Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now: Prints and Drawings Room, British Museum, London. Travelling to Oriental Museum, Durham; Pier Arts Centre, Stromness; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; and Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

11 September 2019 - 11 January 2020
Group Exhibitions

Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this display explores how contemporary artists as diverse as Tacita Dean, Richard Deacon, Imran Qureshi and Anish Kapoor have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place and memory. Collaboratively conceived by curators from across the UK, this exhibition follows on from our touring exhibition Lines of thought.


Supported by the Bridget Riley Art Foundation


This exhibition will be shown at the British Museum, London before traveling on to:

Oriental Museum, Durham University (29 February–17 May 2020)

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness (13 June–5 September 2020)

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (19 September–29 November 2020)

Cooper Gallery, Barnsley (9 December 2020–6 March 2021)

Installation image of Pushing paper, British Museum, 2019