A revived interest in drawing has brought the discipline to the forefront of contemporary arts. The 43 Uses of Drawing explores the practice of drawing beyond the paper surface, via the work of 43 practitioners working in a number of different areas. The aim of the exhibition is to ignite debate and discussion by mapping the different practices and uses of drawing across disciplines and beyond the boundaries of fine art.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Big Draw Workshops - The 43 Use of Drawing

New York artist Morgan O’Hara will be conducting a series of live performance drawings as part of ‘The 43 Uses of Drawing’ and the UK National Big Draw, a month long drawing festival on Saturday 15th October 10.30am - 4.00pm.

Morgan O’ Hara Website: http://www.morganohara.com/

The Campaign for Drawing website: http://www.thebigdraw.org/bigdraw/

For more information, contact Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on (01788) 533 201 or ragm@rugby.gov.uk.


The pioneer of reverse graffiti art – Moose will be conducting workshops on Friday the 28th of October 10.15am – 3.00pm for ages 13-16 years as part of ‘The 43 Uses of Drawing’ and the UK National Big Draw, a month long drawing festival on Saturday 15th October 10.30am - 4.00pm.


To book a place contact Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on (01788) 533 777 or www.rugby.gov.uk/smart



Monday, 19 September 2011

That thing we do to put our ideas and observations into the world (Exhibition Review)

Exhibition Review, Studio International:

That thing we do to put our ideas and observations into the world

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s The 43 Uses of Drawing, “explores the practice of drawing beyond the paper surface, via the work of 43 practitioners working in a number of different areas. A revived interest in drawing has brought the discipline to the forefront of contemporary arts”.


http://www.studio-international.co.uk/drawing/43-uses-2011.asp

Monday, 29 August 2011

Exhibitors List
Sergio Cittolin, 'Data acquisition'



















The 43 Uses of Drawing exhibition showcases the work of the following artists and professionals: 

Anton Lukoszevieze- www.antonlukoszevieze.co.uk

Leon Kossoff-


Molly Crabapple- www.mollycrabapple.com
Morgan O’Hara- www.morganohara.com
Veronica Lawlor- www.veronicalawlor.com
Lauren Simkin Berke- www.simkinberke.com
Buckminster–Fuller - http://www.bfi.org/ 
Catherine Anyango- catherine-anyango.com   

VEIR 5- www.vier5.de

Monday, 13 June 2011

The 43 Uses of Drawing

Forthcoming Exhibition
Curated by Paul Cureton and Craig Staff.

Tue 6 Sep 2011 - Sun 30 Oct 2011
Rugby Art Gallery, UK

Bill Rankin, Phoenix, Income, 2009.
A revived interest in drawing has brought the discipline to the forefront of contemporary arts. The 43 Uses of Drawing explores the practice of drawing beyond the paper surface, via the work of 43 practitioners working in a number of different areas.
The aim of the exhibition is to ignite debate and discussion by mapping the different practices and uses of drawing across disciplines and beyond the boundaries of fine art.

The exhibition showcases drawing through the work of both artists and non-artists who use drawing in their professions. It will include drawings from graffiti artists, children’s illustrators, political cartoonists, architects, animators, landscape architects, set designers, tattoo artists, digital renderers and performance artists, along with fine artists and many others.

The 43 Uses of Drawing demonstrates both the breadth of drawing today and its continued relevance to contemporary artistic practice and the wider creative industry.

This is the cumulative exhibition of over two years research to bring the show together.