A festive welcome awaits at Rabley throughout December with our annual Artmas Fair. We are celebrating another year of exhibiting our wonderful artists with specially selected portfolios of works prints, drawings, ceramics and jewellery for you to view around our large table in the gallery. Relax by a warm fire and enjoy our hospitality away from the crowds.
To make buying art more affordable, you can take advantage of our SPECIAL ARTMAS OFFER and buy artwork by our celebrated artists in up to 10 monthly instalments, interest free* (*terms and conditions apply)
Artmas runs from December 1st – 22nd
Gallery Opening Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday 10-4 and by appointment at other times. (Closed Sunday)
In Tom Hammick’s upcoming exhibition Island Life, images of Henry’s Cabin and the walled utopian garden of Sky Island glow under the same moon as his new woodcut prints inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes. His surreal landscapes evoke feelings of solitude alongside a deep interconnectivity where consciousness looms just over the dream horizon. Hammick’s images are often metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, transience, fragility and awe. Continue reading →
Neil Bousfield ‘With Whom Their Love is Done (Spring Offensive)’ 2018, Engraving, 53 x 36.5 cm, Edition 40
It is exactly one hundred years on Sunday 4th November 1918, since the war poet and soldier Wilfred Owen was killed by machine gun fire while leading his men across the Sambre-Oise, just one week before the signing of the armistice marking the end of The Great War.
To commemorate, we are launching a specially commissioned portfolio of limited edition engravings by Neil Bousfield. Neil was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a body of work to accompany a new publication of Wilfred Owen’s poetry, published to mark the centenary of Owen’s death and of Armistice Day. Continue reading →
Rabley Contemporary is hosting a serene and tranquil show of drawing and ceramics by Nicholas Lees and Jeff Powell. The first few minutes spent with the finely crafted works provides the visitor with impressions of shifting light and ephemeral glimpses of forms, redolent of fleeting recollections. Take a little more time and each piece reveals itself as a complex engagement with materials exploiting the possibilities and boundaries of the hand-made. Lees has produced a series of porcelain vessels which defy concepts of solidity Continue reading →
Our wonderful exhibition ‘Katherine Jones – The Precious Hours’ may have ended but if you didn’t make it then we will be showing Katherine’s work at this year’s London Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy of Arts. There will also be an exclusive launch of a limited edition etching by Katherine – ‘The Freedom of Clouds’ especially for The Young Collectors evening on Thursday 3rd May (Rabley Stand 24) when Katherine will be there to meet and discuss her work.
Katherine Jones ‘The Freedom of Clouds’ 2018 Etching and Block Print Paper 19 x 24cm Block 9.6 x 14.6cm Edition of 15
The Precious Hours 2017, Collagraph and block print on paper, 92 x 71 cm, Edition of 25
The Precious Hours is an exhibition of new prints and works on paper by Katherine Jones, Rabley’s artist-in-residence 2016-17 and runs from 17 March – 28 April 2018 at Rabley Gallery, Wiltshire.
During her residency Katherine Jones travelled down to Rabley Home Farm from her home in London on a monthly basis. Katherine was able to witness the seasonal changes on the farm as well as more formal changes such as the sale of the dairy herd, which marked a fundamental shift for the farm. She has not attempted to document these changes straightforwardly, rather, the relative space and minimalism of the cultivated landscape in contrast to the squeeze of the urban environment; the differences in scale; the bittersweet nature of farming and our larger changing environment have been the catalyst to the new work. Continue reading →