Throughout its forty year history, the Society of Architectural Illustration has had within its membership and council some of the world’s leading and respected topographical and perspective artists. Although the world’s oldest organisation of its kind, the society has continued to evolve and embrace the new, perhaps one of the reasons why it is still here – a true illustrator cannot be separated from the soul in their work.

Collating this shared love of architectural illustration for the first time, the society has published ‘Drawing on Architecture’, a book that not only reinforces its impressive history and influence but also brings together a remarkable collection of work from a selection of the Society’s members. With insightful contributions from Lord Norman Foster and Ben Johnson, ‘Drawing on Architecture’ is set to become invaluable for enthusiasts from many fields.

Sharing the Society’s passion and commitment, Anise Gallery is working in collaboration to put on an exhibition of work from the book. Technology, skills and styles spanning 2D illustration, 3D physical modelmaking and photography will be on display. As the book comes to life on the gallery walls, visitors will have the chance to fully engage with these magnificent art works whilst absorbing the multitude of talent that has given the Society of Architectural Illustration its prestigious place in history.

Live Contemporary Orchestra

On the evening of the private view there will be a performance from three award winning young musicians; Jenni Hogan (flute), Rosanna Ter-berg (flute) and Olivia Jageurs (harp). Together, in the gallery, they will play a set of contemporary British music that includes works by George Benjamin and Ian Clarke. All specialising in the performance of recently composed ‘classical’ music, they each perform regularly at London’s major concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall.

Performance time: 6:30 (approx)