Wednesday 26 October 2016

Oliver McConnie in solo exhibition at The Chopping Block

Oliver McConnie has a solo exhibition coming up in November. This is Oliver's first solo exhibition since completing the Drawing Year in 2014.

'Mummers and Demons' The Chopping Block, 24th November - 8th December 2016
The Chopping Block, 22a Blenheim Grove, Peckham London, SE15 4QN

Here are some of the works that will be in the show:


'Heresy of the Soul'

'Monster Walks the Winter Lake'


'St John's Vision'

'Hunky Punk' (verso)

'The Forgetful Green'

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Lottie Stoddart: Westminster Abbey drawings

In March Lottie Stoddart (DY 2015) was granted special access to draw in Westminster Abbey and has now spent over six months making new work in situ. Lottie first became interested in Westminster Abbey as a subject for investigation through visiting it as part of the William Blake course with RDS tutor Mark Cazalet.  About her current project she says: 'Being able to repeatedly revisit the site has enabled me to get to know this, initially, very overwhelming building and create work that reflects my experience of the juxtaposing periods and centuries of re-workings'. This has led to a commission by the Abbey Shop to create a set of cards and a solo exhibition next year. The private view will be on 9th February 2017 in St. Margaret's Westminster. See images of the work in progress here.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Olivia Kemp shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize 2016

Olivia Kemp (Drawing Year 2014) has been shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize 2016. The final 6 shortlisted artists were selected from 270 applicants. The winner who will be announced at the exhibition Private View on Wednesday 23 November. The winner will receive all art materials and accommodation for their three month residency at Griffin Gallery starting February 2017.

Griffin Art Prize 2016
24 November – 23 December 2016

Address: The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ : Info
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday, 12 - 5pm, Closed on Sundays

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Francesca Mollett in group exhibition

Francesca Mollett (DY 2015) is part of a group exhibition at APT gallery. A Face Like Yours brings together paintings, installation and video work by seven artists whose works explore everyday objects, spaces and gestures. The work shown is primarily based on intimate observations of the contemporary world, seeking out connections between the experience of a moment and the beauty of human contradictions. All alumni are invited to the Private View on 13th October, 6 - 9pm (exhibition continues until 16 October). A pdf of selected works is available here.
Visit the APT website here.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

'Portrait of Thomas Overington' by Susan Wilson

A portrait by Susan Wilson (RDS Faculty) is on long-term loan to Christ's Hospital School. Address: Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP. The painting was inspired by the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery. You can read more about the painting here. Visit the artist's website here.

Thomas Gosebruch solo exhibition

Detail of Mime by Thomas Gosebruch

oil paint and biro on paper (2016), 128 x 96 cm

All staff and alumni are invited to the private view of Blindfold, an exhibition of new work by former RDS tutor Thomas Gosebruch. Last year Thomas’ work was included in British Contemporary Drawing at Museum of Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China and Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Private View: Thursday 6th October, 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Monday 24th October 2016
Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11am-6pm or by appointment

Mercer Chance Gallery, 253 Hoxton St, N15LG phone: 02070336559