A British Museum touring exhibition has opened at York Art Gallery – which celebrates the craft of drawing.
In this new exhibition, discover some of the most compelling up-and-coming names in contemporary drawing, displayed alongside works by celebrated artists within the British Museum collection of prints and drawings.
Drawing Attention: Emerging Artists in Dialogue is at York Art Gallery from Friday 27 October 2023 to Sunday 28 January 2024.
These new acquisitions include works by some of the youngest living artists ever collected by the British Museum, presented alongside works by celebrated artists from Mary Delany and Édouard Manet to Barbara Hepworth, Andy Warhol and Yinka Shonibare.
The full list of emerging artists featured in Drawing Attention are Emii Alrai; Catherine Anyango Grünewald; Josephine Baker; Miriam de Búrca; Somaya Critchlow; Jake Grewal; David Haines; Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan; Mary Herbert; Jessie Makinson; Sam Metz; Jade Montserrat; Ro Robertson; Sin Wai Kin; and Charmaine Watkiss.
The exhibition forms part of a broader ‘Season of Drawing’, which runs until 21 April 2024.
The season will include a new commission created by Ugonna Hosten, an exhibition of works created by participants in the York Art Gallery’s Teenage Art School, and a drawing studio space.
Tickets for Drawing Attention: Emerging Artists in Dialogue are £7 per person. For more information and to book your tickets, visit the York Art Gallery website.