An exhibition examining the role of drawing and studies in the working methods of artists in the Gallery's prestigious collection of Modern British art such as Sickert, Bomberg, Caulfield, Hillier, Minton, Coldstream, and Sutherland. Presenting finished compositions alongside preparatory drawings and sketches, it will shed new light on some of the Gallery's best-known and most celebrated paintings.

Highlights include the painting ‘Jack Ashore' and a related charcoal study by Walter Sickert; David Bomberg's squared-up drawings for ‘The South East Corner, Jerusalem'; and the ‘Colony Room' by Michael Andrews displayed together with a preparatory study. The exhibition will also feature drawings made in series, including Graham Sutherland's sketches for his celebrated painting ‘Entrance to a Lane'on loan from the University of Chichester