RBA End of Year – Good News

This is the last “Good News” for 2019, but we hope there will be lots more to share in 2020.

David Sprakes is exhibiting three bronze sculptures at:

The Adrian Hill Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
From the 15th November to the 23rd December


 John Sprakes’ book “Journey into Abstraction” is now being sold in
many prestigious libraries around the UK, including The Bodleian Library at
Oxford University, the Cambridge University Library and the
National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.  It has received many favourable
reviews including from the Times Literary Supplement and the book is now
selling abroad, too.  His exhibition of figurative and abstract paintings is continuing at:
The Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place, Pocklington, York YO42 2AR, until the 4th January.

Cheryl Culver, Annie Williams and Hon RBA Ken Howard have work in:

The Thompson’s Christmas Show in Aldeburgh, Suffolk
7 December 2019 – 5 January 2020


Cheryl Culver                                Annie Williams

Ken Howard OBE

The following artists have work in The Gallery Holt Christmas Show.
The exhibition runs until 24th December
The Gallery, Lees Yard, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HS

David Brammeld

Austin Cole

Carole Griffin

Jeremy Galton

Nicola Slattery

Steven Outram

Cheryl Culver

Susan Bower

David Sprakes

Chris Myers

Rob Wells

The following artists have work in:
The Russell Gallery Christmas Show – 28th November -15th January


Jacqueline Taber                           David Eustace


Robert E Wells                              Sue Campion


Peter Brown                                Wayne Attwood
And a reminder that Richard Cook’s work, which is touring with the
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, is showing in the
Guildford House Gallery until the 2nd of January

Richard Cook – ‘Traditional Costume Forbidden City’

John Martin has his work ‘The Cliffs at Cuckmere’ in the Christmas Show at
The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6HE

Some Good News too from our “RBA RISING STARS”:

Teresa Hunyadi, sculptor and winner of the Rome Scholarship 2018,
had an exhibition in the summer that was designed especially for blind
people and those with visual impairments.  There is a fascinating short
video of it online https://vimeo.com/364402174
Teresa has been working part-time at Edinburgh College of Art and,
based on the exhibition and recent jobs, she is also going on a research
and training journey to North America and Australia until next summer
and says she will stay in touch with us at the RBA.

Meg Buick, painter and printmaker was the winner of the Rome Scholarship 2015.
She has since been elected as a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
and has recently shown her work in the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Habib Hajallie, was one of our original “RISING STARS” and recently had his work in
the Guttenberg Arts Gallery, New Jersey, USA.  He was shortlisted for
The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary at the Mall Galleries in November, where he was awarded a Runner Up prize of £150


 “The place of the inferiority complex”           Newham General”       

Rosalie Watkins was also one of our original “RISING STARS” artists at the
Lloyds Register Gallery and also had her work in the Discerning Eye Exhibition:

Torso Study

Owain Hunt, who received the Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award at the RBA 2019 exhibition,
had a painting in the Wales Contemporary Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in November.
He says it was painted when he was confined to his studio with a lot of impending deadlines.
Called: “Ten day study”

Owain has been selected to become a member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters and also
had two paintings selected for the ROI exhibition at the Mall Galleries:


Alice Boggis-Rolfe is another “RISING STAR” with a work in the ROI show at the Mall:

And Alice also has  works in the Wykeham Gallery Christmas Show in Stockbridge, Hampshire

‘Stockbridge Down’

Alexander Glass had a sculpture in the 2019 “RBA RISING STARS” show at
The Royal Over-Seas League and he now has a new studio in:

Peabody Yard, Greenman Street, Islington, London N1 8SB

He has recently shown two new works, one at the East Bristol Contemporary in
Bristol as part of ‘Sitting Show’ and another at Paradise Works in Manchester as part of ‘Millieniallism’

“I Could Never Blame Anyone But Myself”

In the Christmas Sale at Alex’s new studio, he is sharing a portion of all sales
of his work with the charity Shelter, who help those struggling with homelessness.
He has also recently donated a sculpture to the Terrence Higgins Trust for their
annual auction held at Christies.
Both lovely warm gestures from a thoughtful and caring young artist!

AND … Looking to the future ….

Denis Baxter will be having a solo retrospective exhibition at the
Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.  This should be taking place March – April 2021


John Sprakes is due to have another major show at
The Beverley Art Gallery in Yorkshire from March until May 2020