Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow: Back to the Drawing Board

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow: Back to the Drawing Board


The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Scotland’s largest private gallery, is thrilled to announce its summer exhibition “Back to the Drawing Board”. Filling two floors of the gallery, this exciting event will focus on the art of drawing featuring a wide variety of drawings, many made by painters or other artists as well as those of makers and designers whose primary discipline is more three dimensional.

This special exhibition has been curated in response to increased debate, led by John Byrne and others, about the concerning decline of the study of drawing in Scottish art schools. There is an incredible number of talented artists in Scotland to whom drawing remains important and this exhibition aims to shine a light on their exquisite work.

Roger Billcliffe said: “We have had a phenomenal response from artists requesting to participate since we announced this exhibition and we are going to open as much of the gallery as possible to allow us to display the wonderful works that we have been offered. In addition to contemporary drawings from Peter Howson and Ken Currie, there will also be work on show from Joan Eardley, Sandy Goudie, Blackadder, Cowie, Colquhoun and McBryde. This truly will be a showcase of the art of drawing and a reminder of its value to art in Scotland.”


Roger Billcliffe Gallery
Blythswood St
Glasgow G2 4EL

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