Royal Drawing School | Best of The Drawing Year 2023
Special exhibition celebrating the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla
Event date 2 – 25 May 2023
Event location London
Christie’s is pleased to host the Royal Drawing School for a special exhibition in honour of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The School has commissioned alumni artists of its flagship postgraduate-level programme, The Drawing Year, to create works that are personal reflections on this momentous occasion. The exhibition offers a variety of perspectives, rich in observation, imagination and storytelling. Alongside the commissioned works is a selection of drawings by fellow Drawing Year alumni that form part of His Majesty’s archive of drawings from the School. Upon graduation one drawing is chosen from each student to be included in the archive as a record of their study. There are now over 500 drawings in the collection.
The Royal Drawing School is one of the world’s leading providers of specialist observational drawing tuition. Established in 2000 by the former Prince of Wales, now His Majesty King Charles III, and artist Catherine Goodman, the School’s mission is to raise the profile of observational drawing through teaching and practise.
Exhibiting artistsAlastair Farley
Nour El Saleh
Rose De Borman
Shana P Lohrey
The exhibition is free and open to all
8 King Street
London, SW1Y 6QT
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Closed on 6–8 & 13–14 May
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On the line: how the Royal Drawing School has steered young artists back to a fundamental artistic skill
The sign on the door is refined and neutral; the warehouse building cool and understated. Number 22 Charlotte Road could easily be mistaken for one of the trendy design agencies that populate this thoroughfare between Hoxton and Shoreditch in east London. In fact, this former factory is home to a quiet revolution in art.
About the Royal Drawing SchoolThe Royal Drawing School is an independent, not-for-profit resource that aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice. The School was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales along with artist Catherine Goodman in 2000.
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