Set up in 2002 by curators Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout, the Drawing Room has a long history of showcasing artists of international standing as well as emerging promise. Visitors will get a chance to explore the latest exhibition - The Time of Our Lives - which focuses on the pioneering drawing practices of women artists and their impact on feminist activism from the 1980s until today, including Venice Golden Lion winner Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson and Sutapa Biswas.
Once a centre for the tannery trade which defined Bermondsey in the 19th century, The Tannery at Rich Industrial Estate in London now comprises a community of new homes of mixed tenure, a hub for local and longstanding creative charities and Southwark Studios, and individual artist studios.
The Society is for all those who love London. It was founded in 1912 by a group of influential Londoners concerned about the lack of planning for the future of the capital. Early members included architects, planners and engineers alongside politicians and artists. They came from a range of backgrounds and many would go on to shape Britain during the century that followed.
The Society's motto is - Valuing the past; looking to the future!