RBA Autumn Newsletter 2021

Following the RBA’s successful show at the Russell Gallery, Melvyn Petterson has a solo exhibition there from the 9th September – 2nd October. The Private View is on the 9th from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm, with some drinks from 6:00 pm.

‘Molesey Lock’

12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JP
For further info contact Sarah Russell at: russgallery@aol.com

Sarah Spackman has a solo show ‘Drawing with Colour’ at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Oxford from 11th September until the 2nd October.
The Private View is on 11th September from 12 – 5:00 p.m.

40/41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL

For more information and an early viewing, contact info@wisegal.com

Cheryl Culver has work in two upcoming exhibitions:
She has 4 works in the ’20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II’ at the Geedon Gallery which runs from the 9th – 24th October, then by appointment until 15th December:

‘The Pass’

Geedon Gallery, Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN

Cheryl then has 6 works in ‘The Landscape’ exhibition at the
Twenty Twenty Gallery, 4 Quality Square, Ludlow, Shropshire. UK SY8 1AR.
This show is from 16th October – 13th November

‘Those Sombre Peaks’

Sue Campion is having an exhibition at:

The Bircham Gallery, 14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6BW

This exhibition opens on the 9th October – https://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/


David Brammeld has just had a new book published – ‘Creative Drawing Techniques’ – which explains how to get the best out of different materials and express ideas, gain confidence and develop skills on paper:

For more information link to:

‘Wells Art Supplies’ is a  new venture that has just been launched by Robert E Wells together with his son Luca.
They say: “We are a family-run business committed to supplying art materials and engaging with fellow artists. We strongly believe there is strength in community and friendship, and our objective is to offer valuable advice and products to help an artist on their individual journey. Not only is the business dedicated to supplying a wide range of products quickly and at a low cost, we also offer the chance to engage with us directly in an environment that is mutually creative. Our official launch will be on September 1st, whereby we will be giving a small oil sketch and a mini pack of canvases to our friends and followers. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!”

RBA members:  We can offer a 10% discount on all of our handmade bespoke products including framing, leather sketchbooks, journals, and associated products. This also extends to leather goods that are grouped together with paints, drawing equipment etc.  The coupon code is RBA-discount-code-2001, and it takes 10% off at checkout.

Wells Fine Art Supplies, ‘THE STUDIO’  Ruskin Road, Eastbourne BN20 9AY

Another exciting venture is being undertaken by Michael Harrison, who is hoping that his project “Gathered Together: The true meaning of The Flagellation of Christ by Piero Della Francesca” will be funded to commence in January 2022.  The work is an exploration of the inherent  meaning within the painting, presented as a touring exhibition, including innovative technologies and an illustrated book.

We also have news from some of our “RBA RISING STARS“:

Ruth Murray has been busy … she was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation recently and has completed a one month residency at NES in Iceland.


Ruth also has a solo show at Bankley Studios in Manchester from 22nd October – 14th November   http://www.bankley.org.uk/
and a short residency followed by a solo show at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, Northumberland NE66 3NH in October


Two of our ‘RISING STARS’ have had their work shortlisted for this year’s  ‘ArtGeminiPrize’:


The exhibition takes place at The Exhibitionist Hotel,
8-10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2EA
from the 7th September – 3rd October and a preview can be seen at https://www.artgeminiprize.com/shortlisted-artists-2021/

A previous winner of our Rome Scholarship was Tara Versey, now a tutor at Royal Drawing School.  She is in a 2-person exhibition
Within Without’ at the Crypt Gallery
[opposite Euston Station] Entrance is at the back of St. Pancras New Church, Euston Road, London.
The exhibition is on from 13th – 19th September between 1 – 6:00 pm.