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.

 

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

 

 

Eileen Cooper RA – Taking centre stage

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Artist Eileen Cooper RA is taking centre stage in the British Art Scene with a major retrospective exhibition of her drawings opening at the Royal Academy, London on 29th May 2015, her first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre and the publication of a beautiful monograph – Eileen Cooper ‘Between the Lines’ with essays by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee.

Listen to the wonderful interview with Eileen on BBC’s FrontRow from Wednesday 27 May. She talks about her role as the first Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, her retrospective at the Royal Academy and is a resounding voice for women artists. 

 

Rabley Drawing Centre Exhibition

Garden

Drawings and sculpture by Eileen Cooper RA

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Eileen Cooper’s first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre opened on 18th May and will run until 19 June 2015. The private view was a sunny afternoon, with visitors coming from all over the country to enjoy this beautiful show accompanied by cream teas in the garden. Large drawings and intimate gouaches are complimented by her new bronze sculptures. Find out more about the exhibition and plan a visit.

Online exhibition catalogue.

Tendril, Ink and Charcoal, 106 x 75cm

 

 

Royal Academy Exhibition

Hide and Seek

Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA

29 May — 23 August 2015

Eileen Cooper RA 'Hide and Seek' Royal Academy ADThis summer the RA celebrates the art of Eileen Cooper RA with an exhibition of drawings spanning almost 40 years of her career.

This exhibition, which coincides with the publication of a monograph celebrating Cooper’s career, presents drawings spanning almost 40 years. Cooper creates work that possesses a strongly poetic and distinctive vision, and the artist has been described as a ‘magical realist’. An accomplished painter and printmaker, Cooper’s practice has always been underpinned by drawing. This remarkable body of work illustrates how her distinctive imagery has developed through making drawings that explore such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. We are delighted to display, as part of the exhibition, the artist’s gift to the Royal Academy Collections of ten previously unseen mixed-media drawings. These feature Cooper’s iconic female figures, and are multi-layered and complex in form.

 

Book Publication and Gallery Talk

Eileen Cooper RA

Between the Lines

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Written by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee

Published by the Royal Academy of Arts, May 2015

Available to buy  – £30 (P&P + £3)

 

Gallery Talk & Book Launch 

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Eileen Cooper will be giving a talk at Rabley Drawing Centre about her current solo exhibition ‘Garden’ and her newly published monograph ‘Between the Lines’.

Wednesday 17 June at 2.30 pm

Tickets £10

Limited places. Online booking essential.

Proceeds to Naomi House.

Book Gallery Talk online

Nik Pollard – Artist, teacher and an inspirational artist in Residence!

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Rabley Drawing Centre embraces an open ended network of creative connections. It brings together it’s artist in residence, the gallery and the courses to offer an enhanced learning experience.

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