Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lottie Stoddart: Westminster Abbey drawings

In March Lottie Stoddart (DY 2015) was granted special access to draw in Westminster Abbey and has now spent over six months making new work in situ. Lottie first became interested in Westminster Abbey as a subject for investigation through visiting it as part of the William Blake course with RDS tutor Mark Cazalet.  About her current project she says: 'Being able to repeatedly revisit the site has enabled me to get to know this, initially, very overwhelming building and create work that reflects my experience of the juxtaposing periods and centuries of re-workings'. This has led to a commission by the Abbey Shop to create a set of cards and a solo exhibition next year. The private view will be on 9th February 2017 in St. Margaret's Westminster. See images of the work in progress here.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Olivia Kemp shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize 2016

Olivia Kemp (Drawing Year 2014) has been shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize 2016. The final 6 shortlisted artists were selected from 270 applicants. The winner who will be announced at the exhibition Private View on Wednesday 23 November. The winner will receive all art materials and accommodation for their three month residency at Griffin Gallery starting February 2017.

Griffin Art Prize 2016
24 November – 23 December 2016

Address: The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ : Info
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday, 12 - 5pm, Closed on Sundays

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Francesca Mollett in group exhibition

Francesca Mollett (DY 2015) is part of a group exhibition at APT gallery. A Face Like Yours brings together paintings, installation and video work by seven artists whose works explore everyday objects, spaces and gestures. The work shown is primarily based on intimate observations of the contemporary world, seeking out connections between the experience of a moment and the beauty of human contradictions. All alumni are invited to the Private View on 13th October, 6 - 9pm (exhibition continues until 16 October). A pdf of selected works is available here.
Visit the APT website here.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

'Portrait of Thomas Overington' by Susan Wilson

A portrait by Susan Wilson (RDS Faculty) is on long-term loan to Christ's Hospital School. Address: Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP. The painting was inspired by the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery. You can read more about the painting here. Visit the artist's website here.

Thomas Gosebruch solo exhibition

Detail of Mime by Thomas Gosebruch

oil paint and biro on paper (2016), 128 x 96 cm

All staff and alumni are invited to the private view of Blindfold, an exhibition of new work by former RDS tutor Thomas Gosebruch. Last year Thomas’ work was included in British Contemporary Drawing at Museum of Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China and Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Private View: Thursday 6th October, 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Monday 24th October 2016
Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11am-6pm or by appointment

Mercer Chance Gallery, 253 Hoxton St, N15LG
info@mercerchance.co.uk www.mercerchance.co.uk phone: 02070336559 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tim Dodds and Laura Smith at Bay Art, Cardiff

Tim Doods (DY 2003) and Laura Smith (DY 2004) are exhibiting at Bay Art in Cardiff. Find out more about the exhibition here. 

Rosie Vohra wins Reach Prize

Rosie Vohra (DY 2014) has won the Afshin Naghouni Reach Prize awarded by Art for Youth London during the exhibition 'In England We Dream of Gardens' which took place at the Mall Galleries. The prize was awarded for her drawing 'A Short Story' (gouache on paper - shown below), as recognition of excellence in drawing. This year the prize was chosen and awarded by artist Afshin Naghouni. 

Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016

Six RDS artists were included in the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016, that closed on 24th September at the Mall Galleries. 

Watercolour by Sophie Charalambous

Watercolour by Alison Boult

Watercolour by Chloe LeTissier

 Watercolour by Chloe LeTissier (Second Prize)

Watercolour by Gethin Evans (RDS Faculty)

Watercolour by Rosie Vohra

Watercolour by Kathryn Maple (First Prize)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ishbel Myerscough: 'Up Close' at Flowers Gallery, New York

Ishbel Myerscough (RDS Faculty) is exhibiting in New York: Up Close at Flowers Gallery in Chelsea, until 15 Oct 2016.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Jon Bird exhibition at Hornsey Town Hall

Professor Jon Bird (Art and Critical Theory, Middlesex University London and DY 2007) has a forthcoming exhibition at Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall and would like to invite all alumni to the private view on Thu 13 October 7-9 pm. Visit the artist's website here.
  • Jon Bird: 'Land-Marks' 13-18 October 2016 at Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ