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
Lee Welch performed - brilliant, see this film and more to follow.
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.