London Original Print Fair 2019 – MONOPRINTS – Katherine Jones

25th – 28th April 2019

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  

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.


Monoprints and Collagraph & Block Prints

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

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Eileen Cooper RA – Taking centre stage


Artist Eileen Cooper RA is taking centre stage in the British Art Scene with a major retrospective exhibition of her drawings opening at the Royal Academy, London on 29th May 2015, her first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre and the publication of a beautiful monograph – Eileen Cooper ‘Between the Lines’ with essays by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee.

Listen to the wonderful interview with Eileen on BBC’s FrontRow from Wednesday 27 May. She talks about her role as the first Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, her retrospective at the Royal Academy and is a resounding voice for women artists. 


Rabley Drawing Centre Exhibition


Drawings and sculpture by Eileen Cooper RA

EC44 Eileen Cooper RA 'Tendril' 2015 Charcoal, ink and gouache on paper. 106 x 75cm

Eileen Cooper’s first solo exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre opened on 18th May and will run until 19 June 2015. The private view was a sunny afternoon, with visitors coming from all over the country to enjoy this beautiful show accompanied by cream teas in the garden. Large drawings and intimate gouaches are complimented by her new bronze sculptures. Find out more about the exhibition and plan a visit.

Online exhibition catalogue.

Tendril, Ink and Charcoal, 106 x 75cm



Royal Academy Exhibition

Hide and Seek

Drawings by Eileen Cooper RA

29 May — 23 August 2015

Eileen Cooper RA 'Hide and Seek' Royal Academy ADThis summer the RA celebrates the art of Eileen Cooper RA with an exhibition of drawings spanning almost 40 years of her career.

This exhibition, which coincides with the publication of a monograph celebrating Cooper’s career, presents drawings spanning almost 40 years. Cooper creates work that possesses a strongly poetic and distinctive vision, and the artist has been described as a ‘magical realist’. An accomplished painter and printmaker, Cooper’s practice has always been underpinned by drawing. This remarkable body of work illustrates how her distinctive imagery has developed through making drawings that explore such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. We are delighted to display, as part of the exhibition, the artist’s gift to the Royal Academy Collections of ten previously unseen mixed-media drawings. These feature Cooper’s iconic female figures, and are multi-layered and complex in form.


Book Publication and Gallery Talk

Eileen Cooper RA

Between the Lines

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Written by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee

Published by the Royal Academy of Arts, May 2015

Available to buy  – £30 (P&P + £3)


Gallery Talk & Book Launch 

Eileen Cooper book

Eileen Cooper will be giving a talk at Rabley Drawing Centre about her current solo exhibition ‘Garden’ and her newly published monograph ‘Between the Lines’.

Wednesday 17 June at 2.30 pm

Tickets £10

Limited places. Online booking essential.

Proceeds to Naomi House.

Book Gallery Talk online

Cragie Aitchison, A Life in Colour by Cate Haste

by Cate Haste,

Gallery Talk: Wednesday 4 March,  2:30pm

Award winning writer Cate Haste talks about her new book, a study of the life and work of Scottish artist, Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009).

Tickets £10

Places are limited. All proceeds to Prospect Hospice.

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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.

Emma Stibbon RA ‘Drawn to Landscape’ Course 2014

Emma Stibbon ran another inspiring ‘Drawn to Landscape’ course at Rabley this year in-between busily hanging rooms at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition with Chris Orr.

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Emma Stibbon RA – Drawn to Landscape Course Review


This gallery contains 14 photos. Landscape drawing and monoprint course with Emma Stibbon RA The weather may not have been ideal, but this didn’t stop 9 students immersing themselves in the dramatic open spaces of the Wiltshire downs, armed with huge boards and jars … Continue reading

Emma Stibbon Loss, Landscape and Goodbye..

Loss, Landscape and Goodbye HMS Protector final blog..

As we depart from the Peninsula and the last small growler if ice disappears on the horizon I am struck by a sense of loss, I realise I am unlikely to have the opportunity to return to this remarkable landscape. The Peninsula coastline is astoundingly beautiful and perplexing. In visiting such a remote place I become acutely aware that this is a climate that can’t sustain human life. One has the sense of being overwhelmed by nature, an awareness that we are just a species like any other. Apparently the last pristine wilderness this is an environment that profoundly influences the planet’s oceans and climate.

22. Ship sunsetThanks

My thanks to Scott Polar Research Institute for selecting me for the Antarctica Artist Placement 2013, and Bonhams for their sponsorhip. A big thank you to HMS Protector and the ship’s company for making me so welcome me onboard.

These blogs have not been posted in real time due to the remote location.

Emma Stibbon will be exhibiting at Rabley Contemporary in November 2013 – so keep posted!

Emma Stibbon Extraordinary icebergs from glacial ice


E icebergs from glacial ice. HMS Protector Blog 6 The extraordinary icebergs that we pass originate from glacial ice. These freshwater, large masses of floating ice are calved from glacier tongues or from ice shelves derived from land ice.  Berg … Continue reading

Emma Stibbon ‘Late Austral Summer in Antarctica’


This gallery contains 14 photos. Late austral summer in Antarctica. HMS Protector blog 5 The months of February and March are late austral summer in Antarctica, and as we head further south beyond the Antarctic Circle the light hours increase to over 18 hours … Continue reading

Emma Stibbon ‘Progressing South’

In progressing South we pass through the Lemaire Channel, perhaps one of the most scenic places on the planet. HMS Protector Blog 4

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Emma Stibbon ‘Mountains South’ Ink on paper

On the 21st Feb we reach Matha Strait, an area of coastline that HMS Protector has been tasked to chart. A small group of us make landfall to camp overnight on Detaille Island as the survey team need to install a tide guage. It is an amazing experience to sleep out on the ice, although as temperatures reached -15 it is the coldest experience of my life.

12. Detaille Base WEmma Stibbon ‘Detaille Island’ ink on paper

I learn that it is important to establish the periodic rise and fall in tide in order to apply this difference to the sonar measurements of the seabed. Tides varies across the globe; a few millimetres in the West Indies compared to 15 metres back at home in the Bristol Channel. By measuring the tidal difference over a 25 hour period off Detaille Island, the hydrographer can apply this to their calculations to get the true tidal range in the Peninsula area.