Sally Taylor – That Head, That Head

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Sally Taylor – That Head, That Head

Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre
26 September – 29 October
Open Thursday and Friday 10 – 5 Saturday 11 – 3 and by appointment

Sally Taylor

Sally Taylor studied Fine Art BA and MA in Studio Practice at Lancaster University. She is an artist, lecturer and curator. She has exhibited across the UK and has been nominated for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize on four occasions, in 2014 winning a ‘Highly Commended’.

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Sally Taylor at Drawing Projects UK

Taylor was recently awarded Grants for the Arts funding to work with leading practitioners/curators in contemporary drawing at Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Formed in 2009 by Professor Anita Taylor, Drawing Projects UK promotes development and research initiatives in drawing, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the new centre opened at Bridge House in Trowbridge in 2015. http://drawingprojects.uk/

Taylor’s work explores human and social interactions through drawing and mark making.

‘My drawings affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships, specifically my own interaction with others’ and that  ‘Through mark-making, I record and map social interaction as intimate / public dialogues are played out on the paper or canvas in an attempt to challenge the validity of language in articulating aspects of human experience.’

Sally Taylor

Taylor is also a Lecturer at York St John University and lives and works in North Yorkshire.

 


Headstrong, Sally Taylor, 2015

The drawings of British artist Sally Taylor are populated by Confused Heads and open, yet silent mouths. These motifs press on the picture plane again and again emerging from as many as two hundred drawings a day; calling to one another, always becoming, never resolved. From the grease stained pages of found paper, thought triangles jostle each other failing to reach consensus (Confused Head 10). A state of internal variance is thus revealed by the image, but it is an enunciation that captures the censorship performed by the head’s black tape line. Does this thick black casing preserve the subject against the judgements of the merciless world or is it the other way around? These contradictory material operations signal the continued play of muteness and articulacy that characterises Taylor’s work. Since its earliest beginnings Taylor’s practice has rejected the ‘clever’ conceptualism and push towards representation that sanitised art of its materials. Rather she wilfully embraces the wrong materials; scraps of soiled paper or the inner sleeves of books salvaged from charity shops, POSCA pens, wall chart stickers and insulation tape. The vocabulary of line and surface that these materials facilitate resists not only the autonomy and polish of ‘high art’ but also the language that has characterised the production and reception of art since the critical and cultural turn. Taylor’s unruly figures thus work her environment; historically they have been a performative index of the class-born fear of saying the ‘wrong thing’ or perhaps even worse, saying nothing at all. More recently, however, these concerns have been supplemented by a feminist politics that refuses to disavow the impact of motherhood on her working practices. Studio days may be ring-fenced out of necessity, but the day-to-day handling of materials in the company of children has inevitably informed this artist’s practice.

Vanessa Corby 2015

Vanessa Corby is Senior Lecturer in the Theory, History and Practice of Fine Art at York St John University. She lives in Leeds with her partner and young son.


That Head, That Head runs from 26 September to 29 October at Rabley Contemporary Gallery alongside the exhibition Conversations – Monoprints by Stephen Snoddy.

For more information visit our website:

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/events/sally-taylor-exhibition-rabley-2016.html

If you are interested in the work of Sally Taylor you can get in touch with us to make an appointment to visit the gallery or request an invitation to the private view.

Contact: Meryl Ainslie on 01672 511999 or email info@rableydrawingcentre.com

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Stephen Snoddy – Conversations

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Conversations – Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre from 26 September to 29 October

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Stephen Snoddy chooses prints for the upcoming exhibition at Rabley.

In Conversations, a series of new monotypes, Stephen Snoddy shares Matisse’s lifelong obsession with a visual conversation between inside and outside and often uses the window motif as a formal device to construct work.

Belfast born Snoddy trained as a painter at Belfast College of Art where he graduated with an M.A. in Fine Art. He exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy last summer; has had a recent solo exhibition, ‘Looking Out’ at the Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels with a forthcoming exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in February, 2017.

Snoddy is also a prominent curator and is currently the Director of The New Art Gallery in Walsall.

Stephen Snoddy Lesson 4, 2016, mixed media, 23 x 28cm

Stephen Snoddy
Lesson 4, 2016, mixed media, 23 x 28cm


More about Stephen Snoddy

Click here to read text from an essay by historian and critic Richard Cork, published in the catalogue for his recent show at the Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels .  Snoddy by Richard Cork

Richard Cork is a British art historian, editor, critic, broadcaster and exhibition curator. He has been an art critic for the Evening Standard, The Listener, The Times and the New Statesman as well as the editor for Studio International.


The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art gallery Walsall

The New Art gallery Walsall

Snoddy has been the director of The New Art Gallery Walsall since 2005. The award winning gallery was designed by Caruso St John and opened in February 2000 in the heart of Walsall town centre.

The gallery acquired the renowned Garman Ryan Collection that was gifted to the Borough in 1973 by Kathleen Garman, widow of the great 20th century sculptor Jacob Epstein. The Collection includes 365 important works by celebrated artists including Jacob Epstein, Van Gogh, Monet, Constable, Turner, Picasso, Degas, Matisse and Lucian Freud, alongside a wide range of artworks from throughout the world.
The New Art Gallery’s exhibition programme focuses on the very best in international contemporary art and their Artists’ Studio and Artist Development programmes support artists from across the region.

New Art Gallery Walsall website:  http://www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk


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Conversations runs from 26 September to 29 October at Rabley Contemporary Gallery alongside an exhibition of works on paper from Sally Taylor – That Head, That Head. 

For more information visit our website:

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/events/stephen-snoddy-conversations-exhibition.html

If you are interested in the work of Stephen Snoddy, you can get in touch with us to make an appointment to visit the gallery or request an invitation to the private view.

Contact: Meryl Ainslie on 01672 511999 or email info@rableydrawingcentre.com

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Tom Hammick Gallery Talk on 25 June 2016

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Tom Hammick Gallery Talk at Rabley Drawing Centre

The beautiful Tom Hammick exhibition continues in the gallery until Saturday 25 June.

Tom will be giving a gallery talk at the closing event on Saturday 25 between 3 – 4.30, so please book and join us, places are limited Booking now.

He will discuss his role as artist in residence at the English National Opera and the themes and ideas that have influenced the woodcuts and etchings in his exhibition ‘Passes Between Us’

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EXHIBITION

TOM HAMMICK

Passes Between Us
New paintings and prints

23 May – 25 June 2016,

OPEN Thursday & Friday 10 – 5, Saturday 11 – 3, & by appointment.

Tom Hammick’s new atmospheric landscape prints emerge from cut wood. His images are metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, transience, fragility and awe. He is inspired by the British Romantic tradition and Eastern culture.

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“This image It is in part influenced by a 1950’s Japanese film and in part a picture about love so strong you ignore everything else. There is nothing in the world apart from those two figures. They are in a vortex of passion and love like Tristan und Isolde have for each other. Their passion  detaches them from reality. Hence they are in their boat far off from anything else.”

Hammick has an international reputation for his stunning colourful printmaking. Selected Exhibitions – UK: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery; Rabley Drawing Centre; Flowers Gallery, London; USA: Flowers New York, Yale Centre for British Art; The Library of Congress, Washington DC.; Canada: Christina Parker Gallery; France: Hypnagogic; Galerie Prodromus, Paris. Public Collections – UK: British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum. France: Bibliotheque Nationale de France Bank.

 

Sara Lee – ‘Ley of the Land’

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Ley of the Land: A Walking Journey Through Seasons
Sara Lee

This beautiful new publication is an evocative visual record of Sara Lee’s work following her residency at the Rabley Drawing Centre. Through drawing, print and photography she reflects on the nature of landscape in contemporary practice and celebrates the changing light and seasons of the rolling Wiltshire downs.

Sara Lee first joined Rabley Drawing Centre as Artist-in-Residence in 2013. She relocated from her London studio to the rural environs of Home Farm and Rabley Drawing Centre, spending time in the landscape each month. Inviting an artist to spend a year with us, visiting and revisiting this place throughout the seasons, is like planting a crop. She is now firmly established in the stable of artists at Rabley Contemporary. So the seed that was planted in 2013 has become a perennial, returning each year with fresh growth and ideas for new drawings and prints.

Published in a standard edition of 500 copies by Blackbird Editions and Rabley Drawing Centre 2016

56pp
240 x 215mm
ISBN 978-0-9926817-1-5

£15.00
P&P + £3

BUY NOW

 

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BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING

Please join Sara Lee for a book signing and launch

On THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2016

6pm – 7.30pm

AT RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE

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Tel Meryl 01672 511999

Jane Harris ‘Gleamers’, New woodcuts in the making

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New Publication from Rabley Editions by Jane Harris

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JANE HARRIS

Gleamers, Bronze, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

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Gleamers, Silver, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/drawingsandprints/artist/gallery/432/jane-harris/print

The story of the prints

In Spring 2016 Rabley Drawing Centre welcomed Jane Harris for her first solo exhibition in the gallery. Her response was ‘Separate Arrangements’, a collection of new works on paper. This series of drawings included elliptical pools of intense watercolour with the burnished black of graphite.

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SUMMER EXHIBITION 2015

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Thurs 2 – Sunday 5 July

10 – 5pm

 

EVENTS

Private view

Wednesday 1 July 6 – 8pm

Studio demonstrations

Saturday 4 July 12 – 4pm

Visit the exhibition and have a chance to see some of the artists demonstrating various print processes in the studio. Come find out how prints are actually made!

Raffle draw

Sunday 5 July 4pm

Prints by exhibiting artists have been donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme.  See below for more information.

 

The Summer Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre brings together 15 artists from the Drawing and Print School. Each has made work that is highly individual within the creative and supportive Studio & Print Sessions at Rabley.

The regular Studio & Print sessions offer weekly ongoing creative development and support throughout the year. Experimental and conventional drawing underpins the variety of print disciplines. The school’s focus on developing work through new technologies including acid free and non – toxic printmaking has brought a vitality to the studio as each artist researches and develops the potential of their ideas through various media.

A stimulating dialogue with visiting artist tutors Meryl Ainslie, Sara Lee, Endellion Lycett Green, Nik Pollard, and Emma Stibbon RA, along with the support of Rabley Studio Printmaker Amy-Jane Blackhall, has enabled the development of exciting new work over the last year.

 

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Rosemary Farrer

Penny Furbisher

Alison Grant

Pam Hardman

Katy Littlehales

Arran Miles

Suzy Miles

Serena Nickson

Jennie Norman

Cas Pollen

Amanda Ralfe

Fay Ross-Magenty

Elizabeth Scott

Jean Stibbon

 

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Print Raffle Prints by exhibiting artists Arran Miles, Suzy Miles and Rosemary Farrer have been generously donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme that encourages diversity of course attendees and offers students that could not normally afford to take part the opportunity to develop their practice on a suitable course. Tickets will be on sale throughout the exhibition and the draw will be on Sunday afternoon.

 

STUDIO AND PRINT SESSIONS

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If you have attended a short course at Rabley and would like to continue to work in the supportive environment of Rabley Drawing Studio and Print Room you can join our regular Studio & Print Sessions on a Monday or Tuesday from 10-4pm. Each group is of a maximum of 9 students and includes tutorial support from a range of our artist- tutors in the morning, alongside technical support in the print room throughout the day. You will be encouraged to write your own project and follow your own creative development path.

TERM DATES:

Autumn Term – 10 sessions

Mondays: 14 September – 30 November (No sessions on 26 October & 2 November)

Tuesdays: 15 September – 1 December (No sessions on 27 October & 3 November)

Spring Term – 10 sessions

Mondays: 11 January – 21 March (No session on 15 February)

Tuesdays: 12 January – 22 March (No session on 16 February)

Summer Term – 8 sessions

Mondays: 11 April – 13 June (No sessions on 2 & 30 May)

 

For more information please contact Amy-Jane Blackhall

events@rableydrawingcentre.com / 01672 511999