11 May 2009

Next week’s lecture, Thursday 14th May at 6.45pm, will be:


Rodin’s eyes seize his subject. Many of his rapid sheets skirt the concept of an “enlèvement”- not so much a rape, as “a carrying away”. During the sculptor’s last decades, long sessions with the model generated some of the most astonishing line-drawings and watercolours ever made: linking forward to Matisse, and back to the Romantics – as well as to Symboliste Art in general.


Grant Foster will be having his first solo show entitled “Mute and Impotent before the Boot” which opens Thursday 14th May, 6.30-8.30 at the Postbox Gallery, 7 Howick Place, SW1, see flyer attached for more details.

Dan Preece has just installed several of his paintings in two windows at Canary Wharf as part of their public art program. The work is located at the east end of the Canada Place Mall, opposite Waitrose, next to “Laline” mini clothing shop.

Laura Broughton will be in a joint exhibition entitled Street, the opening night is Thursday 21st May at St James the Less Parish Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Daniel Shadbolt will be having an open studio, 21-28th May, 10.00-20.00 daily at 72 Westbourne Park Road, W2. Please call 0790 0837 472 if you would like to visit.


30 May: East London artists

Tel: 020 7480 4654Email: vitalarts@bartsandthelondon.nhs.ukWebsite: http://www.vitalarts.org/Vital Arts is a pioneering arts and health organisation, charitably funded to deliver arts programmes for the well-being of patients and staff at Barts and The London NHS Trust. They are currently delivering an arts strategy for a flagship Occupational Health Centre in four converted Georgian Houses in Whitechapel, and would like to support their local artists (East London based) by inviting them to submit works for purchase for use in counselling rooms, patient treatment rooms and consulting rooms. They are looking to purchase high quality works that are contemporary, uplifting and intriguing. Artworks must be: 2D, no larger than 1m square, unframed. Please submit jpeg files no larger than 72 dpi accompanied by a brief summary. £250 (inc. vat) will be paid for each selected artwork.

31 May: Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2010

c/o Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2 Conway Street, London W1T 6BA — Google Maps Website: http://www.r-h-g.co.uk/The Gilchrist Fisher Award is a biennial prize open to all landscape painters, under the age of thirty before January 2010. First Prize of £3,000 is awarded, and a Second Prize of £1,000.

1 June: Threadneedle Prize

Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD — Google Maps Email: threadneedleprize@mallgalleries.comWebsite: http://www.threadneedleprize.com/New prize for painting and sculpure. Two major prizes are available: The Threadneedle Prize (£25,000) and a new Emerging Artist Prize (£5,000). Each of the six runners-up for The Threadneedle Prize receive £1,000. Registration open online from 1 April until 1 June 2009.

22 June: Jerwood Drawing Prize

Website: http://www.jerwooddrawingprize.org/Call for entries to this prestigious annual drawing exhibition. Drawings are chosen for the annual exhibition from an open submission by an independent panel of three selectors who typically represent the perspectives of practitioner, curator and writer. 1st prize £6,000; 2nd prize £3,000.