Posts Tagged ‘Rabley Drawing Centre’

Drawn to Nature Exhibition at Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre

May 1, 2012

Well my trip to Kerry is canceled thanks to my miracle dog.  Given 10% chance of survival before emergency surgery ten days ago she is now recovering, however could neither travel or be left behind. On the plus side I can go to Drawn to Nature at Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre near Marlborough which opens this coming weekend, the Preview is on May 11th.  Four of my drawings from the Parallel Lines of Enquiry show will be there as well as the soundtrack of La Plage. I also have time to do all those things I was rushing to finish before I left for Ireland. I was so looking forward to going to Kerry and so was very disappointed but The Cill Rialaig Project were wonderful and have rescheduled my residency for October/November 2012.


Discords VI, 2012.  

56 x 56 cm Graphite charcoal chalk and wax

will be on show at Rabley from 5 May – 7 July 2012

The other  artists showing in the exhibition are  Meryl Ainsley, Alan Bond, Sara Lee, Lucy Pedlar,  Nik Pollard, Dawn Shorten and Ray Ward.  As always at Rabley there is some really beautiful work in this show and and some very interesting artists. Full details, directions and opening times are on the Rabley Website in the sidebar.

Drawings and Sculpture
5 MAY – 7 JULY 2012


Horizons Sketchbook – Shortlisted for the Sketch Drawing Prize

March 27, 2011

My Horizons Sketchbook containing 55 double-page spread drawings of the changeable, mesmerising view of the sea in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo has been shortlisted for the Sketch Drawing Prize at Rabley Drawing Centre.

During my Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in September/October, 2010, my house faced the sea and every day I drew the rapidly changing vista from my window; the light, the weather, and the mountains appearing and disappearing like ghosts. The exhibition, Sketch National Drawing Prize 2011 which contains 40 sketchbooks by 38 shortlisted artists from all over the UK, will open on 9 April through 28 May and then tour nationally for a year.  Looking at some of the other artists who have been selected I think it will be a fascinating exhibition and I am very honoured to be part of it.  It was selected by Deanna Petherbridge, artist and author of ‘The Primacy of Drawing’, Meryl Ainsley, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre and artist Sandie Sykes.