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Drawing (Paper) Show 

Drawing (Paper) Show

22nd July – 13th August 2023
Open daily 12
pm - 4pm

The Bridewell Studios and Gallery, Liverpool

Private View/Launch Friday 21st July 5pm – 10pm  (RSVP for you and your guests via the link)

Drawing (Paper) Show is an exhibition and a special edition of the Drawing Paper (issue number 9), showcasing the diverse and varied drawings of 50 artists from around the world, including local North West artists.

The exhibition features the work of artists who applied to an open call via instagram, whose work could be described as drawing for drawing’s sake.

Drawing is sometimes considered as a preliminary practice to more important ends. Our focus here is on drawing as a dialogue between artist and viewer, via the marks made, to engage, transport, inform, and excite; exploring drawing as its own end point.

The exhibiting artists are Alex Wolkowicz, Amanda Ravetz, Anna Huttonartist, Arthur Roberts, Athena Jones, Bryan Biggs, Camille Smithwick, Caragh Savage, Carriage Return, Christina Rose Brown, Colette Lilley, Cristina Celestini, Curtis Holder, Daksha Patel, Emma Withers, Gabriela Vargas Telaya, Gail Altschuler, Gary Clough, Garner Harry, Inês-Hermone, James Robert Morrison, Jason Thompson, Jim Grant, Jonathan Stockley, Joseph Schneider, Julia Midgley, Julie lawrence, Kaja Stumpf, Kate Genever, Lesley Halliwell, Lizzie Thurman, Lucy Pass, Maree Hensey, Mark Clay, Matthew Timmins-Williams, Mike Carney, Naomi Kendrick, Natalia Kulka, Neal Vaughan, Nickson Kimaro, Nutsa Gogaladze, Penny Davenport, Ruby Wright, Sarah Jane Richards, Silvia Battista, Tansy Lee Moir, Tessa Maiden, Tomo, Tricia Gillman, Jon Barraclough

Drawing (Paper) Show is curated by Colette Lilley, Sarah Jane Richards of the previous Drawing Shows and Jon Barraclough and Mike Carney of the Drawing Paper. It will be installed at The Bridewell Studios and Gallery (a Grade 2 Listed building), to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial 2023, Friday 21st July until Sunday 13th August.

Join us on Friday 21st July at  5pm – 10pm  for the Private View of Drawing (Paper) Show and Launch of the 9th edition of the Drawing Paper. The Drawing Paper will then be available at venues in Liverpool and further afield. You will also be able to view a digital version of the Drawing Paper online.


Drawing workshops and events to be announced soon!

Throughout the Drawing (Paper) Show we will be running a number of FREE drawing events and workshops encouraging people to respond to stimulus such as music, movement, discourse and the architecture and ambience of The Bridewell Studios and Gallery. We hope to help to demystify drawing and to encourage people to see that drawing is easily accessible, affordable and very rewarding. With aims to acknowledge the positive mental aspects of drawing as an experience as well as an outcome.


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22nd July – 13th August 2023
Open daily 12pm - 4pm

Private View/Launch Friday 21th July 5pm – 10pm

The Bridewell Studios and Gallery
101 Prescot St
L7 8UL

We are grateful the Drawing (Paper) Show is supported by The Ulrike Michal Foundation for the Arts, The Bridewell Studios and Gallery, Helen Dunnett Consulting, Cass Arts and Wallace Seymour.

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