SKETCH 2017 tours to Lancaster Arts

SKETCH TOURS TO LANCASTER

The Sketch 2017 touring exhibition opens at the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University this month with a special opening and prize announcement on Wednesday 22nd November at 6.30pm.

“We’ll take the experience and possibilities of the sketchbook further through other activities and displays, including work influenced by Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals by Sarah Corbett and Zoe Benbow made through collaboration with Lancaster University English Department and the Wordsworth Trust.

Join us on 22 November for the exhibition opening, where we’ll announce the winner of a Lancaster Arts Sketch commission.” Lancaster Arts view page…

EXHIBITION:
November 20 – December 15

Opening Times:

Weekdays 12-5pm
Opening Event 22 November from 6.30pm

LOCATION:
Peter Scott Gallery
Lancaster University, Arts Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW
Tel. 01524 594151
https://www.lancasterarts.org/visiting/performance-venues/peter-scott-gallery

For more about SKETCH, Rabley’s national sketchbook drawing prize visit our website. Click here…

Event 17 October – Sadie Tierney MA RCA Artist Talk and Print Demonstration

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EVENT

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER

5-6.30PM

At Rabley Drawing Centre

Sadie Tierney MA RCA

Artist Talk and Print Demonstration

5pm demonstration in the print-room

5.45 talk in the gallery

Ticket £5

Booking essential

events@rableydrawingcentre.com

Sadie Tierney Printing Into the Gloaming, 2017
.Woodcut, 50 x 75 cos, with hand colour, Edition of 10.

Coinciding with Sadie Tierney’s exhibition in the gallery ‘Of Night and Light and the Half-Light.

Sadie Tierney ‘Starry Mantle Boardwalk’  Triptych, woodcut with hand colour.

Tierney studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Her expressive prints and paintings spring from sketches made en plein air and are marked by their celebratory use of colour and line.

More information about Sadie Tierney and the exhibition

Sadie Tierney Talk and Demonstration and Publication

Publication  – Sadie Tierney, Of Night and the Light and the Half Light BOOKSHOP

 

Vision for a New Swindon Museum and Gallery

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New Swindon Museum and Gallery- Make Architects

The vision to build an iconic museum and art gallery in Swindon’s town centre came to life at Rabley Drawing Centre with an amazing presentation by architect Jason Parker from the award winning and internationally renowned Make Architects.

Ann-Christopher RA, Emma-Stibbon RA, Sadie-Tierney, Jason-Parker, Meryl-Ainslie

The project was showcased in the Rabley Gallery to a packed house, all were enthusiastic to know more and backthebidswindon to make a reality this wonderful opportunity putting the new Swindon Museum and Gallery at the heart the renaissance of the town. Viewing the beauty of the architect’s model of the building was a show-stopper moment!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery Architect’s Model

There are two monumental spires fanning the span of the building that houses a new gallery for the important C20 art collection, the extensive museum and archaeological collections, contemporary galleries, education and community spaces – taking us towards the sky with a beautiful rooftop garden and sculpture park. This will be a cultural heart for local people and to encourage visitors and new life to Swindon.

Robert Hiscox has launched this amazing project, backing it not only with his passion for the arts but his commitment and support of the project to get if off the ground. He has backed an independent board of trustees to drive the project, but remains its inspiration!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery – nocturnal view

Dr. Rod Hebden, director of the trust is co-ordinating and putting the Heritage Lottery Fund bid together. The Council is behind the project with major funding, but we need all the friends of Rabley to backthebid too!! The trustees want to hear your comments, revel in your ideas and take you on the journey with them. So if you have not already done so sign up with your support today.

PLEASE SHARE THIS …

Sign up here to back the bid! http://swindonmuseum.org.uk

Read more about Make Architects design proposalhttp://www.makearchitects.com/media/news-and-events/161214-swindon-museum-and-art-gallery/

Follow the New Swindon Museum and Gallery Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/backthebidswindon/

SPECIAL NOTE – EXHIBITION

Sadie Tierney ‘ Starry Mantle Boardwalk. Showing in her solo exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light at Rabley Gallery until 21 October

We are very proud the Rabley Gallery artists and friends for all your support. It was fantastic to have SADIE TIERNEY’S brilliant exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light’ as a backdrop to this event – so don’t forget to come along and visit the show. It is open until 21 October.

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/rabley-drawing-gallery-exhibitions.htm

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