Wednesday 28 September 2016

Tim Dodds and Laura Smith at Bay Art, Cardiff

Tim Doods (DY 2003) and Laura Smith (DY 2004) are exhibiting at Bay Art in Cardiff. Find out more about the exhibition here. 

Rosie Vohra wins Reach Prize

Rosie Vohra (DY 2014) has won the Afshin Naghouni Reach Prize awarded by Art for Youth London during the exhibition 'In England We Dream of Gardens' which took place at the Mall Galleries. The prize was awarded for her drawing 'A Short Story' (gouache on paper - shown below), as recognition of excellence in drawing. This year the prize was chosen and awarded by artist Afshin Naghouni. 

Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016

Six RDS artists were included in the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016, that closed on 24th September at the Mall Galleries. 

Watercolour by Sophie Charalambous

Watercolour by Alison Boult

Watercolour by Chloe LeTissier

 Watercolour by Chloe LeTissier (Second Prize)

Watercolour by Gethin Evans (RDS Faculty)

Watercolour by Rosie Vohra

Watercolour by Kathryn Maple (First Prize)

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Ishbel Myerscough: 'Up Close' at Flowers Gallery, New York

Ishbel Myerscough (RDS Faculty) is exhibiting in New York: Up Close at Flowers Gallery in Chelsea, until 15 Oct 2016.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Jon Bird exhibition at Hornsey Town Hall

Professor Jon Bird (Art and Critical Theory, Middlesex University London and DY 2007) has a forthcoming exhibition at Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall and would like to invite all alumni to the private view on Thu 13 October 7-9 pm. Visit the artist's website here.
  • Jon Bird: 'Land-Marks' 13-18 October 2016 at Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ

Daniel Preece Open Studio

Daniel Preece (DY 2007 and current RDS Faculty) is opening his studio to visitors this weekend, details below. The event is part of Deptford X Platform 2016

Image copyright Daniel Preece

Open Studio - Propeller Foundry 
24th - 25th September 12-6pm

Address: The Propeller Foundry 2016, Acme Studios, 165 Childers Street London SE8 5JR
How to get to the venue: Bus: 47, 188, 199 Tube: Canada Water, New Cross Rail:Deptford, New Cross. 
Visit Daniel’s website here.

Monday 12 September 2016

Hannah Murgatroyd in solo exhibition, Bath

Leisured Bodies
a solo exhibition by Hannah Murgatroyd

An exhibition of work produced by Hannah Murgatroyd during her Summer 2016 residency at Bath Artists’ Studios. Depicting a painted and drawn world inhabited by protagonists whose bodies and acts reflect leisure and desire, springing from high art, popular culture and personal narrative.

Private view 15th September from 6pm
Opening hours 16th-20th September only, 12-5pm

at The Roper Gallery at Bath Artists' Studios
Address: The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AJ

Lottie Stoddart and Christabel Forbes in group exhibition

'Red Bank' by Lottie Stoddart (Drawing Year 2015)
The image above is included in the show, and was painted at Dumfries House

Lottie Stoddard and Christabel Forbes (Drawing Year 2015) are exhibiting new work in an exhibition in Southwark this week, details below.

Constructing Nature
Curated by Clare Dudeney

Private view: Thurs 15 Sept (6-9pm)
Open from 16-20 Sept (1-6pm)

Address: Nolia’s Gallery – 60 Great Suffolk Street London, SE1 0BL – near Tate Modern.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Drawing by Nahem Shoa acquired by V&A

Drawing of Samson and the Philistines after a sculpture by Vincenzo Foggini 1749.     
by  Nahem Shoa (1993), graphite and pencil on 160 gram Cartridge paper, 47.5 x 29.7 cm

A drawing of Samson and the Philistines by Nahem Shoa (Drawing Year 2004) has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum for their permanent collection. The drawing (from 1993) is after a sculpture by Vincenzo Foggini, dated 1749. Nahem spent over a month at the V&A making it, approximately 200 hours of work. The drawing will be stored in a case along with ten other drawings of statues by Turner, Constable, Reynolds, Moore and Frink. ‘I consider it the best drawing of this kind of drawing I have ever made. It is a huge honour’ says the artist.

Eight RDS artists in group exhibition in Cornwall

Eight RDS artists are included in an exhibition at Tregony Gallery in Cornwall: : Timothy Betjeman, Meg Buick, Alex Cree, Judi Green, Mark Hanson, Sara Lee Roberts, Daniel Preece and Gregory Ward. The gallery is owned by Drawing Year alumna Judi Green (DY 2002). 

Exhibition dates: 8 September- 29 October
Private View: Thursday 8th September 6pm - 8pm and Sunday 11th September, 2pm - 5pm Address: Tregony Gallery, 58 Fore Street, Tregony, Cornwall TR2 5RW. Click here to read the press release. 

Judi Green 'Living Under Blue Skies, Roseland’ oil on canvas 40x50cm

Daniel Preece 'The Thames form level 39’ Acrylic on Panel, 36x40cm

Meg Buick,'The Field', Oil on Paper

Mark Hanson ‘Lacuna’ Oil on Aluminium Panel, 20x50cm

Wednesday 7 September 2016

14 Alumni in exhibition celebrating the English Garden

Fourteen alumni are included in the exhibition In England we Dream of Gardens which will take place at the Mall Galleries next week, curated by Alice Shirley (Drawing Year 2010). To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of England's greatest gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, artists were invited to respond to the theme of ‘The English Garden’. The charitable art exhibition in support of Art for Youth is a ticketed event in the evening, but free to view during the day on 14th and 15th September 2016. Buy tickets here.

In England We Dream of Gardens
Alumni exhibiting: Guy Shoham (Drawing Year 2004), Lindsay Sekulowicz  (DY 2008), Sophie Charalambous (DY 2009), Lucy Mellor (DY 2009), Alice Shirley (DY 2010), Poppy Chancellor (DY 2010), Phoebe Stannard (DY 2010), Rosie Wellesley (DY 2010), Rosie MacCurrach (DY 2011), Max Naylor (DY 2012), Michelle Cioccoloni (DY 2013), Kathryn Maple (DY 2013), Fraser Scarfe (DY 2013) and Rosie Vohra (DY 2014).

Preview Evening, Monday 12th September 2016, 6pm to 9pm: £75 in advance Champagne and canap├ęs will be served and this is included in the ticket price.
Wednesday 14th September 2016, 11am to 4pm: free
Wednesday 14th September 2016, 6pm to 9pm: £20 in advance or £25 on the door
Thursday 15th September 2016, 11am to 4pm: free
Thursday 15th September 2016, 6pm to 9pm: £18 in advance or £20 on the door
Address: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Click here to view the invitation, designed by Poppy Chancellor.

A selection of the works in the exhibition (from left to right): River Pasture by Max NaylorBrown's Swynnerton, Staffordshire (1758) by Guy ShohamAlfronse the Muscovy Duck by Kathryn Maple; Choisya (2016) by Michelle Cioccoloni.


Thursday 1 September 2016

Kathryn Maple wins First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016 (again!)

Congratulations to Kathryn Maple (Drawing Year 2013) and Chloe Le Tissier (DY 2011) who have won First and Second Prize respectively in this year's Sunday Times Watercolour Prize. Read the full article here.

Kathryn's watercolour 'Sandy Shoes' is based on her travels to Vypin, one of a group of islands in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. ‘Sandy Shoes looks at the filtered shapes and vibrant colours I experienced there’ she says. Kathryn won the Prize in 2014.

Chloe's watercolour 'Never Alone' is painted on graph paper and depicts a male figure standing by a pool against a backdrop of tropical flora. You can see Kathryn and Chloe’s watercolours, along with the other selected works in the exhibition when it opens at the Mall Galleries on 19 September. 

 'A Pause of Pulls', Gouache on paper, 85 x 74cm. 

Rosie Vohra is also included in the exhibition (see image above).

Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016 19 - 24 September 2016. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1. Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm.

Nahem Shoa at Jessica Carlisle Gallery

Nahem Shoa (Drawing Year 2004) is part of a group exhibition at Jessica Carlisle Gallery titled 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland'. Private View Thursday 1 September, 6.30 - 8.30pm
JESSICA CARLISLE GALLERY 4 Mandeville Place, London W1U 2BF

Kirsty Buchanan in group exhibition at Transition Gallery

Kirsty Buchanan (Drawing Year 2013) is part of a group exhibition at Transition Gallery, London. ‘Isolation Chamber Vacation’, curated by Sarah Cleaver, takes the concept of solitude as its starting point. The show opens on 2 September and continues until 1 October. 

All alumni are invited to the Private View on Thursday 1 September 6-9pm. Visit the gallery website here.

Kirsty will also be part of a panel discussion taking place at the gallery on Sunday 4 September 2016, 3-6pm. Artists Kirsty Buchanan, Juno Calypso and Hannah Ford and curator Sarah Kathryn Cleaver discuss the ways that solitude influences their practice, aloneness as a feminist issue and their references for the exhibition. The discussion will be followed by a screening of Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas. Tickets (free or donation) are available here

Jasmine Paydak in 'Floating Worlds' exhibition

Together with four other artists, Jasmine Pajdak (Drawing Year 2014) has work in an exhibition at the Safehouse in Peckham this weekend. Jasmine would like to invite all Alumni to the Private View which takes place tomorrow from 6 til 9pm. If you can’t make the opening night, the show will be open all day Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. See the poster for the exhibition below.

Address: Safehouse1, 139 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN