Thursday 18 February 2016

15 RDS Artists in Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016

15 artists are representing the Royal Drawing School in this year’s edition of the  Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.  

RDS Faculty Julie Held, Susan Wilson, Cherry Pickles and Melissa Scott-Miller and RDS Alumni Benjamin Andreas, Timothy Betjeman, Nicholas Bush, David Caldwell, Daniel MacCarthy, George Colley, Phoebe Cope, Tyga Helme, Francis Martin, Daniel Shadbolt and Jennifer Smith have work in the exhibition which opens to the public on 7th March and continues until 13 March 2016. See images of the artwork here  

Address: The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5BD

Image: Susan Wilson’s painting ‘Anita in Albanian dress’. The model for the painting is RDS Alumna Anita Kavaya (Drawing Year 2012).  

Wednesday 10 February 2016

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize

Congratulations to our Alumni who are included in this year's Columbia Threadneedle Prize for figurative art, currently on show at The Mall Galleries, London (3 - 20 February 2016). Four RDS Alumni have work in the exhibition: Oliver Bedeman (Drawing Year 2008), Alison Boult (Drawing Year 2013), Rebecca Harper (Drawing Year 2013), Coll McDonnell (Drawing Year 2008). Laura Smith (Drawing Year 2004) is among the 6 artists shortlisted for the prize. 

If you visit the exhibition, look out for three small paintings by RDS life model
  Thomas Doran, who many of you will know well from Susan Wilson's class 'Drawing the Body Clothed'. The exhibition is open 10 – 5 pm. Address: The Mall Galleries. The Mall, SW1, London
You can view images of all the work in the exhibition here:

Thursday 4 February 2016

The Royal Drawing School's inaugural U.S. exhibition

'Love is in the Air' by Paul Gopal-Chowdhury

Jan. 23, 2016 – Feb. 7, 2016
Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, USA
Following on from the recent exhibition at Christie's London, the Royal Drawing School was invited to curate a large exhibition of drawings at Christie’s New York, to run alongside Master Drawings Week 2016 and the Christie's Old Master and British Drawings sale. The exhibition spans three rooms and includes over 70 drawings from alumni, faculty and artists closely associated with the Royal Drawing School.

List of Exhibiting Artists:
Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Jeanette Barnes, Alison Boult , Kirsty Buchanan, Lilias Buchanan, Meg Buick , Richard Burton, Claudia Carr , Sophie Charalambous, Daniel Chatto, Perienne Christian, Michelle Cioccoloni, David Dawson , Constanza Dessain, Ann Dowker, Clara Drummond, Jonathan Farr, Kristian Fletcher, Laura Footes, Jake Garfield, Catherine Goodman, Paul Gopal-Chowdhury, Florian Graf, Christopher Green, Rebecca Harper, Linda Heathcoat-Amory, Tyga Helme, Timothy Hyman RA, Claerwen James, Olivia Kemp, Melissa Kime, Justine King, Tarka Kings, Christopher Le Brun PRA, John Lessore, Jessie Makinson, Charlotte Mann, Kathryn Maple, Ishbel Myerscough, Thomas Newbolt, Humphrey Ocean RA, Stuart Pearson Wright, Sarah Pickstone, Claire Price, Carl Randall, Pippa Ridley, Fraser Scarfe, Alice Shirley, Phoebe Stannard, Charlotte Verity, Rosie Vohra