Postcards from the River’s Edge 

Exhibition at the Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames

Wednesday 27 April - Sunday 8 May 2022

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

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

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: to arrange your visit


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

Chiswick in Pictures

RAG Members: Natalia Bobrova and Sarah Granville

Natalia is showing three photographs in the Chiswick in Pictures exhibition with a group of local artists including RAG member Sarah Granville. The exhibition is curated by The Chiswick Calendar.

Until: 24 January 2021

Address: Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY

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 in partnership with H&F Arts Festival is now open.
Image: Clare Belfield, Stone Landscape, watercolour, 2020

From: December 2020 to April 2021
Address: 4th Floor, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA
To see the show, please email: to arrange your visit

Work in progress

RAG Member: Lucille Dweck

Painting a very large private commission bound for a home in LA in January 2021.

RA Winter Exhibition

RAG Members: Emma Davis and Lynne Beel continue to show work at the RA

Image: Emma Davis with her work at the RA

From: 6 October 2020 to 3 January 2021

Enjoy a free virtual tour of the Summer Exhibition while closed

Artsime’s Winter Exhibition

RAG Member: Felicity Swan

Felicity is part of a new online group exhibition, organised by Siméon Artamonov of Artsime. She is showing two drawings and two oil paintings and, with six other artists, there are 40 works that can be viewed on walls around Simeon’s virtual gallery. is a unique art viewing platform that offers a professional, high-quality online gallery experience for artists and visitors alike.

From: 7 to 21 December 2020

RAG’s Winter Calendar on Instagram

32 members will each show an image on a randomly selected date. To see this, please go to Instagram: @riversideartistsgroup. Open the number and swipe left to see that day’s image.

From: 1 December 2020 to 1 January 2021

For more information click here

Huddle Winter Art Show

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

The new Winter Art Show at Huddle in partnership with H&F Arts Fest, will open on 7 December (to be confirmed).

From: 7 December 2020 to April 2021
Address: 4th Floor, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA
All are welcome to see the show, please advise by email: to arrange your visit

Imagine, Observe, Remember 

Imagine, Observe, Remember by RAG Member Peter Blegvad
Designed by Colin Sackett. Published by Uniformbooks in association with Amateur Enterprises.

Over 250 illustrations in both colour and b/w, printed on four different paper stocks. Imagine, Observe, Remember is partly a memoir, a portrait of the artist as he develops his craft from what is possibly his first drawing to his current status of seasoned practitioner. It is also a series of meditations, observations, quotes, images and instructions that will constitute a valuable resource for artists, writers, teachers and any reader who agrees that the uncharted wilderness within is worthy of exploration.

Order from:

Wells Art Contemporary

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

Granville is showing work in Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) 2020. "Wells Art Contemporary was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England. The Wells Art Contemporary presents two major international initiatives which take place in Wells Cathedral. This year the exhibition is online."

From: 20 November 2020


The Ing Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020

RAG Members: G. Calvert, Grazyna Cydzik, Sarah Granville and Laura Jacobs

This is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures: two artists, two collectors and two critics. For the first time, this year's exhibition is being held online. A virtual gallery will open on 19 November showcasing the artists' shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors. There will be a new facility enabling purchase of works directly online.

Running from 19 November to Thursday 31 December 2020


Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

Sarah Granville is exhibiting work with the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. "This year the fair is online and has been tailor made to be as close to the physical event as possible. All artworks are digitally curated within exhibition booths in an interactive 'walk-through' space, reflective of the ex-industrial warehouses of the usual Royal Arsenal site. Visitors can walk around the exhibition and click on any work for more information."

From: 12 November to 13 December 2020 online

Women’s Lockdown Art Show

RAG Members: Renata Fernandez and Chloe Fremantle

This is a fundraising exhibition of women artists’ responses to the lockdown. Over 40 artists are taking part and have produced an eclectic range of work to be sold online in aid of Women + Health.

Online exhibition and sales from: 11 November to 25 December 2020

New English Art Club at the Mall Galleries

RAG Member: Sarah Granville

The New English Art Club show features work by Sarah Granville. The physical exhibition is due to re-open in December,  "The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition is a chance to experience figurative, observational and painterly work in the UK. It showcases paintings, drawings and prints from its elected members alongside work by emerging artists..."

From: 9 November to 17 December 2020 and online


Featured in Monocle

RAG Member: Mike Abrahams

Featured in the Monocle Minute, the story of Abrahams's initiative of one-to-one private views in people’s homes, gardens or parks, as a way to bring art to people if people cannot visit art during Covid restrictions. Much of his work is made from found objects and revolves around the notion of chance. He invites people to choose six numbers out of 59 which will dictate which works he brings to show.

Until: 31 December 2020