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 →
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 →
The Precious Hours 2017, Collagraph and block print on paper, 92 x 71 cm, Edition of 25
The Precious Hours is an exhibition of new prints and works on paper by Katherine Jones, Rabley’s artist-in-residence 2016-17 and runs from 17 March – 28 April 2018 at Rabley Gallery, Wiltshire.
During her residency Katherine Jones travelled down to Rabley Home Farm from her home in London on a monthly basis. Katherine was able to witness the seasonal changes on the farm as well as more formal changes such as the sale of the dairy herd, which marked a fundamental shift for the farm. She has not attempted to document these changes straightforwardly, rather, the relative space and minimalism of the cultivated landscape in contrast to the squeeze of the urban environment; the differences in scale; the bittersweet nature of farming and our larger changing environment have been the catalyst to the new work. Continue reading →
The Sketch 2017 touring exhibition has now opened at Plymouth College of Art in the Drawing Studios and will run until Friday 6th October.
September 9 – October 6
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 11am – 2pm
23-24 September 11am – 5pm
PRIVATE VIEW ON THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 5-7pm
The Drawing Studios
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, PL4 8AT
Devon, England — Map
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Chitra Parvathy Merchant wins Plymouth College of Art Student Prize
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Plymouth College of Art Student Prize as Chitra Parvathy Merchant.
Chitra Parvathy Merchant, sketchbook pages
Chitra Merchant grew up in India and currently works as a Printmaker in Bristol, U.K since 2000. Much of Chitra’s work is strongly informed by her Indian upbringing. This is reflected in her drawings and prints that examine the roles and expectations that are ascribed to women in India and elsewhere. Her landscapes use ancient Indian historical sites as a starting point from which to develop imaginal structures that take on a life and logic of their own. Her love of drawing and colour always form the starting point of any work.
For her, keeping sketchbooks is vital to her practice. They are a way of recording ideas and thoughts in a safe and intimate format. But most of all, they remain for her, a way of keeping alert and alive to creative possibilities.
SKETCH 2017 Special evening exhibition viewing and sketchbook workshop Tuesday 6 June 5-7pm Or Tuesday 13 June 5-7pm with Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre
This is an open invitation to teachers and teaching assistants to join us for an inspirational evening of Sketchbooks and a free multisensory sketchbook workshop suitable for all levels and abilities.
SKETCH 2017 is a sketchbook exhibition of 100 artists sketchbooks selected from 500 international artists. This exhibition will truly inspire you to draw both in and out of the classroom!
There will be an education pack sponsored by Derwent pencils available to take away including worksheets, sketching ideas for all levels, a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue and more.
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If you would like to join us please contact Meryl Ainslie in the gallery on 01672 511999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, school and personal contact telephone number as places are limited.