Emma Stibbon – New Prints for The London Original Print Fair

We are delighted to announce the exclusive launch three new print publication by artist Emma Stibbon RA at the London Original Print Fair 2018.

EMMA STIBBON RA
Dead Horse Point, 2018, Intaglio, 38 x 96 cm, Edition of 35

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Katherine Jones ‘The Precious Hours’ – Prints and New Works on Paper

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.

Katherine Jones sitting drawing at the Rabley Drawing Centre pond.

Katherine Jones at the Rabley Drawing Centre pond.

During this residency, Katherine Jones has shared The Precious Hours to be inspired, be concerned and be knowing of this place. Her new watercolours and prints meander through conundrums, alighting upon symbols and references. Their intent is not aestheticism, but question. The physicality of these fragile pieces of paper is both beautiful and profound.’   Meryl Ainslie 2018

Here is a selection of works on show at ‘The Precious Hours’ for the full catalogue please visit the website: click here

 


Special Event: Artist Gallery and Studio Introduction – Saturday 21st April

Artists Katherine Jones and Fred Galley will discuss their residencies at Rabley Drawing Centre, walking you through the studio and into the gallery to see their exhibitions – Katherine Jones, ‘The Precious Hours’, New prints and works on paper & Fred Gatley, ‘Rabley Series’ Ceramics. This is a free event but places are limited and booking essential. view and book event

 


The Precious Hours

The title ‘The Precious Hours’ is meant to be read in both a domestic and global context. All time is precious and, as the warming of our planet speeds and visibly affects our environment, the passing of time is ever more apparent.

The work in this exhibition is mostly the result of a year’s residency at Rabley Drawing Centre and Rabley Farm. I visited the farm roughly once a month, made drawings, collected objects and made prints that have been developed both in the Rabley Print studio and back in my London studio.

The show brings together a lexicon of motifs to describe the place and the thoughts evoked during the residency – containers, farm buildings, fields, rocks, birds, clouds and the man-made Rabley pond. During the year, depictions of scale and space have given way to a focus on the passing of time – both in a domestic and global sense – and the visible effects of environmental change making the speed of its passing ever more apparent.

The paintings, sketchbooks and mono-prints are part of the formation or gathering of these individual ideas. The editioned prints, however, are the result of a slower percolation – a consolidation of disparate threads into something more concluded.

The large-scale prints bring together drawings of the farm and surrounding area, the windbreaks between large open fields, mixed clusters of deciduous and evergreen trees and structures loosely derived from the farm’s buildings. These include the farmhouse – large and open, and a serene ‘hide’ from which to observe the birdlife, in particular the red kites and swathes of jackdaws.

A dominant theme has been the sky – so much wider in open Wiltshire countryside than in the city. The warmer average temperatures of recent years are thought to be behind an increase in the occurrence of towering white cumulonimbus clouds. Being more reflective than the grey blanket-like stratus, they form a feedback loop that increases rather than slows the warming of the atmosphere.

This sense of an acceleration of cumulative imbalances in our environment prompted a shift towards more tension in the images – bucolic scenes and skyscapes described in jarring contrasts of line and tone in a colour palette dominated by light flesh-tones and pitch black. Dramatic, distorted, drooping or pouring in a flow-form towards the ground, they describe the accumulation and acceleration of a momentous surge. The resulting aesthetic is something resembling melting ice-cream – sweet, ethereal colours dripped into the brown earth.

I am indebted to Meryl and Andrew Ainslie for giving me the opportunity to work at Rabley and for being such generous and accommodating hosts. Being at Rabley has shifted my perspective and been a catalyst to a new body of work, much of which is still in progress.

Katherine Jones
2018

 


 

About the artist

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print (etching, collagraph and block-print) to produce her distinctive images. Fragile floras are covered with protective environments – each luminous and held in the surface of print and watercolour. Jones’ images play with the balance of botanical history and the metaphors of a fragile world.

Jones studied printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of Art. She has been widely exhibited and received numerous awards and residences. Awards – 2014; London Original Print Fair Prize; Printmaking Today Prize; 2015 Artist in residence, Winchester School of Art; Eton College, UK. Public Collections – Victoria and Albert Museum prints and drawings collection, London National Art library, UK; The House of Lords, UK; Yale University Library, USA.

 


‘Katherine Jones – The Precious Hours’ Publication

Rabley Gallery have published a book to accompany the exhibition. We have copies for sale in the gallery for £18 (special price) or you can view and purchase the book online here: Book Preview


The exhibition runs until April 28th 2018

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Rabley Summer Exhibition 2016

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Rabley Drawing Centre
Mildenhall
Marlborough
SN8 2LW

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events@rableydrawingcentre.com
01672 511999

Thurs 30 – Sunday 3 July
11 – 4pm

 

EVENTS

Private View

Wednesday 29 June 6 – 8pm

 

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Jane Harris ‘Gleamers’, New woodcuts in the making

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New Publication from Rabley Editions by Jane Harris

JH31 Jane Harris 'Gleamers' Bronze Diptych 75 x 35cm WEB SIZE

JANE HARRIS

Gleamers, Bronze, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

JH30 Jane Harris 'Gleamers' Diptych 75 x 35cm WEB SIZE

JANE HARRIS

Gleamers, Silver, Diptych 2016

Woodcut, Two Prints 35 x 35cm, Diptych size 35 x 73.5cm

Printed on 270gsm Somerset Velvet from 4 blocks.

Edition 30, Published by Rabley Editions May 2016

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The story of the prints

In Spring 2016 Rabley Drawing Centre welcomed Jane Harris for her first solo exhibition in the gallery. Her response was ‘Separate Arrangements’, a collection of new works on paper. This series of drawings included elliptical pools of intense watercolour with the burnished black of graphite.

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16 – 18 October 2016

Multiplied Art Fair

LONDON

RABLEY CONTEMPORARY

Stand 13

New Editions

Prudence Ainslie

Eileen Cooper RA

Naomi Frears

Katherine Jones

Sara Lee

Jeff Powell

Nana Shiomi

Rebecca Salter RA

Emma Stibbon RA

Multiples

Helen Barff

Jennie Norman

Jo Taylor

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL – Course review

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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!

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SUMMER EXHIBITION 2015

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Rabley Drawing Centre

Mildenhall

Marlborough

SN8 2LW

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com

E events@rableydrawingcentre.com

T 01672 511999

Thurs 2 – Sunday 5 July

10 – 5pm

 

EVENTS

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.

 

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

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.

 

STUDIO AND PRINT SESSIONS

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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.

TERM DATES:

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

events@rableydrawingcentre.com / 01672 511999