Possibilities and Boundaries – A Review of Nicholas Lees, ‘Penumbra’ and Jeff Powell, ‘Edge’ by Wendy Rhodes

EXHIBITION REVIEW by Wendy Rhodes

Rabley Contemporary is hosting a serene and tranquil show of drawing and ceramics by Nicholas Lees and Jeff Powell. The first few minutes spent with the finely crafted works provides the visitor with impressions of shifting light and ephemeral glimpses of forms, redolent of fleeting recollections. Take a little more time and each piece reveals itself as a complex engagement with materials exploiting the possibilities and boundaries of the hand-made. Lees has produced a series of porcelain vessels which defy concepts of solidity Continue reading

Nana Shiomi – New Prints for The London Original Print Fair

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new Nana Shiomi Woodcut prints at this year’s London Original Print Fair. Nana Shiomi ‘A Room of One’s Own – Still Life’ and ‘A Room of One’s Own – Seasons’

Nana Shiomi ‘A Room of Ones Own – Still Life’ 2018, Woodcut

 

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Sara Lee – New Prints for The London Original Print Fair

We have a new series of stunning Japanese woodcut prints by Sara Lee to launch at this year’s London Original Print Fair, May 3-6 at the Royal Academy. Only a few days to go!

Sara Lee ‘Transition’ 2018
Japanese Woodcut 43 x 55cm
Edition of 25
£650

Sara Lee ‘Looming’ 2018
Japanese Woodcut 43 x 55cm
Edition of 25
£650

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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

KATHERINE JONES
‘The Precious Hours’
New prints and works on paper made during the artists’ residency at Rabley Drawing Centre.

FRED GATLEY
‘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.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION

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Event 17 October – Sadie Tierney MA RCA Artist Talk and Print Demonstration

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EVENT

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER

5-6.30PM

At Rabley Drawing Centre

Sadie Tierney MA RCA

Artist Talk and Print Demonstration

5pm demonstration in the print-room

5.45 talk in the gallery

Ticket £5

Booking essential

events@rableydrawingcentre.com

Sadie Tierney Printing Into the Gloaming, 2017
.Woodcut, 50 x 75 cos, with hand colour, Edition of 10.

Coinciding with Sadie Tierney’s exhibition in the gallery ‘Of Night and Light and the Half-Light.

Sadie Tierney ‘Starry Mantle Boardwalk’  Triptych, woodcut with hand colour.

Tierney studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Her expressive prints and paintings spring from sketches made en plein air and are marked by their celebratory use of colour and line.

More information about Sadie Tierney and the exhibition

Sadie Tierney Talk and Demonstration and Publication

Publication  – Sadie Tierney, Of Night and the Light and the Half Light BOOKSHOP

 

Vision for a New Swindon Museum and Gallery

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New Swindon Museum and Gallery- Make Architects

The vision to build an iconic museum and art gallery in Swindon’s town centre came to life at Rabley Drawing Centre with an amazing presentation by architect Jason Parker from the award winning and internationally renowned Make Architects.

Ann-Christopher RA, Emma-Stibbon RA, Sadie-Tierney, Jason-Parker, Meryl-Ainslie

The project was showcased in the Rabley Gallery to a packed house, all were enthusiastic to know more and backthebidswindon to make a reality this wonderful opportunity putting the new Swindon Museum and Gallery at the heart the renaissance of the town. Viewing the beauty of the architect’s model of the building was a show-stopper moment!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery Architect’s Model

There are two monumental spires fanning the span of the building that houses a new gallery for the important C20 art collection, the extensive museum and archaeological collections, contemporary galleries, education and community spaces – taking us towards the sky with a beautiful rooftop garden and sculpture park. This will be a cultural heart for local people and to encourage visitors and new life to Swindon.

Robert Hiscox has launched this amazing project, backing it not only with his passion for the arts but his commitment and support of the project to get if off the ground. He has backed an independent board of trustees to drive the project, but remains its inspiration!

The New Swindon Museum and Gallery – nocturnal view

Dr. Rod Hebden, director of the trust is co-ordinating and putting the Heritage Lottery Fund bid together. The Council is behind the project with major funding, but we need all the friends of Rabley to backthebid too!! The trustees want to hear your comments, revel in your ideas and take you on the journey with them. So if you have not already done so sign up with your support today.

PLEASE SHARE THIS …

Sign up here to back the bid! http://swindonmuseum.org.uk

Read more about Make Architects design proposalhttp://www.makearchitects.com/media/news-and-events/161214-swindon-museum-and-art-gallery/

Follow the New Swindon Museum and Gallery Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/backthebidswindon/

SPECIAL NOTE – EXHIBITION

Sadie Tierney ‘ Starry Mantle Boardwalk. Showing in her solo exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light at Rabley Gallery until 21 October

We are very proud the Rabley Gallery artists and friends for all your support. It was fantastic to have SADIE TIERNEY’S brilliant exhibition ‘Of Night and the Light and the Half Light’ as a backdrop to this event – so don’t forget to come along and visit the show. It is open until 21 October.

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