SKETCH 2017 – April News Update

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

Supported by:

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

www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Katherine Jones ‘Collagraph and block print’ course review

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Last weekend we were very lucky to have Katherine Jones in the print room running a course on one of her favoured methods – collagraph and block print. 

IMG_5473

 

Continue reading

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL – Course review

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

Following on from our Experimental Drawing Summer School week we launched into experimenting in print. All the methods we covered require minimal equipment but have maximum potential!

IMG_5394

 

 

Continue reading

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING SUMMER SCHOOL – Course review

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

The Experimental Drawing Summer School was an intensive 4-day course encouraging the exploration of drawing through new ‘ways of seeing’.

Over a week of experimenting both out and about and back at the studio, the group produced exciting multi-sensory drawings of varying scales that challenged the perceptions of object, place and space.

IMG_5323

 

Continue reading

Nik Pollard – Drawn to Nature Course Review 2015

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

IMG_1426

Another year has passed and the month of June at Rabley wouldn’t be the same without Nik Pollard’s ‘Drawn to Nature’ course. Eight lucky students were able to immerse themselves for 3 days in the surrounding landscape of wild flower meadows and woodland.

Continue reading

Eileen Cooper RA – Taking centre stage

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

EILEEN TRIO

Artist Eileen Cooper RA is taking centre stage in the British Art Scene with a major retrospective exhibition of her drawings opening at the Royal Academy, London on 29th May 2015, her first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre and the publication of a beautiful monograph – Eileen Cooper ‘Between the Lines’ with essays by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee.

Listen to the wonderful interview with Eileen on BBC’s FrontRow from Wednesday 27 May. She talks about her role as the first Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, her retrospective at the Royal Academy and is a resounding voice for women artists. 

 

Rabley Drawing Centre Exhibition

Garden

Drawings and sculpture by Eileen Cooper RA

EC44 Eileen Cooper RA 'Tendril' 2015 Charcoal, ink and gouache on paper. 106 x 75cm

Eileen Cooper’s first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre opened on 18th May and will run until 19 June 2015. The private view was a sunny afternoon, with visitors coming from all over the country to enjoy this beautiful show accompanied by cream teas in the garden. Large drawings and intimate gouaches are complimented by her new bronze sculptures. Find out more about the exhibition and plan a visit.

Online exhibition catalogue.

Tendril, Ink and Charcoal, 106 x 75cm

 

 

Royal Academy Exhibition

Hide and Seek

Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA

29 May — 23 August 2015

Eileen Cooper RA 'Hide and Seek' Royal Academy ADThis summer the RA celebrates the art of Eileen Cooper RA with an exhibition of drawings spanning almost 40 years of her career.

This exhibition, which coincides with the publication of a monograph celebrating Cooper’s career, presents drawings spanning almost 40 years. Cooper creates work that possesses a strongly poetic and distinctive vision, and the artist has been described as a ‘magical realist’. An accomplished painter and printmaker, Cooper’s practice has always been underpinned by drawing. This remarkable body of work illustrates how her distinctive imagery has developed through making drawings that explore such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. We are delighted to display, as part of the exhibition, the artist’s gift to the Royal Academy Collections of ten previously unseen mixed-media drawings. These feature Cooper’s iconic female figures, and are multi-layered and complex in form.

 

Book Publication and Gallery Talk

Eileen Cooper RA

Between the Lines

Eileen Cooper RA 'Between the Lines' 1

 

 

 

Written by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee

Published by the Royal Academy of Arts, May 2015

Available to buy  – £30 (P&P + £3)

 

Gallery Talk & Book Launch 

Eileen Cooper book

Eileen Cooper will be giving a talk at Rabley Drawing Centre about her current solo exhibition ‘Garden’ and her newly published monograph ‘Between the Lines’.

Wednesday 17 June at 2.30 pm

Tickets £10

Limited places. Online booking essential.

Proceeds to Naomi House.

Book Gallery Talk online