Monday, 10 October 2011

The Drawing Archive to the Chelsea Special Collections, London

The Drawing Collective - Manca Bajec, Michele Drascek, Emma Moore and Milia Xin Bi - has donated The Drawing Archive to the Special Collections at Chelsea College of Art & Design Library.

The Drawing Archive Box contains:
The Drawing Archive Book (see image above), 450 pages book where every detail and idea, each interview conducted with artists, gallerists, professors, auctioneers and collectors, are archived;
The Drawing Archive Artbook, with images from the Wimbledon Space exhibition in March 2011 (see:;
an unsigned drawing by a well-know contemporary artist: it is a challenge for the researcher to find out who is, searching through the 450 pages of The Drawing Archive Book).

Chelsea Snapshot The Drawing Collective:

Chelsea Special Collection:

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

MA Curating Final Show - Chelsea College, London

MA Curating Final Show


Chelsea Summer Shows 2011: Postgraduate

Private View + VIP Breakfast*: Friday 2 September 2011 / 18.00 – 21.00 and 8.00 – 11.00
Open to public: Friday 2 September – Thursday 8 September
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00 / Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • MA Art Theory
  • MA Curating
  • MA Fine Art
  • MA Graphic Design Communication
  • MA Interior Spatial Design
  • MA Textile Design
Venue: Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
For more information email:
Twitter – @ccwlondon / hashtag – #summershows11
*Please note VIP Breakfast is by invitation only

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Frozen Events; a simple act of being - Flat Time House


Frozen Events; a simple act of being
a project by Manca Bajec, Michele Drascek and Emma Moore.

Flat Time House
Friday 5th - Friday 12th August
Preview Friday 5th, 6 - 8pm

This show presents the work of two emerging artists, Nicholas Johnson and Haruka Hashiguchi. Both artists address the issue of the immaterial and the absent presence that lingers in Flat Time House. Hashiguchi uses found objects and textiles in her delicate, intricate installations. Johnson creates beautiful music compositions, drawing inspiration from natural objects.

Preview Friday 5th August, 6 - 8pm.
Exhibition opening times: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Thursday 11th, and Friday 12th August, 12 - 6pm.

Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Road
London SE15 4BW
+44 (0)20 7207 4845

Flat Time House is the home and studio of the late British artist John Latham.

 Flat Time House (detail)
Installing the exhibition, 1st July 2011

Flat Time House is a few minutes walk from Peckham Rye and East Dulwich British Rail stations. There are regular, fast trains from London Bridge & Victoria. Buses to Peckham Library or Rye Lane.

The John Latham Foundation

Thursday, 23 June 2011

RELAY Book Launch in Peckham Space

24 June 2011

Relay is the third in the Bright Series of publications.
Relay works through cross-course collaboration between MRes Arts Practice, MA Art Theory and MA Curating. By showing how research is carried out in projects practice, Relay brings the relationship between creative practice, research and teaching to life.

Featuring Michele Drascek's contribution in the chapter Art & Society.

The launch coincides with David Cotterrell’s exhibition, Slipstream.
This evening is also a Last Friday with over 90 South London Art Map venues open ‘til late.



24 June 2011
Peckham Space
89 Peckham High Street
London SE 15 5RS

Peckham Space / Relay Book Launch:

South London Art Map:

Monday, 30 May 2011

Isolated Figures in Royal Academy of Arts, London


I assume a passive attitude and I wait
from the series Isolated Figures
from Royal Academy of Arts
for the Summer Exhibition 2011

I assume a passive attitude and I wait
form the series Isolated figures
mixed technique on canvas
20x15x2 cm.

Summer Exhibition 2011
7 June - 15 August 2011

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

for more information:

The Summer exhibition 2011 is a unique presentation of recent and new work by both artists from open submission and from the Academicians. Gallery 3 (the largest in the Academy and traditionally used for the display of work by Royal Academicians and Honorary RAs) will be hung in the style of a ‘salon hang’. The aim is to exploit the grandeur of the Academy’s principal room with a memorably dense and rich visual experience.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE DRAWING - Wimbledon Space, London

the drawing collective
// Michele Drascek  Manca Bajec  Emma Moore  Milia Xin Bi //


Collective / Interview / Gallery Visit / Money / Value / Authorship / Misunderstandings / Determination / Unfinished / The impossibility of the display of absolute knowledge-understanding.

"You don't understand the meaning of my gesture". We have been caught up in an endless cycle of idea, pursuit, discovery and advancement - how to convey the fact that for four months four individuals worked consistently with the idea of purchasing one artwork. Throughout this process, the act of doing/pursuing becomes all consuming and overshadows the act of presentation or exhibition. In a desperate attempt to reconcile the two, 'doing' exhausts itself to the point of displaying incomprehensible lines of enquiry and discovery.
Tangled in a mess of correspondences and miscommunication lie an archive of lived experience: impossible to be accurately displayed, unlikely to be repeated, definitely to be continued.

the drawing at Wimbledon Space:

the drawing collective would like to thank the following for their contribution to the project:

Donald Smith
David Medalla
Stephen Farthing
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Jason Brown
Rober Lee
Nicola Shane
Haroon Mizra
Antony Hudek
Isobel Whitelegg
Joseph Heatcott
Donald Moore
David Dibosa
Richard Boyd
Clare Mitte
Mary Doyle
Philip Athill
Oisin Merrins
Neil Cummings
Guy Brett
Tom Rooth
Ellie Pitkins
Rydal Hanbury
Sarah Catherine Gifford
Christina Gassner
David Garcia
Gustavo Grandal-Montenero

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

WLSRP exhibition set up in Chelsea Space



by Stephen Willats

In the early 1970’s Stephen Willats developed a new project which revolutionised art and its reception and created a prototype for the future of art practice. The work was called The West London Social Resource Project and its aim was to be socially responsible, self organising, inclusive, and community-based to reflect societal values, behaviour, contextual language, and environment and to encourage those normally excluded from “high” culture to participate.
This is a unique opportunity to see this work, that has informed the agenda of much of current art practice, on display in London for the first time in over thirty years. Stephen Willats has generously collaborated with us and Special Collections Librarian, Gustavo Grandal Montero, to create a new installation of the Public Monitor devised especially for CHELSEA space.

(excerpt from Chelsea Space press release)

Installing WLSRP in Chelsea Space 

Stephen Willats

Director of exhibitions: Donald Smith
Assistant curators: Michele Drascek, Barbara Elting

Private view: Tuesday 8th March 2011, 6 – 8.30pm

08.03.11 - 09.04.11
Opening time
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Chelsea Space official website:

Monitoring Stephen Willats on Chelsea Space Blog: