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.'

Clare Davidson Bow Open Studios

Clare Davidson is taking part in Bow Open Studios 2015, which runs from June 19 evening to 20 daytime. It is the 20th anniversary of the studios so there will be music, workshops, food and celebrations, as well as the art.

Amanda Palmer in SWA and NEAC Exhibitions

Amanda Palmer has had work accepted into two open art exhibitions both at the Mall Galleries, London, showing in June.

SWA (Society of Women Artists) Annual Open Exhibition, 5 - 13 June, open daily 10 am - 5 pm.

NEAC (New English Art Club) Annual Open Exhibition, 18 - 27 June 2015, open daily 10 am - 5 pm (closing at 2 pm on the final day)

Rosalind MacCurrach Illustrations for Chelsea in Bloom

Rosalind MacCurroch created some fairytale-themed illustrations as part of Chelsea in Bloom, which were recently on display in the windows of Hamptons, Sloane Square. #chelseainbloom #marianboswall You can see more photos on Rosie's blog

Jane Cheadle, Christopher Wheeler, Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin, Jasmine Pajdak and Fabienne Khial, London

Jane Cheadle, Christopher Wheeler, Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin, Jasmine Pajdak and Fabienne Khial are currently exhibiting, ‘Evidence’ at the The RKB Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, SE1 1SG.
"What is seen and called the picture is what remains – an evidence." Philip Guston

Tomorrow is the final day to catch the show.

27 May- 5 June 2015
Opening times: 10-5pm, Monday- Friday

About the gallery:
'The Robert Burt Gallery was opened in November 1999 to offer degree level art students a bright, professional space in which to exhibit their work. Situated within walking distance of the Globe Theatre, the Jerwood Space gallery and the Tate Modern this area is the new heart of cultural London.
If you would like to enquire about use of the gallery, please email Paulet at for more information. Please note that we do not let the gallery out on a commercial basis, but rather as an educational space to expose students to the realities and challenges of exhibiting and selling their artwork.'

Shawn McGovern Selected for BP Portrait Award

Shawn McGovern has been selected for the BP Portrait Award 2015. He will be exhibiting a portrait of alumnus Stuart Pearson-Wright. This year's exhibitors have been selected from a record-breaking 2,748 entries by artists from 92 countries around the world.
Previously, Shawn was a Flowers Gallery Artist for a Day after being put forward for the opportunity by Stuart.

Sam Halstead and Phoebe Stannard in Group Show, London

Sam Halstead and Phoebe Stannard have work in a group show at Jean Luc-Baroni Gallery in Mason's Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU. 'British Art Medal Society: Works in Bronze and other Media by Contemporary Medallists'. It opened on 12 May and runs until 19 June.
The gallery is open Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 6 pm.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Jaime Valtierra Solo Exhibition

Jaime Valtierra is having an exhibition, 'The Idiot'. Recent Paintings and Works on Paper ( 2012 - 2014 )
​28 May to 28 June​
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD

Private View: Thursday 28 of May
First Thursdays Late Opening: 4 of June
Performance Event. Adolfa`s Cave.: Friday 12 of June

They include a recent cycle of Paintings and Drawings (2012 – 2014), and a group of prints produced during an Arts Residency in Florence in 2014.

'The complete show presents a departure from previous works and confronts the viewer with the artist`s renewed engagement with experimentation and direct expressive means within his own practice. They bring forward a hazy and intense vision of the artist`s own imagined universe, and emphasize an emotional exploration of his experiences and relationship with the world.

The works are a raw confrontation with an intuitive vision in flux, and exist (specially in the case of the paintings) as a sustained struggle to express and capture this personal insight. “To reject the image as something given or as an idea to be executed, and to conceive it instead as an impossible reality, an impossible reversal towards this fleeting feeling and its improbable depiction”.

This journey is what the artist describes as the will of the Idiot, an ongoing deciphering guesswork of the meaning of reality and its precarious “translation” into the “language” of painting trough his own power to imagine and verify its validity. The resulting body of work opens a window into a bizarre space where distorted / fragmented figures negotiate their existence in a hostile and intrusive environment.'

Oliver McConnie Selected for New Contemporaries

Oliver McConnie has had five pieces selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015.

Alison Boult and Meg Buick in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Alison Boult
Meg Buick, Alison Boult and RDS tutor Susan Wilson have each had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015. The exhibition runs from 8 June – 16 August.

Michelle Cioccoloni Solo Exhibition at Mercer Chance

Michelle Cioccoloni is exhibiting drawings made in the Prado while on the Richard Ford Award Residency. 'Drawing in the Prado', 4 – 14 June, Mercer Chance 253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG. Gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm. Monday to Thursday by appointment only. Please call Rachel on 07715 816 779.

Opening night: Thursday 4 June, 7 – 10 pm.
Late opening: Friday 5 June, 11 am – 9 pm.
Special Event: Sunday 14 June: Drinks at 6pm, informal tour of the exhibition with the artist from 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. ‘A Royal Collection: The Prado seen through the eyes of an artist. A rare chance to view the artist’s sketchbooks and hear about the distinct approach she developed during her three-month residency in The Prado Museum in Madrid, including the role of drawing in relation to the study of the Spanish Masters.’ Free but booking essential – email or call 07715 816 779

Bess Shipside Yoga/Drawing Workshop

Bess Shipside is leading a yoga and drawing workshop in London Fields on Sunday 7 June, 1.30 - 4pm. London Fields Yoga, Arthaus, 195 - 205 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ
'Creativity yoga flow and life drawing from yogic postures'.
The workshop includes 45 minutes of creativity-boosting flow yoga, basic drawing materials and paper provided, advanced drawing tuition available, and a yogi model.
£20 advance/ £22 drop-in
Suitable for all levels. Please bring any other materials you require. For more information contact