DRAW: MA Drawing show tour with Isabel Seligman

Black and white pine trees against the sky

14 Sep 2017

4pm to 6pm

This event is open to all, including current, prospective and recent postgraduate students, alumni, staff and the general public.

Join Isabel Seligman, the Bridget Riley Art Foundation Exhibition Curator at the British Museum, for a walk through of the MA Drawing show.

This will be a unique opportunity to experience the show with Isabel and exhibiting students, contextualising the work within contemporary and historical discussions around drawing in the UK and beyond.

Refreshments will be provided.

Booking for this event is essential, using the form below.


The MA Drawing exhibition presents what happens when you bring together a group of people that are prepared to interrogate both drawing and themselves. They carry with them a diverse collection of experience, backgrounds and obsessions that they have exchanged with each other via their shared language of drawing, but spoken in many tongues. Drawing is a fundamental tool of thinking and communication, shared more widely than any other art form. Collectively and individually these students have expanded what a drawing might be.

Isabel Seligman is the Bridget Riley Art Foundation Exhibition Curator in the department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. She is working on a project encouraging art students to explore and take advantage of the museum’s vast graphic collection, comprising 50,000 drawings and over two million prints. She is the curator of the touring exhibition Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now and author of the accompanying book published by Thames & Hudson.

This event is organised by DRAW (Drawing Research at Wimbledon), a postgraduate reading group focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to drawing.  DRAW is led by Tania Kovats, (Course Director, MA Drawing) and supported by UAL's Postgraduate Community.

Find out more about DRAW here: http://draw.myblog.arts.ac.uk/info/
To join the DRAW mailing list, email: c.brueton@arts.ac.uk

Image credit: Laura Wend, MA Drawing 2017