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PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS AT RABLEY
 
2014
 
ANN CHRISTOPHER RA
MARKS ON THE EDGE OF SPACE
PAPER WORKS
14 September - 10 October 2014
 
A series of 12 paper works with strong three dimensional qualities -layering and cutting paper, combining materials and various other elements.
 
Image right: Ann Christopher RA Marks on the Edge of Space 2, Conte, graphite, mylar and aluminium,
series of 12, framed 460 x 470mm
 
Ann Christopher RA - Marks on the Edge of Space
 
 
NANA SHIOMI
ETERNAL GAZE
WOODCUTS
14 September - 10 October 2014
 
In ‘Eternal Gaze’ Nana Shiomi reflects on the cycle of life – the tidal sea and the balance of nature, and the stages of life reflected in architectural structures. Her contemporary woodcuts prints are influenced by Japanese culture.
 
Image right: Nana Shiomi, Eternal Gaze, Woodcut
 
Nana Shiomi
 
 
RABLEY SUMMER EXHIBITION
3 July - 20 July 2014
 
The Summer Exhibition at Rabley Drawng Centre brings together 14 artists from the Drawing and Print School.
 
Christina Cornish, Grizzie Elliott, Rosemary Farrer, Penny Furbisher, Pam Hardman, Catrina Knight-Bruce, Katy Littlehales, Arran Miles, Suzy Miles, Cas Pollen,  Amanda Ralfe, Fay Ros-Magenty, Jennie Norman, Susie Whimster.
 
 
Suzy Miles - Exhibition - Galatea
 
 
Meryl Setchell Ainslie
Marlborough Open Studio 27
SILVER ANTHOLOGY
5 July - 20 July 2014
 
A collection of limited edition silver pieces presented with a fine art print as a boxed anthology. Each silver sculpture is a facsimile of a surface fragment or drawing, collected by the artist on journeys near and far. The print images contextualise and inform the sculpture.
 
Meryl Setchell Ainslie - Exhibition
 
 
SARA LEE
Ley of the Land
10 March - 12 April 2014
 
Sara relocated from her London studio to the rural environs of Home Farm and Rabley Drawing Centre to be Artist-in Residence 2013, spending time in the landscape each month. During this year she has become intimately bound to the landscape around her. Through drawing, print and film, her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving exterior space.
 
 
ROSA NGUYENS
Glass and Ceramic Installation
10 March - 12 April 2014
 
Rosa Nguyen's ceramic and glass objects explore natural elements and organic forms with a fusion of western and oriental sensibilities. Her work ranges from unique objects to site-specific installations.
 
 
Sara Lee
 
Rosa Nguyens
 
2013
 
EMMA STIBBON
TERRA INFIRMA
18 November – 20 December 2013
 
Drawings and prints of Iceland, a landscape in flux.
 
R.B. Kitaj Exhibition 2013
 
 
SKETCH 2013
54 Artists' Sketchbooks from the UK's only National Sketchbook Prize
16 September - 12 October 2013
 
The SKETCH 2013 Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize and Exhibition uniquely promotes the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice. This year fifty-four sketchbooks have been selected from national open submissions by a distinguished panel of judges.
 
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Sketch 2013 Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize
 
 
16 May - 21 June 2013
 
R.B. KITAJ
Prints
Prints by RB Kitaj from ‘A Day Book’ with text by Robert Creeley combine the artist’s graphic sense with his love of literature. Kitaj’s prints from the 60’s and 70’s demonstrate an experimental use of printmaking.
 
 
SARAH AINSLIE
Indian Photographers Captured
A series of portraits of Indian photographers
in their own photography studios.
 
 
R.B. Kitaj Exhibition 2013
 
Sarah Ainslie - Exhibition
 
 

17 March - 27 April 2013

 
SANDY SYKES
The Flying Itself
A series of 10 unique prints.
Sandy Sykes invites you to step through rooms, doorways and fields into her tactile woodcut prints. Cut, drawn and burnished into life, she creates complex dual worlds of time and space.
 
 
BREON O'CASEY
Masterprints from the Hugh Stoneman Archive
In 'Master Prints' the gallery at Rabley Drawing Centre gives you a privileged insight into the work of Master Printer Hugh Stoneman and the fine art of creative collaboration, with an exhibition of prints from the Stoneman Studio Archive.
 
 
Sandy Sykes - The Flying Itself
 
Breon O'Casey, Two Red Flowers 2001
 
 
2012
 
 

13 November – 18 December 2012

 
TOM HAMMICK
Night for Day
In Tom Hammick’s new paintings and prints there is a recurring motif of a shed or a simple house set in a flattened out landscape. His pictures are imaginary and mythological dreamscapes, and a positive counterpoint to a world in crisis.
 
 
 
SALLY FAWKES
Significant Ground
In ‘Significant Ground’ Sally Fawkes’ glass sculptures hold space in the transparent volume of clear optical glass. With great command of this beautiful alchemic medium she transforms the glass into abstract metaphors for the experienced of nature.
 
 
Tom Hammick - Night For Day
 
Sally Fawkes - Significant Ground
 
 

11 September - 27 October 2012

 
KNOT DRAWING
A Collection of Modern British Tapestries
Craigie AITCHISON
Alan DAVIE
Patrick CAULFIELD
Elisabeth FRINK
Howard HODGKIN
Victor PASMORE
John PIPER
William SCOTT
 
A rare opportunity to enjoy these desirable tapestries from the best names in Modern British Art. Ethically made to the highest quality hand- knotting gives the woolen surface of each artwork unique qualities reflecting the light and colour to dramatic effect. The tapestries are for sale in limited editions with certificates of authenticity.Recently two new tapestries have been added to this illustrious collection: Craigie Aitchison ‘Blue Bird, Yellow Landscape’ and the seminal motif of a ‘Red Bedlington Terrier’ completed after the artist’s death and exhibited here for the first time.
 
EMILY MYERS
New Porcelain & Stoneware Ceramics
 
MARTYN GRIMMER
Photogravures
 


 
Craigie Aitchison
 
Emily Myers
 
Martyn Grimmer
 
 

5 May - 7 July 2012

 
DRAWN TO NATURE
An Exhibition of Drawing & Sculpture
Meryl AINSLIE
Alan BOND
Fiona ROBINSON
Sara LEE
Lucy PEDLAR
Nik POLLARD
Dawn SHORTEN
Ray WARD

 
Dawn Shorten - Soup de Soleil
 
Alan Bond - Drawn to Nature Installation
 
 

10 March – 21 April 2012

 
TIM HARRISSON
The Oldbury Chapters
Abstract landscape drawings from Oldbury Castle and the Cherhill Downs. Sculpture using both Wiltshire limestone and Carrara marble.
In stone, Harrisson carves simple forms of purity. The geology of each material pushes the surface: sedimentary stone from the Vale of Wardour and Carrara marble are forged together into contemporary Menhirs. The Carrara marble was a gift from the Barbara Hepworth Estate. The sculptures were installed in the gallery and nearby farm buildings.
 
JOANNA STILL
Holding Space
A collection of shallow dishes by Joanna Still.
Still’s signature ceramics are thrown, turned, fired and smoked to produce a finish of subtle hues with organic marked surfaces. The smoke firing technique where polished pots are starved of oxygen at a low temperature to induce a dark smoky surface is widely used by traditional makers as an alternative to glaze in many cultures.

 
Tim Harrisson
 
Joanna Still
 
 
2011
 
 

17 September - 30 October 2011

 
EMMA STIBBON
ROMA
New Woodcut and Drawings
ROMA explores the layers of historical traces in Rome; the architectural constructs of Mussolini with ruins from the Roman Empire. The woodcut and drawings in chalk and ink reflect it’s fragility, instability and beauty. Emma Stibbon was Derek Hill Scholar at the British School in Rome in 2010
 
RICHARD JACKSON
Observing Eternity
Glass Sculpture
Richard Jacksonʼs glass sculpture has the absolute clarity of cast optical glass; honed and polished surfaces, textured with deep carving made with a diamond cutter. New sculptures reflect balanced and cantilevered architectural forms.
 
Emma Stibbon - Aquaduct Woodcut
 
Richard Jackson - Observing Eternity
 
 
11 June – 22 July 2011
 
SEAN SCULLY
Etchings & Works on Paper

Filtering the Northern European light, lapping and overlapping the edges of his familiar abstract blocks, Scully offers subtle plays of colour and tone. This exhibition was one of the first opportunities to see his etching series ‘Liliane’

“the rural scenery has changed forever the urban texture of his art”   Laurence Topham, The Guardian.

 
KERRY PHIPPEN
'Give It To Me' New Drawings

Calling on the emotional and physical landscape of childhood these new drawings mark a psychological engagement with ‘alter ego’s’ and the intimate distance of childhood relationships. Working on the found surfaces of postcards and from old photographs her work addresses timeless tensions with an unsettling contemporary candor.

 

 

 
Sean Scully Lilliane Print
 
Kerry Phippen Give it to Me
 
 
April - May 2011
 
SKETCH 2011
Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize

The SKETCH Drawing Prize at Rabley is the UK’s only award for artist sketchbooks. The SKETCH exhibition reveals the thoughts and images of contemporary artists, investigates the role of the sketchbook in creative art practice and the relationship between drawing and other media.

 
Sketch Drawing Prize 2011
 
 
2010
 
 
11 September - 17 October 2010
 
TEMPLATE
JACK SHIREFF
 
The artist’s journey from template to print in an exhibition celebrating 30 years of printmaking with Jack Shirreff
  30 years of Jack Shireff prints
 
 
RABLEY SCULPTURE GARDEN    
June - July 2010
fred baier
melissa cole
sally fawkes
patrick haines
richard jackson
johnny hawkes
tim harrisson
lucy strachan
julieann worrell hood
 
Rabley Sculpture Garden
 
 
ESTEBAN IGARTUA
LAND DRAWINGS
June - July 2010
Esteban Igartua’s drawings are about the organic aspect of human life. His invented characters form a community in which this life exists. They are immersed in a natural world of growth, disease, decay and regeneration. There is cooperation and solidarity, conflict and abuse of power. The collection of drawings themselves turn into some form of expanding organism, like a constantly growing jigsaw.

 


 
Esteban Igartua - Land Drawings
 

 

SANDY SYKES
AMBUSH
May - June 2010
New drawings and prints.
Sandy Sykes bring cowboys and soldiers together in a field of playful imaginings. They are a serious comment on the futility of war handled with Sandy’s original combination of wit and skill.

 


 
Sandy Sykes - Ambush Drawings
 
 
 
CHALK HORSES & TIN SHEDS
ALAN BOND
March 2010
New Drawings and Sculpture
 

 


Left: Fattoria Yellow
Bottom left: Chalk Horse


 
Fattoria yellow - Alan BondChalk Horse - Alan Bond
 
 
 
MASTERS AND MISTRESSES OF DRAWING
Jan - Feb 2010
Drawings by twenty two of the most exciting artists drawing today. They reflect fresh definitions and a resurgence of interest in drawing placing it  centre stage of the contemporary fine art arena.
 

Craigie AITCHISON
Lucy AUSTIN
Helen BARFF      
Alan BOND
Martyn BREWSTER
Mikey CUDDIHY      
Anka DABROWSKA   
Paul FIELDSEND-DANKS
Tim HARRISSON
Claude HEATH      
John HODDER  
Estaban IGARTUA
Roger KELLY
Samuel KELLY    
Emma OLDRIDGE
Kerry PHIPPEN
Susan PRESTON      
James RIELLY
Dawn SHORTEN      
Emma STIBBON
Sandy SYKES
Sadie TIERNEY

 
Gneis - Tim Harrisson
 
Devil's Throat - Emma Stibbon
 
above top: 'Gneis' Tim Harrisson
above: 'Devil's Throat' Emma Stibbon
 
 
 
2009
 
THE SNOW QUEEN AND HER GOLDEN PURSE
ARTMAS FAIR
1- 6 December 2009
A festive odyssey of art treasures including drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics and jewellery by Lucy Austin, Kerry Phippen, Emma Stibbon.
 
ICE and glass sculpture by Joseph Harrington, Jewellery by Gay Crichton-Miller and Syann Van Niftrik, Silks and gems from India, Storytelling and a childrens' drawing workshop.
 
right: Kerry Phippen Conversing With Crow Snow Queen Series
  Conversing With Crow - Kerry Phippen
 
 
MARTYN BREWSTER
New Work
11 October – 7 November 2009
New paintings, drawings and prints by this internationally respected abstract colourist. Includes new work inspired during his residency at Rabley Drawing Centre in the summer.
right: Martyn Brewster Rabley Sunlight 2009
  Rabley Sunlight - Martyn Brewster 2009
 
 
Lucy Strachan RCA
Drawings and Sculpture
9 - 31 July 2009
 
CRAIGIE AITCHISON RA

NEW Prints and Artist proofs

 
ELEMENTS TRILOGY
Sculpture in the landscape by:

TIM HARRISSON HELEN BARFF & LUCY STRACHAN

  Lucy Strachan
 
 
‘FARM Structures, Forms and Surfaces’
Susan Preston
From 25 March – 25 April 2009

As Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre’s first ‘Artist in Residence 2008’ Preston drew inspiration from a collection of unusually charged icons of late C20 agricultural architecture - redundant farm buildings originally designed as an intensive pig-rearing unit in the 1960’s.

  Farm Structures - Susan Preston
 
 
 
2008
 
‘Bring on the Dancing Bears’
Kerry Phippen
9 November - 13 December 2008

Dark memories of childhood in bizarre, beautiful and emotive images inspired by the circus

 
  Bring on the Dancing Bears - Kerry Phippen
 
 
‘Kindly Light’
Paul Fieldsend-Danks
14 Sept - 24 Oct
Kindly Light brings together a body of paintings, drawings, photographs and digital prints made in response to sites along the North Cornish coast.
 
  Paul Fieldsend-Danks
 
‘MIRROR TO NATURE’
Meryl Ainslie and Lucy Strachen
11 July - 20 August
Meryl Ainslie's Monumental drawings of life size trees and hedges, including a 45 square metre Apple Tree were installed in the gallery blurring our interior and exterior experience of nature. Outside, a large black spherical sculpture hovers on the horizon. 'Landscape Eclipsed' (right) by Lucy Strachen cuts a 'black hole' in the sky.
  Lucy Strachan - Black Hole
 
 
'MONOCHROME'
Martyn Brewster, Richard Forster, Martyn Grimmer, James Ireland, Mariele Neudecker, Andrew Mania, Ged Quinn, Peter Reddick, Emma Stibbon, Daphne Wright, John Wood & Paul Harrison
25 May - 29 June 2008
Twelve artists disclose their relationship with drawing and printmaking revealing diverse graphic sensibilities in 'monochrome' imagery 
  Monochrome - Drawing Exhibition
 
JAMES RIELLY
NEW WORKS ON PAPER
16 March – 26 April 2008
In Rielly’s watercolours humour teeters on the edge of darkness in images of boys in cowboy dress and masks, rabbits drinking beer and a grey haired woman filling jam jars with blood.

West Country trained artist James Reilly’s latest watercolours on show for the first time at Rabley Barn. Having originally trained at Cheltenham College of Arts, Reilly was included in the infamous “Sensation” exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1997. “Sensation” also
featured works by Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin and the Chapman Brothers.

  James Reilly - Cowboy
 
SANDY SYKES
‘MANUSCRIPTS & MARGINS’
31 January - 7 February 2008
‘Manuscript’ is a new series of 17 unique works on paper combining drawing and printmaking and collage. Sykes' marks, words and images breach and are submerged by the surface revealing glimpses of text from Cormack Mc Carthy's novel  "Child of God". They refer obliquely to the margins of territory, both moral and physical in our fragile, inhabited world. Sykes creates edgy compositions that evoke wilderness and unfolding time.
  Sandy Sykes - Manuscripts and Margins
 
 
2007
 
ARTICULATED FORMS
Basil Beattie, Philip Guston, Barbara Hepworth, John Hoyland, Albert Irvin, Jonathan Lasker, Sean Scully, Graham Sutherland and Glyn Uzzell
16 Sept – 20 Oct 2007

The joining of parts, both related and unrelated, articulates a dialogue between form, ideas and feelings that has excited artists from modern abstraction to the present day.

  Articulated Forms
 
CRAIGIE AITCHISON
PRINTS
2 June - 20 July 2007
Craigie Aitchison’s etchings and screen prints exude his vibrant palette with familiar motifs of terriers, crucifix and his beloved Montecastelli. Includes rare artist proofs and prints, many from the artist’s collection.
  Indian Yellow Crucifixion
 
SADIE TIERNEY
DRAWINGS
24 March - 17 May 2007
A flotilla of boats washes a tide of colour from the sea to the Wiltshire countryside at RABLEY CONTEMPORARY DRAWING CENTRE
 
  Solent Lilac Sky - Sadie Tierney
 
100 PROMISES - Jill Carter
FILM SCREENING & EXHIBITION
23 & 24 JANUARY 2007
Jill Carter embarked on a journey through Rajasthan, India through the eyes of 100 promises made by friends and family to realise dreams and ideas, notions of ancestors and idols. A narrative unfolds in words and images exchanging ideas and impressions, realising the possibilities and potential of humanity across continents.
  100 Promises - Jill Carter
 
 
 
2006
 
ANTARCTICA
Nov/Dec 2006
Emma Stibbon - Antarctica Drawings and Joseph Harrington - Lost ice sculptures
 
Emma Stibbon - South   Joseph Harrington - Ice Pick
 
KATE RAGGETT
Sept 2006
Free-form drawings on walls ceramics and fields are inspired by and have origins from the landscape, they develop in response to its forms and energy.
 
Kate Raggett - Wall Drawing Kate Raggett - Ceramics Kate Raggett - Field Drawing
 
MATISSE
Sept 2006
In his drawings for 'Florilege des Amours de Ronsard', Matisse celebrates his best loved subjects of birds, fauna and frolicking satires. Printed in lively sanguine line, this suite of original lithographs were Inspired by the love poetry of Ronsard and published in 1948.
  Matisse - Dove
 
PARALLEL NARRATIVES
Apr - Jul 2006
Artists Mikey Cuddihy, Elaine Kowalsky, Neal Layton, Sally Manning, Kerry Phippen and Sandy Sykes create visual dialogues through drawings, prints, animation and artists' books that shadow other stories and experiences from telephone doodles to the darker side of humanity.
  Elaine Kowalsky
 
 
 
2005
 
NOCTURNE
Nov / Dec 2005
Winter days are enveloped by night and half-light. Twelve contemporary artists have ventured beyond night-fall to absorb the atmospheric, temporal and sensual qualities of nocturnal activity.
  Lucy Strong
 
SKETCH
June - Oct 2005
National Open Drawing Prize and Arboreta Student Sketchbook Award.
  Foster Spragg
 
REFLECTED MARKS
May 2005
An exhibition of contemporary artists exploring the relationship between drawing and printmaking
  Trees
 
DRAWING WITH LIGHT
April 2005
Contemporary Artists whose work explores the relationship between drawing and photo-graphy
  Standing on the Edge
 
 
 
2004
 
DEFYING DEFINITION
Nov 04 - Jan 05
Paul Danks, Emma Stibbon, Meryl Ainslie, Sue Preston & Alan bond
  Paul Danks
 
BIRDS AND BEASTS
2004
Richard Cowdy, Bryan Hanlon & Stephen Porwol.
  Richard Cowdy - Cow
 
 
 
 
 
 
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