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.”