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

SKETCH 2017 – Invitation to Wiltshire Teachers and Teaching Assistants

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SKETCH 2017
Special evening exhibition viewing and sketchbook workshop
Tuesday 6 June 5-7pm
Or Tuesday 13 June 5-7pm
with Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre

This is an open invitation to teachers and teaching assistants to join us for an inspirational evening of Sketchbooks and a free multisensory sketchbook workshop suitable for all levels and abilities.

SKETCH 2017 is a sketchbook exhibition of 100 artists sketchbooks selected from 500 international artists. This exhibition will truly inspire you to draw both in and out of the classroom!

There will be an education pack sponsored by Derwent pencils available to take away including worksheets, sketching ideas for all levels, a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue and more.

Please share this with your teacher friends on facebook.

If you would like to join us please contact Meryl Ainslie in the gallery on 01672 511999 or email events@rableydrawingcentre.com Please include your name, school and personal contact telephone number as places are limited.

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SKETCH 2017 – April News Update

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Sketch 2017 has now been selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted prize-winners representing the 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017. The prize-winners will be announced on Saturday 20 May.

We would like to thank our panel of Judges – Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor; GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum; our generous sponsors and all the artists who submitted this year.

image: Anne Desmet RA, sketchbook, 2017 SKETCH selection

PRIZES

  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £500
  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £250
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Lancaster Arts Commission Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Sketch Student Prize

TOURING VENUES

21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Rabley Barn
Marlborough, SN8 2LW

22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts
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

 

 

 

Here is a taster of some of the fantastic sketchbooks selected for this year’s show:

SKETCH 2017 on our website: www.rableydrawingcentre.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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SKETCH OPEN 2017

Submissions are now open for SKETCH OPEN 2017, the sketchbook drawing prize awarded for artists’ sketchbooks. The competition and touring exhibition SKETCH, aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice. For the first time SKETCH will be open to international as well as UK based artists.

PRIZES FROM

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Black Swan Arts
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Lancaster Arts

Deadline for submissions: 27th March 2017

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Nana Shiomi Special Edition Print Offer

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Nana Shiomi Special Edition Print Offer

To celebrate the launch of Nana Shiomi’s new book ‘This Side and the Other Side: Woodcuts 1996 – 2016’ we are offering a special limited edition print, dated and signed, with pre-orders.

This book marks the completion of Nana Shiomi’s epic woodcut print series ‘One Hundred Views of Mitate’ along with twenty years of major woodcut works. Two special edition prints ‘Waves (Left)’ and ‘Waves (Right) will be available, each in an edition of 40. The prints will only be available with this pre-publication offer and will be especially signed and dated by the artist with the exclusive option of adding your own personalised dates.

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Rabley Contemporary at Art Basel Miami Beach

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Rabley Contemporary Gallery, UK will be exhibiting at INK Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach 30 Nov  – 4 Dec. The week when Miami becomes the centre of the art world!

We are delighted to be showcasing new fine art prints by fourteen of the UK’s finest artist printmakers in the only specialist print and works on paper fair. If you are looking for one purchase this Miami Art Week, come and look are our very special printmakers from the UK. If you are an interior designer or private collector we offer the best consultancy, advise and service. We ship works directly to you from the uk.

Artists include three of the UK’s Royal Academicians, nominated for this prestigious accolade to be an exclusive member of less than 100 top fine artists and architects in the U.K.  Eileen Cooper RA – bold and colourful woodcuts, female figures of myth and wonderment; Emma Stibbon RA – monumental intaglio prints of the Arctic, Antarctic and beyond and Rebecca Salter RA – minimalist  abstract woodcut prints. Many have been trained at our foremost art schools, the Royal College of Art graduates include the colourful printmaker Sadie Tierney RCA and Japanese woodblock artist Nana Shiomi. Rising star Katherine Jones brings a new portfolio of prints from London, Sally Taylor’s Guston-like heads drawn on old  books are both animated and sculptural. One of our most exciting young graduate artist brings glimpses of Titian’s Garden in semi abstract prints of exquisite delicacy.

View the artists on our website www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Visit us 30 Nov – 4 December during Art Basel Miami Beach, Suites of Dorchester  1850 Collins Avenue (19th St) Miami 33139

Contact Meryl Ainslie  Owner and director Rabley Contemporary Gallery by Email info@rableydrawingcentre.com, Tel +44(0)1672511999 or Mob +44(0)7967545136, Web http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

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SKETCH 2017 – Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize

“The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist – The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.”

Meryl Ainslie


Register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we launch the submissions: SKETCH INTEREST FORM


In 2005, Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. SKETCH is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition.

This year we are really delighted to be working with Parker Harris, one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. Parker Harris specialise in the delivery of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines, which will help us to reach a much wider audience and applications will be made using their online portal. More information about Parker Harris on their website http://parkerharris.co.uk/.

The exhibition has grown and this year will be taking international submissions for the first time. A distinguished panel of judges will select 100 Sketchbooks for the prestigious prizes and touring exhibition.

SKETCH is not intended to be a survey of the sketchbook, but to generate an impetus for creative activity, viewing the sketchbook as a place for experimentation alongside the ordinary and the observed. This competition offers unique opportunities for the selected artists to develop their ideas with the help of the following prizes.

PRIZES

  • Prize Money (to be confirmed)
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Student Prize (Artists Access to Art Colleges award that gives a career boost with access to studios and facilities)

PROPOSED TOURING VENUES

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Black Swan Arts, Frome
  • Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

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SUBMISSIONS SOON – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We are currently finalising details for the latest SKETCH and submissions will open in less than a month in November 2016. Check our website and blog here for updates.

To register your interest in SKETCH and be kept up to date please add your name and email via the form (click ‘SKETCH INTEREST FORM’ below), and we will let you know by email when we have more information and when submissions are open.

SKETCH INTEREST FORM

form link address: https://goo.gl/forms/QCVBIlNKzHYqzGOm1

For enquiries please email mailto:sketch@parkerharris.co.uk


MORE ABOUT SKETCH

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