Draw Art Fair founder-director, Laurent Boudier (fourth left) with project manager, Sally Guelfi, art and galleries director, Patrick Barstow, strategic director, Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts and fair manager, Luce Garrigues (left to right).

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It was revealed last week that Draw Art Fair, featuring modern and contemporary drawings, will launch next year. It runs from May 15-19.

It follows the announcement earlier this year that the British Art Fair will run in September at the same venue. As with that event, Draw Art Fair is to take place across three floors of the gallery and to host up to 60 galleries and exhibitors.

Organisers of Draw Art Fair include founder-director Laurent Boudier (formerly of Drawing Now) as well as strategic director Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, artistic director, Patrick Barstow, fair manager Luce Garrigues and project manager, Sally Guelfi.  

Silverman van Coenegrachts says that the event “will enable exhibitors to recreate the immediacy and discovery of an artist’s studio”. In order to do this, exhibitors are encouraged to juxtapose drawings with related paintings, sculptures and videos to illustrate the creative process.

Modern and contemporary drawing “is powerful, expressing itself both through line and the various texture of different techniques from pencil to watercolour, from stump to digital line,” Boudier added.

Draw Art Fair coincides with the existing season of photography events in the capital, including Photo London, which is held at Somerset House.