Thursday, 11 December 2014

Ben Nathan Seoul

After three months living as an artist in residence in Seoul, Ben is presenting his work. If you are in Seoul, please drop by SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY where he will be showing alongside Dieter Kunz and Ina Kwon in our exhibition entitled NANJI TANKS. There will be an opening reception on Friday 19th December from 4pm with wine, coffee and canapés.

Jonathan Silverman at Serena Morton

Jonathan Silverman is showing a couple of paintings in a group show at Serena Morton Gallery for the launch of Serena's new gallery. 434 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6HA
4 December 2014 - 31 January 2015
 Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Daniel Preece


Daniel Preece is showing a painting in the Christmas Exhibition at Browse and Darby. 10 - 23 December 2014. Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm.
Browse and Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP.

Dan also has one of his 'Gasometer' paintings on show at the Chelsea Arts Club until 20 December.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The London Open Deadline

The application deadline for the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery is Friday 12 December 2014. 

Selected artists will exhibit at the Whitechapel Gallery in the summer of 2015. The exhibition will be curated by Daniel Hermann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator, Whitechapel Gallery. 

Open to works made since 2012 by London-based artists aged 26 or over. Full details on their website: http://thelondonopen.org/

Friday, 28 November 2014

Susan Wilson

RDS tutor Susan Wilson has an exhibition opening at Browse & Darby. 10 - 23 December 2014.
Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP
Sophie Charalambous, Susan Wilson, Clara Drummond, Claudia Carr and Tim Betjeman are all showing in a group show in Jessica Carlisle's home, 'At Home'. 53 Fitzjames Avenue, London, W14 0RR.
Open house Friday 5 - Sunday 7 December 2014.
By appointment Monday 8 - Sunday 21 December 2014.
Preview night Thursday 4 December 6pm - midnight.
Christmas drinks Friday 5 December 6pm - midnight.
For further information or to make an appointment please email  info@jessicacarlisle.com

Rose Arbuthnott

Rose warmly invites you to the opening of an exhibition of her paintings, 'Journey to the Isles', at 6B Prarie Street, London, SW8 3PY. Private View Wednesday 17 December 2014, 6pm for drinks, 8pm for guided tour. Exhibition continues 17 - 20 December.



Judith Green

Judith Green's work 'Gateway to Roseland' has been accepted to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition 2014 at the Mall Galleries, London.
Private View Tuesday 9 December 6.30 - 8pm (limited tickets available from exhibition@mallgalleries.com)
Exhibition continues until Sunday 21 December, 1pm.

Pippa Smith and Clare Davidson

Pippa Smith and Clare Davidson are exhibiting prints and drawings at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green in December.21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL. 4 December 2014 - 3 January 2015. Private View 4 December 2014, 6 - 9pm.

'An exhibition focusing on two artists' response to aspects of London's landscape. Starting from observed drawings both artists have then developed a series of prints.
Clare has created composite images based on views visible both from her window and from near her home. She has looked at both the organic and the man made, playing with different elements  - such as a bridge or a tree - and combining them into new images.

Pippa has used drawings made on Crossrail construction sites as the starting point for this exhibition.
From these drawings she has made a series of monoprints that explore the strange forms and textures found within these temporary urban landscapes.'


Jonathan Farr Winner of Moving Image Prize at RWA

Jonathan Farr was recently awarded the Moving Image Prize at the Royal West of England Academy, in Bristol, for his stop motion animation 'Gold Hat' which he made for the singer Mary Hampton. You can view the animation on Mary Hampton's website.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Sophie Charalambous in Swansea Exhibition

Sophie Charalambous
Sophie is exhibiting two pieces in a drawing show at  Elysium Gallery in Swansea.'From Here & There: Drawings from the UK'.
Private View Saturday 29 November 2014 7pm.
Exhibition continues until 20 December 2014. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm. 
Elysium, The Old Iceland Building, 27 - 29 High Street, SA1 1NU

Alison Boult Iceland Residency and Exhibition


Alison will be exhibiting recent paintings at Mercer Chance gallery, the exhibition space recently opened by Rachel Mercer and Michael Chance. The exhibition will be mostly Alison's recent landscapes. She has recently returned from a residency in a remote area of Iceland.
Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG
4 - 18 December 2014
Private View Thursday 4 December 2014, 7 - 10pm

The residency was the Fljotstunga Artistic residency:

'The Fljótstunga Artistic Residency is a young project interested in the relationship between nature and travel as a way to reflect upon our own social/artistic role and practice.


The residency is located in Fljótstunga, Iceland, a 20 km2 land which is a 1 hour drive away from the nearest town. The land is preserved by the residency and it is part of the Saga Geopark project in Iceland.'

Melissa Kime in Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Melissa Kime, Joseph and the Technicolour Bankers
Melissa is in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 with recent large watercolours from her MA Painting course at the RCA.
Previous 'new contemporaries' have includedTacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson.
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf

Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf
Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. - See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/2014-ica#sthash.43Y6DIRI.dpuf
Details of the exhibition on the New Contemporaries' website.
Melissa was also included in the Telegraph's article on the exhibition, with her painting 'Joseph and the Technicolour Bankers' being the covering image.

'Many reference the economic crash directly: Marco Godoy’s choral video work “Claiming the Echo” (2012) explores the aftermath of the financial crisis in Spain. A choir sings protest slogans that are usually sung at demonstrations in Spain, adapted into a musical piece, using the composer Henry Purcell's scores. And Melissa Kime alludes to it more playfully in her painting “Technicolour Joseph and The Amazing City Bankers” (2013). Meanwhile, Simon Senn’s films deal with human behaviour and patterns of interaction. His film "Just Let Go" sets up the intriguing proposition of dealing with the financial crisis through the creation of filmed cathartic experiences that aim to release anxiety.'

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ben Nathan Open Studio in Seoul

If you are in Seoul you are welcome to come by
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY to see Ben Nathan's works in progress at THE 8th OPEN STUDIO. This will be a chance to see the work of 21 Korean artists as well as 3 International artists and meet them in their own studios.
There will be an opening reception on Friday 21 November 2014 from 4pm. This will be followed by the opening ceremony at 6pm with live performances from Trashst, Magna Fall and Angry Bear. There will be a shuttle bus from Mapo-gu Office station during the 3 days: Friday 21 Nov - Sunday 23 Nov from 2-6pm.
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY, 108-1, Haneulgongwon-ro (481-6 Sangam-dong), MAPO-GU, SEOUL, 121-832, SOUTH KOREA.
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY (SNR) was founded in 2006. It runs various programs designed to revitalise international exchanges, and provides studio spaces for promising new artists to allow them to concentrate on their artistic activities in a stable environment. Twenty-one local artists move into this facility each year, and twelve foreign artists are invited to participate in the programs for three months in each quarter. 

Silent Art Auction in Aid of Parkinson's UK



Rebecca Court of the Foundation has organised a a charity silent art auction that she is organising at the Royal College of Art on Thursday 18 December 2014, 6 – 9pm. Lower Gulbenkien Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, Kensington, SW72EU

Over 40 established and emerging artists have come together to donate artworks to Parkinson’s UK for the auction.
The auction will be a silent ‘sealed bid’ auction with artworks starting with a minimum reserve ranging from £40- £200. You will have the opportunity to view the artworks on offer and submit a bid from 6-8pm on the evening of the auction. Successful bids will be announced between 8-9pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bid on artworks by some of the UK’s exciting emerging, as well as established contemporary artists, whilst supporting the important work at Parkinson’s UK.

Artists involved in the auction include Catherine Goodman as well as many Faculty and Alumni from the School including; Sharon Beavan, Gethin Evans, Kate Scrivener, Chris Green, Michael Chance, Sophie Charalambous, Tom Sander, Perienne Christian, Phoebe Stannard, Samantha Marshall, Mary Milner, Jonathan Silverman, Leonie Lachlan and Johanna Zhang as well as a number of high profile faculty and alumni from the Royal College of Art and other leading educational institutions.

One person in every 500 has Parkinson's, that's about 127,000 people in the UK. Parkinson’s UK have been working for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. The auction will aim to raise vital funds that are needed to enable them to keep providing support to everyone affected by this disease.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Lina Audzeviciute, Jake Garfield and Melissa Kime in We Could Not Agree

 Lina, Jake and Melissa were all involved in the recent (huge!) group exhibition in Q Park under Cavendish Square. The exhibition included over 100 artists showing sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, film and sound throughout the 20,000 Sq ft circular space. Curators included Geoff Leong, Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie, and many others, with Jake being involved in curation and Lina and Lissie exhibiting.

Many more photographs can be found here.

The Bothy Project Residencies: Open Call

The Bothy Project are now accepting applications from practising artists, musicians, and writers for
1-week, Self-Funded Residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg and Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorm National Park for dates during winter 2014/15.

Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis to artists that can provide a 200 word proposal outlining what you would like to work on at the bothy along with 200 words describing your practice and a CV evidencing an active artist practice.

www.thebothyproject.org/self-funded-residencies

David Caldwell in Discerning Eye and NEACExhibitions

David Caldwell, 'Artist in the Landscape'
David has work in both the ING Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries, 13 – 23 November, and the New English Art Club also at the Mall 28 November – 7 December. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1. Details of both on their website.

'Artist in the Landscape' is in the Discerning Eye.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Carol Peace Open Studios

Carol has open studios coming up in Bristol.

Unit 5.3 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH
6 - 16 November 2014
Private View Thursday 6 November 6 - 9pm

Judi Green in The Royal West of England Academy Annual Open Autumn Exhibition

Judi has been included for the third time in The Royal West of England Academy exhibition. Her oil painting, 'Porthcurnick Beach II, diptypch', is now on disply until 7 December, RWA, Bristol, BS8 1PX. Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Sunday 11am - 5pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. £5 entry.

More information on their website.

Jon Bird talking at The Nakeds, The Drawing Room

Jon will be talking at the symposium at the Drawing Room on 10 November, as part of 'The Nakeds' exhibition. Figures of Expression and Transgression 10 November 2014, 2 - 6pm.

For the exhibition, Jon has lent works by Nancy Spero and Leon Golub. He will be giving the talk 'Myth and the Figure in the Work of Leon Golub and Nancy Spero' - a talk by Professor Jon Bird (Art & Critical theory, Middlesex University).


A seminar exploring contemporary artists’ representation of the naked body and the role of drawing in this, Schiele’s legacy in relation to art and the pornographic image, myth and the figure in the work of Leon Golub and Nancy Spero.
The afternoon will include contributions from David Austen (artist and co-curator of The Nakeds), Jon Bird (Professor of Art & Critical theory, Middlesex University), Gemma Blackshaw ( Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Plymouth and co-curator of The Nakeds), Mary Doyle ( co-director of Drawing Room and co-curator of The Nakeds), Simon Grant (writer, editor of TATE ETC. magazine and co-editor of Picpus magazine), Stewart Helm (artist) , Chantal Joffe (artist) and Kate Macfarlane ( co-director of Drawing Room and co-curator of The Nakeds).

MERCER CHANCE Gallery Opening

Rachel Mercer and Michael Chance have been very busy in the past months as they are opening their own studio gallery, in Hoxton: MERCER CHANCE.

You are warmly invited to the launch night. Friday 24th October, 6.30 - 10pm. Mercer Chance, 253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG. No need to RSVP, open invitation.
http://mercerchance.co.uk
www.facebook.com/mercerchance
'We met whilst on the post-graduate programme at The Prince's Drawing School in 2012, and have spent the intervening period painting and printmaking from our live/work space in Hackney Wick. In August this year we found this exciting space in Hoxton and jumped at the opportunity to create a large bright space in which to work.
We decided to open the space as a gallery to
provide a public platform for our work, and to support our peers; a diverse range of emerging artists whose work is built on a foundation of observation, contemplation and practiced use of their medium . We want to promote a kind of image-making that is personal, poetic, and emerges from an artist's sensual and intellectual reckoning with the world.
We will be showing predominantly oil painting, printmaking and drawing, with occasional forays into the worlds of sculpture, film and installation.
Michael Chance is a painter, printmaker and draughtsman whose work is poetic and philosophical, fascinated by contemporary environmentalism and advances in exoplanetary science. Scratched, misted windows and powerful glimpses of landscape meet the scarred surfaces and topography of far-away alien worlds and strange accumulations of future ruins. 
Chance gained a first class degree in Popular Music at Liverpool University, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Drawing at The Prince’s Drawing School, London.
Rachel Mercer is a painter and draughtsman who seeks ‘moments of being’; those rare occurrences of deep harmony between self and nature. Sensitively observing the forms and patterns of natural growth opens a window to the appreciation of true beauty; that which is yielding, soft and adaptive. Her work breathes, permeated by a quiet meditative mood, which stands in opposition to the noise, carelessness and bluster of modern society. 
Mercer completed her BA in Fine Art (first class) at Cardiff School of Art & Design, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Drawing at The Prince’s Drawing School, London.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Dilly Boase exhibition at Petitou Cafe



Dilly is exhibiting drawings and wire sculptures at Petitou Café, 63 Choumert Road, Peckham SE15 4AR.  October 8th – November 3rd, 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Saturday,  10 am – 5.30 Sunday.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Curious Projects 'Thinking Drawing' open submission exhibition


Curious Projects is inviting artists, contemporary craftspeople and designers to submit drawings for their December exhibition: 'Thinking Drawing'.

They are looking for sketches, diagrams or working drawings from people who use drawing as an aid to their creative thinking process. For this show, the 27 window panes of the Project Space & Gallery will be transformed into picture frames displaying the selected entries.

'Is there still a place for drawing as a tool for thought in our digital age? 

If you use drawing as part of your creative thinking and idea-generating process we would love to see some of your drawings.'

The submission fee is £4.50 for up to five drawings and is only intended to cover administration costs. The deadline for submission is Sunday 2 November 2014.

More information and how to submit here: http://www.curious-projects.co.uk/thinking-drawing.html

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Claire Price and Laura Smith in The Threadneedle Exhibition

Claire Price, 'White Cloth'
Claire and Laura are included in The Threadneedle Prize exhibition 2014.
More details on the website.
The exhibition is open and continues until 11 October. Daily 10 - 5pm, free entry.
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1

Constanza Dessain Exhibition

Constanza would like to invite you to the Private View of her exhibition 'Rock + Paper + Scissors', Wednesday 1 October (tomorrow) 6 - 9pm.
The exhibition continues 2 - 31 October 10am - 5pm.
6 Astwood Mews, SW7 4DE

Hannah Murgatroyd Winner of Exeter Contemporary Open

‘I Would Not Know Who I Am’ by Hannah Murgatroyd
This September, Hannah was announced as the overall winner of the Exeter Contemporary Open 2014.  Details on the website.
'Exeter Contemporary Open is an annual, open submission exhibition that presents work from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.'
The selection panel for this year’s exhibition included Independent Curator and Art Consultant, Ceri Hand, Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley and Phoenix Gallery Curator, Matt Burrows.

Fabienne Khial in ArtLicks Festival

Fabienne is showing some drawings for "The 7th Continent" exhibition as part of the ArtLicks festival. The drawings by Fabienne and another artist reflect on the 7th Continent, a patch of floating rubbish, mostly plastic, in the North Pacific. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of how this is endangering the ocean and poinsoning the marine wildlife, as well as the human food chain.

"A drawing installation about the patch of floating garbage in the North Pacific ."

2nd - 6th October, The Small White Elephant, 28 Choumert Road, London, SE15 4SE.
Art Licks

On Friday an event will be proposed to the children and their parents, to make a big growing installation, using cut outs, collage and prints.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

National Open Art Exhibition

The National Open Art Competition exhibition at Somerset House is open  until 25th October, 10am6pm daily (last admission 5pm). Free entry.
The exhibition includes works by alumnus Sara Lee Roberts and Drawing Year student Oliver McConnie.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Alison Boult in Derwent Art Prize

Alison has two pieces in the 2014 Derwent Art Prize exhibition which is open now at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition shows 80 works in pencil, selected by Yvonne Crossley, Stephen Farthing RA and Fisun Güner.
Mall Galleries, Monday 16th - Saturday 21st September 2013, 10am to 5pm. Admission Free. The Mall, London SW1  020 7930 6844

Carl Randall Exhibition Berloni Gallery

Carl would like to invite you to his solo exhibition Shōzō [肖像] at Berloni Gallery in London, opening today. His largest solo show to date, this is a collection of paintings and drawings made in Japan, many previously unseen in the UK.
Berloni, 63 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SW
Sept 17th – Nov 15th 2014
Private View: Tuesday Sept 16th, 6 – 9pm

Gallery exhibition page
Gallery location (just off Oxford Circus, central London)

Lastly, ‘Tokyo Portrait’ (a large canvas made in Japan) has been purchased by Fondation Carmignac, Paris France, joining works in the permanent collection other by other artists such as Andy Warhol, Basquait, Roy Lichenstein, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter.

Studio Spaces Offered


Studio available  Oct- Jan 
N15
Nat Pimlott is looking to rent his studio from October to January (with the possibility of sharing it from January onwards). Its a large space (270 sq ft) with big windows across one wall and good natural light. It's 5 minutes walk from both Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale tube stations, in an area that has an increasing number of artist studios - and it's above a really good new coffee shop. Rent is £400 a month. Address is: Unit - 5,  Guanson House, Markfield Road, Tottenham N15 4 QQ. If you're interested please contact Nat at nathaniel_pimlott@hotmail.com or on 07889787642

Studio available  Oct - Nov
N16
Emma Seach writes:

A very nice studio is available in Stoke Newington for 4-6 weeks from 1st October. It is spacious for one person or possible to fit two if you would rather share. Very quiet with a small window but enough light. The rent is £180 per month. Here are the co-ordinates in google maps

Please contact me if you would like any photos or want to come around and visit.

Thanks very much
Emma Seach


Studio available  Nov - March
SE
Lucas Reynes-Matter writes:
'One of my studio mates is moving out of our studio in Bermondsey in November and myself and George Colley (who also did the drawing year) are on the lookout for someone to fill the space. 

It is rather short term as the studio block will be turned into flats next year so we will only have the space till March 2015 but it is a very nice, large space with plenty of natural light  and nice views over South-East London. It is very close to Bermondsey Street and not far from London Bridge or Bermondsey Stations. The rent is about £120 per month and will be shared with George and myself - both drawing year alumni.'
lucasreynesmatter@hotmail.co.uk
07981556470


 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Julie Held exhibition

PDS faculty Julie Held invites you to her PV Thursday 11th September 6.30 - 8.30pm. The exhibition, 'Living London', runs from 5th September - 30th October 2014.
11 Spitalfields Gallery
11 Princelet Street
Spitalfields
London – E1 6QH
By appointment only 020 7247 1816
www.elevenspitalfields.com

Daniel MacCarthey

Dan MacCarthy is setting off on a pilgrimage of sorts to Santiago de Compestela. Starting from a Marina in Ipswich, he will sail to the city of Gijon with three others and from there make his way, as much as possible on foot to the pilgrimage city. He will be keeping a drawing journal of the walk which he will upload upon its completion. Once he has left the city of Santiago de Compostela, he will return by boat from Bilbao to Brittany and from there by more conventional transport back to the UK. In order to finance this trip he has made a series of small paintings and prints. These can be found on his website: http://danielmaccarthy.tumblr.com/
If you would like to help him on his way and buy something please email him at daniellouismaccarthy (at) gmail.com and he will remove the image from the gallery. This may not occur until he disembarks in Gijon or elsewhere along the route. The work will be delivered or posted to you as soon as he returns in September.

New English Art Club Open Exhibition Deadline

Another approaching deadline is that of the New English Art Club Open Exhibition. Entries close Thursday 11th September 12pm. Artists interested in entering for the NEAC Open exhibition for 2014 in December this year can register on the Mall Galleries website.
The New English Art Club (NEAC) are seeking submissions of paintings, drawings, pastels and original prints based upon the direct observation of nature and the human figure for its Annual Exhibition 2014. 

ING Discerning Eye Deadline

This Saturday is the deadline for submissions to the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition. This open entry exhibition at the Mall Galleries is for pieces no larger than 50cm. The ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary has in the past been won by Drawing School Alumni Fraser Scarfe and Stuart Pearson Wright.
For more details see the exhibition's website.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kathryn Maple wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

Congratulations to Kathryn who has won First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. 
Louis Wise of the Sunday Times writes that "Maple’s astonishing work looks as if it was conceived in the Deep South, but Fat Boy’s is, in fact, a cafe right by where she works, in Trinity Buoy Wharf, far out in east London. She even has lunch there sometimes. Maple, from Maidstone, Kent, is fond of the “odd and out of place in life”, and this slice of Americana in E14 fits the bill. The work is large enough (116cm x 86cm), but small by her standards; she builds each painting up by layering over time and, as this picture shows, is happy to use watercolours in a variety of ways."

15 - 20 September 2014
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry

A selection of the 2014 exhibition will be shown in sponsor Smith & Williamson's offices throughout the UK from September 2014 to January 2015.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Karl-Peter Penke: Bow Arts SE1 Open Studios


Karl-Peter and several other alumni will be exhibiting in their studios on two open days as part of Bow Arts SE1 Open Studios. Come to Studio 80 on the 4th floor to see Karl's latest drawings, paintings and prints.

Free entry to see the work of over 130 artists at the Bow Arts SE1 Studios on Friday 12th September between 6 - 9pm and, a week later, on Saturday 20th September 1 - 6pm.

Food, drinks, music and entertainment.

Friday 12th September (6-9pm) and Saturday 20th September (1-6pm).

Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Georgina Sleap looking for a studio

Georgie Sleap misssleap@hotmail.co.uk is hunting for a studio space - perhaps you or someone you know may be able to help?

"I'm looking for a room that is: 
Around 180ft. 
In south London, or not too far north of river. I live Herne Hill and work in Wimbledon, so way out east is far from ideal. 
As cheap as possible, obviously. I can't pay more than around 170 a month. 
I will have to move by mid October. 

I am tidy in my work habits but use materials which are messy: powder pigment and pourable rubber have left my current floor covered in black splodges with a permagreen tinge, so I need four walls round me, but am not fussy about what they are made of. I'm used to cold studios and am not super fussed about hot and cold running Internet. Somewhere on the ground floor would be ideal. A decent lift or at least wide stairs would be fine too. 


I'd be really grateful if you could let me know of anything that springs to mind. Even if it's a bit much or a bit far, is available now  or not till November, it would be great to get a sense of what's around."

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Nina Stewart Artist Residency

Applications are open to the Nina Stewart Artist Residency at South London Gallery. 6-month funded residency including rent-free accommodation, studio, £5000 bursary, mentoring, publication and exhibition. Open to UK resident artists completing a UK postgraduate MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent between October 2013 and September 2014.

Deadline for applications: 11am Monday 18 August 2014.

Full details on their website.

Foundling Museum Residency

The deadline for applications to the Foundling Museum research residency is 4 August 2014.

Open to London-based visual artists who have been practising artists for a minimum of five years. To engage with the collections, curators and work of the Foundling Museum and undertake a period of research to develop their practice and produce and exhibit a new body of work. The successful applicant will receive a bursary of £3000, access to the Foundling Museum's collections and curators, and support in presenting their research and work in a public facing event.

For more information, click here.

"The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 to care for London’s abandoned babies. The Hospital was the brainchild of the pioneering philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. In doing so they created London’s first public art gallery and set the template for the way that the arts could support philanthropy. The museum continues to celebrate their vision, by enabling artists to create a living dialogue between their forebears and vulnerable children today. he Museum contains the Foundling Hospital Collection which spans four centuries and contains paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, furniture, clocks, photographs and ephemera. The Museum also houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Handel memorabilia and an internationally-important research resource."

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Griffin Art Prize

The deadline for the Griffin Art Prize 2014 has been extended to midnight 10 August. 

In its third year, the Griffin Art Prize offers the prizewinner a six month residency  in the Studio Building, 21, Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ. This is a large, well-lit studio, with materials provided by sponsors Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, and a small financial allowance. The residency culminates in a one-person show in the Griffin Gallery, London W11, with a printed catalogue.

The competition is open to all artists who have graduated since 2009. 20 artists selected for the long list will be showcased on their website, while the 10 short-listed artists will be included in an exhibition at the Griffin Gallery, private view 18 November 2014.


"The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the residency."

For more details and how to enter, visit the Griffin Art Prize website.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Rowan James : Lifedrawing for Parents and Babies

Rowan is running a lifedrawing class in Stoke Newington for parents and babies. The next class is this Thursday morning, 9.30am. The Drawing Room, Clissold House, Stoke Newington, N16 9HJ. £10, drop in.

Details of upcoming classes are available on Meetup here.

"A group for parents with young babies who fancy a bit of life drawing, without needing to worry about their babies disturbing anyone.
Noise, breast feeding and dramas all welcome, anything goes... 
Free tea, chocolate and materials, and encouragement. 
Beautiful room, in Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington.
Playground and café very close by. Kitchen facilities available ( microwave/sink ).
Space for push chairs.
Tutoring on request.
The best models, varied each week."