News Archive

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2017

Mixed Christmas Exhibition at the Russell Gallery

Several of our members are exhibiting at the Russell Gallery in their Mixed Christmas Exhibition. See the gallery website for details. The exhibition is on from the 24th of November to the 21st of January 2017, Closed 25th of December re-opens on the 17th January.

View the Exhibition Catalogue

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
London SW15 1JP


2016

The Rome Scholarship 2017

Applications for the 2017 Rome Scholarship will be accepted from the 5th of September to the 13th of January 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for a BA/MA student in their final year to spend four weeks at Sala Uno in Rome.

For full details on how to apply see the Rome Scholarship page.



Andy Wood PRI RBA 1947 - 2016

Andy Wood

Sadly Andy Wood died on Saturday the 19th of November after a short illness.

Andy was President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and had been loyal member of the RBA since 1980.

He will be greatly missed.

An obituary can be found on the RI Website.





The RBA Newsletter - Autumn 2016

The Autumn 2016 newsletter is now available. Julian Halsby has written an obituary to Christopher Hall and also reviews the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain. Also included is members news of their recent recent and upcoming exhibitions.

View the newsletter



Geedon Gallery: Autumn Exhibition 2016

Members of the Royal Society of British Artists will be showing at the Autumn 2015 exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Essex.

Dates are from the 1st of October to the 16th of October 2016 and the exhibition is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily, and thereafter by appointment until the 15th of December.

Exhibiting members are: Barbara Richardson, David Eustace, Judith Gardner, Ann Heat, Peter Kelly, Martin Leman, Jill Leman, Robert Wells, Jacqueline Taber, Anthony Yates and Tessa Spencer Pryse.

For contact and location details see the Geedon Gallery website.



Sue Campion - New work at The Russell Gallery

Sue Campion - Morning Light on Sandy Bay

Sue will be showing new work at the Russell Gallery in Putney. The dates are from the 3rd to the 19th of November.

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
London
SW15 1JP

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5:30pm




Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall

Sadly Christopher Hall died on the 4th of August after a short illness. He was a long and loyal member of the RBA and will be greatly missed.

An obituary has been published by Newbury Today.

Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire, with whom Chris exhibited every year, have also published a short obituary.





Exhibition at Bircham Gallery

Bircham Gallery


The Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk will be exhibiting a selection of works by RBA members in the Autumn. Dates are from the 10th of September to the 5th of October 2016. Private view Saturday 10th September 10am to 5pm. All Welcome.

Bircham Gallery View Exhibition Brochure
14 Market Place
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 6BW



Carole Griffin - Watercolour Masterclass

Carole Griffin will give a five hour Watercolour Masterclass during her Open Studio in Pinner as part of Pinner Arts Week. www.pinnerartsweek.com

Cost £50 per person to include tea and coffee. All abilities welcome, adults and young people over 16 years old. For further details and bookings contact Carole on 07831 399151 or carolegriffin@btconnect.com

Dates:
Watercolour Masterclass for all abilities on September 24th 11am - 4pm
Open Studio September 23rd, 24th, 25th and October 1st 11am - 5pm



The Small Paintings Group at Gallery 54

Several RBA members will be showing with the 21st Anniversary Exhibition of The Small Paintings Group at Gallery 54 in Mayfair. The exhibition runs from the 8th to the 14th of August and the gallery is open every day from 10am to 9pm, closing at 1pm on the final day.

54 The Gallery
54 Shepherd Market
Mayfair, London
W1J 7QX

More details and private view invitations can be found on The Small Paintings Group website.



Julia Sorrell - Wild and Ancient Orkney

Julia has an exhibition, "Wild and Ancient Orkney" at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge.

Viewing days are...

Saturday 2 July 10.00-17.00
Wednesday 3 August 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 24 August 14.00-16.00


McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3ER

Julia will be giving a free illustrated talk on the 2nd of July at 15:00 a the Institute. Visit the Stapeford Granary website to book this free event.



Nicola Slattery - Recent Paintings and Prints

Nicola has a solo show for 1 week only at the Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk. The exhibition runs from the 23rd to the 29th of June, 10am to 6pm.

Aldeburgh Gallery
143 High Street
Aldeburgh
Suffolk IP15 5AN



Christopher Hall Open Studio 2016

Christopher Hall

I have an Open Studio with Ursula Waechter at my studio in Newbury. The studio is open between 11am and 5pm every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in May, and at other times by appointment. Join us at a private view on Thursday 28th April, 5 to 8pm.

Catherine Villa
Station Road
Newbury
Berks RG14 7LP

More Information    Private View Invitation





Julia Sorrell at Abbott and Holder

Julia Sorrell

Julia has an exhibition, "Wild and Ancient Orkney" at Abbott and Holder in London from the 13th to the 21st of May.

Julia will be at Abbott and Holder on Saturday 14th May between 10:00 to 17:00

Abbott and Holder
30 Museum Street
London
WC1A 1LH

Julia will be giving a free illustrated talk at the Art Workers Guild on Friday the 13th of May at 18:30. Visit the Stapeford Granary website to book this free event.

The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AT



Christopher Hall at Fountain Fine Art

Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall will be exhibiting with other artists in an exhibition called "Little Italy" at Fountain Fine Art at in Cardiff from the 9th to the 30th of April.

Fountain Fine Art
6-8 Morgan Arcade
Cardiff
Wales
CF10 1AF





The RBA Annual Open Exhibition 2016

Our next Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries will be from Thursday the 17th of March until Saturday the 2nd of April 2016. 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Sourced from member artists and through open submission, the exhibition also includes selected work from schools and colleges around the country, submitted by NADFAS and the Dover Federation for the Arts. The show also includes entries from the four finalists for the Society's prestigious Rome Scholarship award, as well as work produced by the recipient of the Rome Scholarship from the previous year.
Most works are for sale.


RBA Rising Stars 2016 - An Investment in the Future

Rosalie Watkins - Morag

In this exhibition The Gallery@Lloyd's Register, The Royal Society of British Artists and NADFAS are showcasing some of the most talented young artists of today and tomorrow.

The gallery is located in the reception atrium at 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS.

Exhibition dates are from Friday the 12th of February to Thursday the 10th of March. Opening times being Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. The gallery is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

For further details see the Gallery@LR website.





The Small Paintings Group Annual London Exhibition

Ken Howard - Richmond Bridge

Seventeen RBA members who are also members of The Small Paintings Group will be exhibiting at their annual London exhibition at Piers Feetham gallery in Fulham from the 28th of January to the 25th February 2016.

For more details visit the Small Paintings Group website.





Peter Brown - Paintings of London at Messum's

Peter Brown

I'm excited to say that my new exhibition opens on the 12th of January at Messum's. It's my biggest-ever show of London paintings, concentrating on Piccadilly and the West End. It features many of the paintings from my London book and includes two whoppers! Lots of rain, sun and my new passion: night!

I'll be at the gallery on the 12th from noon, available to sign copies of my London book, or if you have any questions about any of the paintings on display.

The show runs until the 12th of February, so if you can't make it for the opening, there's plenty of time to pop in and take a look.

Hope to see you there!




2015

The Rome Scholarship 2016

Meg Buick - Man holding Flowers

Applications for the 2016 Rome Scholarship will be accepted from the 1st of September to the 31st of December 2015, with interviews to follow in January 2016.

For further details see the Rome Scholarship page.





LONDON - Paintings by Peter Brown

I will be signing books at the Mall Galleries, London from 2.30-4.30pm on 3rd December.

I am giving a talk to launch the book in Bath on 10th December, 8pm at Topping and Co Booksellers, Bath.

I hope to see you at one of the events, or out and about... Do come and say 'Hello'!



Geedon Gallery: Autumn Exhibition 2015

Members of the Royal Society of British Artists will be showing at the Autumn 2015 exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Essex.

Dates are from the 10th of October to the 25th of October 2015 and the exhibition is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily, and thereafter by appointment until the 15th of December.

For contact and location details see the Geedon Gallery website.



Josephine Harpur Gallery

Members of the Royal Society of British Artists will be showing with Josephine Harpur Gallery in November.

The exhibition, located at the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Emdunds, will be open from the 13th to the 26th of November.

For contact and location details see the Josephine Harpur Gallery website.



Tessa Spencer Pryse

Tessa has an exhibition of recent paintings at Hayletts Gallery this month. The exhibition runs from the 17th of October to the 14th of November and is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through to Saturday.

Hayletts Gallery
Oakwood House
2 High Street
Maldon CM9 5PJ

For contact and location details see the Hayletts Gallery website



RBA Select 2015 at Gallery@LR

RBA members will be exhibiting at Gallery@LR located in the Lloyd's Register building in London during October. The gallery is located in the reception atrium at 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS.

Exhibition dates are from Monday the 5th of October to Friday the 30th of October. Opening times being Monday to Friday 10am to 4 pm. The gallery is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

For further details and a location map see the Gallery@LR website.



Josephine Harpur Gallery

Members of the Royal Society of British Artists will be showing with Josephine Harpur Gallery at the Cambridge Art Fair from the 1st to the 4th of October. Josephine can be found on stand B2.

For contact and location details see the Josephine Harpur Gallery website.



Juliette Palmer

Juliette Palmer

It is with regret that I must inform you of the sad news that Juliette Palmer died on Sunday the 2nd of August following a short illness.

Juliette enjoyed being a member of the RBA and always participated in organised events. She will be sadly missed.

Judith Gardner





Guy Portelli

Guy has a solo exhibition, "African Sketch Book", at The Gallery Print Centre in Covent Garden. The exhibition coincides with Guy's helix sculpture for Cancer Research currently showing outside the Royal Albert Hall in Londoon.

The exhibition runs from the 12th to the 28th of August.

The Gallery Print Centre
81 Endell Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9AJ



Carole Griffin - Still Life Masterclass

Join RBA member Carole Griffin for a masterclass in Still Life at Mall Galleries on Tuesday the 18th of August 2015.

Using only black and white chalks, find out how to create space, depth, shape, texture and light.

What to bring:

  • A3 or A2 Black or dark matt paper, suitable for chalk
  • White chalk/pastel, black chalk/pastel, charcoal
  • Putty rubber
  • Fixative (optional)
  • Packed lunch (cafes and shops are within walking distance)

For full details about how to book see: Still Life: White with Grey Expectations



The RBA Newsletter - Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 newsletter is now available.

View the newsletter



The National Student Art Exhibition

The 13th National Student Art Exbition runs from the 7th to the 11th of July at Mall Galleries. Opening times are 10am to 5pm (Closed at 1pm on final day).

Held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists as part of their commitment to supporting young artists, The National Student Art Exhibition features work by gifted and talented students from Schools, Colleges and Academies across the country.

The artists range in age from 11 to 18 years old. This is a unique opportunity to see artists at a very early stage in their careers.



Alfred Daniels RBA RWS

Alfred Daniels

It is with regret that I must inform you of the sad news that Alfred Daniels died peacefully on Monday 27th of April at the age of 90 years.

Danny was a Senior Member of the RBA and was very committed to the Society. He gave many years of service as a Keeper and as a Council Member. He was always cheerful and will be much missed by many in the Society.

Judith Gardner





John McCombs

As part of the Saddleworth Arts Festival, there will be an exhibition of Landscape and Figure paintings by John at his gallery in Delph.

The exhibition is open daily during the festival, 6th to 14th June 2015.
Monday - Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00pm

John McCombs Gallery www.johnmccombs.co.uk
12 King Street
Delph
Lancashire OL3 5DQ



The Russell Gallery

The Russell Gallery in Putney is hosting a four person show consisting of three RBA members, Judith Gardner, Pamela Kay and David Sawyer together with Salliann Putman, a member of the Small Paintings Group.

The exhibition runs from the 9th of April until the 2nd of May.

For contact, location details and opening times see the The Russell Gallery website.



Geedon Gallery: Spring Exhibition

Peter Brown, Sue Campion, Judith Gardner, Julian Halsby, Miranda Halsby, Charles Hardaker, Ann Heat, James Horton, Pamela Kay, Peter Kelly, Barbara Richardson and David Sawyer from the RBA, together with other artists will be showing at the Spring 2015 exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Essex.

Dates are from the 28th of March to the 12th of April 2015 and the exhibition is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily, and thereafter by appointment until the 17th of May.

For contact and location details see the Geedon Gallery website.



RBA Exhibition at John Noott Galleries

The John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern is having a group exhibition by members of the RBA. The exhibition is open from 11th to the 26th of April.

For contact, location details and opening times see the John Noott Broadway Modern website.



The RBA Annual Open Exhibition 2015

Our next Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries will be open from Wednesday the 11th of March until Saturday the 21st of March 2015, 10am to 5pm. Late night opening until 7pm on Thursday the 12th of March.

Two workshops will be held during the exhibition. The first, "Still life drawing and painting in oil", takes place on Thursday 12th of March; the second, "Portraits" is on Saturday 14th of March.

View Exhibition



"RBA Rising Stars" Exhibition at the Lloyd's Register

The RBA are putting on a show at Lloyd's Register Gallery [Gallery@LR] for the semi-finalists of the Rome Scholarship Award together with the RBA Scholars from NADFAS and ASTOR colleges. This show is called "RBA RISING STARS" and the standard of work by these young artists is truly impressive and well worth a look as they are clearly stars of the future. The details are below...

  • The venue is Gallery@LR in the Lloyd's Register building at 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS
  • The Private View will be on Tuesday 3rd February from 6.00 - 8.00 pm - by invitation only
  • The exhibition is free to the public and will run from the 4th February - 6th March, from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Mondays to Fridays

For further details and a location map see the Gallery@LR website.



The Small Paintings Group Annual London Exhibition

RBA members who are also members of The Small Paintings Group will be exhibiting at their annual London exhibition at Piers Feetham gallery in Fulham from the 29th of January to the 26th February 2015.

For more details visit the Small Paintings Group website.


2014

Llewellyn Alexander: A Pageant of Paintings in Oil

Pamela Kay, Steven Outram, Richard Sorrell and Robert E. Wells will be showing in the 'Pageant of Paintings in Oil' exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander gallery in London.

Dates are from the 25th of November to the 24th of January 2015.

For contact and address details see the Llewellyn Alexander website.



The RBA Newsletter - Autumn 2014

The Autumn 2014 newsletter is now available. Alan Friday (an RBA Friend) describes the running of a modern picture framing workshop and Julian Halsby reviews the Turner exhibition at the Tate Modern. Also included is members news of their recent recent and upcoming exhibitions.

View the newsletter



The Rome Scholarship 2015

Applications for the 2015 Rome Scholarship will be accepted from the 1st of September to the 31st of December 2014, with interviews to follow in January 2015.

For further details see the Rome Scholarship page.



Geedon Gallery: Autumn Exhibition

David Eustace, Ken Howard, Peter Kelly, Jill Leman, Martin Leman, Barbara Richardson, Tessa Spencer Pryse and Jacqueline Taber from the RBA together with members of other societies will be showing at the Autumn 2014 exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Essex.

Dates are from the 4th to the 19th of October 2014 and the exhibition is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily, and thereafter by appointment until the 15th of December.

For contact and address details see the Geedon Gallery website.



Hans Schwarz (1922 - 2003) - Biography

A biography of Hans Schwarz written by Paul Upton is to be published in October. Hans was a member of the RBA and this is the first biography of a prolific artist best known primarily for his portraits, several of which are in the National Portrait gallery.

The book is published to coincide with an exhibition representing his life's work at the Lynda Cotton Gallery in Watchet, Somerset, 13th - 26th October, 2014.

There will be a National Portrait Gallery launch on the 9th October 2014.

Hans Schwarz

Hans Schwarz by Paul Upton
Sansom & Co Advance Information Sheet
270 x 210 mm
144 pp, 70 archive photographs, 48 full colour plates
Hardback £25
ISBN: 978-1-908326-64-5



Andy Wood PRI

Andy Wood PRI

Congratulations to Andy Wood on being elected as President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

Andy, a member of the RI since 1981, takes over the post from Ronald Maddox.

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours





RBA Exhibition at the Lloyd's Register

RBA members will be exhibiting at Gallery@LR located in the Lloyd's Register building in London during October. The gallery is located in the reception atrium at 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS.

Exhibition dates are from Friday the 3rd of October to Thursday the 30th of October. Opening times being Monday to Friday 10am to 4 pm. The gallery is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

For further details and a location map see the Gallery@LR website.

A selection of the works on show at the exhibition can be viewed here.



Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting

The work of eighteen artists feature in this exhibition, each having been selected from the many submissions that were made to Curwen Gallery's first ever Prize for Figurative Painting. Several RBA members are on the shortlist.

The exhibition is open from 8th to the 29th of October. See the Curwen Gallery website for opening times.

Curwen Gallery
34 Windmill Street
Fitzrovia, London. W1T 2JR

For contact and address details see the Curwen Gallery website.



Still Alive: The Contemporary Still Life

Carole Griffin, Charles Hardaker, Jill Leman, Martin Leman and John Sprakes will be showing at the Still Alive exhibition at Mall Galleries from the 5th to the 23rd of August.

This exhibition is...

"A showcase of stunning contemporary still lifes by members of the Federation of British Artists. Works on display will convey the extraordinary essence of everyday objects, from pots and paintbrushes, to flowers and fruits, and beyond."



George Devlin

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of George Devlin on the 26th of May 2014.

A full obituary has been published in Herald Scotland.



Art in Action

Cheryl Culver and Judith Gardner will be demonstrating at Art in Action. The event runs from Thursday the 17th to Sunday the 20th of July, from 10am to 5:30pm each day.

For full details see the Art in Action website.



David Sawyer

David is running summer painting courses in St. Lizier, SW France. Further details can be obtained by visiting his website or by email.



SEE ART FAIR (South East England's Art Fair)

Several of our members will exhibiting with the RBA at this event which runs from the 9th to the 13th Of July at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.
Members exhibiting are...
Chris Aggs, Martyn Baldwin, Mick Davies, Megan di Girolamo, Cav. Romeo Di Girolamo, Ann Heat, James Horton, Carole Hubble, Chris Myers, Peter Newsome, Guy Portelli, Nicholas Verrall and Andy Wood.



Barbara Richardson

Barbara will be showing at a Still Life exhibition at Medici Gallery in Cork Street from the 10th of June to the 8th of July.

For details see Medici Gallery website.



The Josephine Harpur Gallery

Several of our members will be showing at the Josephine Harpur Spring Exhibition in Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Dates are from the 19th to the 25th of June.

Full details with location and times can be found on the gallery website.



Juliette Palmer

Juliette is participating in "Bucks Open Studios" from the 7th to the 22nd of June (10am to 6pm) and later in the "Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail" on the 27th and 28th of September (10am to 6pm). Dennis Palmer will also be showing photographs taken on travels at home and abroad with black and white images from the 1950s and 60s and later colour prints.

Melmott Lodge,
The Pound,
Cookham
Berks SL6 9QD



RBA Exhibition at the Russell Gallery

RBA members will be exhibiting at the Russell Gallery in Putney from the 29th of May to the 21st of June.

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
London SW15 1JP View / Download the Catalogue



New members elected at the recent AGM are...

David Brammeld RBSA
Meg Dutton RE
Carole Griffin
Lee Madgwick



The Small Paintings Group Spring Exhibition

RBA members who are also members of The Small Paintings Group will be exhibiting at their Spring exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Fingringhoe from the 12th to the 27th of April, and then by appointment to the 27th of May..

For more details, visit the Small Paintings Group website.



Jeremy Galton

Jeremy has an article on still life in the April 2014 edition of Artists & Illustrators magazine, which is already on the shelves. It features his work "Eggs" on the front cover.



The RBA Newsletter - Spring 2014

The Spring 2014 newsletter is now available. It includes a review of the Andrew Marr speech at the private view of our recent annual exhibition, reviews of two major London exhibitions as well as members news of their own upcoming exhibitions.

View the newsletter



The 2014 Annual Open Exhibition

The President and Council would like to thank all exhibiting members and non-members for contributing to what was a very successful exhibition. A selection of exhibition works can still be viewed on the exhibition pages where unsold works may still be purchased.

View the exhibition



The 297th RBA Annual Open Exhibition - 5th March to 15th March

Exhibiting the best of contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing, sourced from member artists and open submission. This year's show opens on Wednesday the 5th of March at Mall Galleries and runs until the 15th of March.

Mall Galleries
The Mall
London SW1
View the exhibition

View prize winners

View a PV review at Jackson's Art Blog



Cheryl Culver

1st Salon International Pastel D'Opale

Cheryl is guest of honour at at Pastel d'Opale in Saint-Leonard, town of Boulogne city, from the 1st to the 16th of March 2014.

View a larger image




Friends of the RBA

The president, officers and council of the RBA are pleased to announce a new initiative called "Friends of the RBA".

Registered Friends will receive, via email, the e-newsletter two or three times a year as well as articles about interesting books, exhibition reviews, invitations to our annual exhibition and to member exhibitions in commercial galleries.

Being a Friend of the RBA costs nothing so why not Register now and start to enjoy being involved with one of the oldest and best known art societies in the country.



The Small Paintings Group Annual London Exhibition

RBA members who are also members of The Small Paintings Group will be exhibiting at their annual London exhibition at Piers Feetham gallery in Fulham from the 29th of January to the 26th February 2014.

For more details visit the Small Paintings Group website.



Little Gems Exhibition at Mall Galleries

Several RBA members will be exhibiting at the 'Little Gems' exhibition at Mall Galleries from 15th to the 22nd of February.

From Mall Galleries website...

Little Gems will bring together images from across the British Isles, featuring pockets of our glorious country. From landscapes to secluded scenes, Members of the Federation of British Artists will explore the gems of our land through print, pastel and paint.

The pictures will be small, emphasising the feeling of discovery, providing 'picture postcard' works that are accessible in price and easy to carry home.



Cheryl Culver

Works on Paper, Science Museum 2014
Cheryl will be exhibiting with the Russell Gallery at the Works on Paper Art Fair at the Science Museum from the 6th to the 9th of February 2014.

Full details can be viewed here



RBA Rome Scholars 2014 - Call for Entries

Every year the Royal Society of British Artists award this prestigious prize to a final year BA/MA or recently graduated student, with a view to providing an opportunity to enrich their learning experience as well as improving their profile as an emerging artist. Application for the 2014 Rome Scholarship is now open.

See further details about how to apply for the Rome Scholarship



Mixed Christmas Exhibition at the Russell Gallery

Several of our members are currently exhibiting at the Russell Gallery in their Mixed Christmas Exhibition. See the gallery website for details. The exhibition is on from the 28th of November to the 1st of February 2014, Closed 25th of December re-opens on the 11th January.

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
London SW15 1JP


2013

Austin Cole

Austin will be showing in the Autumn print fair at Oil & Water, a new contemporary gallery in Wandsworth. The exhibition runs from the 21st of November to the 24th of December with a private view on the 20th. See the Oil & Water website for times and location.

Austin is also showing in the print show at the Marle Gallery in Axminster, Devon this month. The dates are from the 5th of November to the 4th of January 2014.



Peter Kelly

Peter is showing with other artists at a "Christmas Feast of Fine Art" at the Stafford Gallery in association with Wimbledon Fine Art in Wimbledon village. The exhibition runs from the 24th of November to the 8th of December and is open from 10:30 to 6pm.

Wimbledon Fine Art
41 Church Road
Wimbledon Village
SW19 5DQ



Nick Tidnam

Nick has 3 works chosen by 3 different selectors in the Discerning Eye exhibition at Mall Galleries, November 14th to the 24th. On the 9th and 10th Of November he will have work at the Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Nick is also exhibiting at the NEAC exhibition at Mall Galleries from November 28th to December the 8th.



THE BIG DRAW at Mall Galleries

THE BIG DRAW at The Mall Galleries - October 2013
The Big Draw event Julia Sorrell organised for the RBA was a great success with members of the public entering Mall Galleries and taking part throughout the day. Apart from Julia, Nick Tidman and Mick Davies were on hand to help, teach or just encourage anyone taking part perhaps for the first time. Everyone was told about the RBA and were given the Big Draw leaflet with RBA website details. Without the fantastic models Beth Reeks and Chris Barber with their wide range of costumes, whether it be James Bond, tango dancers or even an armed pirate, it would not have been such a spectacular event. An added plus to the day was a party of Hackney school children who came and took part and loved the pirate with his sword! The children were delightful and were engrossed for about an hour - amazing since they were primary school age.

Without the generosity of our sponsors Hahnemuehle Fine Art and Jackson's, who provided the drawing materials, as well as my husband, Ian Sanders, who did all the background work including the photography, this day would not have been so successful. I would also like to thank the staff of Mall Galleries for their help and for allowing us to use the main gallery, the Hesketh-Hubbard Society for the loan of their easels and boards, as well as Nick Tidman and Mick Davies for giving up their day to help.

See photos taken at the event here Julia Sorrell




Arthur Lockwood - Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country

Arthur Lockwood - Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country
Arthur Lockwood has published a new book entitled "Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country" showing his watercolours painted in the Midlands over the last twenty five years.

The book also contains sections with works by his father, Frank T. Lockwood, and his son Paul.

ISBN: 978-1-908326195, published by Sansom and Company Ltd.



The RBA at the Rye Art Gallery

RBA members will be exhibiting at the Rye Art Gallery from the 12th of October to the 10th of November.

The local newspaper has a write-up and short video of the exhibition. The video features brief glimpses of the President, James Horton, Rowan Crew, Peter Kelly and one of the exhibition organisers, Bridget Moore. (It starts with a 30 second advert!)

The Rye Art Gallery
107 High Street
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7JE



A Retrospective of Works By Alfred Daniels

The Russell Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition of the works of Alfred Daniels RWS RBA. The exhibition runs from the 17th of October to the 2nd of November, Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5:30pm.

From the catalogue (Available to view here)...

" Now in his 89th year, he has exhibited in every mixed show with the Russell Gallery since it's inception 10 years ago. This is an extremely important exhibition, celebrating the achievements of one of this country's leading artists. "


The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
Putney
London SW15 1JP



Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall will be exhibiting in the 'Pathways' - RONA Group of Artists Exhibition at the Langham Gallery from the 15th of October to the 26th of October.

The Langham Gallery
34 Lamb's Conduit Street
London
WC1N 3LE



THE BIG DRAW at Mall Galleries

Julia Sorrell has set up two "BIG DRAW" events at Mall Galleries on Wednesday the 2nd and Thursday the 3rd of October from 11am to 3pm.

These are charity events to encourage people to draw. There will be two experienced artist models, Beth Reeks and Chris Barber, continuously doing short dramatic poses in costume. Anyone can join in at any time and stay for as long as they like. No experience is required and booking is not necessary.
The age group is 16+.

Member artists from the RI (Wednesday) and RBA (Thursday) will be on-hand to assist.


Basic materials will be supplied by our sponsors, Jackson's Art Supplies and Hahnemühle FineArt.
Jackson's Art Supplies


Mall Galleries
The Mall (near Trafalgar Square)
London SW1
Hahnemühle FineArt


Nicholas Verrall

Nick will be showing at the Catto Gallery from the 5th to the 24th September 2013.

Catto Gallery
100 Heath Street
London
NW3 1DP



Still Alive: Contemporary Still Life Painting

An exhibition of paintings by members of the Federation of British Artists.
Monday 16th to Saturday 21st September 2013, 10am to 5pm. Admission free

Mall Galleries
The Mall (near Trafalgar Square)
London SW1



The Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition, six months studio space, six mentoring sessions and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.


Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance.

Deadline for entries is 31st August. Please visit the Aesthetica web site for more information.



FBA Summer Workshops

Two of our artists are sharing their expertise in a series of hands-on workshops this August, taking place in and around Mall Galleries.

On Monday 12th August from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Nick Tidnam will be discussing the 'Relationship of Figures in the Landscape'.

On Thursday 22nd August from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Judith Gardner will be Sketching and Painting in St James's Park.



Martin Leman & Friends Small Paintings & Prints

Martin Leman together with Mick Davies, Ann Heat, Jill Leman, Bridget Moore, Barbara Richardson, Nick Tidnam, Annie Williams and others are showing at...

The Gallery
54 Shepherd Market
Mayfair, London
W1J 7QX

The exhibition runs from the 15th to the 20th July and the gallery is open every day from 11am to 6pm.



Ann Heat

Ann will be showing at the Red Rag Gallery 'Great and Small' exhibition from 23rd June until the 8th July 2013.

Red Rag Gallery
5-7 Church Street
Stow-on-the-Wold
Gloucestershire
GL54 1BB



The 11th National Students' Art Exhibition

This is the eleventh year of the National Students' Art Exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. It features the best young artists in the country exhibiting alongside work from some of our finest professional artists.

Showing at Mall Galleries from the 9th to the 13th of July, 10am to 5pm.



David Miller

Congratulations to David Miller who has been elected to associate membership of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.



The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Several of our members have work in this year's RA summer exhibition, including Austin Cole who is showing his two prints of St Pauls and the Shard, Bridget Moore and Mick Davies.



Anne Wright

Anne will be showing at the Chelsea Art Society's Annual Open Art exhibition in London between the 20th and 24th June.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 8EE

Anne is also showing at the "Not the Royal Academy 2013" show at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery from June 10th, and at Celia Purcell Contemporary from June 12th.



Five Artists in India

The results of a trip to Udaipur by several of our artists, Peter Brown, George Devlin, James Horton and Ken Howard will be showing at the Tryon Gallery in London from the 14th May.

The Tryon Gallery 7 Bury Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AL



George Devlin

The 4th of May is the private view day of George's solo exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. This exhibition will run unitl the 1st of June and features upwards of fifty works.

Also in May George's work from Rajasthan will be shown with four other artists' Indian work at the Tryon Gallery in London. These are the results of a joint working trip to Udaipur by George and four London based artists in February 2012.

In June, George's works will be transported to Johannesburg for the centenary celebrations of the Everard Gallery with whom he has exhibited (including their Cape Town Gallery) for almost twenty years.



Austin Cole

Austin will be showing his print, St Pauls and the Shard August 2011 in part 1 of the London Group Centenary Open exhibtion in London, from the 14th to the 24th of May.

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8TJ



The 2013 Annual Open Exhibition

The President and Council would like to thank all exhibiting members and non-members for contributing to what was a very successful exhibition. A selection of exhibition works can still be viewed on the exhibition pages where unsold works may still be purchased.

View the exhibition



Chris Aggs

Congratulations and welcome to Chris Aggs who was elected to membership of the RBA at our recent AGM.


Julia Sorrell

Julia will be painting in the gallery at Mall Galleries in London on the 14th and 15th of April during the The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2013 Exhibition.



Judith Gardner

Judith features in the March 2013 issue of the Artists & Illustrators magazine, where she talks about her studio, materials, inspirations and process.



George Devlin

On the 6th of April George's work will feature in the group exhibition at the Bankside Gallery which will run to the 14th of April and features the results of a group of fellow RWS members' working trip to Malta. After it's London showing the exhibition moves to it's next venue in Valletta.

To mark his 50 years as an artist member, George has a retrospective exhibition in the Main Gallery at the Glasgow Art Club. The exhibition will be open from the 7th February to the 23rd February and includes work drawn from national, civic, corporate and private collections. The exhibition is open daily from 11am, except Sundays at 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU (0141 248 5210).



Cheryl Culver

Cheryl is exhibiting three paintings in 'The British Scene' at Mall Galleries in London from the 24th of January to the 16th February, 10am to 5pm.
This exhibition runs in conjunction with another exhibition in the East Gallery called 'Memory and Imagination' featuring works on loan from the Dulwich Picture Gallery.


2012

Cheryl Culver

Cheryl recently exhibited three paintings at the Salon International Saint-Aulaye in the Dordogne and won a prize, a boxed set of 75 pastels made by Girault, pour l'Originalité'. Pastel en Perigord have also purchased one of Cheryl's paintings for their Pastel Museum.



Chris Myers

Congratulations to Chris on receiving the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize for his entry in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012. The work called "Fragile" depicts the London 2012 Olympics site in Stratford as it neared completion. The exhibition opens at Mall Galleries on the 17th September and continues until the 22nd September.



Alfred Daniels

Alfred Daniels has an article together with numerous images on the Spitalfields Life website.