SKETCH 2017 – April News Update

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Sketch 2017 has now been selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted prize-winners representing the 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017. The prize-winners will be announced on Saturday 20 May.

We would like to thank our panel of Judges – Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor; GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum; our generous sponsors and all the artists who submitted this year.

image: Anne Desmet RA, sketchbook, 2017 SKETCH selection

PRIZES

  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £500
  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £250
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Lancaster Arts Commission Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Sketch Student Prize

TOURING VENUES

21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Rabley Barn
Marlborough, SN8 2LW

22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Lancaster Arts
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW

 

 

 

Here is a taster of some of the fantastic sketchbooks selected for this year’s show:

SKETCH 2017 on our website: www.rableydrawingcentre.com

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SKETCH Selection

SKETCH SELECTIONS

Sketch 2017 has now been selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted prize-winners representing the 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017. The prize-winners will be announced on Saturday 20 May.

We would like to thank our panel of Judges: Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor and GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum alongside our generous sponsors and all the artists who submitted this year.

Nana Shiomi – New Publication

NANA SHIOMI BOOK LAUNCH!

Nana Shiomi will be joining us at Rabley Drawing Centre for the launch of her new book ‘This Side and the Other Side: Woodcuts 1996 – 2016’ The book and accompanying exhibition marks the completion of Nana Shiomi’s epic woodcut print series ‘One Hundred Views of Mitate’.

Rabley Drawing Centre
Saturday 1st April – 4-5pm

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, plus, you can take the opportunity to preview the new exhibition at the same time. You can also order your copy now on our website:

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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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.

more information and ordering

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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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