The Topolski Residency programme enabled six young artists to embark on a series of workshops in reportage drawing in and around the streets of London. The residency was inspired by renowned Polish emigre artist Feliks Topolski who, working from his studios beneath Waterloo Bridge, documented life around him from the forties to the eighties, producing a hand printed chronicle on brown butcher’s paper once a month, as well as painting a six hundred foot mural, the Memoir of the Twentieth Century, beneath the railway arches of Waterloo Bridge. ‘Drawing on Topolski’ looks at the work of the young reportage artists work in the wake of Feliks Topolski’s legacy and examines the nature of documentary drawing in the age of digital overload.
Oldham, A. (2014). Drawing on Topolski