Final Post from Rome Scholarship 2018 Winner Teresa Hunyadi

Over the past weeks I have been fascinated by the wide spread of signs for blind people in support of self directed navigation around public transport and places!

Last year’s Rome Scholarship recipient Natalia Glinoer made sure I did not miss San Luigi dei Francesi and Caravaggio’s work there. This is a wonderful opportunity to see religious art in its intended environment. After my visit at Villa Borghese my admiration towards Caravaggio could not have been compared with Canova or Bernini, but this visit changed my mind again. Caravaggio’s Inspiration of St. Matthew was after all one of my favourites of the past weeks.

It was delightful that some of my family members were able to visit me for a week-end. 20 years ago, I was in awe when my Dad showed me Michelango’s Moses in Rome. We went back there to see this sculpture together again, this time adding the Risen Christs by Michelangelo and Bernini too. I could not have had a better tour guide growing up!

I happened to start my stay in Rome with the Caracalla ruins and it turned out that I ended my stay with them too. I wasn’t quite sure if I went there again to mainly see the opera or to see Mauro Staccioli’s sculptures light by night!

Going to Musei Capitolini on my last full day in Rome was the last bit of input I could manage. It was wonderful. More draping, more incredible compositions transferred to stone and me looking forward to get back to my studio in the north!

Villa Adriana

Night walk – Fontana delle Tartarughe

Musei Capitolini

Michelangelo’s Moses

Teresa’s colleagues next to Sala 1 – Sandro Sanna and Ak2deru

Staccioli’s work at Caracalla by night

RBA Annual Exhibition 2019 Dates Announced

Royal Society of British Artists 302nd Exhibition 2019

Submission opens: Monday 17 December 2018, 12 noon

Submission closes: Friday 15 March 2019, 12 noon

Pre-selection: Monday 18 March, 10am to 5pm

Pre-selection notification: Friday 22 March, 12 noon

Receiving Day: Saturday 27 April, 10am to 5pm

Selection Day: Tuesday 30 April, 10am to 5pm

Acceptance notification: Wednesday 1 May, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Friday 3 May, 10am to 5pm

Private View: Wednesday 3 July, 11am to 8pm (speeches at 6pm)

Exhibition open: Thursday 4 July 10am to 5pm

Exhibition closes: Sunday 14 July, 1pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 18 July, 10am to 5pm

RBA Summer News – August Update


The “ING Discerning Eye” has its own collection of works and they add to this collection each year by purchasing a work from their main exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Nick and Peter both have a work in this collection, which is now being exhibited in Guildford,
at Guildford House in the High Street, from now until the 16 September.
Viewing is free and the exhibition is set in a fine 17th century building


Anthony won “The Artist Award” at the 2017 RBA exhibition and is now featured in “The Artist” magazine, which was his prize. The article is in the September issue of the magazine, which is out now.


Rome Scholarship winner 2018, has returned to Edinburgh from Rome, and described her experience as “Truly marvellous!”. She is now preparing for an exhibition of her work in Austria. You can read her ‘blog’ [diary notes] on the RBA website

Last year’s Rome Scholarship winner has a work in The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall.
The show runs from the 25th – 30th September

2015 Rome Scholarship winner is presenting a 2-day workshop at The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol in September. It is called:
Landscapes: Drawing to Monotype Printing

Rome Scholarship finalist, 2015, also has a work in the ING Discerning Eye collection and received a bursary in 2015

Minerva 2018

The Japanese Company Qualiart, held their MINERVA 2018 show at the Mall Galleries at the end of July. Nick Tidnam, Mick Davies and the RBA Council were their special invited guests and they met many of the exhibiting artists.
President Nick Tidnam welcomed the artists and his speech was warmly greeted. (See above)

Mr Kushida, the President of Qualiart, opened the show and, despite the sweltering heat outside, the exhibition was very well received. A few of the artists talked about their work and explained their techniques to the audience. Special speaker was Miyuki Hasekura, an acclaimed Japanese author, artist and poet, and special guest was Hosen Nakamura, the Honorary RBA Overseas Member, who recently had an exhibition of her calligraphy at the Leyden Gallery in London.

Midori Murakami

Hosen Makamura, Hon RBA [Overseas]

Koki Sato

Shinko Oiwa [with Nick, Mick and Mr Kushida]

Miyuki Hasekura

The President and Vice President were ceromonially presented with gifts

An exciting moment

They were shown how to wear their Japanese ‘lounge wear’

Proudly displaying the beautiful MINERVA 2018 catalogue, which features the RBA and the Council as well as the Japanese artists


Catching up with Summer News – A Summary

The Summer Showcase at Gallery DIFFERENT

Peter Newsome, Chris Myers and Guy Portelli are among the 25 artists participating in
The Summer Showcase at Gallery DIFFERENT
14 Percy Street, London W1T 1DR
This show runs from the 3rd – 25th August

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts

John Sprakes, David Sprakes and John McCombs
are showing work with the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
‘Across Borders’ at the Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, HX3 5AX
The show is on now and runs until 18th August

The National Print Open

Austin Cole has had two prints accepted for the National Print Open at the Bankside
and four prints shortlisted for the RSMA Annual Exhibition at the Mall

The Derwent Art Prize Exhibition 2018.

Malcolm Ashman and Lee Madgwick – are among the 57 selected artists whose work will appear in the Derwent Art Prize Exhibition 2018.

This will be held in the Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries
The show runs from 18 – 23 September 2018

The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy

Included in this year’s Summer Show at the Royal Academy are works by:
Carole Griffin, Melissa Scott-Miller, Richard Sorrell,
Will Taylor, Robert E Wells and Shanti Panchal
The show runs until the 19th August

The John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition at the Walker Gallery Liverpool

Shanti Panchal Hon RBA – His work is exhibited in the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He is one of the five artists whose paintings have won a prize.
This show runs until the 18th November
Emma Fineman, one of this year’s Rome Scholarship finalists, also has a work included in the John Moore’s exhibition

‘Exit from Brexit’ Exhibition of works by Richard Sorrell at the Bankside Gallery

Richard Sorrell invites members to the Private View of his: AMAZING – AMUSING DOWNSIZING BREXhibITion
which is dedicated to ‘Exit from Brexit’
It takes place at the Bankside Gallery on the 24th July 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
The show runs until 29th July.

The Biscuit Factory Newcastle upon Tyne Autumn Exhibition

Cheryl Culver will be showing ten new works at The Biscuit Factory Gallery 16 Stoddart Street Newcastle upon Tyne.
Private View Friday 7th September 2018.
The show runs until the end of October.

The Trent Gallery Newcastle under Lyme
RBA mixed exhibition of selected artists.
‘A Road less Travelled’

Trent Art Gallery 19 Brunswick Street, Newcastle under Lyme,
Staffordshire. ST5 1HF

Private View Thursday 6th September
The show runs from Friday 7th September until Saturday 22nd September