Picasso and Hockney art showcased in Zone 1’s Elephant & Castle


Drawing Room, located in Elephant & Castle, presents their Close: Drawn Portraits exhibition, showcasing artwork from Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Paul Cézanne, amongst other notable artists until 3rd February. The exhibition situated in Zone 1, features 200 years of portraits and stunning artwork. This installation brings together historic figures with recent and contemporary artists, and some of the portraits are of residents living in the Elephant & Castle area.

Bringing together historic figures such as Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Lassnig, Hockney and Landy, this exhibition reveals close encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years.

Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see world-renowned pieces of artwork, so head down to Elephant & Castle before you miss out!

The Drawing Room features a range of contemporary artwork for the local community. The gallery is the only public and non-profit gallery in the UK and Europe, making exhibitions (including this one with such high-profile artists) free, open and fully accessible to all.

Event details

When: Until 3rd February 2019

Where: G/F, Drawing Room, 1-27 Rodney Place, London, SE17 1PP (Nearest tube station: Elephant & Castle)

Cost: FREE and open to all; donations welcome