Card Printing by Nik Pollard

Card Printing. The print (left) and the card plate (right)


Card printing is a simple inexpensive method of printmaking that can be used alone to make simple designs/images or combined with other printmaking or painting processes. The basic nature of this printmaking process allows it to be easily adapted and developed to create a range of results. It can be used as a bridge between drawing and printmaking.

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Rabley Artmas Fair 2018

A festive welcome awaits at Rabley throughout December with our annual Artmas Fair. We are celebrating another year of exhibiting our wonderful artists with specially selected portfolios of works prints, drawings, ceramics and jewellery for you to view around our large table in the gallery. Relax by a warm fire and enjoy our hospitality away from the crowds. Continue reading

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Rabley’s 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Hurrah!

Congratulations to Rabley artists selected for this year’s 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

RED DOTS Galore! Take advantage of our special ‘Summer Breeze’ offer – you can buy artwork by our celebrated artists in 10 monthly instalments (0% APR)

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Rabley Newsletter Spring 2018

Dear  Friends,

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!

Meryl Ainslie
Rabley Gallery



Current Exhibition
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.

Opening Times
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 4pm
and weekdays by Appointment.


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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.



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Nik Pollard – Drawn to Nature Course Review 2015


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.

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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.

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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.



Eileen Cooper RA

Naomi Frears

Sara Lee

Nik Pollard

Nana Shiomi

Emma Stibbon RA


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



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 – Drawn to Nature 2014 course review

Rabley artist in residence for 2014, Nik Pollard, ran his annual course at Rabley ‘Drawn to Nature’ at the weekend. The weather was fantastic this year (for once!) and this enabled everyone to fully immerse and attune themselves to the surrounding landscape of wild flower meadows and woodland.


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