Sunday, July 2, 2017

Forthcoming group exhibition: Anything goes?

I am delighted to be exhibiting in this group exhibition at Art Bermondsey Project Space, London at the end of July:

Anything Goes?
An exhibition of works by members of Contemporary British Painting
Selected by Anna McNay

25 July - 5 August 2017
Private View: 26 July, 6-9pm

Art Bermondsey Project Space
183 - 185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

Artists include: Day Bowman, Marco Cali, Ruth Calland, Simon Carter, Lucy Cox, Andrew Crane, Pen Dalton, Lisa Denyer, Annabel Dover, Natalie Dowse, Fiona Eastwood, Wendy Elia, Terry Greene, Susan Gunn, Susie Hamilton, Alex Hanna, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Sue Kennington, Matthew Krishanu, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Nick Middleton, Paul Newman, Stephen Newton, Gideon Pain, Mandy Payne, Ruth Philo, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Katherine Russell, Wendy Saunders, Ehryn Torrell, Judith Tucker, Sean Williams

Find out more here.

Contemporary Masters from Britain Publication

This publication 'Contemporary Masters From Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century' accompanies the Priseman-Seabrook Collection exhibition tour in China.

Edited by Robert Priseman ISBN 978-1543281620

An exhibition catalogue for a touring show visiting Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, and Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China in 2017, curated by Robert Priseman, with essays by Dr Judith Tucker, Terry Greene and Matthew Krishanu.

Available to buy here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Contemporary Masters from Britain in China

I am delighted to be part of this exhibition 'Contemporary Masters from Britain' as part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection, touring to four venues in China.

Between the 11th July and 30th December 2017, 80 works of art drawn from the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st century British Painting will go on display in 4 Chinese art museums for the very first time. The host institutions are the Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin.

Contemporary Masters from Britain
The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, China
11th July - 3rd August 2017

The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai

Contemporary Masters from Britain
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing, China

10th - 23rd October 2017

Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing

Contemporary Masters from Britain
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China
24th - 31st October 2017

Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing
Contemporary Masters from Britain
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Tianjin

December 2017 - dates TBC

Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Tianjin
You can find our more about the Priseman Seabrook collation here.

And can read an article on 'an' here.

Quay Arts OPEN 2017

I am very pleased to announce that my painting Horizon 1 has been selected for the Quay Arts biennial OPEN 2017.

"I must down to the seas again".
The exhibition runs from 29th July - 22nd September 2017

Horizon 1, 200cm x 130cm, Oil on canvas
The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO10 5BD

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Small Works exhibition at the Jack House Gallery

I am pleased to announce that I have a few small paintings in this group exhibition 'Small Works' at the Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW - with a fantastic line-up of artists.

Preview: Thursday 2nd February, 6pm - 8pm.
Exhibition: 3rd February - 4th March 2017.

Happy happy! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Latest news...

I can't believe it's been over a year since I've updated this blog with any news or updates. Time does fly and my blog has been well and truly neglected.

I have been steadily making work in the studio and have been involved in a number of exhibitions and projects this year: Sixty at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes and then at Art-Athina, Athens, the Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition at Quay Arts, IOW, Wells Art Contemporary, Art on a Postcard Secret Auction and 30 x 30 x 34, the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Annual Group Show, London. Please see the new six blog entries below outlining these projects in further detail.

This week I have been to see the British Art Show 8 in Southampton. The main event is spread over 3 venues, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and Bargate Monument. I really enjoyed much of the show, although I didn't have enough time to view all of the film and video pieces!!!! However, for me the most outstanding work was by Ryan Gander, in particular, 'The way things collide, draughtsman's paper weight, meet ice cream tub' beautifully carved from Lime wood. I think this work is outstanding. As a close second I loved the paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and the wonderfully eery, thought provoking video piece by Rachel Maclean (although I didn't have time to view the full hour - so must go back).

The British Art Show 8 has many connected events alongside many fringe art events too. If you are in Southampton I also highly recommend extra{ordinary} - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery at Solent Showcase, and their Southampton Pride of Place Project at 108 East Street, Southampton. extra{ordinary} is a national touring exhibition of over one hundred colour photos made over the past fifteens years, that shows the extraordinary in the everyday - this is a fantastic collection, with astute observations about our everyday surroundings with with a fine sense of humour too - I guarantee you will at the very least smile. The Southampton Pride of Place Project is a offsite participatory project where the general public can help The Caravan Gallery create a vibrant evolving exhibition celebrating the character of Southampton. So if you can, get yourself to Southampton for a fine creative feast.

Studio wall summer 2016 - watercolour on paper

I also highly recommend a beautiful exhibition Chainmail by Amartey Golding at the Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth. It is a small show that includes a stunning 10 minute video - well worth a visit but you need to be quick as it ends on the 20th November.

30 x 30 x 34, CBP Annual Group Show 2016, London

I am very pleased to announce that I am showing a piece of work in the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Annual Group Show 30 x 30 x 34, alongside an incredible line up of 34 artists:

Iain Andrews | Amanda Ansell | Day Bowman | Julian Brown | Ruth Calland | Marco Cali | Jules Clarke | Lucy Cox | Pen Dalton | Sam Douglas | Annabel Dover | Natalie Dowse | Terry Green | Susie Hamilton | Alex Hanna | Marguerite Horner | Matthew Krishanu | Bryan Lavell | David Lock | Paula MacArthur | Enzo Marra | Nicholas Middleton | Paul Newman | Kirsty O’Leary Leeson | Ruth Philo | Alison Pilkington | Freya Purdue | Katherine Russell | Wendy Saunders | Stephen Snoddy | David Sullivan | Ehryn Torrell | Judith Tucker | Sean Williams

Curated by Wendy Saunders and Paula MacArthur.

8 November 2016 ‐ 4 January 2017
Monday ‐ Friday 9 ‐ 5, Saturday 9 ‐ 4, closed Sunday*
The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT

Opening reception: 18 November 5 - 8 pm

* Very occasionally the crypt closes for private meetings, please phone ahead to check times if you are making a special journey to avoid any disappointment on either 020 7935 7315 or 07809 330592.

Art on a Postcard, Secret Auction

This year I am very proud to be supporting the Art on a Postcard Secret Auction to help raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust charity.

I have donated two original postcard artworks to this exhibition.

"The Secret Auction will take place on 17 November 2016. International household names including Grayson Perry, Maggie Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Blake, Harland Miller Gilbert and George and host of Royal Academicians such as Ken Howard RA,  Mick Rooney RA, John Wragg RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Paul Huxley RA and Steven Farthing RA as well as emerging talent are within the 400 postcard sized artworks up for auction.

Bidders will be able to view the artworks in person at Maddox Gallery, Mayfair from 12 November. The auction will take place on 17 November. Commision bids can be made online for the 3 weeks leading up to the auction.

A list of the contributors’ names will be circulated before the sale, but the work will be anonymous until the auction has ended."

Full details can be found and bids can be placed via the Art on a Postcard website:

Wells Art Contemporary

This year I was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Wells Art Contemporary with my painting Crocodile Tears 3. The exhibition was held, for the first time, in the Bishop's Palace in the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral, Somerset from 8th - 22nd October 2016.

Crocodile Tears 3, oil on canvas, 46cm x 46cm, 2016
Crocodile Tears 3 between two Bishops
Remains of the tracery windows at Bishop's Palace, Wells 

CPB Summer Exhibition, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition
40 artists celebrating 40 years of Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
30th July - 15th October 2016

I was delighted to be part of the Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition this year in the West Gallery at Quays Arts, curated by fellow CBP artist Freya Purdue. An accompanying catalogue is available from Amazon (designed by yours truly).

David Ainley | Claudia Böse | Day Bowman | Emma Cameron | Simon Carter | Jules Clarke | Ben Cove | Lucy Cox | Andrew Crane | Pen Dalton | Lisa Denyer | Sam Douglas | Annabel Dover | Natalie Dowse | Wendy Elia | Paul Galyer | Terry Greene | Susan Gunn | Alex Hanna | Marguerite Horner | Barbara Howey | Phil Illingworth | Matthew Krishanu | Bryan Lavelle | Paula MacArthur | Enzo Marra | Monica Metsers | Nicholas Middleton | Paul Newman | Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson | Ruth Philo | Freya Purdue | James Quin | Katherine Russell | Wendy Saunders | David Sullivan | Ehryn Torrell | Judith Tucker | Julie Umerle | Sean Williams

Sixty, Art-Athina, Athens, Greece

SIXTY, Art-Athina, Platform Projects, Athens, Greece
24th - 29th May 2016
with Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes

My painting The Sum of the Parts No. 1 was selected, alongside 59 other artists, from the SIXTY London exhibition, to be shown at Art-Athina, Athens.

Image courtesy of Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, Art-Athina, Athens 2016
Selected artists:

Akiko Ban | Apollo Aabye | Ariadne Arendt | Artem Surkov | Bonita Alice | Catherine Morland | Charlie Warde | Colin Maitland | Cynthia Hsieh | Eirini Bogdanou | Elisavet Kalpaxi | Elizabeth Hannaford | Emma Coop | Evi Grigoropoulou | fluxIT | Follie Gioir | Gini Wade | house of o'dwyer | Hyeji Woo | Iasonas Kampanis | Imogen Welch | Irene Godfrey | Kaori Homma | Katherine Jones | Kirsty Harris | Laura Napier | Lisa Ivory | Maggie Learmonth | Mandy Hudson | Margita Yankova | Maria Letsiou | Mark Titchner | Metra Saberova | Natalie Dowse | Oliver Macdonald | Rebecca Byrne | Rebecca Key | Rebecca Meanley | Rolina E. Blok | Sarah Gillham | Sasha Bowles | Sharon Leahy-Clark | Shona Davies and Dave Monaghan | Simon Leahy-Clark | Sivan Lavie | Søren Kastalje | Tom Hackett | Victoria Rance | Wolfgang Berkowski

Curated by Anna Bleeker and Alessandra Falbo.

Sixty at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes, London

Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, London, 13th - 22nd May 2016
Curated by Anna Bleeker and Alessandra Falbo

The Sum of the Parts No. 1, oil on MDF, 10cm x 10cm, 2014

"SIXTY is a curated two-part project in London and Athens predicated on notions of arbitrary political constraints. Sixty works of art were selected by different decision-making bodies or individuals, including a public vote, and subject to a variety of processes and criteria - physical, financial and political - testing the ability of artist and curator to navigate within structures offering both real and illusory choices and opportunities.

Artists were invited to submit artworks in any medium by posting through the gallery's 6cm by 24.5cm letterbox. All artworks received in this way were displayed in the gallery from 13 to 22 May alongside pieces from our collection of editions and small works. The gallery's directors selected 60 works from our collection and a further 60 works submitted via the open call were selected by a public vote at the private view. From each of the two bodies of 60 works, 30 were chosen by the project curators and together these final 60 works travelled to Platform Projects @ Art Athina, where they will be on show for 4 days."

Friday, October 30, 2015

Contemporary British Painting Group Show

I am very pleased to announce that I am showing a piece of work in the forthcoming Contemporary British Painting Group Show, alongside an incredible line up of 33 artists:

Ehryn Torrell | Sean Williams | Nicholas Middleton | Alex Hanna
Natalie Dowse | Day Bowman | Susie Hamilton | Lisa Denyer | Pen Dalton
Julie Umerle | Ruth Calland | Wendy Saunders | Claudia Böse | Enzo Marra
Sam Douglas | Marguerite Horner | Sue Kennington | Katherine Russell | Ruth Philo
David Sullivan | Julian Brown | Wayne Clough | Matthew Krishanu | Freya Purdue
Lee Maelzer | Linda Ingham | Greg Rook | James Quin | Alison Pilkington |
Gideon Pain | Susan Gunn | Barbara Pierson | Simon Burton

3 November 2015 ‐ 2 January 2016
Monday ‐ Friday 9 ‐ 5, Saturday 9 ‐ 4, closed Sunday
The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age Publication

A new publication is available to accompany the forthcoming exhibition Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age.

The catalogue is edited, composited and designed by Robert Priseman, with essays by Robert Priseman, Sophie Cummings and Paul O'Kane, complete with images and biographies of all the artists.

Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age is a group exhibition featuring the work of eleven contemporary painters: Nathan Eastwood, Natalie Dowse, Nicholas Middleton, Alex Hanna, David Sullivan, Katherine Russell, Robert Priseman, Wayne Clough, Barbara Howey, Lee Maelzer and Wendy Saunders.

You can view the full catalogue online here.

Alternatively you can purchase a hard copy from Amazon.

Exhibition: 2nd - 31st March 2015
St Marylebone Crypt, London

Other recent Publications:

Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting. 
2015 Catalogue.

The catalogue by Robert Priseman, features the work of over 40 contemporary painters.

You can view and download an online copy here.

Alternatively you can purchase a hard copy from Amazon.

A catalogue to accompany and celebrate the Priseman-Seabrook Collection, first exhibited at Huddersfield Art Gallery. See further information re the collection here.

@PaintBritain by Simon Carter

A catalogue of 45 contemporary painters to accompany the @PaintBritain exhibition at Ipswich Art School Gallery, from 15th November 2014 - 8th March 2015.

Available to buy at Amazon.

Many thanks to Robert Priseman, Founder and Simon Carter, Chairman of Contemporary British Painting.


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