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.

 

Sketch 2017 Exhibition Tours to Plymouth College of Art

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The Sketch 2017 touring exhibition has now opened at Plymouth College of Art in the Drawing Studios and will run until Friday 6th October.

EXHIBITION:
September 9 – October 6

Opening Times:
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 11am – 2pm
23-24 September 11am – 5pm

PRIVATE VIEW ON THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 5-7pm

LOCATION:
The Drawing Studios
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth, PL4 8AT
Devon, England — Map
+44 (0)1752 203434
enquiries@pca.ac.uk

Chitra Parvathy Merchant wins Plymouth College of Art Student Prize

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Plymouth College of Art Student Prize as Chitra Parvathy Merchant.

Chitra Parvathy Merchant, sketchbook page

Chitra Parvathy Merchant, sketchbook pages

Chitra Merchant grew up in India and currently works as a Printmaker in Bristol, U.K since 2000. Much of Chitra’s work is strongly informed by her Indian upbringing. This is reflected in her drawings and prints that examine the roles and expectations that are ascribed to women in India and elsewhere. Her landscapes use ancient Indian historical sites as a starting point from which to develop imaginal structures that take on a life and logic of their own. Her love of drawing and colour always form the starting point of any work.

For her, keeping sketchbooks is vital to her practice. They are a way of recording ideas and thoughts in a safe and intimate format. But most of all, they remain for her, a way of keeping alert and alive to creative possibilities.

more of Chitra’s sketchbook pages…

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.

 

Even the large press could not cope with printing the works in one piece. saw. Continue reading

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 2017 TOUR Black Swan Arts 22 July – 3 Sept

SKETCH 2017 on Tour

22 JULY – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

BLACK SWAN ARTS 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

SKETCH 2017 – Sketchbook Drawing Prize includes 100 sketchbooks by 77 artists. It is selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. This is the fourth SKETCH exhibition since 2005 and this year it will be touring UK venues.

Preview Friday 21 July 6- 8pm

OPENING TIMES – Black Swan Arts   Mon- Sat: 10.00am- 4.00pm

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

SKETCH 2017 EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

The SKETCH 2017 Catalogue is now available to purchase online through the RABLEY BOOK SHOP. Each of the 77 artists in the exhibition is represented in this fully illustrated catalogue with an image from a selected sketchbook. Introduction by Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre.

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/rabley-publications.html

SKETCH 2017 – CATALOGUE Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. Catalogue of the artists sketchbooks selected for the SKETCH 2017 Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize.102 Pages, laminated soft cover, fully illustrated. 17 x 17cm. Introduction text by Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre

This book is currently only available to purchase online via http://www.blurb.com by following the buy now link below. PDF versions also available.

VIEW AND PURCHASE LINK 

Publication Price £27 / PDF version £2.99 (plus VAT and P&P)

First edition published 20th May 2017 by Rabley Drawing Centre, Rabley Barn, Mildenhall, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2LW, Email: info@rableydrawingcentre.com. Telephone: +44 (0)1672 511999 Website: http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com. ISBN 978 0 9926817 1 5

Printed in the UK by Blurb (www.blurb.co.uk)

REVIEW

 

..”the selections for Sketch 2017 continue to challenge what the concept of a sketchbook is and for. One searches for intimacy and authenticity, questioning the role that notebooks play in an artist’s practice. Anne Desmet’s people and places evidence a sketchbook as a constant companion..” Fiona Robinson, Evolver Magazine July/August 2017

Read Fiona Robinson’s full review of Sketch 2017 in Evolver Magazine http://www.evolver.org.uk

TOUR VENUES AND DATES

22 July – 3 September 2017

Black Swan Arts, Frome

2 Bridge Street

Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017

Plymouth College of Art

Tavistock Place

Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017

Peter Scott Gallery

Lancaster Arts

Great Hall Complex

Lancaster University LA1 4YW

with thanks to our collaborators and sponsors

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RABLEY STUDIO PRINTMAKERS Summer Exhibition 2017

Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July 2017, 10am – 4pm

Location, Rabley Contemporary Gallery, Rabley Drawing Centre, Mildenhall, Marlborough, SN8 2LW Find Us

www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Private View Wednesday 28 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Please RSVP to serena@nickson.uk.com

17 Artists will be exhibiting in the annual Rabley Studio Printmakers exhibition ‘Summer Exhibition’ at Rabley Drawing Centre in a four-day celebration of their recent work. There will be an opportunity to visit the gallery, experience the print workshops and see demonstrations in the studio.

The prints explore various themes including the cinematic landscapes of Arran Miles, delicately drawn natural forms by Serena Nickson. Helen Scholes explores text and texture and others in the group reveal individual narratives: Penny Furbisher and Amanda Ralfe collage multiple plates and images into colourful multi-layered compositions.

This exciting show of original fine art prints is also an opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about their work. Each explores a wide range of printmaking methods including traditional wood cut and etching and more experimental works including photopolymer gravure and collagraph.

          

Amanda Ralfe                       Ann Saxton                          Arran Miles mmnmmmand   Click for Website                                                               Click for Website

          

Diana Charnley                     Fay Ross-Magenty               Helen Scholes mnmmmmand   Click for Website                                                              Click for Website

          

Jean Stibbon                         Katy Littlehales                     Kirsten Murphy                        Click for Website                                                                Click for Website 

          

Pam Hardman                      Penny Furbisher                   Rosemary Farrer mmnmmmand   Click for Website                                                              Click for Website

          

Susie Whimster                    Wendy Lloyd mmnmmmmmmmmmmmmnmmmanmmm   Click for Website                Click for Website

 

Amy-Jane Blackhall              Suzy Miles                             Serena Nickson mmmand   Click for Website                  shhmiles46@talktalk.net        Serena@nickson.uk.com