In Tom Hammick’s upcoming exhibition Island Life, images of Henry’s Cabin and the walled utopian garden of Sky Island glow under the same moon as his new woodcut prints inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes. His surreal landscapes evoke feelings of solitude alongside a deep interconnectivity where consciousness looms just over the dream horizon. Hammick’s images are often metaphors for the human condition; reflecting states of mind, transience, fragility and awe. Continue reading →
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 →
Conversations – Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre from 26 September to 29 October
Stephen Snoddy chooses prints for the upcoming exhibition at Rabley.
In Conversations, a series of new monotypes, Stephen Snoddy shares Matisse’s lifelong obsession with a visual conversation between inside and outside and often uses the window motif as a formal device to construct work. Continue reading →
The beautiful Tom Hammick exhibition continues in the gallery until Saturday 25 June.
Tom will be giving a gallery talk at the closing event on Saturday 25 between 3 – 4.30, so please book and join us, places are limited Booking now.
He will discuss his role as artist in residence at the English National Opera and the themes and ideas that have influenced the woodcuts and etchings in his exhibition ‘Passes Between Us’ Continue reading →
Another year has passed and the month of June at Rabley wouldn’t be the same without Nik Pollard’s ‘Drawn to Nature’ course. Eight lucky students were able to immerse themselves for 3 days in the surrounding landscape of wild flower meadows and woodland.
We have had a busy few weeks at Rabley with the course season well under way and Eileen Cooper’s ‘Garden’ exhibition has just opened in our new modified gallery space!
Emma Stibbon ran her ever popular and oversubscribed ‘Drawn to Landscape’ course at Rabley the weekend before last. The weather was a bit blowy and there was the occasional shower but this didn’t dampen everyone’s spirits!
Rabley artist in residence for 2014, Nik Pollard, ran his annual course at Rabley ‘Drawn to Nature’ at the weekend. The weather was fantastic this year (for once!) and this enabled everyone to fully immerse and attune themselves to the surrounding landscape of wild flower meadows and woodland.