Live late April, RAG's forthcoming online exhibition – 'Response'. 56 works by seven artists created in response to each others' work over four months.

Celia Toler on First Words in Dalston installation

RAG Member: Celia Toler

Celia Toler contributed to RAG member Mike Abrahams and artist Francesca Giuliano's ‘First Words in Dalston’ visual and audio installation in east London with her own book “Francis’ Wife”, cover designed by RAG member Stephen Williams.
Image: 'First words' from Francis' Wife

To visit the project website click here
Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ


Stations 2021

RAG Member: G. Calvert

G. Calvert submitted work to ‘Stations 2021’, an arts project for Lent, leading to an online exhibition for Easter. Curated by Mark Dean.
Image detail: 'Station 8' by G. Calvert

From: Good Friday 2 April 2021
To view the exhibition click here


Spiritual Exercises

RAG Members: Brian Deighton with G. Calvert, and Laura Jacobs with another artist Kiera Burton

Brian Deighton with G. Calvert, and Laura Jacobs with another artist Kiera Burton, have taken part in an online collaborative project ‘Spiritual Exercises 2’ organised by Mark Dean, UAL Chaplain. The project invited artists from the original project to connect with one other during the recent lockdown. Their collaborative work is presented in a new online exhibition.
Image: Brian Deighton with G. Calvert

From: 29 March 2021
To view the exhibition click here


Grayson’s Art Club

RAG Members: Martin Ireland and Jim Sitch

Martin Ireland and Jim Sitch presented works for the Grayson’s Art Club, Series 2 on Channel 4. Martin was featured in the Work episode and maybe in the Travel episode while Jim narrowly missed being in the Food episode.
Image: Martin Ireland

Martin: “The theme for the week’s programme was Work. I responded by sifting through a number of photos and drawings I did of a guy who was working on the scaffolding opposite my studio and worked it up. I made a short video to support my application.”

Jim: “Sadly it didn’t feature. Interestingly a similar version of my new piece (a plate of food made of various items wood, rubber, steel, plastic etc) did feature but made from wool!”

March/April 2021
To watch the programme click here


Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

Sarah Granville’s small painting ‘Rue Souss’ has been selected for the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021.
Image: Sarah Granville

From: 15 to 24 April 2021
Mall Galleries, London and online
To view the exhibition click here


Chloe Fremantle

RAG Member: Chloe Fremantle

Chloe Fremantle is exhibiting three gouaches with the Royal Watercolour Society online exhibition ‘They Can’t Cancel Spring’.
Image: Chloe Fremantle

From: 18 March to 24 April 2021
To view the exhibition click here


Natalia Bobrova at Hogarth Health Club

RAG Member: Natalia Bobrova

Natalia Bobrova has a solo exhibition called ‘Seasons’ at the Hogarth Health Club. She presents original art, prints, and photography featuring many of West London’s favourite sites such as Chiswick Park. If people would like to meet the artist they should DM or call Natalia directly on 07962 404 973.

From 12 April - 30 June 2021 no appointments needed
The Airedale Café and Bar (open to members and non-members)
The Hogarth Health Club, Airedale Avenue, Chiswick, West London W4 2NW


Royal Scottish Academy Summer Show

RAG Members: Renata Fernandez and Sarah Granville

Renata Fernandez and Sarah Granville are showing in the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) online Annual Exhibition 2021.
Image: Renata Fernandez

From: 2 April to 30 May 2021
To view the exhibition click here


Lucille Dweck

RAG Member: Lucille Dweck

RAG member Lucille Dweck has just finished a commission. “It was for a friend who wanted to find a way of saying thank you to his friend who helped save his life.” The painting is of her hand being held in his.
Image: Lucille Dweck


Jackson’s Painting Prize

RAG Members: Lucille Dweck and Sarah Granville

Lucille Dweck and Sarah Granville were both on the longlist for the Jackson Art Prize but sadly didn’t make it to the short list.
Image: Sarah Granville

To view the exhibition click here


Hammersmith Therapy Rooms

RAG Member: Joanna Brendon

Joanna Brendon has made a podcast for Interact Stroke Support, a charity established in 2000 and the brainchild of acclaimed theatre director Caroline Smith. The podcasts bridge the gap between the creative and the clinical, featuring a guest from the world of arts, health and culture asking them critical questions on how these are connected.

To listen click here


Huddle Winter Art Show

RAG Members: Natalia Bobrova, Joanna Brendon, Grazyna Cydzik, Brian Deighton, Clare Belfield, Renata Fernandez, Chloe Fremantle, Sarah Granville, Martin Ireland and Jim Sitch 

The new Winter Art Show at Huddle  can now be viewed online, click here to see the exhibition.
Image: Jim Sitch, ‘The Installation’ (homage to Louise Nevelson)

From: December 2020 to 30 June
Address: 4th Floor, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA
To see the show, please email: art@huddle.london to arrange your visit 


RAG’s Messages from Somewhere on Instagram

36 RAG members are showing in the next Instagram Exhibition called Messages from Somewhere. Requested by members after the last successful Instagram project, Celia Toler and Sarah Granville present another innovative exhibition, this time on the subject of communication. Members present images of their work along with a written message on a postcard, to include a word allocated from the Swadesh list.
Image: The secret ballot in a secret place: choosing names to go with 36 words from the Swadish List

From: 1 March to 5 April daily posting
@riversideartistsgroup

For more information email Sarah Granville: sg@sarahgranville.com


Sky TV Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2021, and Print-It series, Digital Art & Illustration

RAG Member: Renata Fernandez

Renata has been shortlisted in the second episode of this year’s Sky TV Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2021, at West Wycombe Park of #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear.
Image: Renata Fernandez, High Wycombe Triptych

Dates: Broadcast February still available online
tv24.co.uk

She is also in the final exhibition in the Print-It series, Digital Art & Illustration

Dates: Ongoing
aireplacestudios.com


Bankside Gallery March and June 2021

RAG Member: Chloe Fremantle

Chloe is showing four small gouaches inspired by the Northumbrian landscape in the online Spring Mini Picture Show 2021, for unframed works only, at the Bankside Gallery. She is also one of several members of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and RE, who have been invited to respond to the Chelsea Physic Garden in preparation for a show to be held (covid allowing) in June 2021 at the Bankside Gallery.
Image: Chloe Fremantle, Landscape

Dates: 1 February to 14 March 2021
Banksidegallery.com


Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival

RAG Members: Brian Deighton, Martin Ireland, Felicity Swan, Grazyna Cydzik, Anton Harding, Chloe Fremantle and Clare Belfield

Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival have produced an online digital exhibition which includes seven RAG members.
Image: Clare Belfield, Piero's Horses

Dates: Ongoing
hf-artsfest.com


Crowdfunding for First Words in Dalston

RAG Member: Mike Abrahams

Together with friends and neighbours around Dalston Square in east London, Mike and artist Francesca Giuliano have just begun installing a visual and audio artwork called First Words in Dalston on 250m of hoardings in the square. The project, comprises written and recorded first sentences from publications likely to be found in the Dalston CLR James Library will run until mid 2022. They've just launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a series of outdoor events in the square and they're hoping that the Mayor of London will back the project. 
To support the crowdfunding campaign click here
For more information about First Words in Dalston click here

In Memory of Romy Rey 1938 –2020

Romy Rey was a RAG member since 1998 and a familiar figure at RAG exhibition openings and at artists’ talks in the UK and in Spain, most recently in ‘Riverside at Riverside’ at Riverside Studios, January 2020. Romy was a serious artist who produced surrealistic, strongly coloured oil paintings often with an ethnographical content. She had a special interest in tribal art and the pre-Columbian cultures. 

“As a painter, I am fascinated by our perception of reality. Some of my paintings are a re-interpretation of landscapes visited during my travels, others render familiar elements in variable scales and combinations or portray images of ancient or tribal objects in imaginary settings.”

Romy Rey was born in Zurich, Switzerland, studied in Paris and Geneva, travelled widely, and settled in London in the early 1960s where she was a partner in two bookshops in Hampstead and Richmond. She shared her life with the artist, Brian Davies (1942-2014) in London and in the house they restored in Southern France. A strong woman, seen as unconventional and bohemian by some, who lived life on her own terms but was also well loved by family and friends who enjoyed her intellect and hospitality. We will miss her.

 Brian Deighton, Chair


Unfinished business

RAG Members: Mike Abrahams, Brian Deighton, Josie Deighton and G. Calvert

Spread across three 'deliberately unfinished' or shell 'houses', 13 artist exhibit their work in response to the theme of unfinished business.
Image: Josie Deighton / Mike Abrahams

From: January to  28 February 2021
Address: 58-62 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London SE15 4QL
To see the show, please email: phyllis@unboxedhomes.com to arrange your visit


#atadistance

RAG Members: G. Calvert, Grazyna Cydzik, Emma Davis, Josie Deighton, Saadeh George, Marianne Moore and Miles Watson

Seven RAG members are participating in a ‘Response’ project set up by Grazyna Cydzik. Each artist makes one new artwork and then sends it to the group; each artist then chooses one work to respond to; this is again sent to the group who choose and responds again. This process of making two artworks per month, sending them to the group will continue until end February 2021 by which time each artist would have made eight artworks. The final works by each artist will feature here when #atadistance completed.

Images L to R: Grazyna Cydzik’s response to Emma Davis / Marianne Moore to Grazyna / Josie Deighton to Grazyna

From: 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021