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

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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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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