The Drawing Works

The Drawing Works

Robinson Fiona - 1 Prelude

Inaugural Exhibition

Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1 0SP

1st – 16th September 2016
Drinks Reception:
– Thursday 1st September 6-8pm
– Thursday 15th September 6-8pm


Prime Matter – Exhibition at the Drawing Museum Laholm Sweden


The Laholm Drawing Museum: Sept 19 – Oct 1, 2015. The idea for Prime Matter began with the desire to see the range and abundance of approaches that arise from one of the most fundamental modes of art making – basic drawing. An illuminating exhibition which explores how different artists use drawing in their practice. Originating in New York, this year the project shows the work of 102 artists from USA, Europe and examines approaches to drawing across continents, cultures, languages, and contexts.


600 international drawings
compiled by Anke Becker
August 02 – 29, 2015

opening: Saturday, August 01 / 7 PM
Finissage: Saturday, August 29 / 5-7 PM

Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten
Turmstr. 75 10551 Berlin, Germany
opening hours: Sun, August 2/1-6 PM afterwards: Tue-Sat 1-7 PM
 free admission
how to get there:

further exhibition stops:
 Galerie ARTQ13, Rome/Italy 
Oct 9 – 11 // Galerie GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany
 Nov 11-Dec 12 // 
Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany 
(February/March 2016)

ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS: How does one’s own assessment change if there is no information at all about the artist? How can one develop a personal definition of value if the sales prices are all identical? What is then a good drawing? ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is conceptual art and exhibition project all in one.With Anonymous Drawing many single pieces of art become one “Gesamtkunstwerk”. Each and every anonymous artist becomes part of a collective work of art where hierarchies do not exist.

ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2015 presents 600 drawings by 600 international artists at Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany. The works will be displayed anonymously. All the drawings are available for a symbolic unit sales-price of 200 € each. The artist’s identity can only be revealed by a sale: the buyer takes the drawing right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual place holder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.

The exhibition was preceded by an international, open call for submissions. There were no guidelines regarding theme or style. There was only one formal rule: the exhibited drawings should be no larger than A3. The artist’s biography, gender or age did not play any role in the selection. The selection for the exhibition has been made anonymously, too. From more than 2000 submissions 600 drawings were selected for the show. Anonymous Drawings was founded 2006 by the artist Anke Becker in Berlin, Germany. Since then, more than 8000 artists from all over the world have taken part in the project and numerous shows of Anonymous Drawings took place up until today.

All drawings are available for a unit sales-price 
of 200 € each. On site, during the opening
 & Tue-Thu / 5-7 PM – cash only // 
online-sale from August 03:

RWA Bristol – Quercus Gallery Bath – Hauser and Wirth Somerset


Quercus Gallery, 1 Queen St, Bath, BA1 1HE

6 June – 4 July 2015

Works on paper by Fiona Robinson RWA, prints by Andrew Vass textiles by Beatwoven and ceramics by Nicola Tassie, this show looks at how artists use their chosen process of mark making as a means of articulating space, with particular focus on the visual reflection of sound.

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 5.30

Gustave Fauré Violin Sonata in A Minor


Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Sunday, 7th June at 7pm

Music & Art 1

NMSW has invited composers to create new music in response to the work
of contemporary artists for a concert exploring the relationship between music and art.

Including the world première of
Geoff Poole’s new string quartet Zhang Seascapes (a response to the work of Shanghai based artist Zhang Enli)
From the Other Place by Icelandic cellist/composer Hildur Guðnadóttir
Litha Efthymiou’s response to Retracing Your Steps by RWA artist Debbie Locke.
Another Season by Jean-Paul Metzger
new music and art resulting from a collaboration between composer
Julian Leeks and the RWA’s Fiona Robinson for which each created a response to the other’s work.

with the opportunity to meet the composers and artists after the concert.

The Bristol Ensemble String Quartet

Tickets (£10 or £8 concessions) are available now from

Anywhere Else But Here copy

Fiona Robinson – Anywhere Else but here. Made in response to Julian Leeks First String Quartet

currently on show at the RWA Bristol in DRAWN.

Music and Art 2

A second Concert with accompanying artwork will take place at Hauser and Wirth Somerset     Saturday 13 June 6pm – 7pm


Drawn In

Also at the RWA 21 May until 17 June


Fiona Robinson Soundscape II selected for this exhibition from the RWA Permanent Collection

This spring, the RWA worked with students on the University of Bristol’s MA course in Art History to curate an exhibition in response to our biennial open submission show Drawn and Drawing On…The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.

Students taking part in the course selected works from the RWA’s own significant collection. The exhibition is delivered in partnership with the Department of Art History, University of Bristol.

And finally….

The RWA Secret Postcard Auction – Thursday 4 June

Images here:

Forthcoming exhibitions for 2015

John Cage In a Landscape 1948

John Cage In a landscape 1948.  Graphite charcoal chalk and wax 60 x 80 cms. 2014.

Forthcoming for 2015



Royal West of England Academy Open Drawing Exhibition

21 March – 7 June 2015.

This year the selection panel includes: Anita Taylor, Jerwood Drawing Prize founder; Kate MacFarlane, Director of Drawing Room, London; Yvonne Crossley RWA, artist and founder of The Drawing Gallery; and artists Tim Harrisson RWA and Fiona Robinson RWA.

As a selector one of my drawings will be included in the exhibition.


× NOVEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 20, 2014
× 111 FRONT ST #212 BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Drawing No. 10

Masters Projects is pleased to announce a group exhibition of seven artists from around the country—Denver, Florida, North Dakota and Maine—as well as around the world—Netherlands, England and Germany. Titled after Rebecca Solnit’s 2013 publication about storytelling, Faraway Nearby explores the concept of distance, defined both physically and psychologically, through the mapping of time and history, space and remoteness, decay and transformation. Focusing on visual storytelling through a variety of media—painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed-media, printmaking—this exhibition combines a uniquely diverse group of contemporary international artists: Peter Buechler, Karl Klingbiel, Billy Kidd, Erik Hougen, Cecilia Vissers, Kate Beck and Fiona Robinson.

Many of the works in this exhibition will be shown for the first time. The seven artists represented engage a variety of cultural differences, artistic processes and aesthetic traditions, while wrestling with complex topics such as the veracity of history, the nature of interpretation, subjective versus objective truth, and the ways in which objects and images from the past embody cultural memory. The diversity of these artists provide substantial evidence for the gallery’s interests in representing not just a local idealism, but an international one, from the Abstract Expressionist brushwork of Karl Klingbiel to the conceptual pixel paintings works of Peter Buechler, to the minimalist anodized aluminum sculptures of Cecllia Vissers.

Though each artist’s obvious uniqueness is celebrated, the generational span among them also reveals interesting parallels and influence: Klingbiel’s abstractions lead to Billy Kidds’s documentary photographs of decaying florals, to Fiona Robinson’s sensitive drawings of sea foam, to Kate Beck’s chance-driven exploration of painting. Buechler’s large scale pixel paintings of every interiors are reflected in Erik Hougen’s straight-photography-styled silkscreens on canvas, which reflect back on a separate series of found objects—antique lithographs of art historical landscape masked with vintage vellum. Ultimately, the seven are united by the conceptual construction of their imagery and the physical process entailed in its making, their artistic practice met with determination and profound self-awareness.

For more information please contact the gallery at 646-926-2787 or


Royal West of England Academy 162nd Annual Open Exhibition

12 October – 7 December 2014.



Robinson Fiona - 1 Prelude

Prelude 2 from Bach’s Suite for Unaccompanied Cello no. 1 in G.  Graphite charcoal chalk and wax 60 x 80 cm. 2013

on show with two other drawings in


The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art

27 September – 18 October

Jemma Appleby, Peter Archer, Frank Auerbach, Day Bowman, Reg Butler, Prunella Clough, William Crozier, Adrian Daintrey, Kevill Davies, Thomas Denny, Terry Frost, Duncan Grant, Tom Hammick, Roger Hilton, David Jones, Jane Joseph, Ansel Krut, Richard Lin, Robert Medley, Fiona Robinson, Tobit Roche, Celia de Serra, Liz Somerville, Rowland Suddaby, Keith Vaughan, Amanda Vesey, Toby Wiggins, Michael Williams

The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB 01258 863866