Lucy Farley – New Artist in Residence at Rabley Drawing Centre 2020

Lucy Farley in the studio at Rabley Drawing Cemte, February 2020

Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre in conversation with Lucy Farley, their new artist in residence 2020. Lucy will be working at Rabley Drawing Centre  during four visits throughout the year.

Lucy Farley is a painter and printmaker, she researches the stories that underpin a place and inspire her work. She has a Danish mother and English father. She recalls the dark and spooky Nordic tales her Grandmother told her as a child. And here her story starts…

Lucy Farley Savernake series proof 2
Lucy Farley Savernake series proof 3

“I didn’t know about the Savernake Forest before I came here. There was a random connection from an Australian friend who told me about the stories and legends of the Forest. So I started to draw from these ideas about the ‘headless horse woman’ of the forest. I made lithographs at London Print Studio, printed onto Japanese paper and  working with a horse shape. These are some of the collaged elements I have been using in the print studio at Rabley. 

There is an eye in the oak in the forest called the king of limbs’ – this motif has also inhabited the images this week. Back in my London studio I will be editing and making  more research and reading and readying for my next exciting visit.

Being in the Rabley studio there is a connection to landscape. I can see the edge of the Savernake Forest out of the window. It’s a stark contrast to my London Studio and a breathing space, calming and vast. It is so quiet – I can mull the questions without interruption.” LF Feb 2020

Lucy making the most of the space and studios at Rabley – she will also being inspiring others along the way…..

She will be returning throughout the year  – follow our blog or instagram @rableydrawingcentre

Works in progress include a series of collages 

Video of Lucy printing her first proofs coming soon!

Ian Chamberlain’s Lovell Telescope Etchings zoom into focus!

RABLEY NEWS 

Ian Chamberlain’s intricate etchings of the Lovel Telescope zoom into focus as Jodrell Bank Observatory is declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. 

 

Ian Chamberlain

Transmission Series

Sheet size  65 x 74cm, Plate Size 51 x 62cm

£625 each

Set of 4 prints £2250

Make an enquiry – meryl@rableygallery.com

 

Transmission II

2011

Sheet size  65 x 74cm

Plate Size 51 x 62cm

Edition 20

£625

Transmission III

2014

Edition 20

£625

Transmission IV

2015

Edition 30

£625

Transmission V

2018 

Edition 30

£625

Transmission I (sold out))

The Jodrell Bank ObservatoryIt has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race. The Lovell Telescope, which was the world’s largest telescope when it was completed in 1957. The site in Cheshire is part of the University of Manchester. It is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.

Chamberlain is interested in the use of a traditional Print process such as etching being used to record subject matter that is generally at the cutting edge of technology for its time. The etchings become an extension of his drawing, allowing him to record the location through the interlinking processes of drawing and printmaking.

Public Collections include

Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Ashmolean, Oxford, UK, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol UK

Ian Chamberlain’s work reinterprets man-made structures as monuments placed within the landscape, acting as architectural metaphors of past and current technological achievements. He has had a long-standing fascination with technology and architectural forms especially the structures within industry, agriculture, science and the military. These have included Goonhilly Earth station, The Lovell Telescope, Cheshire Maunsell Sea Forts in the Thames estuary and the Acoustic Sound Mirrors on the south Kent coast.

Ian Chamberlain’ work including the ’Tramission Series is available through Rabley Gallery and is included in our ‘Salon Academie’

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition at Rabley Gallery 2020

Link to Ian Chamberlain Prints

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/drawingsandprints/artist/gallery/608/ian-chamberlain/ian-chamberlain

 

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Rabley Prints Celebration Collection

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Eileen COOPER RA / Rebecca SALTER RA / Emma STIBBON RA / Prudence AINSLIE / Neil BOUSFIELD / Ian CHAMBERLAIN / Fred GATLEY / Sara LEE / Katherine JONES / Nana SHIOMI / Sadie TIERNEY

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Sara Lee – Beckoning Lines

SARA LEE
Beckoning Lines

Sara Lee’s sublime works on paper are currently on show in the gallery. One of The Guardian’s top five shows to see. Don’t miss it!

Exhibition Open
(Thu – Sun) May 23 / 24 / 25 / 26
(Thu – Sun) May 30 / 31, June 1 / 2
10.30 – 5pm
And other times by appointment

view online catalogue

Image above: Installation of Sara Lee’s exhibition ‘Beckoning Lines’ at Rabley Gallery

Sara Lee – Beckoning Lines

SARA LEE
Beckoning Lines
Saturday 25 May

Sara Lee’s sublime works on paper have been installed in the gallery ready for the opening next week and we are delighted to be hosting a private view event on Saturday 25th May between 2.30–4.30pm

Exhibition Open
(Thu – Sun) May 23 / 24 / 25 / 26
(Thu – Sun) May 30 / 31, June 1 / 2
10.30 – 5pm
And other times by appointment

view online catalogue

Image above: Installation of Sara Lee’s exhibition ‘Beckoning Lines’ at Rabley Gallery

London Original Print Fair 2019 – MONOPRINTS – Katherine Jones

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RABLEY GALLERY AT THE LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR 2019
25th – 28th April 2019
STAND 34

During the coming weeks I will be highlighting the artists and the monoprints we will be exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair in April 2019. For more information about the work of Katherine Jones or visiting the London Original Print Fair please contact the gallery  – email info@rableygallery.com  

Rabley Gallery will be exhibiting new works focusing on monoprints. The quality of these prints brings a fresh vibe to the artworks and offers a more unique and experimental field of play for the collector and for the artist as they develop series of imagery. The monoprint, unlike the monotype, is one of a series, so it is not completely unique. Monoprints are often thought of as variations on one theme.

ARTIST in FOCUS 

KATHERINE JONES
CLOUD AND CUMULUS SERIES
Monoprints and Collagraph & Block Prints

Katherine Jones ‘Cumulus’ Monoprints V-VIII, 2019 20.5 x 17cm

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