Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Jeanette Barnes - 1 December

Join us online for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Jeanette Barnes on Friday 1 December 2023 at 8am (UK-time), convened by Anita Taylor. More information and tickets available here

Jeanette Barnes is an artist and educator who has devoted the past 25 years of her career to making large-scale drawings that capture the essence of the urban landscape. She was awarded First Prize in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 for her drawing, New Battersea Tube Station & Developments, 2023, made with compressed charcoal on paper, a drawing of the development of Battersea in London, using the new underground station as an anchor; startling buildings emerge from the chaos of construction, people ebb and flow as time passes. The power station only just edges into the picture, it’s the newer buildings that dominate. The scale of the drawing allows the viewer to enter the drawing and so lose awareness of its boundaries. 

Jeanette Barnes (b.1961 Great Harwood, Lancashire, UK) studied BA Hons Fine Art, Liverpool Polytechnic (1980-83); Postgraduate Painting, Royal Academy Schools (1984-87); MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art (1987-89). Group exhibitions include: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2023, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007); Wren300, Guildhall, London (2023); Bainbridge Print Open (2023 ); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022, 2020, 2019, London & tours (2022-23, 2020-21, 2019-20); Woolwich Contemporary Print (2023, 2021, 2020); Creative Debuts, Adidas Flagship Store, London (2022); Moving Cities, Anise Gallery, London (2022); Drawn to Carbon, Graham Hunter Gallery, London (2020); ING Discerning Eye, online (2020); National Print Exhibition, Bankside, London (2019); Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Solo exhibitions: Urban Journeys, Felix & Spear London (2019); Docklands Diary, Clifford Chance, London (2018); Metropolis, Felix & Spear, London (2018); Urban Connections, Broadgate Tower London (2016); Sense of Place, Sewell Centre, Radley College (2016); Time & Tide, Anise Gallery, London (2015); Site Specific, Spitalfields Gallery, London (2015). Awards: Hugh Casson Drawing Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013); Second Prize, Lynn Painter Stainers (2019); Working Drawing Award, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019; Second Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003. She lives and works in London, UK.

Anita Taylor is an artist, curator and educator, and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. She is the founding Director of the foremost annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize [since 1994], and Drawing Projects UK, a public-facing initiative dedicated to drawing [since 2009].

The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established by Professors Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor in 2018 to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet and to hear from an interesting woman speaker, eat breakfast and drink great coffee or tea together at Drawing Projects UK on the last Friday of each month. We held our first online Girl Friday in October 2020 after realising we had longer to go before we could gather again for breakfast due to lockdown. We aim to retain the informal format, and events are not recorded, so do book to join in - and bring your own breakfast - or lunch or supper depending on where you are in the world! All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club.

Please note that Annual Season Ticket Holders will receive an email with a direct joining link for this event.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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