Thinking Through Drawing: Chris Wilkinson RA at the British School at Rome, 4 - 26 July 2016

This summer, the British School at Rome will host an exhibition by the architect Chris Wilkinson RA bringing together thirty years of his architectural drawings and sketch books.

The exhibition follows on from his UK show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and will delve into the architect's creative process revealing the central role that drawing plays within the development of a design.

To launch the exhibition, Chris Wilkinson will be holding a lecture on Thinking Through Drawing at the British School at Rome on Monday 4 July at 18.30 followed by an opening reception.

Chris Wilkinson believes passionately in the importance of drawing by hand, particularly in an age dominated by digital media. This exhibition includes a selection of Wilkinson's sketchbooks, drawings and watercolours from the last three decades.

Talking about the exhibition, Chris Wilkinson says: "It is an honour to have my sketches at the British School at Rome. For me, the process of drawing helps to inform my architecture. Like centuries of architects before me, I enjoy sketching, both what I see and what I'm thinking. Drawing being the language for communicating ideas, is still very much part of the design process."

The exhibition is open Monday–Friday, 16.00 – 19.30

For further information please visit the BSR website