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Drawing Room – Drawing Biennial Auction

Drawing Biennial 2017
Tannery Arts, London
exhibition: 2 March – 26 April
Online auction ends 26 April 9 pm.

Drawing Biennial 2017
showcases how artists through an expansive range of method, material and conceptual properties translate their concerns into the medium of drawing. The format of the exhibition encourages highly subjective and personal responses to drawing, which is what makes this exhibition so unique. In this alphabetical hang there are some happy coincidental associations between works- that speak to one another. Inevitably, this year there are a number of works that comment on the current state of world disorder and from artists all around the world.

Including works on paper by David Batchelor, David Austen, Richard Forster, and Peter Liversidge, the online auction continues until 26th April, with 247 drawings by leading contemporary artists starting from £250. The proceeds of the Biennial auctions provide crucial funding which will enable The Drawing Room to deliver its ambitious programme over the next two years.

To view artworks and bid online please click on the following link:

Callum Innes: With Curve

Callum Innes: With Curve
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
17  March – 29 April, 2017

The title of this major solo-exhibition by Callum Innes, With Curve, is inspired by the artist’s newest series of paintings made on large-scale, asymmetric aluminium panels. These works are a sculptural development of the site-specific, monochromatic wall paintings Innes first created for his recent survey exhibition at the De Pont Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands. Each painting is subtly distorted by an almost imperceptible curve on one or more sides. The large-scale panels both occupy and activate the walls on which they hang. The exhibitions also includes new works on paper and works from the Exposed Painting series.

For further information visit Sean Kelly Gallery website at

These Rotten Words – David Austen

These Rotten Words
18 March – 11 June 2017
Chapter, Cardiff

A group exhibition curated by George Vasey, These Rotten Words encompasses photography, painting, sculpture, sound and moving image works and focuses on the physicality of textual, gestural and vocal forms of communication. These artists call attention to the physical properties of communication: the mouth and the hand are inextricably linked and while the hand enables us to shape materials, the voice — and our use of language — offers a further tool to manipulate the world around us.

David Austen will present a text painting alongside a series of figurative watercolours. Further exhibiting artists include Rebecca Ackroyd, Johann Arens, Anna Barham, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Foundation Press, Anneke Kampman, Joanna Piotrowska and Devlin Shea.

For further information please follow the link to he exhibition webpage:

Between poles and tides – Talbot Rice Gallery

Between poles and tides
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, Edinburgh
11 February – 6 May 2017

Between poles and tides is a dramatic display of work recently acquired by the University of Edinburgh. It features work by established artists, recent graduates and works connected to the Talbot Rice Gallery programme including David Batchelor, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jonathan Owen and Katie Paterson.

For more information, visit the Talbot Rice Gallery website here:

Peter Liversidge – Ridgefield Hardware Quartet

Peter Liversidge
Ridgefield Hardware Quartet
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
28 January, 5.30 pm

As part of the solo exhibition Proposals for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Peter Liversidge has collaborated with a local business in Ridgefield Connecticut to create new vocal work for a male vocal quartet, written with and for Ridgefield Hardware. The performance takes place at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, this Saturday 28 January at 5.30pm. Exhibition continues until 5 February 2017.

For further details contact The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum at the following link:

(Flyer designed with assistance from Khan’s DIY shop Bethnal Green, London)

Group Exhibition – A Certain Kind of Light

A Certain Kind Of Light
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
21 January – 7 May 2017

An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Includes works by Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Garry Fabian Miller and Katie Paterson.

A Certain Kind Of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect over six decades. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time.

The exhibition will consider the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms as a means to articulate singular impressions of time and space.

Includes artist-lead events by David Batchelor ( Sat 11 March) and Garry Fabian Miller (Sat 29 April). For further information and booking  visit the Towner website at the link here.

Charles Avery – David Roberts Art Foundation

Charles Avery
Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort)
DRAF, Symes Mews, London
20 January – 8 April 2017

DRAF Studies are a series of focused case-studies of works from the David Roberts Collection. Each presentation centres on a single work, displayed on its own in a gallery with a printed booklet. Study #15 looks in depth at the work of British artist Charles Avery

The exhibition opens with the Hunter, an explorer protagonist whose arrival on the shores of Avery’s imagined Island introduces the viewer to the archipelago, and whose discovery of its landscapes, population and customs guides our own. The next room looks at the Duculi, one of the Island’s nine gods, a fearful creature whose two canine bodies are fused at the neck in a blind eternal struggle. The centre of the exhibition addresses the city: both the metropolitan Place de la Révolution at the heart of the capital Onomatopoeia, lined with geometric monuments and bustling crowds of cyclists; and the more dingy industrial margins including The Ninth Resort. A bronze bust crowned by a tall structural hat introduces the philosopher inhabitants of the Island, whose Dukes wear elaborate headwear signalling their adherence to many philosophical sub-schools.

The final room collates materials selected by the artist to make visible his broad studio practice, including furniture, designed wallpaper, books, maquettes, sketches and texts.

For more information visit the DRAF website at the link here:
For more information on the practice of Charles Avery click on the link here.


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