Stephen Snoddy – Conversations

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Conversations – Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre from 26 September to 29 October

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Stephen Snoddy chooses prints for the upcoming exhibition at Rabley.

In Conversations, a series of new monotypes, Stephen Snoddy shares Matisse’s lifelong obsession with a visual conversation between inside and outside and often uses the window motif as a formal device to construct work.

Belfast born Snoddy trained as a painter at Belfast College of Art where he graduated with an M.A. in Fine Art. He exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy last summer; has had a recent solo exhibition, ‘Looking Out’ at the Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels with a forthcoming exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in February, 2017.

Snoddy is also a prominent curator and is currently the Director of The New Art Gallery in Walsall.

Stephen Snoddy Lesson 4, 2016, mixed media, 23 x 28cm

Stephen Snoddy
Lesson 4, 2016, mixed media, 23 x 28cm


More about Stephen Snoddy

Click here to read text from an essay by historian and critic Richard Cork, published in the catalogue for his recent show at the Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels .  Snoddy by Richard Cork

Richard Cork is a British art historian, editor, critic, broadcaster and exhibition curator. He has been an art critic for the Evening Standard, The Listener, The Times and the New Statesman as well as the editor for Studio International.


The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art gallery Walsall

The New Art gallery Walsall

Snoddy has been the director of The New Art Gallery Walsall since 2005. The award winning gallery was designed by Caruso St John and opened in February 2000 in the heart of Walsall town centre.

The gallery acquired the renowned Garman Ryan Collection that was gifted to the Borough in 1973 by Kathleen Garman, widow of the great 20th century sculptor Jacob Epstein. The Collection includes 365 important works by celebrated artists including Jacob Epstein, Van Gogh, Monet, Constable, Turner, Picasso, Degas, Matisse and Lucian Freud, alongside a wide range of artworks from throughout the world.
The New Art Gallery’s exhibition programme focuses on the very best in international contemporary art and their Artists’ Studio and Artist Development programmes support artists from across the region.

New Art Gallery Walsall website:  http://www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk


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Conversations runs from 26 September to 29 October at Rabley Contemporary Gallery alongside an exhibition of works on paper from Sally Taylor – That Head, That Head. 

For more information visit our website:

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If you are interested in the work of Stephen Snoddy, you can get in touch with us to make an appointment to visit the gallery or request an invitation to the private view.

Contact: Meryl Ainslie on 01672 511999 or email info@rableydrawingcentre.com

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Tom Hammick Gallery Talk on 25 June 2016

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Tom Hammick Gallery Talk at Rabley Drawing Centre

The beautiful Tom Hammick exhibition continues in the gallery until Saturday 25 June.

Tom will be giving a gallery talk at the closing event on Saturday 25 between 3 – 4.30, so please book and join us, places are limited Booking now.

He will discuss his role as artist in residence at the English National Opera and the themes and ideas that have influenced the woodcuts and etchings in his exhibition ‘Passes Between Us’

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EXHIBITION

TOM HAMMICK

Passes Between Us
New paintings and prints

23 May – 25 June 2016,

OPEN Thursday & Friday 10 – 5, Saturday 11 – 3, & by appointment.

Tom Hammick’s new atmospheric landscape prints emerge from cut wood. His images are metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, transience, fragility and awe. He is inspired by the British Romantic tradition and Eastern culture.

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“This image It is in part influenced by a 1950’s Japanese film and in part a picture about love so strong you ignore everything else. There is nothing in the world apart from those two figures. They are in a vortex of passion and love like Tristan und Isolde have for each other. Their passion  detaches them from reality. Hence they are in their boat far off from anything else.”

Hammick has an international reputation for his stunning colourful printmaking. Selected Exhibitions – UK: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery; Rabley Drawing Centre; Flowers Gallery, London; USA: Flowers New York, Yale Centre for British Art; The Library of Congress, Washington DC.; Canada: Christina Parker Gallery; France: Hypnagogic; Galerie Prodromus, Paris. Public Collections – UK: British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum. France: Bibliotheque Nationale de France Bank.

 

Rabley Summer Exhibition 2016

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Rabley Drawing Centre
Mildenhall
Marlborough
SN8 2LW

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Thurs 30 – Sunday 3 July
11 – 4pm

 

EVENTS

Private View

Wednesday 29 June 6 – 8pm

 

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Sara Lee – ‘Ley of the Land’

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Ley of the Land: A Walking Journey Through Seasons
Sara Lee

This beautiful new publication is an evocative visual record of Sara Lee’s work following her residency at the Rabley Drawing Centre. Through drawing, print and photography she reflects on the nature of landscape in contemporary practice and celebrates the changing light and seasons of the rolling Wiltshire downs.

Sara Lee first joined Rabley Drawing Centre as Artist-in-Residence in 2013. She relocated from her London studio to the rural environs of Home Farm and Rabley Drawing Centre, spending time in the landscape each month. Inviting an artist to spend a year with us, visiting and revisiting this place throughout the seasons, is like planting a crop. She is now firmly established in the stable of artists at Rabley Contemporary. So the seed that was planted in 2013 has become a perennial, returning each year with fresh growth and ideas for new drawings and prints.

Published in a standard edition of 500 copies by Blackbird Editions and Rabley Drawing Centre 2016

56pp
240 x 215mm
ISBN 978-0-9926817-1-5

£15.00
P&P + £3

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BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING

Please join Sara Lee for a book signing and launch

On THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2016

6pm – 7.30pm

AT RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE

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Jane Harris ‘Gleamers’, New woodcuts in the making

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New Publication from Rabley Editions by Jane Harris

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JANE HARRIS

Gleamers, Bronze, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

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JANE HARRIS

Gleamers, Silver, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

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The story of the prints

In Spring 2016 Rabley Drawing Centre welcomed Jane Harris for her first solo exhibition in the gallery. Her response was ‘Separate Arrangements’, a collection of new works on paper. This series of drawings included elliptical pools of intense watercolour with the burnished black of graphite.

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Gallery Talk and Film 12 April 2016

Rabley Drawing Centre Jo Taylor Gallery Talk

GALLERY TALK
TUESDAY 12 APRIL 2016
6.30 – 8pm

‘Drawing, Ceramics and taking risks!’
Jo Taylor in conversation with Prof. Michael Pennie

TICKETS £5 – Book  NOW

“..there is a deep and meaningful connection between risk taking and creativity and it’s one that’s often overlooked” Albert Einstein

Professor Michael Pennie, artist and sculptor in conversation with Jo Taylor discussing ‘Drawing, Ceramics and taking risks!’ process and making. Looking at the key elements of risk, drawing and the sculptural form.This artist’s talk coincides with the exhibition ‘Separate Arrangements’ – Jo Taylor, ceramics and Jane Harris, works on paper.

 

Schedule
6.30 – 7          Gallery Viewing – Separate Arrangements:
Jo TayLor Ceramic and Jane Harris, Works on paper
7 – 7.15          FILM (10 Mins)  Jane Harris: Surface to Edge – Painting Light, Pollen
Résidence d’artistes à  Monflanquin / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Libourne
7.15                Jo Taylor in conversation with Prof. Michael Pennie
7.45                Q&A
Gallery open to 8.30pm

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