Sadie Tierney Limited Edition Print & Book Offer

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To coincide with the opening of Sadie Tierney’s exhibition Of Night, Light and the Half-Light at Rabley Drawing Centre this month, we are offering a special limited edition print ‘Starflyer’ together with a copy of her new book that accompanies the show.

The Print

Starflyer (image above)
Silkscreen with Handcolour
29 x 39cm
edition 15

The Book

SADIE TIERNEY
Of Night the Light and the Half-light
52 pages
18 x 18cm
Published by Rabley Drawing Centre
September 2017

 

The Offer

You will receive a limited edition, unframed print together with a copy of the book, signed by Sadie Tierney.

Cost: £250

There are only 15 prints available. To order please contact the gallery on 01672 511999 or email us at info@rableydrawingcentre.com.

Note: Prints are sold on a first come, first served basis and any postage where required will be charged at cost in addition.

 

SADIE TIERNEY – Making new woodcut prints at Rabley

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We have been delighted to welcome artist Sadie Tierney to be in residence in the Rabley Drawing Centre print–room making stunning woodcuts for her forthcoming exhibition ‘Of Night and Light and the Half-light’.

Monumental in scale, she has honed the blocks and cut the images using hand and mechanical tools, never loosing the freshness of the drawing translated from her sketched and sometimes drawn directly onto the plywood sheets.

 

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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

Email events@rableydrawingcentre.com

Tel Meryl 01672 511999