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!
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!
to 28 April 2018
‘The Precious Hours’
New prints and works on paper made during the artists’ residency at Rabley Drawing Centre.
‘The Rabley Series’
An exhibition of ceramics made in response to the landscape and environment of Rabley farm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 4pm
and weekdays by Appointment.
New Exhibition & Gallery Open Katherine Jones, The Precious Hours and Fred Gatley Ceramics – Open Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-4 and weekdays by appointment
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.
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!
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!
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.
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SPECIAL NOTE – EXHIBITION
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.
We have been delighted to welcome artist Sadie Tierney to be in residence in the Rabley Drawing Centre print–room making stunning woodcuts for her forthcoming exhibition ‘Of Night and Light and the Half-light’.
Monumental in scale, she has honed the blocks and cut the images using hand and mechanical tools, never loosing the freshness of the drawing translated from her sketched and sometimes drawn directly onto the plywood sheets.
Even the large press could not cope with printing the works in one piece. saw. Continue reading
Sketch 2017 has now been selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted prize-winners representing the 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017. The prize-winners will be announced on Saturday 20 May.
We would like to thank our panel of Judges – Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor; GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum; our generous sponsors and all the artists who submitted this year.
- Derwent SKETCH Prize £500
- Derwent SKETCH Prize £250
- Rabley Print Editioning Prize
- Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
- Lancaster Arts Commission Prize
- Plymouth College of Art Sketch Student Prize
21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Marlborough, SN8 2LW
22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB
9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth PL4 8AT
20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW
Here is a taster of some of the fantastic sketchbooks selected for this year’s show: