Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

One of the world’s oldest artistic disciplines, drawing can be a starting point for artists working in a range of different mediums but is also a gorgeous art form in its own right.

This exhibition celebrates the simple beauty of drawing, bringing together works from museum collections across the UK. Among a collection of artist’s works on loan from the University of Reading are drawings by James McNeill Whistler, the creator of the acclaimed Whistler’s Mother (1871), and the British Museum have leant drawings by well-known large-scale sculptor, Henry Moore. These are accompanied by a range of other works that demonstrate how drawing in art schools across Britain has changed and evolved with the times.

As part of the exhibition, artist in residence, Saranjit Birdi will be working with community groups to explore diversity through drawing – as an artist, Birdi’s focus is the relationship between drawing and performance, using the body as a drawing tool.

Prints & drawingsMuseum

Reading Museum

Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH

01189 373400


Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm

Closed between Christmas and New Year

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop

Ready to discover more? Choose your pass

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top