Tuesday 30 September 2014

Claire Price and Laura Smith in The Threadneedle Exhibition

Claire Price, 'White Cloth'
Claire and Laura are included in The Threadneedle Prize exhibition 2014.
More details on the website.
The exhibition is open and continues until 11 October. Daily 10 - 5pm, free entry.
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1

Constanza Dessain Exhibition

Constanza would like to invite you to the Private View of her exhibition 'Rock + Paper + Scissors', Wednesday 1 October (tomorrow) 6 - 9pm.
The exhibition continues 2 - 31 October 10am - 5pm.
6 Astwood Mews, SW7 4DE

Hannah Murgatroyd Winner of Exeter Contemporary Open

‘I Would Not Know Who I Am’ by Hannah Murgatroyd
This September, Hannah was announced as the overall winner of the Exeter Contemporary Open 2014.  Details on the website.
'Exeter Contemporary Open is an annual, open submission exhibition that presents work from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.'
The selection panel for this year’s exhibition included Independent Curator and Art Consultant, Ceri Hand, Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley and Phoenix Gallery Curator, Matt Burrows.

Fabienne Khial in ArtLicks Festival

Fabienne is showing some drawings for "The 7th Continent" exhibition as part of the ArtLicks festival. The drawings by Fabienne and another artist reflect on the 7th Continent, a patch of floating rubbish, mostly plastic, in the North Pacific. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of how this is endangering the ocean and poinsoning the marine wildlife, as well as the human food chain.

"A drawing installation about the patch of floating garbage in the North Pacific ."

2nd - 6th October, The Small White Elephant, 28 Choumert Road, London, SE15 4SE.
Art Licks

On Friday an event will be proposed to the children and their parents, to make a big growing installation, using cut outs, collage and prints.

Tuesday 23 September 2014

National Open Art Exhibition

The National Open Art Competition exhibition at Somerset House is open  until 25th October, 10am6pm daily (last admission 5pm). Free entry.
The exhibition includes works by alumnus Sara Lee Roberts and Drawing Year student Oliver McConnie.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Alison Boult in Derwent Art Prize

Alison has two pieces in the 2014 Derwent Art Prize exhibition which is open now at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition shows 80 works in pencil, selected by Yvonne Crossley, Stephen Farthing RA and Fisun Güner.
Mall Galleries, Monday 16th - Saturday 21st September 2013, 10am to 5pm. Admission Free. The Mall, London SW1  020 7930 6844

Carl Randall Exhibition Berloni Gallery

Carl would like to invite you to his solo exhibition Shōzō [肖像] at Berloni Gallery in London, opening today. His largest solo show to date, this is a collection of paintings and drawings made in Japan, many previously unseen in the UK.
Berloni, 63 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SW
Sept 17th – Nov 15th 2014
Private View: Tuesday Sept 16th, 6 – 9pm

Gallery exhibition page
Gallery location (just off Oxford Circus, central London)

Lastly, ‘Tokyo Portrait’ (a large canvas made in Japan) has been purchased by Fondation Carmignac, Paris France, joining works in the permanent collection other by other artists such as Andy Warhol, Basquait, Roy Lichenstein, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter.

Studio Spaces Offered

Studio available  Oct- Jan 
Nat Pimlott is looking to rent his studio from October to January (with the possibility of sharing it from January onwards). Its a large space (270 sq ft) with big windows across one wall and good natural light. It's 5 minutes walk from both Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale tube stations, in an area that has an increasing number of artist studios - and it's above a really good new coffee shop. Rent is £400 a month. Address is: Unit - 5,  Guanson House, Markfield Road, Tottenham N15 4 QQ. If you're interested please contact Nat at nathaniel_pimlott@hotmail.com or on 07889787642

Studio available  Oct - Nov
Emma Seach writes:

A very nice studio is available in Stoke Newington for 4-6 weeks from 1st October. It is spacious for one person or possible to fit two if you would rather share. Very quiet with a small window but enough light. The rent is £180 per month. Here are the co-ordinates in google maps

Please contact me if you would like any photos or want to come around and visit.

Thanks very much
Emma Seach

Studio available  Nov - March
Lucas Reynes-Matter writes:
'One of my studio mates is moving out of our studio in Bermondsey in November and myself and George Colley (who also did the drawing year) are on the lookout for someone to fill the space. 

It is rather short term as the studio block will be turned into flats next year so we will only have the space till March 2015 but it is a very nice, large space with plenty of natural light  and nice views over South-East London. It is very close to Bermondsey Street and not far from London Bridge or Bermondsey Stations. The rent is about £120 per month and will be shared with George and myself - both drawing year alumni.'


Tuesday 2 September 2014

Julie Held exhibition

PDS faculty Julie Held invites you to her PV Thursday 11th September 6.30 - 8.30pm. The exhibition, 'Living London', runs from 5th September - 30th October 2014.
11 Spitalfields Gallery
11 Princelet Street
London – E1 6QH
By appointment only 020 7247 1816

Daniel MacCarthey

Dan MacCarthy is setting off on a pilgrimage of sorts to Santiago de Compestela. Starting from a Marina in Ipswich, he will sail to the city of Gijon with three others and from there make his way, as much as possible on foot to the pilgrimage city. He will be keeping a drawing journal of the walk which he will upload upon its completion. Once he has left the city of Santiago de Compostela, he will return by boat from Bilbao to Brittany and from there by more conventional transport back to the UK. In order to finance this trip he has made a series of small paintings and prints. These can be found on his website: http://danielmaccarthy.tumblr.com/
If you would like to help him on his way and buy something please email him at daniellouismaccarthy (at) gmail.com and he will remove the image from the gallery. This may not occur until he disembarks in Gijon or elsewhere along the route. The work will be delivered or posted to you as soon as he returns in September.

New English Art Club Open Exhibition Deadline

Another approaching deadline is that of the New English Art Club Open Exhibition. Entries close Thursday 11th September 12pm. Artists interested in entering for the NEAC Open exhibition for 2014 in December this year can register on the Mall Galleries website.
The New English Art Club (NEAC) are seeking submissions of paintings, drawings, pastels and original prints based upon the direct observation of nature and the human figure for its Annual Exhibition 2014. 

ING Discerning Eye Deadline

This Saturday is the deadline for submissions to the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition. This open entry exhibition at the Mall Galleries is for pieces no larger than 50cm. The ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary has in the past been won by Drawing School Alumni Fraser Scarfe and Stuart Pearson Wright.
For more details see the exhibition's website.