presents drawings by renowned modern artist David Bomberg, who taught at London
South Bank University (then Borough Polytechnic) in the 1940s and 1950s, and
drawings by the artists he taught including Dennis Creffield, Cliff Holden,
Edna Mann, Dorothy Mead and Miles Richmond.
was an inspired draughtsman and drawing always formed the foundation of his art
classes. His approach to drawing (and subsequently painting) was a radical turn
from the typical perspectival drawing practiced in art schools at the time. Students
at the Borough were encouraged away from drawing at arm’s length, and in
charcoal Bomberg and his students found an elemental medium that lent itself to
an exploration of visual form that articulated physicality, urgency and
selected for the exhibition range from some of the earliest works in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose
Collection, for example Sappers
(c.1919) and Unknown (1914) by
Bomberg, through to the most recent, Jerusalem
Wedding (2009) by Dennis Creffield.
The Elemental Force of Charcoal:
Drawing at the Borough runs
at the Borough Road Gallery, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA, from 23 October
2015 – 13 February 2016. During exhibitions, the Borough Road Gallery is open
Wednesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, and Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. Admission
view for the exhibition will be held on 22 October, 6.30-8.30pm.