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‘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


Summer at Bankside

RAG Members: Chloe Freemantle and Sarah Granville

Until 8 August
Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, SE1 9JH


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

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

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

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.

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:
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

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.
ArtCar Boot Fair from: 15-17 May





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



Felicity Swan solo exhibition at One Paved Court

RAG Member: Felicity Swan

Felicity Swan is looking forward to her forthcoming solo exhibition at One Paved Court, Richmond. As well as showing new paintings and sculptures, events will include a session of 'drawing as meditation’ and a collaborative storytelling demonstration with Belinda Bicknell, of Curious House of Stories. One Paved Court is an artist-run space in the heart of Richmond in a beautifully restored Georgian building, containing an architect-designed gallery and studio space under the same roof.
Image: Felicity Swan, Aerials Unplugged

From: 29 September to 17 October 2021
One Paved Court 

Natalia Bobrova in Bedford Park Festival

RAG Member: Natalia Bobrova

Natalia Bobrova has limited edition prints displayed at 12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick, London W4 4LD and will be participating  in the Bedford Park Festival in Chiswick, one of London's best-loved arts and community events. Download The Bedford Park Festival 2021 leaflet here.

From: 12 to 27 June 2021

Sarah Granville elected to the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

Sarah Granville been elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers and her work features in the upcoming exhibition, RE Original Prints 2021 at the Bankside Galleries.
Image: Sarah Granville, Chestnut House

From: 17 May 2021
Bankside Galleries, London

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