amazing space of the RHA Life Drawing room. It 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.