You are invited to the RAG annual exhibition 2021

I Dreamt I Woke Up

 14-31 July, Wednesday-Sundays 12-6pm, Central Space Gallery, 23-29 Faroe Road, London W14 0EL
Contact Susan Bazin to book your visit 07711 670718 or susan@bazin5.com
To view the online show click here

RAG Annual 2021 – I Dreamt I Woke Up

34 RAG Members

The artists contemplate the awakening from the dreamlike times that have confronted us. For the visitor, the excitement of a real exhibition set in ACAVA's beautiful top-lit Central Space Gallery in Shepherds Bush is intensified through the textures of paint and the feel of real-space sculpture and assemblage. With each artist providing up to four artworks that are also for sale, it is an opportunity for our increasing audience and collectors to enjoy a range of small to medium sized works.

Central Space Gallery, 23-29 Faroe Road, London W14 0EL
From: 14-31 July 2021 Wednesday-Sundays 12-6pm
Please book your visit by calling Susan Bazin on 07711 670718 or email: susan@bazin5.com
Or, on arrival, you will be greeted by one of our invigilators who will take your details.
Please wear a facemask.

To see the online exhibition click here


RAG River project @studio 5

RAG Members: Maire Gartland with Janey Hagger, Felicity Swan, Shona Elrick, Martin Ireland and Saadeh George

Congratulations to Maire: She have been successful in her funding application for the Arts Council grant for the River community based projects. Maire will be running a ceramic workshop in a school in July to kick start ‘River’. In September she has a further three community workshops lined up with Janey  Hagger working with her. These will be at the Museum of Water and Steam in Brentford. All through September we will be showing the pieces from the workshops as an ongoing installation together with a few pieces of River related artwork from some of the Rag River Group at Maire Gartland’s studio, adjacent to the museum. This will include a piece by Saadeh George made from plastic recovered from the river.
Image: Maire Gartland ‘Turner on the Thames’ Mixed media

Open every weekend during September, otherwise confirm your visit with Maire on mairegartland@hotmail.co.uk
Maire's studio: (point number 8) Studio 5, London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane TW8 OEN

 


Tree Of Life

RAG Members: Brian Deighton and G. Calvert

Tree of Life is a group exhibition which includes work by Brian and G. at Electro Studios Project Space in St Leonards-on-sea. Accompanying catalogue by Silverhill press. ESPS is fundamentally about testing ideas through the juxtaposition of art works / events / other objects.

From: 18-26 September
Electro Studios, Seaside Road, St Leonards-on-sea TN38 0AL
Private view: 17 September
electrostudiosprojectspace.co.uk

 


The best of times, the worst of times…?

RAG Member: Mike Abrahams

Together with artist Francesca Giuliano, Mike has been commissioned to create a permanent artwork for Kensington Central Library that will be completed in the autumn. The piece entitled The worst of times, the best of times...? utilises the public's responses to a questionnaire regarding their reading habits during lockdown and now (as we emerge from lockdown). The work is part of the Kensington + Chelsea Festival.

From: now to mid August
Everyone is invited to complete the short questionnaire on this link

 

 


Donald Trump and me

RAG Member: Jim Sitch

For the four years of the Trump presidency Jim kept a diary, making an entry every one of the 1462 days he was in power. It was a tough project but he was proud of finishing it and more importantly the five separate diaries have now been compiled into one volume. "You think you know Donald Trump? You will do after reading this book. If you dare."

Donald Trump and Me. My diaries recording the four wild years of an American President 
Published August 
e-Book £3.99 and paperback £9.99 available to order through all good bookshops and Amazon


Wells Art Contemporary 2021

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

Sarah's work is once again featured in the Wells Art Contemporary exhibition. The show was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England.

From: 28 August 
Wells Cathedral
wellsartcontemporary.co.uk


A Flight to Freedom

RAG Member: Jane Oldfield

Jane was living on a narrow boat on the Grand Union Canal when she first visited the Cowper and Newton Museum. She appreciated the early work against slavery of Cowper, a poet, and Newton, the local vicar but I was shocked to find over 40 million people around the world still live in slavery today. With the support of the museum, she has decided to donate all the proceeds from this exhibition to Anti-slavery International.

From: 3 -29 July
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4.30pm
Cowper and Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, MK46 4AJ
cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk


‘Hypnos’

RAG Member: Harriet Hedden

Hypnos is a group exhibition curated by Harriet Hedden as part of Mayfair Art weekend Grosvenor Chapel. It was selected for a special event tour: mayfairartweekend.com

Also, Harriet had her film Isadora selected, from an international submission as one of 10 artist films to make up Mayfair Showreel 2021.
mayfairartweekend.com/showreel
harriethedden.blogspot.com


Lucille Dweck interview

RAG Member: Lucille Dweck

Lucille was interviewed recently by artist Jo Heckett who is using these encounters to delve deeper with artists she admires. Lucille has also had work shortlisted for the RA Summer exhibition.

 


‘A year in the life’

RAG Member: Chloe Freemantle

Chloe has created work responding to the Chelsea Physic Garden during 2020.

From: 12-30 August
Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, SE1 9JH
banksidegallery.com

 


Summer at Bankside

RAG Members: Chloe Freemantle and Sarah Granville

Until 8 August
Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, SE1 9JH
banksidegallery.com

 


Saadeh George open studio

RAG Member: Saadeh George

Saadeh George will be having an open studio (venue 25) as part of the Ealing Art Trail which takes place over two consecutive weekends in September each year and enables the general public to see and buy some of the unique artwork being created by local artists.

11 and 12 September
ealingbeat.org.uk


Ealing Art Groups’ Summer Exhibition

RAG Member: Greta Waki

Greta is showing five small pieces with the Ealing Art Group at the Gunnersbury Museum.

From: Saturday 3 July to Sunday 1 August 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 12-4.30pm
Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH
visitgunnersbury.org


Figurative Art Now, The Mall Galleries

RAG Member: Grazyna Cydzik

Grazyna is showing a drawing on paper alludes to the ongoing debate around statues on plinths in the public realm in the The Mall Galleries' Figurative Art Now online exhibition.

From: June to 20 September 2021
mallgalleries.org.uk


Permanent mural for Grenfell

RAG Member: Miles Watson

A new mural has been installed at Clarendon Road on Lancaster West Estate, dedicated to residents of the estate after the Grenfell Tower fire. Urban Eye linked up with the Rugby Portobello Trust youth project to run after-school design workshops to create textures and forms for the artwork. The project which was delayed for over a year by the Covid pandemic was finally completed in June 2021. The mural was funded by National Lottery Awards. RAG member Miles Watson was lead artist on the project and is the founder of Urban Eye which is based on the estate.

www.urbaneye.org.uk


RAG ‘River’ exhibition

32 RAG Members

32 RAG artists will be taking part in the ‘River’ show as part of the of Totally Thames Festival.

From: September by appointment with Jenny Hullock: jenny@cavendishvenues.com
Open to the public 4 and 11 September
Cavendish Conference Centre, America Square EC3N 2LB
More information to follow

 


‘Unfinished Business’ at Blenheim Grove private view 17 May

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

Since 21 February, a group of 13 artists have been exhibiting work at 58-62 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London SE15 4QL. During lockdown, the show entitled Unfinished Business, spread over three ‘raw’ houses, has created an opportunity to see art up close and personal. To coincide with the next stage of relaxation of regulations on 17 May, when large galleries, museums and cinemas open their doors, this show will close! The catalogue and list of works can be downloaded via the link below.

Private view by appointment: Monday 17 May 2021, 4-7.30pm
RSVP 
blenheimgrove.com/art-exhibition


Josie Deighton’s online shows

RAG Member: Josie Deighton

Josie is in an exhibition comprising over 500 works as part of London Drawing which is live online. She is also taking part in the Art Car Boot Fair and will be selling drawings, hosting a workshop and running a Zoom open studio again as part of London Drawing.

londondrawing.com
ArtCar Boot Fair from: 15-17 May
artcarbootfair.com

 

 

 

 


Lucille Dweck’s work goes to Hydra

RAG Member: Lucille Dweck

Lucille has sold a large painting through Instagram that will go to a part of Greece that overlooks Hydra (the island made famous by Lenard Cohen). She has also been commissioned to create two illustrations for a book about Licoricia of Winchester.
Image: Lucille Dweck

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Chloe Fremantle in Bankside Gallery

RAG Member: Chloe Fremantle

Chloe Freemantle has some works on paper in the Bankside Gallery Summer Small Works Show alongside other members of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and the Royal Society of Printers and Engravers (RE). She is also be part of the Bankside Gallery exhibition of work by members of the RWS and RE who were invited to respond to the Chelsea Physic Garden over the last year.

RE Original Prints 2021 from: 28 April to 13 June
Chelsea Physic Garden: A Year in the Life from: 12-30 August
Summer at Bankside Gallery from: 18 June to 1 August 

banksidegallery.com