Claudia Williams

Join artist Claudia Williams for a live drawing event in The Studio. Explore a recent body of Williams’ work created in residence in the Studio, and learn more about the artist’s process/practice alongside music and projections.  

Williams’ unique drawing language makes reference to her love of Reggae, Soul and R&B music – including Bob Marley and The Wailers and Al Green. Her works on paper include self portraits, depictions of family members including her sister Dionne and mother Elaine, and London. Williams’ striking and colourful works are annotated with dates, titles and song lyrics – often drawn in pen on tiled square paper they echo vinyl record sleeves. Displayed in multiple rows, her drawings build up a picture of the artist’s recent experiences and mark the passing of time.

This event follows a month–long period where Claudia Williams has been working in residence at the Studio as well as leading workshops with One Trust and Lansdowne School. This event is part of the public programme accompanying our current exhibition by William Scott and is produced in collaboration with ActionSpace.

Booking information

This event is free, drop-in and suitable for all ages.

Please note that a capacity system will be in operation on the day and our COVID rules apply, including social distancing and wearing face masks in public areas of our spaces. Please see our Visit and Access page for more information about access and what to expect during your Visit.

About Claudia Williams

Claudia Williams creates striking sets of drawings exploring a variety of key themes important to her or from a recent experience. Frequently the themes are reoccurring, focusing on her passion for music and knowledge of record labels, singers, bands and the people in her life. At other times her focus is unexpected and related to something she has observed or encountered. She often combines themes, fusing popular games with names of musicians, shop signs and song titles. Claudia has a deep need to express herself through her drawings, using her artwork to communicate ideas and feelings. She is prolific, frequently producing up to twenty drawings a day to fully explore and work through an idea. Writing is a vital element in Claudia’s work. She always writes her name and the date the work was created, as well as frequently including song lyrics and names of particular singers. Often her written ideas merge together creating intriguing titles for work.

About Action Space

ActionSpace is a London-based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities and creates innovative projects for people with learning disabilities to engage with the visual arts. Their work with high profile cultural organisations has helped to establish a place for artists with learning disabilities in the contemporary arts sector. They aim to make a professional career in the arts a realistic option for artists with learning disabilities.


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Image credit

Claudia Williams, Installation images, The Studio, 2021. Courtesy the artist and ActionSpace.