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Eric Parry: Drawing

Until 27 May 2019

Until the end of May, Sir John Soane’s Museum—one of the most unusual and significant museums in England, with a continuing commitment to education and creative inspiration—explores the role of drawing in contemporary architecture through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen: Eric Parry.

Structured in three sections (Observing, Designing and Building) the exhibition reveals the enduring centrality that drawing has to architectural practice and culture through a never seen before insight into the extraordinary range of drawings Parry has created over the last four decades.

For Eric Parry (b. 1952) drawing is integral to his practice as an architect, not just as a design tool but also as a way of conceiving and analysing buildings and the places they occupy. Across projects as diverse in typology, scale and context as the new buildings at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Holburne Museum in Bath, the renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the more recently completed 4 Pancras Square at King’s Cross and Fen Court in the City of London, drawing is always fundamental to Parry’s creative process.

The sketchbooks are displayed around the Museum in table cases and vitrines designed by Parry especially for this exhibition, in a stimulating and sometimes surprising dialogue with Soane’s collection and spaces.

Eric Parry: Drawing will also include two further interventions in the Museum: a video installation in the Foyle Space exploring the extraordinary construction process of Parry’s 4 Pancras Square, and a corresponding intervention in the Museum’s famous Picture Room, illustrating this particular project from different perspectives.

Until 27 May 2019


13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3BP. UK

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