Drawing, Memory and Theft

A talk by Anne Howeson

22—22 jan 2014

In her talk “Drawing, Memory and Theft” Anne Howeson will discuss the idea of originality and the contemporary in drawing today. She will look at the role of memory as a trigger to the imagination, and the concept of reference and appropriation from photography, prints and other media.

Anne Howeson is an award-winning artist (the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2000), and tutor at the Royal College of Art. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of London. Currently she works on self-initiated drawing projects, including a solo exhibition of drawings, ‘Remember Me’, on the regeneration of King’s Cross shown at the Guardian Newspaper in October 2009. Anne was a selected artist of Time Out critic Ossian Ward in the Discerning Eye Mall Gallery exhibition, November 2011. Network Rail commissioned a digital print series of her work in 2012, these prints are now part of a permanent exhibition to mark the reopening of the multi-million pound redevelopment of King’s Cross Station. Her current project, ‘The Present in the Past’ is a collaboration with the Museum of London’s prints and drawings archives. The work for the current drawing project responds to prints from several London print archives by appropriating digital fragments from source material, reworking and transforming them in scale and content to evoke a sense of passing time. Her work as a lecturer is concerned with drawing and visual research. She initiated and co developed DRAW and the VR Course at the RCA.


The event is free of charge. The talk runs from 7:00 pm on Wednesday January 22nd at 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB and will last for approximately an hour.

Our talks are open to everyone. We recommend arriving promptly as seating is limited.