Still Life Drawing- Call for Submissions


Still / LIFE / Drawing

21st Feb 2016 – 26th March 2016

 Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and we are looking to display some in a show in the Ruskin gallery.

 You can submit a drawing or a painting in any media provided it is from direct observation.

Work must be submitted ready for display, either framed on or board or canvas with a hook attached. Technicians will visit classes to discuss submission methods and framing options.


All work to be submitted to the technician’s office in room 901 10th/ 11th / 12th February

Clearly labelled on the back with names, course and contact details

There will be an opening event announced nearer the time.

About ruskingallery

The Ruskin Gallery is located at the Working Men's College in Camden. Ruskin Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the historic building of Working Men’s College in Camden. In addition to providing students the opportunity to show at a professional level, the exhibition programme at Ruskin Gallery involves inviting external artists for site specific projects. The Ruskin Gallery is run by curator Esther Windsor, who is a curator, artist and writer living and working in London. Working Men’s College (WMC), the oldest surviving adult education institute in Europe, was founded in 1854 and was associated with the Cooperative Movement and the Christian Socialists, stemming, from the same tradition that led later to the Worker’s Educational Association. The Working Women’s College, founded 10 years later in 1864, finally merged with WMC in 1967. Early supporters of both have included F D Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ford Maddox Brown, Walter de la Mare and Octavia Hill. Originally based in Red Lion Street, we have been in this listed building in Camden Town since 1905. We have continued to develop the tradition of liberal education and today the College serves the whole community, with women, unemployed and refugee students forming the majority of the student body. We have grown rapidly in recent years but are still small enough to know all our students and to respond to their individual needs. WMC was designated as a Specialist Designated Institution (SDI) under the 1992 Further Education Act.