Friday, 21 June 2013

Artist of the Day

Alumni Jessie Makinson, Clara Drummond and current Drawing Year student Laura Footes will all be part of a series of one day exhibitions at Flower's Gallery, 21 Cork Street. Each exhibition will be open from 10am -7pm on the following days:
26th June - Jessie Makinson (work pictured above) selected by Catherine Goodman
27th June - Clara Drummond selected by Ishbel Myerscough
4th July - Laura Footes selected by Celia Paul
To find out more click here

India Teaching Residency

The Prince's Drawing School is now calling for submissions for the India Teaching Residency 2013. There are places for 4 alumni to go on the 10 week residency starting early October 2013 and ending late December 2013. To apply please submit your application form with a portfolio of at least 10 drawings and up to 3 sketchbooks. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st July. You can download application form here IIFA Teaching Residency Application Form 2013 For more details look on the India Teaching Res page above.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

BP Portrait Award

David Caldwell, Sophie Levi, Freddy Clark (whose portrait of Josh is pictured above), Carl Randall, Clara Drummond and tutor Julie Held are exhibiting in this year's BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. David's piece is 77 small portraits all done from short sittings with friends, many of whom are Drawing Year alumni. Show opens 20th June and continues until 15 September.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

SOLO Award

There is an opportunity to be awarded £1, 000 and a solo show at Wilson Williams Gallery in January 2014. Deadline 20 June for more info go to

Konrad Gabriel

Konrad will be showing drawings and monoprints in his solo show: " The Human Herd" which open on Wednesday 26 June, 6pm-9pm, at the English Restaurant, 52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AG. Exhibition continues until 14 July.

Carl Randall

Carl was the recipient of the BP Travel Award 2012, his series of paintings “In the footsteps of Hiroshige: The Tokaido Highway and Portraits of Modern Japan” will be on display at The National Portrait Gallery June 20th – September 15th. The paintings were made on a journey along the route connecting Tokyo and Kyoto which was famously documented by the Japanese Woodblock Printer Ando Hiroshige in 1832.

Jaime Valtierra

Jaime will be in group show "Edge of the Land" at The Hundred Years gallery, opening night Thursday 20 June from 6.30pm. Exhibition continues until 30 June. Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London, E2 8JD

Studio Space Available

David Caldwell is looking to share his studio in Bermondsey from end June. It is big (215 Square feet) with plenty of natural light and David won't be there at all from mid July to end August  . Rent is £103 per month (each). Address is: Bow Arts SE1 Studios, 46 Willow Walk, SE1 5SF. If you are interested please contact David: 07791 389 419

Georgie Sleap

Georgie is exhibiting in a group show at The School of the Damned, open 22nd-23rd June, Unit 66 6th Floor, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QN.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Drawing Year alumni Josias Figuerido, Fergus McHardy, Serena Rowe (illustrated), Sophie Levi, Judi Green and Carl Randall are in this year's RA Summer Exhibition. Opens 10 June, continues until 18 August.

Lily Buchanan

Lily's band The Graphite Set is launching its new EP on Wednesday 5th June at The Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green. You can either buy tickets online or on the door. The Graphite Set will play at 9pm. You can hear The Graphite Set here: here and find out more here