The Drawing Year 2015-16 Open Studios
Royal Drawing School Central Studios
Duke Street, London, W1C 1JU
Open 2-9 December, 10 - 6pm
Closing Party 9 December, 6 - 10pm
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Tim Patrick (Drawing Year 2015) is currently working as Artist in Residence at Downside School, near Bath, and is opening his studio between 9-20 December, 10-5pm by appointment. The private view is on Saturday 17th December, 3pm-6pm, and Tim would like to invite alumni who may be in the area at Christmas time to pop in for a coffee or a glass of wine (click here to view the invite). Tim will be showing some of the recent drawings and etchings he has been working on. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Elenor Bedlow (DY 2008), Rebecca Harper (DY 2013), Jenny Smith (DY 2011) and Hannah Turner-Duffin (DY 2009) are exhibiting new drawings and paintings as part of the Turps Studio Programme Work in Progress Show. Private View and Open Studios Friday 9 December 6-8pm and Open Studios Saturday 10 December 12-5 pm. Address: Turps Gallery, 1st Floor, Taploiw House Thurlow St, SE17 2UQ.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
David Caldwell (DY 2005) will be opening his studio in north London for a pre-Christmas exhibition between 2nd and 4th December which will showcase paintings by David Caldwell, Richard Burton, Kristyna Francova and Kim Scouller. Private View 2 December 6-9pm.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Marcus Cornish (RDS Faculty) is introducing tomorrow's lunchtime lecture at the NPG. Doors open at 12.45. About the lecture: Flora Turner-Vucetic looks at the art and life of Ivan Meštrovic (1883–1962), Croatian sculptor, painter, draughtsman, architect, writer and poet through a discussion of his portraits. More info here.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
A group exhibition titled Winter/16 has just opened at Tregony Gallery in Cornwall and features new work by RDS alumni Daniel Preece, Gregory Ward, Judi Green, Meg Buick, Mark Hanson, Alex Cree and David Caldwell. Private View Sunday 13 November 2pm.
Highgate Woods in Snow by David Caldwell
Alumni David Caldwell (DY 2005), Nick Bush (DY 2011), Alison Boult (DY 2013), Leon Pozniakow (DY 2013), Kathryn Maple (DY 2013) and Francis Martin (DY 2015) are included in the 2016 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, an exhibition of small works selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. A total of 727 works - including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and photographs - by 405 artists will be on show. Entry is free. The exhibition will open 17-27 November.
Romanian Landscape by David Caldwell
Alumni Grant Foster (DY 2006), Jessie Makinson (DY 2012) and Leon Pozniakow (DY 2013) will be exhibiting new paintings in The Classical, an exhibition at Transition Gallery (11-20 November). Click here for full details and images. All alumni are invited to the Private View on Thursday 10 November at 6-9pm Transition Gallery, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road E8 4QN.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Anna Sebastian (DY 2014) has a solo exhibition opening in Berlin in two weeks’ time. Anna draws on her research into voodoo, science-fiction and occultism to create works of both painting and drawing - familiar but distorted. She is inspired by the image of the family and the home; an allegory of unattainability and uncanniness - interpreted from a child's eye. Previous solo exhibitions include Homesession Gallery (Barcelona), DOX Gallery (Prague) and the Ghetto Biennale in Haiti (Port Au Prince). Exhibition dates 18 November - 2 December at ReTramp Gallery Address: Reuterstr. 62, 12047 Berlin, Germany.
Katie Brookes (DY 2013) is exhibiting ten large paintings at UKYA Festival 2016 in Derby (3-6 November). UKYA (UK Young Artists) is a registered charity that champions the next generation of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. They develop artists’ practice through opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international festivals. The Festival taking place this weekend offers a large number of free workshops, talks and exhibitions. Find out more about here.
Florian Graf (DY 2009) has published a new book FG ARTIST SERVICE GROUP - Everything Artists Offer (Kodoji Press, ISBN 978-3-03747-076-3). The first book launch with panel discussion took place in Kunsthalle Basel and the next event will be at Grieder Contemporary in Zürich on 7 December at 6.30 pm. You can read a recent article about the book here. An extract from the press release reads: 'Today a huge part of artists’ work is commissioned, rendering artists part of a service industry. Art for art’s sake is nonsense when there are bills to pay; an artist is only emancipated if they can sell what they want to do. ‘FG Artist Service Group’ clarifies a 21st century artist’s position by listing more than 50 different stances that Graf, as artist, may adopt'. With wry humour his book alphabetically catalogues the services Graf can provide, from activist to visionary, court jester to narcissist, film maker to vagabond.