Current Events #48. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 48 of 2017.
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Messum’s Gallery: Peter Brown
6th December – 23rd December 2017
A series of new paintings made by Peter Brown as he journeyed through East Anglia, from Norfolk down to Essex. These works have revealed his affinity for landscape in contrast to his city scenes. This exhibition shows both themes to emphasis the contrast.
Small Works for Christmas
20 November – 23 December 2017
A mixed exhibition of new painting and sculpture.
Beaux Arts Bath Gallery
12-13 York Street
Tim Allen:Dual Purpose
4th November – 2nd December 2017
A collection of Tim Allen’s large scale works, creating an intimate and immersive experience.
‘They’re paintings that have immediacy, like a Richard Serra sculpture. You can experience the
thing-in-itself without any reference to anything else.’
Unit 11a, First floor walkway, Taplow House, Thurlow Street
Nature’s Alchemy: Launch of new Peckham Gallery
24 November 2017 – 6 January 2018
A group show with works by:
222 Rye Lane,
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2017
29 November – 10 December 2017
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition shows emerging new exhibitors alongside established member artists.
The works in oil paint demonstrate the variety of styles and looks that this medium can be used to create: from a traditional approach to an innovative use of material and style.
Adebanji Alade ROI, Linda Alexander ROI SBA, Naomi Alexander ROI, Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI, Natalia Avdeeva ROI, Richard Baines ROI, Liz Balkwill PS, Jeremy Barlow ROI, Frances Bell, Chris Bennett ROI, Tim Benson VPROI, Susan Bower RBA ROI, Peter Brown Hon RBA NEAC PS ROI RP, Alex Callaway William Carney RSMA ROI, Trevor Chamberlain RSMA ROI, Amanda Coleman, Richard Combes ROI, Kathleen Crow ROI, Ian Cryer PROI, David Curtis RSMA ROI, Bill Dean ROI, Roger Dellar PS RI ROI, John Dobbs NEAC, Andrew Farmer, Roger Ferrin ROI, Neville Fleetwood ROI, Roy Freer NEAC RI ROI, Lachlan Goudie ROI, Peter Graham ROI, Helen Hale ROI, Alice Hall AROI, Benjamin Hope, Ken Howard OBE Hon RBA PPNEAC RA ROI, Philip James ROI, Christopher Keays ROI, Andrew King ROI, Robin Mackervoy ROI, John McCombs RBA ROI, Lucy McKie ROI, June Mendoza OBE RP ROI, Tony Merrick ROI, Ronald Morgan RBA Hon Sen ROI, Barry Peckham RSMA ROI, David Pilgrim ROI, Brian Ryder ROI, Valerie Smith ROI, John Sprakes RBA ROI, Nicholas St John Rosse RSMA, Norma Stephenson PS, John Stillman RSMA, Haidee-Jo Summers ROI ARSMA, Bernadett Timko, Nicholas Verrall RBA ROI, Tom Wanless Sen ROI, Graham Webber ROI, Peter Wileman FROI RSMA, Hashim Akib, Michael Alford, Michael John Ashcroft, Clare Bowen, John Brenton, Ben Brotherton, Oliver Bull, Francis Callaghan, Roy Connelly, Lee Craigmile, Olivia Crane, Derek Daniells, Phoebe Dickinson, Benjamin Eden, Nigel Fletcher, Dennis Gaskin, Penny Germa, Richard Goldstein, Mary Grundy, Gerry Halpin MBE, Julia Hawkins, Martin Hill, Jane Hodgson, Peter Holt, Tom Hughes, Shinobu Kawano, John Killens, Craig Lee, Helen Lieber, Emily Macduff, Rod Major, Tom Marsh, Gregory Mason, Mark McLaughlin, Robbie Murdoch, Vicki Norman, Kate Oleska, Rob Pointon, Lisa Puhlhofer, Dorian Roland Radu, Adam Ralston, Maria Rose, Serena Rowe, Alla Samarina, Diana Savostaite, Sarah Spackman, Dennis Spicer, Tom Stevenson, David Stanley, Karl Terry, Colin Twinn, Phillip Tyler, David Walker, John Walsom, Archie Wardlaw, Michael Weller, Oscar Whicheloe, Yuxin Yang, Iryna Yermolova, Junhe Zhu and Jie Zhuang.
Woods In Winter: Daniel Ablitt, Bridget Davies, Flora Mclachlan, Clare Nicholls, Abigail Reed and Sally Stafford
25 November – 31 December 2017
The Sarah Wiseman Gallery Winter Exhibition focuses work by six artists focusing on snowy woods and star-lit winter nights.
Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40 – 41 South Parade
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Members and Associates Annual Exhibition 2017
23 November – 23 December 2017
This annual exhibition has been running for over 200 years and shows the work of the RBSAs Members and Associates and includes the work of those who have been newly elected this year.
The RSBA Gallery
4 Brook St
Janet Boulton: A Seeming Diversity: Working with Watercolour
29 November 2017 – 20 January 2018
Janet Boulton is known predominantly for her watercolours and paper relief works. This exhibition focuses on her works on paper and her paintings which have been inspired by music, still life and gardens.
40 years ago, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery hosted Janet Boulton’s exhibition, ‘Windows and Reflections’, inspired by her views from classrooms in the town, making this a welcome return to Swindon for this important artist.
Everything We Do is Music
Private view: Wednesday 29 November, 6-8.30pm, starting with a curators tour with Shanay Jhaveri.
30 November 2017 – 4 March 2018
A major new exhibition that explores how Indian classical music has inspired modern and contemporary artists.
Everything we do is music, curated by Shanay Jhaveri, traces a long history, from early Indian miniature paintings (Ragamalas) through to drawings, animations and video works from the present day. Including works by pivotal Indian and Pakistani artists such as Nasreen Mohamedi and Lala Rukh, the exhibition will feature a number of works previously unseen in the UK. It will present newly commissioned pieces by Michael Müller and Sarnath Banerjee alongside works by contemporary artists such as Prabhavathi Meppayil, Shahzia Sikander and Dayanita Singh . The exhibition will also explore the influence of Indian classical music on important American artists such as Lee Mullican and Marian Zazeela, and its wider influence on western popular and counterculture.
Sarnath Banerjee, Claudio Caldini, Francesco Clemente, Sabah Husain, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Nasreen Mohamedi, Tania Mouraud, Lee Mullican, Michael Müller, Hetain Patel, Lala Rukh, Vidya Sagar, Mohan Samant, Shahzia Sikander, Dayanita Singh, Marian Zazeela.
The Drawing Room
Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF
Notes on Painting
23 November 2017 – 12 January 2018
This is a group exhibition, curated by Amelia Bowles, where the works economise and dispense with the formal definition of ‘painting’, questioning its construction and modes of making.
While in the diverse mediums of installation, text, diagrams, painting, photography and moving image, all of them work towards coded rhythms of abstraction.
Artists shopwing include:
Anna Salamon, and Andrea V Wright.
The Koppel Project Hive
26 Holborn Viaduct,
The Illustration Fair 2017
Private view: Thursday 30th November, 6-9pm
30 November 2017 – 3 December 2018
London’s contemporary illustration is being held at the Bargehouse, this year’s emphasis is on play, with interactive artworks and hands-on workshops. There will be over 65 exhibitors, covering a breadth of practices, from emerging talent to established names.
Exhibitors that are keyholders and supporters of East London Printmaker include:
Susan Vera Clarke
London, SE1 9PH
BRUTAL: A Collection of Architectural Prints and Drawings: Red Girling & Oscar Francis
Private View: Thursday 30 November 6:30 – 9:30pm
27 November – 3 December 2017
A collection of artwork inspired by modernist and brutalist architecture from two emerging artists Red Girling and Oscar Francis.
Red Girling is the pseudonym for Eliza Southwood, a printmaker and illustrator. Influenced by her years as an architect in London, before she became a full time artist, she produces work that reflects the textural qualities of architecture and the built environment, in both abstract and figurative terms. She uses a variety of mediums such as collage, acrylic, charcoal and screen printing.
Oscar Francis is a London-based design studio established in 2013 by Sarah Evans. Sarah Evans is an architect turned artist who is known for creating architecturally inspired prints and textiles. Her distinctive work celebrates modernist architecture through the use of bold graphic prints and patterns that reimagine and reveal the character of these iconic buildings.
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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