the drawing shed is a contemporary arts organisation established in 2009 and led by visual artists Sally Labern, and Bobby Lloyd until early 2018, from its project base, LockUpNumber11, located on two housing estates in London E17. the drawing shed’s mobile studios – the drawing shed, ClayOven, PrintBike, The Public Typing Pool© and The Public Reading Wall & Soap-Box – act as an artist-led project resource for collaborations and form one of the central platforms for the work which takes place on the estates, across London and further a-field. Bridging in and out of the durational projects on their estates’ base, the drawing shed’s enduring presence in turn makes way for risk-taking which feeds back into the development of critical practice and ideas.

the drawing shed uses social media, drawing, writing, installation, sculpture, social media, festival, food, sound, film and live art to engage with particular communities and create new works, share ideas, develop community- based performance and trigger ‘public’ intervention through provocation. These are often born out of engaging with issues of social / contested space and the often poetic encounters with people and places.

the drawing shed

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