Rabley Drawing Centre





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Thurs 2 – Sunday 5 July

10 – 5pm



Private view

Wednesday 1 July 6 – 8pm

Studio demonstrations

Saturday 4 July 12 – 4pm

Visit the exhibition and have a chance to see some of the artists demonstrating various print processes in the studio. Come find out how prints are actually made!

Raffle draw

Sunday 5 July 4pm

Prints by exhibiting artists have been donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme.  See below for more information.


The Summer Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre brings together 15 artists from the Drawing and Print School. Each has made work that is highly individual within the creative and supportive Studio & Print Sessions at Rabley.

The regular Studio & Print sessions offer weekly ongoing creative development and support throughout the year. Experimental and conventional drawing underpins the variety of print disciplines. The school’s focus on developing work through new technologies including acid free and non – toxic printmaking has brought a vitality to the studio as each artist researches and develops the potential of their ideas through various media.

A stimulating dialogue with visiting artist tutors Meryl Ainslie, Sara Lee, Endellion Lycett Green, Nik Pollard, and Emma Stibbon RA, along with the support of Rabley Studio Printmaker Amy-Jane Blackhall, has enabled the development of exciting new work over the last year.




Rosemary Farrer

Penny Furbisher

Alison Grant

Pam Hardman

Katy Littlehales

Arran Miles

Suzy Miles

Serena Nickson

Jennie Norman

Cas Pollen

Amanda Ralfe

Fay Ross-Magenty

Elizabeth Scott

Jean Stibbon


Summer Exhibition Raffle Print Prizes WEB

Print Raffle Prints by exhibiting artists Arran Miles, Suzy Miles and Rosemary Farrer have been generously donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme that encourages diversity of course attendees and offers students that could not normally afford to take part the opportunity to develop their practice on a suitable course. Tickets will be on sale throughout the exhibition and the draw will be on Sunday afternoon.




If you have attended a short course at Rabley and would like to continue to work in the supportive environment of Rabley Drawing Studio and Print Room you can join our regular Studio & Print Sessions on a Monday or Tuesday from 10-4pm. Each group is of a maximum of 9 students and includes tutorial support from a range of our artist- tutors in the morning, alongside technical support in the print room throughout the day. You will be encouraged to write your own project and follow your own creative development path.


Autumn Term – 10 sessions

Mondays: 14 September – 30 November (No sessions on 26 October & 2 November)

Tuesdays: 15 September – 1 December (No sessions on 27 October & 3 November)

Spring Term – 10 sessions

Mondays: 11 January – 21 March (No session on 15 February)

Tuesdays: 12 January – 22 March (No session on 16 February)

Summer Term – 8 sessions

Mondays: 11 April – 13 June (No sessions on 2 & 30 May)


For more information please contact Amy-Jane Blackhall / 01672 511999



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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Japanese Woodcut at Rabley with Sara Lee – Course review 2015

Japanese Woodcut

Traditional water-based printing without a press.


Artist and master printer Sara Lee gave an inspiring insight in to the beautiful, but complex, ukiyo-e Japanese Woodcut method on her 3-day course at Rabley last weekend.

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Ann Christopher RA, Nana Shiomi Trips, Talks, Demonstrations

To coincide with the new exhibitions opening in the gallery this September and October  we hope you will come along to our Trips, Talks & Demonstrations 

Wednesday 17 September


Gallery talk with the artist

Ann will discuss her works on paper and their relationship to the sculpture that has led her to international recognition. With a large sculpture installed in the farmhouse and a promise of ‘in hand’ small sculptures, this talk promises to be an intimate and rare opportunity to meet the artist and witness her work of great beauty.

11.30 – 1pm   Tickets £10

Followed by a visit to ‘Crucible2’ Sculpture exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral, curated by Gallery Pangolin. 70 artists featuring 100 works of art by 61 sculptors including Ann Christopher RA. 

Entry Free, Minibus £20


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Wednesday 8 October


11.30 – 1pm

Tickets £10

Contemporary Japanese woodcut print demonstration and informal gallery talk with the artist.

Nana Shiomi is an extraordinary printmaker combining the tradition Japanese Woodcut printmaking with her own contemporary inventions. Nana Studied in Osaka and at the RCA in London and has been a master printmaker for more than 20 years. 


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Places are limited and secured only with your booking & payment. We are sorry but we cannot make refunds ticket sales.

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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Sandy Sykes ‘Drawn to Ideas’ course review

Drawn to ideas…to the edges…to the insides…


Sandy Sykes ran an inspiring three-day course at Rabley crammed full of ideas, processes and reflections from a life time of making prints, drawing and painting.

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Sandy Sykes – Drawn to Ideas


This gallery contains 18 photos.  Sketchbooks, drawing and off-press printmaking with artist Sandy Sykes at Rabley Drawing Centre. In the closing week of her solo exhibition ‘The Flying Itself’ at the Rabley Contemporary Gallery, Sandy took students on a journey of self-discovery through pages of … Continue reading