What a glorious sunny day to be opening Sara Lee’s exhibition of new works ‘Beckoning Lines’. Lee’s beautiful pastel drawings lending a sense of calm contemplation to the space where ‘from within each image, the act of making is like walking a cloister.’ Continue reading
A festive welcome awaits at Rabley throughout December with our annual Artmas Fair. We are celebrating another year of exhibiting our wonderful artists with specially selected portfolios of works prints, drawings, ceramics and jewellery for you to view around our large table in the gallery. Relax by a warm fire and enjoy our hospitality away from the crowds. Continue reading
TOM HAMMICK ‘ISLAND LIFE’
Exhibition at Rabley Gallery / 17 Nov 17 – 22 Dec 2018
In Tom Hammick’s upcoming exhibition Island Life, images of Henry’s Cabin and the walled utopian garden of Sky Island glow under the same moon as his new woodcut prints inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes. His surreal landscapes evoke feelings of solitude alongside a deep interconnectivity where consciousness looms just over the dream horizon. Hammick’s images are often metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, transience, fragility and awe. Continue reading
It is exactly one hundred years on Sunday 4th November 1918, since the war poet and soldier Wilfred Owen was killed by machine gun fire while leading his men across the Sambre-Oise, just one week before the signing of the armistice marking the end of The Great War.
To commemorate, we are launching a specially commissioned portfolio of limited edition engravings by Neil Bousfield. Neil was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a body of work to accompany a new publication of Wilfred Owen’s poetry, published to mark the centenary of Owen’s death and of Armistice Day. Continue reading
Rabley’s 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Hurrah!
Congratulations to Rabley artists selected for this year’s 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
RED DOTS Galore! Take advantage of our special ‘Summer Breeze’ offer – you can buy artwork by our celebrated artists in 10 monthly instalments (0% APR)
EXHIBITION REVIEW by Wendy Rhodes
Rabley Contemporary is hosting a serene and tranquil show of drawing and ceramics by Nicholas Lees and Jeff Powell. The first few minutes spent with the finely crafted works provides the visitor with impressions of shifting light and ephemeral glimpses of forms, redolent of fleeting recollections. Take a little more time and each piece reveals itself as a complex engagement with materials exploiting the possibilities and boundaries of the hand-made. Lees has produced a series of porcelain vessels which defy concepts of solidity Continue reading