Since the 1960s, Deanna Petherbridge’s practice has moved between making drawings and writing critically about art and architecture. She has designed murals and stage-sets, curated exhibitions, taught in the studio and lectured internationally – a career trajectory that anticipated the multiple practices of younger conceptual artists. Drawing is her primary concern – both as an artist and as a historian of practice. This exhibition brings together more than 40 works from across her career, including the Manchester Suite – a collection of drawings made during her six-month residency at Manchester Art Gallery in 1982.
A new monograph, Deanna Petherbridge – Drawing and Dialogue, published to coincide with the exhibition, celebrates the vitality and originality of this extraordinary body of work.