Current Events #46. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 46 of 2017.
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21Group 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Drawn Hung and Quartered
20 – 25 November 2017
The 21 Group of Artists is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with an exhibition at Birdwood House. This exhibition explores the theme drawing, with small works in pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and wash and watercolour being hung in a large collection. The drawings shown present a range of mark-making and insights into the way each artist works.
The 21 Group of Artists was formed in 1967, by the late Jane Prout who persuaded 20 other local painters in and around Totnes to exhibit together.
Its members are drawn from a wide area stretching from Exeter to Cornwall and upwards to Okehampton.
Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2017
17 November – 16 December 2017
The annual exhibition by members of the Leicester Society of artists who live, work or study in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (or who have very strong connections to these areas). The members and their work represent many perspectives on visual art and are committed to sharing and developing individual, original art.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Gallery Heinzel: Winter Exhibition 2017
11 November 2017 – 3 March 2018
Gallery Heinzel, which is owned and run by Maura Tighe, collects together a wide range of Scottish art. The Winter Exhibition is a show if over 70 artists’ work, covering a vast range of styles, mediums and subject matter.
24 Thistle Street
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 154th Open Annual Exhibition 2017
11 – 26 November 2017
The RGI 154th Annual Open Exhibition is comprised of contemporary works carefully selected through open call and works by living members of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Exhibited works include paintings, sculptures, fine art photography, original prints, drawings, mixed media, stained glass and architectural drawings and models.
The RGI Open Annual Exhibition 2017
Granville Street Entrance
Derek Mainella: It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
4 October – 18 November 2017
Derek Mainella’s second exhibition at Castor Projects focuses on the apocalypse and the changing world as a theme. He queries how the technological age has changed the way we relate to time and space forever, both through his practice and his subject matter. Derek Mainella’s paintings are composed in digital space and are then turned into a physical reality on a canvas which invoke classic cartoons, digital advertising, product placement, b movie kitsch.
50 Resolution Way
Gallery 98: An exhibition of paintings and ceramics.
25 Novembere 2017 – 6 January 2018
Private view: 25th November 2017, 6pm-9pm
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98 High St
National Open Art: Bargehouse
17 November – 26 November 2017
Across nine main gallery spaces, the National Open Art, will be exhibiting a diverse cross-section of British and Irish contemporary art, photography and film. There will new artwork from the winners and shortlisted entrants of NOA’s 21st National Open Art Competition which include amateur and professional artists. The works have been carefully selected by a panel of judges including experienced and influential figures in the art world, from Royal Academicians to critics, curators and professionals, this ensures the work is all of a high quality.
Oxo Tower Wharf
17 November – 15 December 2017
Private view: 16th November 2017
The Gateway Gallery collects paintings by Modern British Artists mainly of ‘The Northern School’. This exhibition focuses on the ability of the artist to tell a story with a single image; to invoke the first page of a book with a painting that goes beyond it. The figurative work shown has a strong sense of narrative and nuance throughout.
Exhibiting artists include: Peter Howson, Moira Beaty, John Hamilton, Olya Geoghegan, Harry Rutherford, Alan Lowndes, Ghislaine Howard, Geoffrey Key, Ian Mood, Steve Bewsher, Michael Ashcroft.
116 Ashley Road
4 November – 26 November 2017
Gemma Lowe is showing a series of new paintings and a sound installation. Her work on canvas focuses on the difference between abstraction and figuration and what it feels like to be managed and overwhelmed by digital data platforms as well as the juxtaposition of images.
94 Webster Road
A Sense of Place: Sophie Penstone and Alice Hole
20 November – 25 November 2017
Sophie Penstone and Alice Hole, who both live in Cornwall, are exhibiting together to show work inspired by their surroundings and by their love of the Cornish countryside. They seek to demonstrate a visual narrative of West Cornwall from the beaches to the towns and the surrounding countryside.
Sophie works in watercolour and enjoys pushing its abilities as a medium. Alice uses the Cornish landscape for her inspiration and is a member of The National Acrylic Painters’ Association and has won awards with her work.
24 Church Street
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2017
16 – 26 November 2017
This exhibition acts as six small exhibitions within a large one with each room having been curated by a different expert from the art world: two are artists, two are collectors and two are critics. This show of small works is selected from work found through open submission and from artists that have been invited by the curators. This means it hangs lesser-known artists next to internationally recognised names providing an interesting and enlightening contrast.
Penwith Gallery: Members & Associates Mixed Winter Exhibition
18 November – 6 January 2017
Private view: Friday November 17 at 6.30 PM – 8.30
A combination of work from Penwith Gallery’s Full Members and Associate Members, including paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics.
Back Road West
The Society of Wood Engravers 80th Annual Exhibition
11 November – 23 December 2017
The 80th Annual Exhibition of work by members of the Society of Wood Engravers and invited artists. The Society of Wood Engravers aims to promote wood engraving and in it’s annual exhibition it shows over 100 carefully selected limited edition original prints, engraved and hand printed by the artists.
Kevis House Gallery
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 : East Gallery, Norwich University of Arts
14 November – 20 January 2017
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is an annual open exhibition for original drawing which promotes excellence in contemporary drawing practice. It includes work by 65 artists including both established professionals and students. The drawing varies from hand-drawn to digital pieces; performance art to sculptural work. Work on show includes Gary Lawrence’s Yellow Kalymnos and Fridge Magnets, NUA student prize-winner Jade Montserrat’s performance and drawing No Need for Clothing and Barbara Walker’s figurative drawings.
The East GalleryNUA is the first venue on the national tour of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017.
Ed Kluz: Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain
11 November – 25 February 2017
This large solo exhibition of Ed Kluz, a illustrator and artist, celebrates the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples and towers that dot the British landscape.
It features original paper collages, scraper boards and prints. Kluz takes inspiration from fantastical and fanciful buildings across the UK, including the artist’s native North Yorkshire and YSP’s 500-acre, 18th-century parkland.
Expoart Brasil – UK & Focus Brasil 2017
13-18 November 2017
Private View: Monday 13 November 2017, 6-9pm
Focus Brasil UK is about topics of interest from and for Brazilians in the United Kingdom.
This art exhibition is running in conjunction with a series of events taking place at the Brazilian Embassy in London (14-16 Cockspur Street, St James’s SW1Y SBL), at the historic Amba Hotel (Bryanston St, Marylebone, London W1H 7EH), and the Gallery Space (14-16 Cockspur Street, St James’s SW1Y SBL).
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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