Tuesday 28 November 2017

Let’s draw the Wellcome Collection - Saturday 20 January 2018

In January, we meet to draw at the Wellcome Collection, at 183 Euston Road. The Wellcome Collection offers exhibitions on science and medicine, and there is an extraordinary collection of objects related to the history of medicine of different cultures.

The day is free of charge, no need to book, just turn up with your art kit. Please use only dry media such as pencil when drawing inside the Collection.

Key times and meeting points for the day:

11am: Meet in the Level 0 foyer between the main front door and the spiral staircase.

1pm: Meet again in the Level 0 foyer to look at drawings done in the morning.

3.30pm: Meet in the Level 0 foyer to review the day’s drawings and take group photographs.

We could continue to meet and talk in the Wellcome Collection café, or if people prefer a pub, the Royal George is next to Euston Station on the junction of Euston Square and Eversholt Street.

This day is run by Jo Dungey and Cathryn Worrell.

Drawing at the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection was founded by Sir Henry Wellcome, a pioneer of the pharmaceutical industry, to encourage understanding of science and medicine, and to house his collection of artefacts related to the history of medicine.

The Wellcome Collection has a wide range of options for drawing, including exhibits on current scientific issues, displays from the history of medicine world-wide, artworks old and new related to the body, and a new temporary exhibition about Ayurvedic medicine. Don’t miss the displays in the Reading Room on Level 2, and the Picasso mural just outside. We could also draw the interiors and the visitors.

If anyone wants to draw out of doors, one option is to walk down Gower Street, which has some varied University of London buildings, or walk down Gordon Street to Gordon Square, where there are former homes of many of the Bloomsbury Group.

Practical information

Admission to the Wellcome Collection is free. On Saturdays the galleries are open from 10am to 6pm. The Wellcome Collection has two cafes, a shop, a cloakroom with lockers, and toilets. There are some stools and seating provided in the galleries. There are other cafes and food shops around Euston station.

The Wellcome Collection is at 183 Euston Road, opposite Euston Station on the corner of Euston Road and Gordon Road. It is next to the Wellcome Trust which is a more modern building. Look for the banners on the front of the Wellcome Collection building. The nearest underground stations are Euston Square, Euston and Warren Street. There is more information on the Wellcome Collection website: https://wellcomecollection.org/


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