Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London and is co-founder and co-director of Drawing Room, London. Recent curatorial projects include A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings: ruby onyinyechi amanze; Nidhal Chamekh; Milano Chow; Kate Davis; Karl Haendel; David Haines; Ian Kiaer; Ciprian Muresan; David Musgrave; Wura-Natasha Ogunji; Kathy Prendergast; Massinissa Selmani; Lucy Skaer; Barbara Walker (Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford, 2018); Graphic Witness: Mounira Al Solh, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Andrea Bowers, Nidhal Chamekh, Eugenio Dittborn, Joy Gerrard, Leon Golub, Beatriz González, George Grosz, Erik van Lieshout, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero and Rirkrit Tiravanija (Drawing Room, 2017); Double-take: Drawing and photography: Dove Allouche, Josh Brand, Tacita Dean, Margarita Gluzberg, Matt Saunders, Thomas Zummer (Drawing Room, 2016); Dove Allouche – Mea Culpa of a Sceptic (The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, 2016); Line: Athanasios Argiansas; Ceal Floyer; Monika Grzymala; Victoria Haven; Susan Hiller; Sol LeWitt; Richard Long; Tom Marioni; Jonathan Monk; Julian Opie; Florian Pumhosl; Fred Sandback; Maximilian Schubert; Jorinde Voigt, Kate Yoland.
Jack Southern’s creative work spans teaching, research and writing, as well as a significant exhibition history as an independent artist showing nationally and internationally. Through his research interests and writing on contemporary Drawing practice, Southern has also managed large-scale collaborative projects bringing together a diverse range of activities such as exhibition making, artists’ in-conversations, discussion and practical workshops. Key examples include Drawing Through Time and Image at Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (2018), Time / Image / Construction (2016) and ‘Drawing making, Making drawing’ (2014), which both took place at Drawing Room, London. Southern devised, co-ordinated and curated these projects, working closely with artists including Cornelia Parker, Charles Avery, Dryden Goodwin, Barbara Walker, Franziska Further, Claude Heath, Tim Knowles, Gemma Anderson, Jessie Brennan and Emma Stibbon.
Image: A Slice through the World at Drawing Room; a collaborative exhibition between Drawing Room London, and Modern Art Oxford (Drawing Room – 13th June – 9th September 2018) Image courtesy of Drawing Room, 2018. Photographer Damian Griffiths