Member Nicky Robinson has been using drawing to relieve stress during the days of lock down caused by the health crisis. Her latest works have been influenced by the style of Aubrey Beardsley after watching a documentary about his work.

I’ve been thinking about imaginary room settings when the clock strikes 8pm on Thursdays and everyone is outside clapping.


Here are some that Nicky has completed recently.

The blue image (above) is inspired by her sister-in-law who was one of the volunteers making scrubs.

Aubrey Beardsley shocked and delighted late-Victorian London with his sinuous black and white drawings. He explored the erotic and the elegant, the humorous and grotesque, winning admirers around the world with his distinctive style.

The largest exhibition of Beardsley’s drawings for 50 years is currently on display at the Tate Britain.

Join Tate curators Caroline Corbeau-Parsons and Alice Insley as they discuss the iconic illustrator’s short and scandalous career.

The dates for this exhibition have been extended to 20 September 2020. All visitors, including Members, will need to book a ticket in advance. This is due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus.