The dark nights are setting in earlier now and there is a definite chill in the air most days, so let’s hope that there is not too much severe weather on the horizon for these winter months ahead.
It is good to know that there is some warming good news to share from some of our members:
In the rather late “Summer Show at the RA” is Jill Leman and [can you see the resemblance?] her brother, prizewinner David Winthrop
Cheryl Culver has one of her works on the cover of a book written by a psychotherapist which is described as:
“Opens up a neglected landscape for recognition and discussion”
The illustration seems to be a perfect fit!
Cheryl also has work in the Geedon Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II and in the RBA exhibition ‘In Harmony’ at the M1 Gallery.
At the Geedon Gallery the 20th Anniversary Autumn Exhibition Part II is still online and features works from RBA artists including:
Unfortunately I am too late to tell you about Sue Campion’s 2-person show which finished on the 3rd November at the Bircham Gallery in Norfolk, but some of her work can still be seen online at: https://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/catalogue/paintings/
Nicola Slattery’s work can be found on Stand 315 at the Manchester Art Fair, in Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX from 19th – 21st November
Susie Perring has been invited to have a work included in the Dry Red Press collection of RBA cards and the work is Winter Walkies:
The M1 Gallery, at 20 Nelson Rd, London SE10 9JB has just opened the exhibition RBA: IN HARMONY featuring many of our artists, including:
The Russell Gallery at 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JP, are preparing for their Mixed Christmas Show which will be open from:
2nd December – 5th February and which will include RBA members:
Goldmark Gallery, 14 Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ, have produced a wonderful catalogue of works by George Large, called:
‘The Exotica of the Ordinary’
I noticed some RBA members at the Discerning Eye Exhibition:
News from some of our RBA RISING STARS …
But first … my apologies to Tedi Lena for mis-spelling his name in the last newsletter, however I have an opportunity to record it correctly now because …
Tedi Lena was shortlisted for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year 2021 competition which was broadcast on the 13th October. His celebrity sitter loved Tedi’s work and bought it after the show!
Habib Hajalli has been busy as always …
- He was shortlisted for the prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, which is open from 18th November – 5th December http:// http://trinitybuoywharfdrawingprize.drawingprojects.uk/news
- He was interviewed regarding his practice in an article published in Art and Cake LA: https://artandcakela.com/2021/10/10/habib-hajallie-facing-history/
- He was also interviewed by Artfinder, discussing Black History Month as well as his career: https://www.artfinder.com/blog/post/black-history-month-habib-hajallie/#/
- He raised money with Abundant Life Charity Auction to buy Christmas presents and food for 106 orphaned children in Sierra Leone
- Southwark Park Galleries have commissioned two of his artworks (‘Wampanoag Power’ and ‘The British Dream’) as part of their annual artist flags commission. His works are on display outside both galleries from October 31st until next year https://southwarkparkgalleries.org/artist-flags-wampanoag-power-and-the-british-dream/
Blaze Cyan has her etching in the late Summer Show at the Royal Academy:
Tara Versey, previously a Rome Scholarship winner, is showing a work inspired by her stay in Rome at the ‘Bow Open Show 2021′ at The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ, until December 19th.
Thomas Merrett was a finalist in the National Sculpture Prize and his work will be displayed for one year at the Broomhill Estate in Devon. He is creating a series of works called ‘Listener’ and one of these will be a large over life size sculpture for the outdoor group exhibition in the summer:
Thomas also has 3 small bronze sculptures and two prints in the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries:
Other RISING STARS spotted in the Discerning Eye show were:
Ben Duax shared an exhibition of new work with 2 others in Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum in California. He exhibited prints with individual soundtracks.
Ruth Murray, Jackson’s painting prize 2020 winner, had a solo exhibition in October at the Bankley Gallery in Manchester. It was called ‘The Green Ray’ and brought together a series of paintings she had been working on for the past 3 years.