The Drawing Factory

The Drawing Factory

“For the past two years we have been filing our drawings. We have hundreds of them.

“Beautiful drawings, ugly drawings, tender drawings, failed drawings, sexy drawings, sexual drawings, drawings that are slightly annoying, drawings that we have fallen in love with, drawings that we despise, drawings that make us feel sad and drawings that are joyful.

“We have made them collaboratively over lunch, over a day or over weeks of sending them back and forth in the post.

“We invite you to explore our collection, exhibited for the first time in the UK at Madame Lillie’s Gallery in Stoke Newington.”

The Drawing Factory is five artists connected by drawing:

Uma Mahadeva
Amy Green
Colin Marsh
Ambrosine Allen
Jonathan Gildersleeves

An Academy of Investigations
Madame Lillie’s
10 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington N16 6BD

Private View: Friday 5th February 6:30pm-9:00pm
Open 12noon – 6:00pm Friday – Sunday

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