Fiona Robinson Reviews SKETCH 2017 at Baby Forest

A Big thank you to artist and writer Fiona Robinson, who has reviewed SKETCH 2017 for online arts magazine Baby Forest. Baby Forest describes itself as a ‘colony of creators building new ways, with new tools, to deliver our creative output. Built on talent and excellence …We aim to build a multi-disciplinary colony of talented creators. A place we are all proud to be a part of.” more info.

Read the review here:  https://babyforest.co/sketch2017

SKETCH 2017 is at Black Swan Arts in Frome from 22 July – 3 September (open evening Friday 21 July, 6-8pm) Don’t miss it!

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.

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