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RCA Drawing Collection

RCA Drawing is an independent collaborative project founded in 2019 by Lucy Gallwey and Sarah Mercer, working with artists and designers from across the Royal College of Art community. We lead classes that are student-focused, providing various accessible and experimental approaches to drawing, and utilise our unique position outside of the curriculum to provide a non-critical space in which students can play and experiment.

The work selected for this Collection shows drawing and mark making’s continued power across disciplines in contemporary art practice. It is an essential means through which the following artists develop and express ideas around themes including social injustice, national and family identity and human and environmental care. It allows them to re-visit heritage, ancient worlds and cultural traditions, repositioning our relationship with the past by creating new narratives, identities and opportunities to live better lives.

To accompany this selection we are proud to host RCA Drawing x RCA2021, an online drawing workshop inspired by the drawing practices of two of our featured artists, Woo Jin and Ronan Porter. This event will take place on Wednesday 30 June, 17:00 BST.

For more information and to register head over to our event page.