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Performance Drawing 2021

Performance Drawing 2021 presents works by international artists whose practice stretches, pulls, pushes and steps across disciplines relating to drawing and performance.

To mark the first anniversary of the publication, Performance Drawing: New Practices since 1945 (Bloomsbury 2020), the Centre for Recent Drawing presents an online show and in-person residency with curated events that extends the initial exploration of works in the book and considers the future of practice at the intersection of drawing and performance. Featured artists’ works were made since the date of writing and develop the book’s themes in new directions: Adelaide Damoah, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, Maryclare Foá, Maurice Moore, Piyali Ghosh, Ram Samocha, sophia bartholomew. 

Adelaide Domoah 

A Litany for Survival, 2019, is a visceral, powerful work by Adelaide Domoah inspired by Audre Lorde’s poem of the same name. In her performance, Domoah addresses physicality and the body in struggle. Her works can be seen as referencing various performance drawing actions in paint, from past to present.  

Maurice Moore 

In Drawing While Black, aka Black Boy Joy, 2020, Maurice Moore marks on brown paper and/or on black board while dancing in a hand-crafted mask. Travelling back and forth in a defiant gestural flow, Moore applies rhythmic marks that references both the joy of dance and the defiance of black queer dance culture. 

Piyali Ghosh 

In Naksha an Untold Odyssey, 2019, Piyali Ghosh embodies drawing and becomes the gestural moving sculpture that is in conversation with the material of her drawn works; addressing elements of ritual and also the performative process. As her body becomes the space, she is performative: interacting with her work and sometimes wearing pieces as costume. 

Ram Samocha 

In Mountain Range Outline, 2020, Ram Samocha traces the ridges of a mountain range in the distance with a tube of condensed milk on cellophane. Responding directly to the landscape, Samocha reimages the scenery and in so doing, also references both the personal and the rural. 

sophia bartholomew 

sophia bartholomew’s work The strand like the spirit: the spirit like the breath, 2021, references the landscape, wind, snow, wide open space. The work expands the notion of performance drawing to include the history of the body’s presence in the environment; using their own voice as a sounding.

C4RD Residency (14th Sept – 14th Oct 2021)

During the residency, Foá, Hosea and McCall will be investigating their individual practice as well as working in collaborations that include drawing, performance and the curation of online events. The aim is to reflect on their publication, Performance Drawing: New Practices Since 1945 (2020), and to address new issues raised by the artists’ work in the exhibition Performance Drawing 2021.

Events Programme:

Performance Drawing 2021 online exhibition in browser-based VR with Adelaide Damoah, Maurice Moore, Piyali Ghosh, Ram Samocha, sophia bartholomew (curated by Foá, Hosea and McCall)  – 14 Sept – 14th Oct

Foá, Hosea and McCall Residency at C4RD – 14 Sept – 14th Oct 

Piyali Ghosh performance on Instagram Live, Sat 18th Sept 5pm (BST)

Ram Samocha performance on Instagram Live Sat 25th Sept 7pm (BST)

sophia bartholomew performance on Instagram Live Sat 2nd Oct 5pm (BST)

Draw to Perform: Ram Samocha interviews Maryclare Foá, Birgitta Hosea and Carali McCall. Sun 3rd Oct 8pm BST.  Book on EventBrite.

Adelaide Damoah, Maurice Moore and Ram Samocha in conversation with Foá, Hosea and McCall. Tues 5th Oct 7pm BST. Book on EventBrite.

Birgitta Hosea/Carali McCall/Claire Zakiewicz performance at Hundred Years Gallery. Weds 13th Oct. Curated by Claire Zakiewicz. Book on EventBrite (link TBC)

Piyali Ghosh and sophia bartholomew in conversation with Foá, Hosea and McCall. Thurs 14th Oct 6pm BST. Book on EventBrite.

On Collaboration: Scores for Drawing

In this presentation, Birgitta Hosea talks about the collaboration between herself, Maryclare Foá, Jane Grisewood and Carali McCall that resulted in the book Performance Drawing: New Practices Since 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2000).

Using material from chapter 3, in itself a collaboration between herself and Foá, she considers the score as a form with which to invite participation and unexpected results when working with others. The presentation concludes with an overview of a participatory project in live animation.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

Maryclare Foa ( as R & F Mo) has had two works selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

R&F Mo, Cowboy Reflect Me and Person on Horse, 2020, screenshot from Trinity Buoy Wharf virtual online exhibition at https://drawingprojects.uk/index.php/exhibitions/currently-on-show

R & F Mo’s drawings, Person and Horse, 2020, 27 x 32cm, and Cowboy Reflect Me, 2020, 54 x 53cm, are both made in gouache and ink on cardboard. They explore relationships between animals and people – that can be treasured and unfathomable things, perhaps sometimes revealing the patience of animals and the fragility of people. Despite the imbalance of power still a person is most often exposed as the flawed and wanting party in a cross-species union. We often include animals in our pictures, having the presence of otherness, that is the contrast of a person and another creature together within the same frame, gives us a potential narrative to explore, and can offer the viewer multiple interpretations. The informality of cardboard gives the making process and the image a sense of play. This picture is a mixture of half-remembered and half-fictionalised ideas. Years ago, we took a road trip through Arizona and stopped to paint the rocks, there was a cowboy and a dog, perhaps a touch of Sam Shephard. Ambiguity of the subject is intended to suggest different interpretations (rather than direct one view), the cowboy looks both ways and holds up a mirror to the audience, breaking the fourth wall. We pose to each other in costumes, while animals patiently navigate us through their world.

Drawing Projects UK presented this online Drawing Discussion – with Anita Taylor, Tricia Gillman and R & F Mo – alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition on Tuesday 19 January at 6pm.

A History of Drawing

A Book of P.I.F.f.d.  (Pictures inspired by film and found through dreaming), Maryclare Foa (as R & F Mo), 2018

12 images (mixed media on paper) in a soft fabric sewn and folded book, for the exhibition A History of Drawing at Camberwell UAL Jan 2018-Feb 2018.

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Homunculous, 2016

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Migration – a slow scattering (2016) images from Maryclare Foà’s initial proposal:

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Migration – a slow scattering (2016) performance by Maryclare Foà

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Shadow Ship (2016) projected animation and smashed sugar by Birgitta Hosea

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Lily the Cowboy, 2014

Maryclare Foá performing as Lily the Cowboy with  Regine Bartsch, as part of Bartsch’s residency at C4RD (the Centre for Recent Drawing), London, October 2014.

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Lily the Cowboy for C4rD Regine Barsch residency 2014

Draw to Perform

Draw to Perform is a three-day symposium on performance drawing curated by Ram Samocha at Arbeit Gallery and the ]Performance Space[ in Hackney Wick, London from 5-7 December 2013.

Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood will perform live on Thursday 6th December at the ]Performance Space[ between 6-10pm. Maryclare Foa and Birgitta Hosea will give a performative lecture as part of a series of discussions and talks about performance drawing on Saturday 7th December from 2-6pm at the ]Performance Space[.

For documentation of Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood’s performance see: http://janegrisewood.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/draw-to-perform.

LONDON / BERLIN: Anschlüssel

Exhibition: Anschlüssel at Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings
(Heidestr. 46 – 52 10557 Berlin).
Dates: 9th September – 29th October 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-6 pm


This survey curated by  Andrew Hewish of the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) London, seeks to present the vibrancy and depth of drawing production in London and Berlin. From recent graduates to the well established, these artists operate from within an understanding of the complexities of drawing values, of Anschlussel: speculative, connective, unorthodox – unlocking links wherever a line might lead. The exhibition will transfer to Centre for Recent Drawing, London, in 2012.

Included in this exhibition are Maryclare Foa’s works – Drawing Your Desire (2006) and Line Down Manhattan (2003).


Drawing Your Desire (2006)


Line Down Manhattan (2003)

Drawn Together Artists Websites

We are associated with the International Centre for Fine Art Research.

Each member of Drawn Together has a website documenting their individual practice:

Maryclare Foá
Jane Grisewood
Birgitta Hosea
Carali McCall

Drawn Together… an introduction

Images from Drawn Together

MaryClare Foá’s performance drawing is in response to the environment. She investigates how a drawing affects an environment and how that environment might affect that drawing.

Jane Grisewood uses the ‘line’ and the process of ‘drawing’ lines as a way to explore notions of temporality and transience, place and memory. The line is a journey, a between space, always in movement.

Birgitta Hosea investigates animation as performance. Can animation be seen as a type of performance? Where is the site of the performance? Is the process of creating animation performative?

Carali McCall’s artwork traces the relevant essential aspects of process within performance art and sculpture and contributes to locating the specific area she defines as process-led performance art.