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SKETCH OPEN 2017

Submissions are now open for SKETCH OPEN 2017, the sketchbook drawing prize awarded for artists’ sketchbooks. The competition and touring exhibition SKETCH, aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice. For the first time SKETCH will be open to international as well as UK based artists.

PRIZES FROM

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Black Swan Arts
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Lancaster Arts

Deadline for submissions: 27th March 2017

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Nana Shiomi Special Edition Print Offer

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Nana Shiomi Special Edition Print Offer

To celebrate the launch of Nana Shiomi’s new book ‘This Side and the Other Side: Woodcuts 1996 – 2016’ we are offering a special limited edition print, dated and signed, with pre-orders.

This book marks the completion of Nana Shiomi’s epic woodcut print series ‘One Hundred Views of Mitate’ along with twenty years of major woodcut works. Two special edition prints ‘Waves (Left)’ and ‘Waves (Right) will be available, each in an edition of 40. The prints will only be available with this pre-publication offer and will be especially signed and dated by the artist with the exclusive option of adding your own personalised dates.

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Special Christmas Opening Hours

Sat 10 Dec                10 – 4

Sun 11 Dec              10 -4

Mon 12                      (Closed)

Tues 13 Dec  1          10 – 4

Wed 14 Dec               (Closed)

Thurs 15 Dec             10 – 5

Fri 16 Dec                 10 – 5

Sat 17 Dec                10 – 4

Sun 18 Dec              (By Appointment)

Mon 19 Dec               10 – 4

Tues 20 Dec              10 – 4

Wed 21 Dec               (Closed)

Thurs 22 Dec             (By Appointment)

Fri 23 Dec                 (By Appointment)

Rabley Contemporary at Art Basel Miami Beach

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Rabley Contemporary Gallery, UK will be exhibiting at INK Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach 30 Nov  – 4 Dec. The week when Miami becomes the centre of the art world!

We are delighted to be showcasing new fine art prints by fourteen of the UK’s finest artist printmakers in the only specialist print and works on paper fair. If you are looking for one purchase this Miami Art Week, come and look are our very special printmakers from the UK. If you are an interior designer or private collector we offer the best consultancy, advise and service. We ship works directly to you from the uk.

Artists include three of the UK’s Royal Academicians, nominated for this prestigious accolade to be an exclusive member of less than 100 top fine artists and architects in the U.K.  Eileen Cooper RA – bold and colourful woodcuts, female figures of myth and wonderment; Emma Stibbon RA – monumental intaglio prints of the Arctic, Antarctic and beyond and Rebecca Salter RA – minimalist  abstract woodcut prints. Many have been trained at our foremost art schools, the Royal College of Art graduates include the colourful printmaker Sadie Tierney RCA and Japanese woodblock artist Nana Shiomi. Rising star Katherine Jones brings a new portfolio of prints from London, Sally Taylor’s Guston-like heads drawn on old  books are both animated and sculptural. One of our most exciting young graduate artist brings glimpses of Titian’s Garden in semi abstract prints of exquisite delicacy.

View the artists on our website www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Visit us 30 Nov – 4 December during Art Basel Miami Beach, Suites of Dorchester  1850 Collins Avenue (19th St) Miami 33139

Contact Meryl Ainslie  Owner and director Rabley Contemporary Gallery by Email info@rableydrawingcentre.com, Tel +44(0)1672511999 or Mob +44(0)7967545136, Web http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

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SKETCH is coming

SKETCH 2017

SKETCH IS COMING

We are currently finalising details for the latest SKETCH and submissions will open soon. Check our website and blog here for updates.

To register your interest in SKETCH and be kept up to date please add your name and email via the form (click ‘SKETCH INTEREST FORM’ below), and we will let you know by email when we have more information and when submissions are open.

SKETCH INTEREST FORM

SKETCH 2017 – Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize

“The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist – The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.”

Meryl Ainslie


Register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we launch the submissions: SKETCH INTEREST FORM


In 2005, Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. SKETCH is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition.

This year we are really delighted to be working with Parker Harris, one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. Parker Harris specialise in the delivery of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines, which will help us to reach a much wider audience and applications will be made using their online portal. More information about Parker Harris on their website http://parkerharris.co.uk/.

The exhibition has grown and this year will be taking international submissions for the first time. A distinguished panel of judges will select 100 Sketchbooks for the prestigious prizes and touring exhibition.

SKETCH is not intended to be a survey of the sketchbook, but to generate an impetus for creative activity, viewing the sketchbook as a place for experimentation alongside the ordinary and the observed. This competition offers unique opportunities for the selected artists to develop their ideas with the help of the following prizes.

PRIZES

  • Prize Money (to be confirmed)
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Student Prize (Artists Access to Art Colleges award that gives a career boost with access to studios and facilities)

PROPOSED TOURING VENUES

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Black Swan Arts, Frome
  • Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

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SUBMISSIONS SOON – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We are currently finalising details for the latest SKETCH and submissions will open in less than a month in November 2016. Check our website and blog here for updates.

To register your interest in SKETCH and be kept up to date please add your name and email via the form (click ‘SKETCH INTEREST FORM’ below), and we will let you know by email when we have more information and when submissions are open.

SKETCH INTEREST FORM

form link address: https://goo.gl/forms/QCVBIlNKzHYqzGOm1

For enquiries please email mailto:sketch@parkerharris.co.uk


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SallyTaylor and Stephen Snoddy Gallery Talk

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Sally Taylor & Stephen Snoddy Gallery Talk

Saturday 29 October, 3-5pm

To coincide with our current exhibitions artsts Sally Taylor and Stephen Snoddy will make introductions to their work and practice followed by an ‘in conversation’ with the artists.

FREE. A donation to the education fund for the children of the artists colony in Jaisalmer, India will be much appreciated and collected in cash at the door (suggested donation £8).

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