2001 - Out of Line: Drawings

Out of Line presented more than sixty drawings from the Collection, dating from the 1930s to 2001. Including studies and small-scale drawings by many of Britain’s most distinguished painters and sculptors such as David Hockney, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore and Bridget Riley, alongside large-scale works by prominent contemporary artists Adam Dant, Graham Gussin, Emma Kay, Rachel Lowe, Simon Periton, and Keith Tyson, among others. The exhibition offered a broad perspective from which to consider the fundamental nature of drawing, its potential for reinvigoration, and its ongoing relevance to the visual arts today.

The exhibition was accompanied by a 60 page full-colour catalogue which featured reproductions of works in the exhibition together with contributions by artists, and introductory text by the exhibition’s selector, Suzanne Cotter.


Tour details

Suffolk, Wingfield Arts (18 May – 30 Jun 2002)

Artsway (6 Jul – 1 Sep 2002)

Bideford, Burton Art Gallery (7 Sep – 20 Oct 2002)





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