Thursday 25 August 2016

Banks, Boult and Maple in 'Sampler' exhibition

Anthony Banks, Alison Boult and Kathryn Maple have work in an exhibition hosted by Kristian Day. 'Sampler' opens on 25th August, 6-9pm. More info here.

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Two Alumni in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

Man photographing stars by Thomas Treherne

Congratulations to Thomas Treherne (Drawing Year 2015) and Sam Little (Drawing Year 2016) who have both been selected for this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize. Thomas’ drawing Man photographing Stars, previously exhibited at Christie’s London in 2015, will be part of the exhibition, which opens on 14 September. Past Alumni selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize include Carl Randall, whose work 'Notes from the Tokyo Underground' (pen on paper) was exhibited in 2012.

Michael Chance in solo exhibition

The Peanut Factory by Michael Chance

Micheal Chance (Drawing Year 2013) has a solo show coming up at Mercer Chance, in Hoxton. Body Politic opens on 1 September at 7pm and continues until 19 September, open Sat, Sun, Mon 11am-6pm. More info here.

Two alumni in drawing exhibition at Beers London

Kathryn Maple (Drawing Year 2013) and Jessie Makinson (Drawing Year 2012) have drawings in an exhibition at Beers Gallery near Old St, London. 35 Works on Paper continues until 24 September 2016. See an extract from the press release below:

BEERS London is extremely proud to bring together a diverse selection of artists who have each contributed a piece or two of original work on paper for exhibit in 35 Works on Paper. The show features emerging, mid-career, and established artists from around the globe who each bring their unique perspective to an exhibition that celebrates art in what can often be its simplest, most instantaneous - and invariably profound - articulation. The included works cover a large breadth: including abstract, figurative, and even conceptual pieces, as well as proposed sketches, text-based work, painting, drawing, and even collage. All are unique works either created specifically for this exhibition or culled from the artist's own personal archive.  

Thursday 18 August 2016

Geraint Evans in solo exhibition at Penarth Pavillion, Wales

Geraint Evans: EDGELAND

Preview: 5th August 2016, 6pm – 9pm / Open until: 29th August 2016

Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth, CF64 3AU

Artist talk: Saturday 20th August, 1.45pm, Free, open to all.
Drawing Workshop: Sunday 21st August, see website for details 
Walk & Talk: Wednesday 24th August, 2pm, Free, open to all.

Book here


A major exhibition of drawing, installation and sound from recent Royal Drawing School Alumnus Geraint Evans: Edgeland. This is the first solo exhibition from Evans since completing the postgraduate diploma at the prestigious school where he now teaches as part of the Drawing Clubs Faculty. For Edgeland, Evans presents a focal installation, comprising of sculpture and sound with a burnt out car as the central piece: ‘Monolith (horizontal)’. This semi-autobiographical, multi-sensory installation delves into personal memories of childhood playing in a scrap of woodland that backed his estate in west Cardiff. The work explores the notion of destruction as a form of creation and considers what it takes to break the negative social cycles of estate life. The nowhere bits of scrub-land that lies between where our cities become more dilute and our countryside begins is where you will find the Edgelands: spaces as transient, evocative and visceral as memory itself. Many of the drawings are largescale and site specific, often done entirely from observation. These in situ sessions are aided by listening to sound while working via headphones plugged into a microphone, intensifying the sensory connection to the place. Evans’ work is built around the central concern of the individual’s experience of genius loci, in both the political and physical geography of place.


New work by Charlie Reed

More info here. Visit the artist's website here.

Natasha Lien in solo exhibition