Friday 28 November 2014

Susan Wilson

RDS tutor Susan Wilson has an exhibition opening at Browse & Darby. 10 - 23 December 2014.
Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP
Sophie Charalambous, Susan Wilson, Clara Drummond, Claudia Carr and Tim Betjeman are all showing in a group show in Jessica Carlisle's home, 'At Home'. 53 Fitzjames Avenue, London, W14 0RR.
Open house Friday 5 - Sunday 7 December 2014.
By appointment Monday 8 - Sunday 21 December 2014.
Preview night Thursday 4 December 6pm - midnight.
Christmas drinks Friday 5 December 6pm - midnight.
For further information or to make an appointment please email

Rose Arbuthnott

Rose warmly invites you to the opening of an exhibition of her paintings, 'Journey to the Isles', at 6B Prarie Street, London, SW8 3PY. Private View Wednesday 17 December 2014, 6pm for drinks, 8pm for guided tour. Exhibition continues 17 - 20 December.

Judith Green

Judith Green's work 'Gateway to Roseland' has been accepted to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition 2014 at the Mall Galleries, London.
Private View Tuesday 9 December 6.30 - 8pm (limited tickets available from
Exhibition continues until Sunday 21 December, 1pm.

Pippa Smith and Clare Davidson

Pippa Smith and Clare Davidson are exhibiting prints and drawings at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green in December.21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL. 4 December 2014 - 3 January 2015. Private View 4 December 2014, 6 - 9pm.

'An exhibition focusing on two artists' response to aspects of London's landscape. Starting from observed drawings both artists have then developed a series of prints.
Clare has created composite images based on views visible both from her window and from near her home. She has looked at both the organic and the man made, playing with different elements  - such as a bridge or a tree - and combining them into new images.

Pippa has used drawings made on Crossrail construction sites as the starting point for this exhibition.
From these drawings she has made a series of monoprints that explore the strange forms and textures found within these temporary urban landscapes.'

Jonathan Farr Winner of Moving Image Prize at RWA

Jonathan Farr was recently awarded the Moving Image Prize at the Royal West of England Academy, in Bristol, for his stop motion animation 'Gold Hat' which he made for the singer Mary Hampton. You can view the animation on Mary Hampton's website.

Thursday 27 November 2014

Sophie Charalambous in Swansea Exhibition

Sophie Charalambous
Sophie is exhibiting two pieces in a drawing show at  Elysium Gallery in Swansea.'From Here & There: Drawings from the UK'.
Private View Saturday 29 November 2014 7pm.
Exhibition continues until 20 December 2014. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm. 
Elysium, The Old Iceland Building, 27 - 29 High Street, SA1 1NU

Alison Boult Iceland Residency and Exhibition

Alison will be exhibiting recent paintings at Mercer Chance gallery, the exhibition space recently opened by Rachel Mercer and Michael Chance. The exhibition will be mostly Alison's recent landscapes. She has recently returned from a residency in a remote area of Iceland.
Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG
4 - 18 December 2014
Private View Thursday 4 December 2014, 7 - 10pm

The residency was the Fljotstunga Artistic residency:

'The Flj├│tstunga Artistic Residency is a young project interested in the relationship between nature and travel as a way to reflect upon our own social/artistic role and practice.

The residency is located in Flj├│tstunga, Iceland, a 20 km2 land which is a 1 hour drive away from the nearest town. The land is preserved by the residency and it is part of the Saga Geopark project in Iceland.'

Melissa Kime in Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Melissa Kime, Joseph and the Technicolour Bankers
Melissa is in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 with recent large watercolours from her MA Painting course at the RCA.
Previous 'new contemporaries' have includedTacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson.
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at:

Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at:
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at:
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at:
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at:
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at:
Details of the exhibition on the New Contemporaries' website.
Melissa was also included in the Telegraph's article on the exhibition, with her painting 'Joseph and the Technicolour Bankers' being the covering image.

'Many reference the economic crash directly: Marco Godoy’s choral video work “Claiming the Echo” (2012) explores the aftermath of the financial crisis in Spain. A choir sings protest slogans that are usually sung at demonstrations in Spain, adapted into a musical piece, using the composer Henry Purcell's scores. And Melissa Kime alludes to it more playfully in her painting “Technicolour Joseph and The Amazing City Bankers” (2013). Meanwhile, Simon Senn’s films deal with human behaviour and patterns of interaction. His film "Just Let Go" sets up the intriguing proposition of dealing with the financial crisis through the creation of filmed cathartic experiences that aim to release anxiety.'

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

Thursday 20 November 2014

Ben Nathan Open Studio in Seoul

If you are in Seoul you are welcome to come by
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY to see Ben Nathan's works in progress at THE 8th OPEN STUDIO. This will be a chance to see the work of 21 Korean artists as well as 3 International artists and meet them in their own studios.
There will be an opening reception on Friday 21 November 2014 from 4pm. This will be followed by the opening ceremony at 6pm with live performances from Trashst, Magna Fall and Angry Bear. There will be a shuttle bus from Mapo-gu Office station during the 3 days: Friday 21 Nov - Sunday 23 Nov from 2-6pm.
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY, 108-1, Haneulgongwon-ro (481-6 Sangam-dong), MAPO-GU, SEOUL, 121-832, SOUTH KOREA.
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY (SNR) was founded in 2006. It runs various programs designed to revitalise international exchanges, and provides studio spaces for promising new artists to allow them to concentrate on their artistic activities in a stable environment. Twenty-one local artists move into this facility each year, and twelve foreign artists are invited to participate in the programs for three months in each quarter. 

Silent Art Auction in Aid of Parkinson's UK

Rebecca Court of the Foundation has organised a a charity silent art auction that she is organising at the Royal College of Art on Thursday 18 December 2014, 6 – 9pm. Lower Gulbenkien Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, Kensington, SW72EU

Over 40 established and emerging artists have come together to donate artworks to Parkinson’s UK for the auction.
The auction will be a silent ‘sealed bid’ auction with artworks starting with a minimum reserve ranging from £40- £200. You will have the opportunity to view the artworks on offer and submit a bid from 6-8pm on the evening of the auction. Successful bids will be announced between 8-9pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bid on artworks by some of the UK’s exciting emerging, as well as established contemporary artists, whilst supporting the important work at Parkinson’s UK.

Artists involved in the auction include Catherine Goodman as well as many Faculty and Alumni from the School including; Sharon Beavan, Gethin Evans, Kate Scrivener, Chris Green, Michael Chance, Sophie Charalambous, Tom Sander, Perienne Christian, Phoebe Stannard, Samantha Marshall, Mary Milner, Jonathan Silverman, Leonie Lachlan and Johanna Zhang as well as a number of high profile faculty and alumni from the Royal College of Art and other leading educational institutions.

One person in every 500 has Parkinson's, that's about 127,000 people in the UK. Parkinson’s UK have been working for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. The auction will aim to raise vital funds that are needed to enable them to keep providing support to everyone affected by this disease.