Tom Cartmill was winner of the SKETCH 2017, Rabley Print Edition Prize and we are delighted to present his new publication ‘A Fragment’ at the London Original Print fair. This work is the culmination of the project that has enabled him to translate his beautiful drawing into an intaglio print.
Tom Cartmill, A Fragment 2018, Intaglio, 46.5 x 57.5 cm, Edition of 25, £325
The ‘Fragment Series’, with clear connotations of remnants, remains, what has been left, references the fact that by its nature our memories, our understanding of people, places, concepts are far from complete. However much we toil in our understanding, or how adeptly we master skills, we do not achieve completeness. The nature of working as an artist is necessarily a searching, a piecing together, a process of discovery from uncertain territory. Notions that Cartmill finds ‘encapsulated in a fragment’. “I often have in mind TS Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’ where in East Coker he dwells on the nature of creativity as an endless working towards recovering ‘what has been lost'”.
We are launching a beautiful new Rebecca Salter Japanese woodblock print at the London Original Print Fair. ‘Leste’ is printed on Torinoko paper using 12 blocks and 38 printings, printed with the Sato workshop in Japan.
Rebecca Salter Leste 2018 Japanese woodblock on Torinoko paper. 24 x 24 cm Edition of 30
Rebecca Salter commissioned the famous Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto to produce print editions, She is also an expert in Japanese woodblock printmaking making selected prints, paintings and works on paper in her London Studio
“I have a passion for Japanese art and especially for woodblock prints, a printing technique using, traditionally, Japanese paper, cherry wood and water-based inks.” RS
Fiona Robinson RWA, ‘L’Après-midi d’un Faune’ 2016, Graphite, charcoal and mixed media, 56 x 76cm
Fiona Robinson is an artist, writer and curator who has collaborated with Rabley Drawing Centre for many years. It was such a treat to listen to her on Radio 4 yesterday (Wednesday 18th April) talking about her work in relation to the composer Claude Debussy.
Fiona joined a poet, composer, biographer and a mother to talk about the profound impact that Debussy’s L’Après midi d’un Faune has had on them.
Rabley has a very exciting Spring and summer planned. To keep you up to date in one email I have included exciting news and key dates below – from the Rabley Gallery’s exclusive launch at the London Original Print Fair of new prints by Emma Stibbon RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Nana Shiomi, Sara Lee and more! To Special opportunities to meet the artists, courses and culminating with our Summer Picnic in July!
We look forward to seeing you.
With best wishes for a Happy Easter!
to 28 April 2018
‘The Precious Hours’
New prints and works on paper made during the artists’ residency at Rabley Drawing Centre.
‘The Rabley Series’
An exhibition of ceramics made in response to the landscape and environment of Rabley farm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 4pm
and weekdays by Appointment.