Katherine Jones, Rabley Artist in Residence 2016-17

rableydrawingcentre.com

The Rabley Drawing Centre at Mildenhall has a new Artist in Residence – print specialist Katherine Jones. She will be visiting Rabley over the coming months and working on a new portfolio of prints inspired by the countryside that surrounds the Drawing Centre.

Katherine Jones has been a South Londoner for fifteen years – she studied for her MA there – at the Camberwell School of Art (now known as the Camberwell College of Arts): “They had a great print department – and still do.”Among the public galleries that have bought her works are the Victoria and Albert Museum, the London National Art Library, the House of Lords and Yale University.

For the past three years she has lived with her family – which includes two small and active boys – on a south London housing estate and this estate is the subject of the portfolio of prints she is currently working on.


Katherine Jones on Looking In – Looking Out

” ‘Looking In – Looking Out’ comprises 32 etchings, half of which were made (drawn, etched and printed) at Eton College during my residency there in the autumn of 2015. ‘Looking in’ is a portfolio of 16 etchings that began with simple observational drawings of the College. The new portfolio of 16 etchings ‘Looking Out’ were made from the Tulse Hill Estate in South East London at the beginning of 2016.

Being invited to live within the beautiful, historic buildings of Eton College with its connections with the British Royal Family and its powerful alumni was naturally a fascinating experience. Since I have small children I took up the residency on a part time basis, unlike previous residents who remained for the term. Travelling to Eton for half of the week and back to my housing estate in South London for the remainder of the time, I was continually faced with the differences. The affluence and beauty of the perfectly maintained Eton ‘bubble’, were in stark contrast to the buildings surrounding me at home. Eton has been recorded so often, both in visual terms and otherwise. It has a vast archive, libraries and museums documenting its existence. After the residency was completed I wanted in a small way to redress the balance by making a portfolio describing the Tulse Hill Estate which i find no less beautiful or interesting, in exactly the same way as I had the Eton ‘estate’. As far as possible with the second set of plates I have tried to find equivalents to the places I had made the initial 16 prints at Eton. For instance, the nearest equivalent to the ‘Chapel’, a neon cross on a building now used jointly as nursery and church. A classic cheap paper lampshade (Eton) and a spider plant (Tulse Hill) are also equivalent in their ubiquity.

The initial idea came from a conversation with a friend who mistook a description of my ‘estate’ as ‘country estate’ and didn’t understand why I didn’t know everybody living there. The disparity of the same vocabulary used in different contexts sparked the idea for ‘Looking In, Looking Out'”

 

View Eton Portfolio Catalogue online

View Tulse Hill Portfolio Catalogue online

For enquiries about any of these works please contact Meryl Ainslie on 01672 519999
email: info@rableydrawingcentre.com

email enquiry


Marlborough News Online

Marlborough News online asked Katherine, what led her to choose, out of all the varieties of the plastic and visual arts, print making: “I’ve always drawn, but with etching the embossed line on a plate is a beautiful thing – and print making is very addictive.”

She explained that the process was in itself an artistic expression: “As you move a drawn image onto the plate – translating lines into a textural form that will take the ink – you’ve lost the drawing, but you have the basis for the print version. The image changes a lot in the process – it generates a progression in the work and you can edit it and colours can change.”

link to Marlborough News Online article


Katherine – Artist Tutor at Rabley

Last year Katherine Jones had an exhibition at the Rabley Drawing Centre and taught some its members – and she was very pleased to see that some of the techniques she taught had found fertile ground with one of the artists in the Rabley Summer Show.

View course review

In September Katherine led an in-depth printing course at the Rabley Drawing Centre.


“The Rabley residency has come at an interesting time. Having completed a traditional portfolio of 16 etchings on the last residency at Eton College followed with a self-funded second portfolio in the same format on my housing estate ‘The Tulse Hill Estate’ in South London I am keen to make a body of work which feels more expansive.

So far coming from London to the farm I am struck by the obvious difference in scale. Things which are large in the setting of my own flat and my small studio in London, naturally seem miniscule in the context of the Whiltshire landscape. The A0 sized prints I have wrestled with look tiny when brought into the beautiful Rabley Gallery space.

Thinking and reading about scale on even the most simple level becomes immediately complex and overwhelming but is also inherently fascinating. Though I might change the direction once the work gets underway, scale and context are the starting point for this new body of work.

So far a pile of small drawings in watercolour and graphite are gradually stacking up. The germs of ideas, photagraphs and drawings jotted in sketch books and as written notes on my brief but regular visits to Rabley are slowly becoming more resolved. ”

 

Katherine Jones, September 2016

Over the coming weeks and months we look forward to following her progress at Rabley and we will keep you updated here on the blog.


More about Katherine

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print (etching, collagraph and block-print) to produce her distinctive images. Fragile flora are covered with protective environments – each luminous and held in the surface of print and watercolour. Jones’ images play with the balance of botanical history and the metaphors of a fragile world.

Awards – 2014; London Original Print Fair Prize; Printmaking Today Prize; 2015 Artist in residence, Winchester School of Art; Eton College, UK. Public
Collections – Victoria and Albert Museum prints and drawings collection, London National Art library, UK; The House of Lords, UK; Yale University Library, USA

Nik Pollard – Artist, teacher and an inspirational artist in Residence!

E INVITE Nik Pollard

Rabley Drawing Centre embraces an open ended network of creative connections. It brings together it’s artist in residence, the gallery and the courses to offer an enhanced learning experience.

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Continue reading

NIK POLLARD at MULTIPLIED ART FAIR – LIVE PRINTING

www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Muliplied 2014LIVE PRINTING – NIK POLLARD

RABLEY CONTEMPORARY STAND 32

FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER  10.30 – 5pm

NP duo 10 x 5

Nik Pollard is Rabley Drawing Centre’s Artist in Residence 2014. This year he has been out in all weathers on the 700 acre farm that surrounds Rabley at the heart of the Wiltshire downs – hiding in cover waiting for hares, sitting in the field margins or hovering by the pond watching dragonflies and red kite.

His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation. He makes drawings and paintings in the field and develops ideas through printmaking in the studio.

3 Nik Preparing Colours for 'Broad Bodied Chaser'

Nik Pollard preparing his inks for MULTIPLIED ART FAIR ‘Live Printing’ on Friday 17 October with Rabley Contemporary, Stand 32.

NP09 Nik Pollard, Broad Bodied Chaser (small)

Visit Nik at the fair and see him printing…..

Nik Pollard, ‘Broad Bodied Chaser at Rest’, Monotype and Intaglio           Edition Variable of 30, 20 x 29cm on Somerset Satin White 300gsm

 

 

NP08 Nik Pollard Brown Hare (small)*New Edition launching at Multiplied 2014

Nik Pollard, ‘Brown Hare’ Hand Coloured Intaglio, Edition of 30, Paper 36.5 x 29 Somerset Satin White, 300gsm, Plate 25 x 19cm.

Published by Rabley Editions 2014

We hope you will join us at Multiplied Art Fair where we will be launching new prints and enjoy Rabley collectors special pre-publication offers on selected works.

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Eileen Cooper RA

Naomi Frears

Sara Lee

Nik Pollard

Nana Shiomi

Emma Stibbon RA

Plus LIVE PRINTING STUDIO

This year Rabley Drawing Centre is delighted to be invited to create a live printing studio at the heart of the fair. Each day one of our artist printmakers will be working in the Live Printing Area at Stand 32 where you can witness printmaking in action –

Friday – Nik Pollard/Amy-Jane Blackhall: Saturday Sara Lee: Sunday Eileen Cooper/Prudence Ainslie

FIND OUT MORE

www.multipliedartfair.com

www.rableydrawingcentre.com

 VISITING THE FAIR

Oct 17, 9am – 7pm, Oct 18, 11am – 7pm, Oct 19, 11am – 6pm, Oct 20, 9am – 5pm

Admission to Multiplied is free.

FAIR LOCATION Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

HOW TO GET HERE Tube: South Kensington
 (3 minutes walk), By bus: 74, 414, 14, 345, C1

 

 

Nik Pollard – Artist in Residence 2014

Artist Nik Pollard has just started his yearlong residency at Rabley. He has spent the last two weeks submersed in the local landscape and familiarizing himself with the day to day routines of the array of wildlife here, in particular the abundance of Lapwings and raptors such as the Red Kites.

Lapwings

Continue reading

Sara Lee: Exhibition & Course

Sara Lee 'The Keeper' Intaglio and woodcut print

Sara Lee The Keeper, 2013 Intaglio and woodcut, 44 x 60 cms

SARA LEE ‘Ley of the Land’
Drawings, Prints and Film
10 March – 12 April 2014
PRIVATE VIEW: Sunday 9 March, Noon – 3.30pm
SAVE THE DATE!

In 2013 Sara Lee joined Rabley Drawing Centre as Artist-in-Residence. Inviting an artist to spend a year with us, visiting and revisiting this place throughout the seasons, is like planting a crop.
Sara has relocated from her London studio to the rural environs of Home Farm and Rabley Drawing Centre, spending time in the landscape each month. Through drawing, print and film, her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving exterior space.

View Sara’s gallery on the Rabley Website…

Sara Lee 'Refuge' 2013, Woodcut (in the ukiyo-e tradition), 30 x 45 cms

Sara Lee ‘Refuge’ 2013, Woodcut (in the ukiyo-e tradition), 30 x 45 cms

SARA LEE: JAPANESE WOODCUT COURSE
Thu 3 – Sat 5 April 2014
SPECIAL EVENT OFFER* 10% Discount

Sara will introduce the history and technique of Japanese woodcut: a water based, coloured, woodcut printmaking method, that does not require a press. You will investigate ways of using this in your wider creative practice.
The cutting and registration techniques learned on this course will be very useful for those using conventional Western woodcut tradition and those with an interest in hand-printing.
The course will both explore the unique and subtle qualities of the Ukiyo-e tradition of preparing and printing blocks and explore ways of using it for multi-block relief prints.

View: more information and online booking…

*UNTIL 14/2/14 we are offering a 10% discount for this course – online bookings only.

Sara Lee – Landscape & Colour 2013

www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Array of pastels

Rabley Artist in ResidenceSara Lee, ran her second course of the year at Rabley last week.  The brilliant, sunny weather meant students were able to fully explore the surrounding landscape at Rabley through colour and the medium of pastel.

Continue reading