Friday 4 December 2015

Fred Clark Open Studio

Fred Clark is having an open studio this weekend. Starting tonight. He will be exhibiting a selection of drawings from Burma. There's a winter market and lots of other artists opening their doors including Frank Bowling RA. It's a great place to see a whole host of different crafts and arts in London. 
Address: 10 Peacock Yard, Iliffe street, SE17 3LH 
Friday 6-11, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-6 

Monday 2 November 2015

Drawing in the Prado

Olivia Kemp and Clementine Moyes, recipients of the 2015 Richard Ford Travel Scholarship, have just returned from Spain where they spent two months making studies of the works in the Prado museum. Still full of excitement from her recent trip Olivia says that 'working in The Prado has been an amazing experience.' 

'I have discovered the work of artists I had never heard of such as Melendez, Murillo and Zurbaran. Mostly it has forced me to analyze why I love certain paintings but would probably never draw them and why others are instantly appealing. This in turn has taught me a lot about my own work and what I’m looking for going forward.'

(above) Olivia Kemp, drawing after Jacopo Bassano's "The Animals entering the Ark" 

(above) Olivia Kemp, drawing after Rubens' "The Adoration of the Magi"

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Thomas Robinson solo exhibition

Saxthorpe, Bright Morning I, 2015 Oil on board 84x117cm

Thomas Robinson has a solo exhibition at North House Gallery in Essex. 
 - Open on Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Click here for more info.

Monday 26 October 2015

New paintings by Michael Chance

Michael Chance is exhibiting a selection or new paintings at his gallery space Mercer Chance (253 Hoxton St, London). ‘Living Space’ features interior spaces and figures drawn from observation, memory and imagination. The exhibition is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and continues until Monday 2nd November. For more info click here

Thursday 22 October 2015

Carol Peace Open Studio

Carol Peace is hosting an Open Studio in Bristol, from 23rd October to 1st November 2015.

Address: Unit 5.3 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH
The Private View is tonight, 6 - 9pm
Open Days:  Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm Sunday 11am – 5pm
Read a recent interview with Carol here.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Fred Clark Solo Exhibition

Fred Clark has a current exhibition of new work made in Andalucia at Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. The gallery is situated within the historic Menier Chocolate Factory, minutes from London Bridge, Borough Market and Tate Modern and open between 11am and 6pm daily except on Sundays. The exhibition continues until 24th October. You can find out more about the spanish series here.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Reflections on the Masters - New paintings by Alex Cree

Alex Cree has a current exhibition "Reflections on the Masters" at Trinity House Paintings, 50 Maddox St. W1S 1AY.  The show continues until 14th Nov 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and also this Saturday (17th) 10.30am-5pm.

Thursday 24 September 2015

BOND Exhibition at Mercer Chance

Mercer Chance Studio Gallery, established by Rachel Mercer and Michael Chance, is hosting an exhibition of new work by Aaliyah Hussain and John Powell-Jones. This exhibition is part of a residency swap between these artists and Michael:

Mercer Chance
253 Hoxton Street
N1 5LG

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 24 September, 6 - 9 pm
Continues on 25 and 26 of September, 12 - 5 pm

Michael Chance Solo Exhibition in Salford

Michael Chance is exhibiting new paintings and drawings documenting the inner life and surroundings of Islington Mill.

'Over the course of a three week residency, Michael has aimed to enter the Mill’s daily life and capture
its varied moods, its madness and serenity, its inward and outward faces, documenting its spaces and
events through observational drawing and painting. He has also made a series of paintings which
explore its larger context within an area that is in transition, held awkwardly between post-industrial
emptiness and bland redevelopment.'

Islington Mill
James St
M3 5HW

23 -26 September

Rose Arbuthnott Solo Exhibition in London

Rose Arbuthnott has a new exhibition coming up, 'An Industry to Create: Abstract Dimension'.

Rose will be exhibiting abstract works, with recent work alongside older work.

The Ingelow Gallery
6B Prairie Street

2 - 5 October
Opening: 9 October, 6 pm

Read more here.

Thursday 17 September 2015

Melissa Kime at Morton Casa de Subastas in Mexico

Melissa Kime has work in an upcoming show in Mexico City, 'Subasta de Arte Britanico Centemporaneo' at Morton Case de Subastas auction house.
Opening 8 October.

If Mexico is a bit far afield then you can also see Melissa's work in the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, alongside alumnus Jonathan Silverman. Read more here.

Steven Walker in Contemporary British Watercolours

Steven Walker is exhibiting works in the new Contemporary British Watercolours exhibition in Maidstone.

19 September - 7 November at the Bentlif Art Gallery which is part of Maidstone Museum.
The exhibition then travels to the Oriel Gallery at Clotworthy House in Antrim, Northern Ireland 24th November - 22nd January 2016.

'Featuring a selection of watercolour works from 21 British artists, the new Contemporary British Watercolours exhibition at Maidstone Museum provides a host of compelling works that demonstrate the 21st-century approach to what has long been heralded as a quintessentially British format.
Curated by acclaimed watercolour artist Simon Carter, the exhibition - which runs from September 19 - November 7 in the Bentlif II and Bearsted-Bentlif Art Galleries - charts contemporary activity within this artistic method. The display represents a fascinating insight into how watercolour as a medium has evolved in the modern era, with excitement and experimentation key to current techniques.'

Read more here.

David Caldwell in the Discerning Eye

David Caldwell has a piece in this year's Discerning Eye Exhibition.

The Mall Galleries, London. Open daily 12 - 22 November. Free entry.

Read more here.

Tom Harrison Wins Jerwood Drawing Prize

Tom Harrison, From Andrew's Flat, Singapore
Current Drawing Year student Tom Harrison has won this year's Jerwood Drawing Prize.

'My initial pull for the drawing was seeing all of this from an elevated position, an abstract pattern of the buildings jostling for space with the jungle becoming even more apparent.'

A total of 60 works by 58 artists were chosen from over 3072 submitted works for the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition by a panel comprising the artist Dexter Dalwood, artist/curator Salima Hashmi and art historian John-Paul Stonard.

The shortlist exhibition this year also includes alumni Mary Milner, Pia Bramley and Rosie Vohra.

The winning artworks are on display at Jerwood Space, London from September 16 – October 25 2015, followed by a tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: The Wilson (November 21 2015 - January 31 2016), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (February 11 - April 9 2016), and Falmouth Art Gallery (April 23 - June 25 2016).

Thursday 10 September 2015

The Drawing Clubs Annual Exhibition

The Drawing Clubs annual exhibition will be opening on Thursday 17 September.

This fantastic programme of accessible, artist-led drawing classes for talented and committed young artists is tutored by Drawing Year alumni.

Exhibition continues 17 September 2015 – 1 October 2015
Monday - Friday, 9am – 8pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm.

Read more here.

Jonathan Silverman in Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Show

Jonathan Silverman has a piece in the upcoming Sunday Times Watercolour Competition show.

14 - 19 September
Mall Galleries, London, SW1
Open 10 am - 5 pm daily, free entry

21 November - 2 January
Guildford House Art Gallery
155 High Street, Guildford, GU1

Read more here.

Fabienne de Lattre at Bankside Gallery

Fabienne de Lattre is exhibiting as part of the LOOP exhibition at the Bankside Gallery 8 - 13 September.
Private view Tuesday 8 September 6 - 8 pm
Closing party Sunday 13 September 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Carl Randall in Art Istanbul International

Carl Randall has just a selection of oil, acrylic and Japanese ink portraits on exhibition at Art Istanbul International 2015, exhibiting through Berloni London.
4 - 7 September

Read more here and here.

Thursday 3 September 2015

Thomas Robinson Solo Exhibition

Thomas Robinson is having a solo exhibition at North House Gallery. The exhibition presents work from the last two years: landscapes and heads made from life and a series of works derived from Piero della Francesca's Flagellation.

2 - 31 October 2015
Open Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm

North House Gallery, The Walls, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS

Jaime Valtierre at Barbican Arts Centre

Jaime Valtierre recently exhibited as part of INTERFACES, an exhibition at Barbican Arts Centre. The event was the result of Magma Collective's involvement (mnemonic City) in an outreach project by Barbican called Fish Island Labs. This project was the result of a joint effort to bring to the Arts Centre the work of those working at the Labs.

Barbican Arts Centre
Opening night: Friday 21st August 6 pm - 9 pm
21st - 23rd August, Saturday 12 pm - 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

For the exhibition Jaime was be presenting an installation titled 'In Dreams We Dwell'. The work is a multimedia piece that combines the use of traditional and contemporary art and craft technologies including painting, wood work, video animation and projection. It contrasts a series of interconnected narratives that spring from two themes based on two socially distinct
London areas: Hackney Wick and The City of London.

The first subject explores the idea of group as a horizontal organisation rooted on the premise of collective sharing and individual responsibility towards the “goods” of the group. The second relates to an individualistic view of the world based on personal gain and disregard for others.

The work is an artistic response to the experiences gather during the ​Mnemonic City research period as part of Fish Island Labs / Interfaces.


Flora Fairbairn Curating 'Invited' Exhibition

Flora Fairbairn is curating a rotating art space in an architectural setting.

Exhibition 'Invited', 9 Hillgate Street.
22 July - 19 September 2015
Open Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm, also by appointment.

“I am delighted to once again be collaborating with Seth Stein Architects in creating a platform for artists in a setting where art and architecture enhance one another. Along with my co-curator Philly Adams of The Saatchi Gallery, who I am thrilled to be collaborating with for the first time, we are showcasing works by artists whom we’ve been impressed by.”

Thursday 6 August 2015

Mary Milner, Pia Bramley and Rosie Vohra in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015

Rosie Vohra, 'A Part of Me, Apart From Me'
Mary Milner, Pia Bramley and Rosie Vohra have all been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015.

Also selected are current Drawing Year student Thomas Harrison and RDS tutor Thomas Gosebruch.

Jessie Makinson in Two Group Show and Solo Exhibition

Jessie Makinson has three exhibitions coming up, including a solo exhibition.

Concrete Fictions
New Art Projects
6D Sheep Lane, London, E8 4QS

27 August - 4 October
PV 27 August, 6 - 8 pm

Edel Asanti - Turps goes west.
25 Aug - 1st September
Closing Party 1 September, 6 - 8 pm
74A Newman St, London W1T 3DB

Solo Show at 9b Projects
PV 3 September, 6 - 8pm
9B, Noel Road, London N1 8HQ

Rossen Daskalov and Johanna Zhang in National Open Print Exhibition

Rossen Daskalov, 'Seek Assistance'
Rossen Daskalov and Johanna Zhang have both been selected for the National Original Print Exhibition 2015.
16 - 27 September
Private View 15 September, 6 - 8 pm
Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH

Rose Arbuthnott Solo Exhibition at Pintora

Rose Arbuthnott is exhibiting 74 Heads in her solo exhibition 'He, She or They' at Pintora. The exhibition features a sculpture garden by three emerging artists.
Private view 7 August, 6 - 10 pm

Pintora, 75 County Street, SE1 4AD

Daniel MacCarthy Exhibition at Genesis Cinema

Daniel MacCarthy is showing some paintings at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel/Stepney. 'Life? Or Cinema?'
7 August - 7 Septmeber
Private View Thursday 6 August, 6 - 9 pm
93 - 95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ

Chris Green Drawing the White Collar Factory

Chris Green, ink on paper, 112 x 89 cm
Chris Green is involved in an exciting project working for property developers Derwent London to draw the construction of the White Collar Factory going up by the Old Street roundabout.

Thursday 30 July 2015

Olivia Kemp in Jealous Prize Print Exhibition, Shoreditch

Olivia Kemp, That Which Flourishes Remains
Olivia Kemp was one of the winning artists for the Jealous Prize 2014. The prizewinners are currently on display at Jealous Gallery Shoreditch, 53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT.

Katie Brookes and Elizabeth McCarten at Mercer Chance

Katie Brookes and Elizabeth McCarten are exhibiting new paintings at Mercer Chance.

Mercer Chance Studio Gallery, 253 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG
Thursday 6 - Sunday 16 August 2015
11 am - 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Monday to Thursday by appointment only, please call Rachel on 07715816779

Public Opening: Thursday 6 August, 7 - 10 pm

'Mercer Chance is proud to present SUMMER DREAM, a joyous meeting of two talented young contemporary painters. Madness, beauty, mystery and humour colour this strange new world of intuitive image making.

In this new series of paintings Katie Brookes has used imagination to bypass her observational work and focus on colour and composition, working along the themes of stereotypical British culture, seaside and leisure in the summertime. Focused on the material qualities of paint and the pure enjoyment of colour, these new works explore exaggerated British-ness now. These bold and ironic escapist fantasies first appeared while Katie was on a rainy residency in Scotland, but they have become a promising avenue for a richly inventive studio practice going forward. In September she will attend the Turps Banana painting school, where she hopes to make her paintings “bigger and more… mad”.

Elizabeth McCarten's recent work explores the idea of a dream evoked by real places being re-presented. When we dream we recycle images and experiences that we have had that day, week or a thought that has been on our mind. Our mind breaks these experiences down and reconstructs them into a series of new images, thoughts and sensations. Working directly from observation, she gathers information before deconstructing and breaking down the image to lyrical lines and marks. Her dream-like colour washes serve as emotional responses to the landscape which is used as a means to recreate a world where imagination and reality can merge together in the freedom of paint. Scenes are reduced to shapes and colours that evoke darkness and light, that invite the viewer to see differently into a landscape of possibilities.'

More Alumni in the Ruth Borchard: David Caldwell

David Caldwell, Studio Self-Portrait, 2015
David Caldwell also has a piece in the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize Exhibition 2015.
Read more here.

Thursday 23 July 2015

Ben Nathan in Pyeong Chang Biennale

Following his residency in South Korea, Ben Nathan has been invited to exhibit at the Pyeong Chang Biennale. The Biennale aims to promote art and culture in Pyeong Chang County, the elected host city of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018. The Biennale runs from 23 July - 22 December 2015.

23 July - 22 December 2015
Opening Ceremony, Thursday 23 July 2015, 2pm

Emma Seach Solo Exhibition The Hive, Dalston

Emma Seach has a new exhibition coming up.

The private view is on Friday 24th July from 7.30pm - 10.30pm at The Hive (260-264 Kingsland Road). The Hive is a new multi-storey events space in the heart of Haggerston. Alumni may be interested in the space, which is a very large warehouse space for exhibitions, free to use.

Collecting imagery from Delhi, Detroit and London, Emma makes structural charcoal drawings focusing on rhythms and spaces in the built environment.

From 9pm, 25K MPH will provide a live performance of machine-made electronic music with an industrial edge. 25K MPH is the speed required to leave the earth's atmosphere. The mechanics making this possible is the subject of their first release, they start with the combustion engine...

 The private view is an opportunity to see the drawings together with the music that inspires them.

Complimentary drinks will be provided by Beavertown brewery.
Please RSVP to

The show runs from 16 – 29 July Tue 1-9pm, Thu-Sat 1-9pm at The Hive, and all works are for sale.

You can find some more information about Emma's work on her website here.

Oliver McConnie in Charlie Smith London Anthology 2015

Oliver McConnie, 'Wounded World'
Oliver McConnie has been selected for the Charlie Smith London Anthology 2015. Read more here.

The private view is 30 July 6.30 - 8.30 pm, where the £2,000 cash prize will be announced.
Exhibition continues 31 Just - 15 August. Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm or by appointment.

The jury was Kurt Beers (Beers London), Paul Carter-Robinson (Artlyst), Christine Coulson (Private Collector), Zavier Ellis (CHARLIE SMITH LONDON), Mike von Joel (State Magazine)

Charlie Smith London, 336 Old Street, 2nd Floor, London EC1V 9DR

Oliver has also been selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015.

Kim Scouller at Mercer Chance

Kim Scouller is currently exhibiting at Mercer Chance.

'A Sense of Place'
17 - 26 July
11am - 6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Monday to Friday call Rachel on 07715 816 779 to make an appointment.
Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG

'A Sense of Place is an exhibition of new drawings and paintings, which explores Kim’s experience of nature within urban, domestic and rural environments found in London and Scotland.'

Salma Ali Now Represented by Henry Boxer Gallery

Salma Ali
Salma Ali is now a 'Raw Outsider Artist/Visionary' with Henry Boxer Gallery. Read more here.

Alex Cree also in Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize

Alex Cree
Alex Cree is exhibiting in the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015, along with Rebecca Harper.
The exhibition of 100 shortlisted works is on display at Piano Nobile Kings Place,90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
9 July - 9 October 2015.

The prize was previously won by RDS tutor Thomas Newbolt.

Thursday 2 July 2015

Nine Alumni in 'Drawn from the Fleming Collection', London

Olivia Kemp, 'After the Wind Howled'
In a collaboration with the Royal Drawing School, nine alumni have been invited to select a piece from the Fleming Collection of Scottish art, and to exhibit their work alongside it. The alumni are Michelle Cioccoloni, Fraser Scarfe, Olivia Kemp, Tim Betjeman, Paul Fenner, Joe Goody, Alison Boult, Laura Footes and Tyga Helme.

9 July – 26 August 2015
Gallery One, Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DU
Read more
An artists' talk by Laura Footes, Olivia Kemp, Michelle Cioccoloni and Tim Betjeman will share insight into the reasons why they selected a painting from the Fleming Collection to sit alongside their own works, as well as the creative process and inspiration behind their practice.

9 July, 12.30 pm
Free, no need to book
Refreshments provided
Read more

Charlie Masson Plate Design, New York

"No Smoking", Charlie Masson
Charlie Masson has created a new plate design for Sant Ambroeus SoHo, now hanging on the compact wall of plates as part of San Ambroeus Art Series at 265 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012.

Thursday 18 June 2015

Antonia Bruce and First Food Exhibition, Cirencester

Antonia Bruce is founder of the First Food Residency. The resident Mexican artists will be exhibiting as the culmination of their 6 week residency at The Tallet, near Cirencester. They have been working in different practices around the theme of First Foods.

The Tallet, Calmsden, Cirencester, GL7 5ET

If you are travelling via train or coach then the organisers are arranging lifts from Kemble Station (coming by train) or Cirencester (coming by coach) - please contact

Kirsty Buchanan in Florence Trust Summer Exhibition

Kirsty Buchanan, Hyale, Rhanis, Nephele, Psecas, Artemis and Phiale  
2015 pastel on paper collage
Kirsty Buchanan is exhibiting in the Florence Trust Summer Exhibition.
Opening: Friday 3 July 6 - 9  pm
Open Saturday 4 - Sunday 12 July
1 - 6 pm daily, or by appointment.
Florence Trust, St Savior's, Aberdeen Park, London, N5 2AR

More about the Florence Trust residency year.

'The Florence Trust is proud to announce our upcoming Summer Exhibition at Saint Saviour’s church, our grade-1 listed premises in Highbury. The exhibition is the culmination of our twelve resident artists’ busy year at the Trust. They will be showing ambitious new work developed during the residency. The exhibition will be accompanied by a complimentary full-colour catalogue providing an introduction to each of their practices.

We are particularly pleased to welcome you in 2015, a landmark year that marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Florence Trust artist studios at Saint Saviour’s. We are admired for the breadth of the artists' practices selected for our residency programme and this year has been no exception. The exhibition will encompass works in mediums as diverse as drawing and digital programming and our artists hail from all corners of the globe. Together they have created a supportive community, a cohesive group and what looks to be a hugely successful exhibition. Please join us in celebrating our twenty-fifth successful year.


Download a selection of images of artists' works here


Tuesday 16 June 2015

Daniel Shadbolt in NEAC Annual Exhibition

Daniel Shadbolt is exhibiting in the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition. 18 - 27 June 2015.
The Mall Galleries, London.

Rebecca Harper in Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015

Rebecca Harper
Rebecca Harper has had her drawing accepted into the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015.
The exhibition of 100 shortlisted works will be on display at Piano Nobile Kings Place,90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
9 July - 9 October 2015.

The prize was previously won by RDS tutor Thomas Newbolt.

Alex Cree also in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Alex Cree is also exhibiting in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, along with Meg Buick and Alison Boult.

The exhibition runs from 8 June – 16 August.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Fabienne K. de Lattre Animations at Bath Fringe Festival

Fabienne K. de Lattre has had an animation "Je t'aime moi non plus" (I love you neither do I) selected by the program "Magic Lantern" at the Bath Fringe Festival. It can be seen until 7 June.

'Magic Lantern is a catalyst for experimental artistic cinema: works explore the use of light, shadow, illusion and the bizarre. Films, performance and installations demonstrate the importance of cinematography with art.'