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.
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.
Nik Pollard preparing his inks for MULTIPLIED ART FAIR ‘Live Printing’ on Friday 17 October with Rabley Contemporary, Stand 32.
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
*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
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 –
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.
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.
Nik Pollard came to Rabley to run a 3 day ‘Drawn To Nature’ course last Friday. The sun may not have shined throughout, but this didn’t deter the students from immersing themselves in the surrounding rural, Rabley landscape. After donning their sun hats, or in some instances raincoats, Nik guided everyone through the various local flora and fauna.