Friday 29 April 2016

Suki Jobson in group exhibition in Miami

Suki Jobson (Drawing Year 2015) is part of a group exhibition of drawings and works on paper at Art Bastion, a gallery in Miami, USA. 

(un)foreseen, Art Bastion, Miami 30 April – 11 June 2016

Jevan Watkins Jones: solo exhibition

Jevan Watkins Jones (Drawing Year 2010) has a solo exhibition which brings together artworks and photographs that celebrate the events that took place during his residency in Dunmow, Essex from October 2015 to February 2016. 

‘Alternative Yellow Book’ is also being published by Hato Press, London and can be purchased for £12 The final day of exhibition is this Saturday 30th, 10am -3pm. Exhibition dates 23 April – 30 April at 28 High Street, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1AH

Katie Brookes: 'First date for Three Years'

Katie Brookes' (Drawing Year 2015) solo exhibition at Chopping Bock in Peckham continues until 6th May. Visit the gallery's website here.


Images © Katie Brookes

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Francis Martin: new work from Dumfries House

Francis Martin (Drawing Year 2015) has recently returned from a residency at Dumfries House. Our alumni may be interested to see the work made in March 2016, below:

Drawings and paintings by Francis Martin (© 2016)

Thursday 21 April 2016

Clara Drummond and Kirsty Buchanan in two-person exhibition at William Morris Society

Clara and Kirsty are exhibiting paintings, drawings and film inspired by female muses in ‘The Unsung Muse’ at William Morris Society. Alongside their drawings, paintings and films they will exhibit drawings, tapestries and letters from both Jane Morris and her daughter May Morris and the also the Women’s Guild, as a way of connecting the conversation between themselves and the Pre-Raphaelite women of the past. ​Read the press release here  

Clara and Kirsty would like to invite you to the Preview on Wednesday 4th May, 6–8 pm. The exhibition continues until 28th May 2016. Address: William Morris Society, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9TA Visit the website for more info.

Four Alumni shortlisted for Marmite Prize for Painting 2016

Jessie Makinson (Drawing Year 2012), Kathryn Maple (Drawing Year 2013), Anthony Banks (Drawing Year 2011) and Oliver Mulvihill (Drawing Year 2015) have been selected for the Marmite Prize for Painting exhibition. About the prize, Marcus Harvey has said ‘How lovely to see painters creating an engaging, inclusive painting competition free of the twin diseases of contemporary art, fashion and political correctness’. The exhibition will take place in London in June and July 2016 and subsequently will tour to Highlanes Gallery in Ireland in July/September 2016. More info here.

Address: Block 336, London, UK
4 June - 1 July 2016

Friday 3 June, Private View & Prize Giving 

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Olivia Kemp in 'Drawn' exhibition

Olivia Kemp (Drawing Year 2014) has two large drawings in an exhibition at The Street Gallery UCLH, 235 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BU. 

Drawn: 29th April to 13th July 2016
Private View 6 - 7,30 pm Thursday 28th April

Katie Brookes solo exhibition at Chopping Block in Peckham

Katie Brookes (Drawing Year 2013) has a solo exhibition at new art space The Chopping Block in Peckham. 
KATIE BROOKES: First Date for Three Years
28th April - 6th May
Private View Thursday 28th April 

The Chopping Block is proud to be presenting its first solo show, First Date for Three Years, featuring the new works of talented artist, Katie Brookes.
In an exhibition exclusively showcasing Brookes’ most recent paintings, First Date for Three Years serves as an insight into the artist’s ongoing endeavours to explore and interpret the varied conditions of human experience.
Brookes’ paintings are carnal unfoldings; visceral, subversive and absurd. Instinctual forms and colours exist somewhere between suggestion and evidence, revealing to us perturbed scenes that flaunt the subtle ways in which narratives are formed. Whilst at times grotesque and primal, these are stories whose characters, and motivations lie hidden. They are untrue realities – peculiar to themselves – liberated by symbols, signs and a constant flux between surreal humour and the real – in which deeper meanings are inevitably conveyed.
The new gallery's ambition is to provide an alternative platform for creative, artistic talent – both well known and obscure – across multiple spheres. Through a considered selection of programmed events, printed ephemera and a digital presence, we aim to create a critical engagement that revolves around a monthly curated topic – culminating in an exhibition at the end of each month.
Address: The Chopping Block, 22a Blenheim Grove, Peckham London, SE15 4QN
For more info visit the gallery's website.

Rossen Daskalov in upcoming solo exhibition at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute

Rossen Daskalov (Drawing Year 2004 and RDS Faculty) will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and works on paper in his upcoming solo exhibition ‘For the Prodigal’ at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in London. The image above is one of the paintings in the exhibition. The Private View is at 7 pm on 30th April. The show will be open from 1st to 10th May, 10 am -6 pm. Closed at weekends. Address: 186-188 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5HL. More info here and here.

Thursday 14 April 2016

Charlie Tepasse: Sense Charity commission

Lauren by Charlie Tepasse

Colin Anderson (of Sense Charity for deafblind people) has commissioned Alumnus Charlie Tepasse (Drawing Year 2015) to make a series of drawings of the people the charity supports. Starting in mid-April 2016, Charlie will be spending time with individuals who have a combination of sight and hearing problems, with the aim of making a series of portraits. Issues of identity, self-expression, and the nature of being human are topics that are frequently implicit in the work of the charity and, in embarking on this project, the artist hopes to convey the emotional and psychological aspects of the challenges these people face. In the past, Sense have commissioned writers and photographers, however this is the first time they have commissioned a draughtsman. Colin says: ‘I have always thought that drawings of the individuals and families we support might be able to convey more powerfully the essential human drama that our work so often involves.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Clara Drummond shortlisted for BP Portrait Award 2016

Girl in a Liberty Dress by Clara Drummond, Oil on board 2016

Clara Drummond (Drawing Year 2005) has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award. Her painting ‘Girl in a Liberty Dress’ is a portrait of her friend Kirsty Buchanan (Drawing Year 2013) - see image above. Clara’s work was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2014. View the work on the NPG website here.

Friday 8 April 2016

12 Alumni in group exhibition in Hoxton

A group of Alumni from the 2013 Drawing Year are exhibiting new work at a gallery in Hoxton, London. 

Private View Friday 22nd April, 7-10 pm (all welcome)
Exhibition open Sat, Sun, Mon 11am - 6pm until 2nd May 2016
Address: Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton St, London N15LG (Hoxton Overground station). 
For more info visit the gallery website

Press Release
Mercer Chance is proud to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by 12 emerging contemporary artists. 
Truly a feast for the eyes, this exhibition gives us a glimpse into a group of young artists who are exploring a wide array of approaches to figurative image-making. Since they came together as post-graduate students at The Royal Drawing School in 2012, they have been pushing their practices independently, each searching for the means to genuinely express their own interests, attitudes and sensitivities.  
We are struck by a collision of personalities; vibrant colour, gutsy painting, intense observation, freewheeling imagination, dreamy landscapes, quiet moments of delicacy, dense figuration and patterning. And yet, there are continuities between the pieces and intriguing comparisons to be made. Like a fruit salad, somehow it all comes together; the sweet with the sharp, the subtle and the bold, and we are left enlivened, provoked even.

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Oliver Mulvihill awarded residency at ESMoA, Los Angeles

Oliver Mulvihill (Drawing Year 2015) has been awarded a three-month residency at El Segundo Museum of Art in Los Angeles, USA. Oliver will be artist in residence between 1st July and 30th September 2016.

The ESMoA residency programme, which runs throughout the year, provides the selected artist with full artist’s live/work studio within the museum building. Artists live in the space and have the opportunity to collaborate with ESMoA staff and the El Segundo community on innovative artistic projects. 2015 recipient of the award was Jake Garfield (Drawing Year 2013). You can find out more about the museum here