November 13, 2009 - The Fruitmarket Gallery - The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing
November 13, 2009

The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing

Monika Grzymala, Solex, 2009. Installation view, The Drawing Room, London. Courtesy the artist.

The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing
14 November 2009 – 10 January 2010

Market Street, Edinburgh

Open seven days
Always free
Mon—Sat 11am—6pm, Sun 12—5pm

Festive Closure
24 Dec 2009 – 3 Jan 2010 (inclusive)
Normal hours resume 4 Jan 2010

The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing
14 November 2009 – 10 January 2010

This exhibition of new and recent work by eleven highly acclaimed young international artists explores a diverse range of contemporary approaches to drawing. From small, intricately-crafted pencil drawings to expanded installations in which the ‘drawn’ lines are made from masking tape, or in which drawings mutate into animation, the exhibition celebrates a contemporary resurgence in drawing.

Just as the formal and stylistic parameters of drawing have expanded, so too has the range of artists it attracts. This exhibition brings together artists from several continents, all using drawing to communicate their ideas, dreams and interpretations of the world.

Artists in the exhibition are: Jan Albers (Germany), Michaël Borremans (Belgium), Marc Brandenburg (Germany), Fernando Bryce (Peru/Germany), Kate Davis (New Zealand/Scotland), Monika Grzymala (Poland/Germany), David Haines (England/Netherlands), Kim Hiorthøy (Norway), Garrett Phelan (Ireland), Naoyuki Tsuji (Japan), Sandra Vasquez de la Horra (Chile).

A Hayward Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with mima, (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and the Bluecoat, Liverpool, in association with The Drawing Room, London


Artist’s talk
Saturday 14 November, 4pm. Free.
Exhibiting artist Monika Grzymala in conversation with Brian Dillon, writer, critic and UK editor of Cabinet magazine.

Panel Discussion: New Attitudes in Drawing
Friday 20 November, 6.30pm. Free.
Artist Louise Hopkins and art historians Ed Kroma (University College Cork) and Anna Lovatt (University of Nottingham) discuss new art historical and practice-based approaches to drawing.

To book for all talks call +44 (0)131 226 8181, email

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