We have three wonderful new woodcut prints from Sadie Tierney available at this year’s London Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy of Arts. In Sadie Tierney’s new woodcuts and watercolours the anticipated excitement of the voyage radiates from the gloaming as ships head out of port reflecting on the sea.
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
Rabley Drawing Centre
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Thurs 2 – Sunday 5 July
10 – 5pm
Wednesday 1 July 6 – 8pm
Saturday 4 July 12 – 4pm
Visit the exhibition and have a chance to see some of the artists demonstrating various print processes in the studio. Come find out how prints are actually made!
Sunday 5 July 4pm
Prints by exhibiting artists have been donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme. See below for more information.
The Summer Exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre brings together 15 artists from the Drawing and Print School. Each has made work that is highly individual within the creative and supportive Studio & Print Sessions at Rabley.
The regular Studio & Print sessions offer weekly ongoing creative development and support throughout the year. Experimental and conventional drawing underpins the variety of print disciplines. The school’s focus on developing work through new technologies including acid free and non – toxic printmaking has brought a vitality to the studio as each artist researches and develops the potential of their ideas through various media.
A stimulating dialogue with visiting artist tutors Meryl Ainslie, Sara Lee, Endellion Lycett Green, Nik Pollard, and Emma Stibbon RA, along with the support of Rabley Studio Printmaker Amy-Jane Blackhall, has enabled the development of exciting new work over the last year.
Print Raffle Prints by exhibiting artists Arran Miles, Suzy Miles and Rosemary Farrer have been generously donated for raffle in aid of the Rabley Student Bursary Scheme that encourages diversity of course attendees and offers students that could not normally afford to take part the opportunity to develop their practice on a suitable course. Tickets will be on sale throughout the exhibition and the draw will be on Sunday afternoon.
STUDIO AND PRINT SESSIONS
If you have attended a short course at Rabley and would like to continue to work in the supportive environment of Rabley Drawing Studio and Print Room you can join our regular Studio & Print Sessions on a Monday or Tuesday from 10-4pm. Each group is of a maximum of 9 students and includes tutorial support from a range of our artist- tutors in the morning, alongside technical support in the print room throughout the day. You will be encouraged to write your own project and follow your own creative development path.
Autumn Term – 10 sessions
Mondays: 14 September – 30 November (No sessions on 26 October & 2 November)
Tuesdays: 15 September – 1 December (No sessions on 27 October & 3 November)
Spring Term – 10 sessions
Mondays: 11 January – 21 March (No session on 15 February)
Tuesdays: 12 January – 22 March (No session on 16 February)
Summer Term – 8 sessions
Mondays: 11 April – 13 June (No sessions on 2 & 30 May)
For more information please contact Amy-Jane Blackhall
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01672 511999
Traditional water-based printing without a press.
Artist and master printer Sara Lee ran another 3-day course at Rabley Drawing Centre on the specialist and beautiful ukiyo-e Japanese Woodcut method. Sara’s exhibition ‘Ley Of the Land’ marks the end of her year long residency at Rabley throughout 2013 and is on display in the gallery until 12th April.