About

The Drawing Room in Observatory fuses the social space of a cafe with a creative multi-disciplinary programme of exhibitions, events and music.

A spacious, double-fronted Victorian shop next to the Observatory train station has been kitted out for daytime eating, drinking, thinking & meeting. The interior blends the natural character of the building – open, airy and drowning in natural light – with raw brick, natural wood, an eclectic mix of vintage furniture as well as the constantly evolving exhibitions that adorn the walls.

By day, the space serves as a home office-away from-the home office for local creatives often tapping away at their laptops with freshly ground Deluxe coffee flowing. At night The Drawing Room offers a cultural revolution to Observatory’s social scene. A vibrant menu of creative events includes film and local documentary screenings, poetry, live music, hip hop, vinyl DJs, doodle nights as well as talks by a host of innovative and interesting thinkers.

The Drawing Room’s exhibition programme offers a platform for contemporary illustration, graphic art and photography. Collaborations with guest curators and artist collectives has culminated in a varied output of themes, styles and mediums.

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