Wednesday 3 January 2018

Alumni news and exhibitions, January 2018

Kathryn Maple (DY 2013) has two paintings in 'Fresh Paint' , the inaugural exhibition at Messums Wiltshire, which opens on 5 January at 6pm. The exhibition will continue until 4th February. Details here.

Gideon Summerfield drawing in India

Gideon Summerfield (DY 2017) has just returned from a tour of India, which included visiting the art schools in Jaipur and Udaipur. Gideon described the trip as "an incredible experience" saying: "I was thrilled to be so welcomed and have the opportunity to join Indian art students in a life class. In addition it felt a privilege to view the extraordinary collection of Rajasthani miniature art in a number of historic and very beautiful palaces". See photos here.

Christabel Mac Greevy (DY 2017) was recently featured in I-D, the British magazine dedicated to fashion, music and art. Click here to read the online interview, in which she talks about the importance of drawing in her practice.

Sophie Charalambous (DY 2009) is showing at the London Art Fair (17-21 Jan) at Stand G2. The fair takes place in Islington and the nearest tube is Angel.

Olivia Kemp (DY 2014) has work in Borderlines, a group exhibition at James Freeman Gallery which opens on 11 January, 6,30-8,30pm and continues until 3rd February. Details here. Olivia will also be showing at London Art Fair (17-21 Jan) at stand G5. The fair is just a few minutes walk from the gallery. 

Jessie Makinson (DY 2012) is one of the artists featured in 'If You Can't Stand the Heat' at Roaming Projects in Hackney (12-28 January). Private view: 11 January 6-9pm. Details here.

Ben Westley Clarke (DY 2017) has organized a show titled 'Frivolous Convulsions', which will take place at Turf Projects in Croydon. Private view: 11 January 5-9pm. The exhibition will continue until 25th February. Open Wed-Sun, 11-5pm. Also included in the exhibition are alumni Melissa Kime and Grant Foster. The show is complemented by a series of events, details of which can be found here.

Jackson Rees, Nancy Haslam-Chance, Ben Westley Clarke and Lee Cutter (all DY 2017) are part of Mercer Chance's forthcoming exhibition 'A View with a Room'. Private View on 18 January 7-10pm, continues until 28th January. Details here

Alumnae Katie Brookes, Alison Boult, Nikki Gardham, Rebecca Harper, Kathryn Maple and Elizabeth McCarten (all DY 2013) would like to invite alumni to 'The River Project', a large-scale collaborative exhibition opening for three weeks between 8-28 January at Sun Pier House in Chatham, Kent. "Visitors will be able to take part in creative workshops, making drawings and paintings inspired by the river and imagery from the local area that will be assembled into a giant painted collage throughout January. Family drop-in days will run on Saturdays. On the evening of 26th January we are going to open our doors for the finished exhibition, which you are invited to come along and see!" Details here

Lottie Stoddart (DY 2015) has spent the last three months in India, continuing to update her drawing and travel blog, which you can read here.

Anna Ilsley (DY 2010) would like to invite alumni to her forthcoming group exhibition 'The Reinvention of Love'. Inspired by philosopher Byung-Chul Han, the exhibition considers the importance of love and the complexities of desire we may face in today's individualistic society. PV: 20 January 5-8pm at Century Soho, 61- 63 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LQ. Please RSVP by emailing  

Rebecca Harper (DY 2013) has paintings on show at the Galerie Nicholas Deman as part of the Paris Deco Off, for De le Cuona's new fabric launch (18-22 January).