RBA Summer News 2020

During these strange times it is good to know that there are still some things for our members to look forward to and here are a few of them:

Henry Jabbour, our newest RBA member has an upcoming solo show in London at the Pontone Gallery, 43 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB. The exhibition is titled ‘Traces Remain’ and will run from August 13th – September 13th. Further details can be found here:

‘From My Eyes Into The Day’ – Henry Jabbour

Guy Portelli has been working on a sculpture project that celebrates the history of the Isle of Wight Festival from 1968 – 70.  The concept was to collect the handprints of musicians who performed and mosaic them on to a large panel and so far approx. 80 handprints have been collected.  Many of the great bands and musicians have donated hand prints for the panel, including Jorma, Jack and Grace of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke of Free, The Pretty Things, Richard Thompson and Kris Kristofferson.

Guy Portelli with his ‘Wight Spirit’ panel

The panel can now be seen in ‘Wight Spirit 68-70’ at the Masterpiece Gallery, Norland Place, Holland Park, London W11 4QG from 27th July – 5th September:  https://masterpieceart.co.uk/exhibitions/

A reminder [see June Newsletter] that Nicola Slattery and Richard Sorrell both still have works showing in the Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold until the 29th August – and also included is work by SenRBA Pamela Kay:

The Jewel in the Town – The Ruby Years, Fosse Gallery at 40!

‘Ruby in the Daisies’ – Pamela Kay

Trent Art Gallery, 19 Brunswick Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1HF have selected Martyn Baldwin as their ‘RBA Guest Artist of the Month’.  His works are available to be seen online throughout July at:


 Martyn speaks very highly of the gallery – and they speak very highly of him!

‘Angel #3’ Martyn Baldwin
‘Cat #6’ Martyn Baldwin

Cheryl Culver has work in the ‘Drawing from the Heart’ Exhibition being held at the The Gallery Holt, 23 Lees Yard, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HS.  The show brings together a selection or original pastel paintings from various artists …


‘The Road to the Head of the Valley’ Cheryl Culver

I am sure that many of our members know the youngest member of the Culver family – and Honorary RBA Mascot – who celebrated his 5th birthday recently.  You can see from the photo that he found it a joyous occasion:

Baxter’s 5th Birthday celebration!

                                                           And another smile with which to end: