Friday 27 May 2016

Life Drawing in the Landscape (Machynlleth, Wales)

Will Stevens ( Drawing Year 2007) would like to advertise a Life Drawing class which takes place in a stunning part of rural Wales. The classes are run by Ursula, who is a very experienced life model.

Next classes: Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June.

Jessie Makinson: Fake French

Jessie Makinson (Drawing year 2012) has an upcoming solo exhibition at Roman Road Gallery. Read the press release here.

Jessie Makinson Fake French
9 June – 15 July 2016

Preview 8th June 6-9pm
Exhibition continues 9th June - 15th July
69 Roman Road,London E2 0QN

Thursday 26 May 2016

Olivia Kemp in upcoming exhibition at James Freeman Gallery

Olivia Kemp (Drawing Year 2014) is one of the artists in ‘Vanishing Point’, an exhibition at James Freeman Gallery.

Vanishing Point: Christopher Gee - Sam Douglas - Olivia Kemp - Jon Braley
For hundreds of years in Western art, Landscape was the space where the culture of the moment was imagined. Medieval workers in the fields, saints and angels in mountain grottos, wealthy Georgians in rolling parklands or lone Romantics on rocky outcrops – the Landscape framed them all. In a digital age, though, its role has changed to become a motif for our increasing distance from nature. Vanishing Point brings together four English artists who articulate this sense of separation.

Opening Reception: Thursday 16 June, 6:30 - 8:30
The exhibition continues until 9th of July.
Address: James Freeman Gallery, 354 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0PD

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Ewan Clayton: free visual memory test in June 2016


Come and take part in an exciting experiment happening all day June 1st in the Gallery to see how good your face recognition ability is and contribute to science.

Face blindness, super-recognition and the brain

We see and recognize faces everyday without even realizing it. However, what if the ability to recognize faces was taken from you and you couldn’t recognize your loved ones, your colleagues or famous people in the media? As a consequence of brain damage some individuals suffer from prosopagnosia, or face-blindness, as exemplified in ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’. Face-blindness causes people to have extreme difficulty in recognizing familiar faces which can have negative consequences on everyday life, social confidence, etc. 

At the other end of the spectrum, super-recognizers are exceptionally good at recognizing faces. Super-recognizers can sometimes remember the face of someone they saw for a fleeting moment, many years earlier!

Understanding how faces are recognized generally can hopefully help neuroscientists develop rehabilitation techniques to improve face-recognition for those with face-blindness.

We are particularly interested in how individuals who pay particular attention to visual detail, such as artists, perform on our visual memory tests. We would be delighted if you were able to participate in this research.

Friday 6 May 2016

Geraint Evans is exhibiting in Valencia, Spain

Geraint Evans (Drawing Year 2015) is exhibiting in Valencia, Spain in the first exhibition by the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA). Geraint’s work will be displayed alongside that of six other artists working in a wide range of media: Sarah Hardacre, Kaylee Koss, Eoin O'Dowd, Suzanne Mooney, Paul Murnaghan and Paul Regan.

Private View: 13th May, 8pm
Exhibition continues: Thurs-Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

'Standard' GalerĂ­a y Estudios, Calle Luis Oliag 43, 46006 Valencia, Spain

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Boswell Book Festival 2016

RDS Alumni/Faculty Clara Drummond, Anna Ilsley and Hannah Murgatroyd will be teaching a series of drawing workshops at Boswell Book Festival in Scotland this weekend. More info here

Max Naylor in 'A Miracle of Rare Device'

Max Naylor (Drawing Year 2012)'s drawings will be featured in a group exhibition at the Strand Gallery near Charing Cross. More info here.

A MIRACLE OF RARE DEVICE | Tuesday  17th - Saturday 21st May 2016
at the Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
Private View Tuesday 17th May 6 - 8,30 pm

Bobbye Fermie: new work from Dumfries House

Bobbye Fermie (Drawing Year 2015) has recently completed a three-week residency at Dumfries House in Scotland. This is a selection of the drawings she made there.

She works at the Visitor Centre, pencil on paper (2016)

Untitled, pencil on paper (2016)

Interior of Dumfries House (The Family Parlour), pencil on paper (2016)

The Estate (view towards the walled garden), ink on paper (2016)

View from the Dimplex Studios
, ink on paper (2016)