Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A portrait by Nahem Shoa enters public collection in Newcastle

A painting by Nahem Shoa (DY 2004) has been acquired by The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. The portrait, titled Head of Desiree (2001), was painted over 8 months and around 30 three hour sitting were involved. 


Nahem is also in a group show called Into The Wild Abyss at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, showing alongside artists Gordon Cheung and Rui Matsunaga. The exibition opens on the 8th of june and finishes on 3rd sept. 

Into The Wild Abyss / Three artists explore various interpretations of a universal spiritual craving for nature in an era of accelerated technological existence; the inner life within a post 9-11 world full of ecological, economic and political instability. Gordon Cheung, Rui Matsunaga and Nahem Shoa all share through their different artistic visions a desire to use archetypal narratives to express hope with hallucinatory, shimmering and imagined forms to reflect on the human condition within the constructs of civilisations.

Alumni in the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition 2017

Many alumni and members of RDS Faculty have been shortlisted for the 2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition currently on view at Piano Nobile, Kings Place, London. The painting shown above is by Rebecca Harper (DY 2013).