‘This latest display of artworks by the Royal Watercolour Society will delve into the challenges encountered by each artist during the Coronavirus lockdown. These extraordinary circumstances have meant that many artists have not been able to create in their usual media, and so for one time only we are excited to deliver an exhibition of Royal Watercolour Society artists, in all media.’
I have four works in the show. These are from a group of works that were languishing unfinished in my studio. Under a lockdown spring-clean I felt it was time to finish them.
‘Gallagher & Turner was established in Newcastle in 1990, and has since become a staple of the North East’s remarkably vibrant art scene. Previously based in the historic St. Thomas Street workshops, a former stables for the Deuchar’s Breweries, the new gallery on St Mary’s Place was opened in early 2016, directly opposite the famous Civic Centre. This year represents the 30th anniversary of the partnership.’
GALLAGHER & TURNER 30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION 20th August – 26th September 2020
‘Starting an art collection? Look no further than the Bankside Gallery Summer Exhibition, Summer at Bankside Gallery. All artworks are original pieces by contemporary painters and printmakers of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Curate your ideal collection combining a variety of media and styles to complement your living space.’
Above: Rouen Bookshop, 2020. Watercolour on paper.
The 194th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy is online only this year. Find it here.
‘The exhibition is available to view entirely online, with accompanying detailed commentary from exhibiting artists. The RSA Annual Exhibition is the most extensive exhibition of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. Having been a mainstay of the academy’s calendar since its inception 193 years ago, the Annual Exhibition has evolved over the years, providing a platform for Scottish art alongside international artists, often including topical or political elements, to give an uncensored, independent voice to artists. ‘
Exhibition preview: Thursday 10 October, 6 – 8pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Original paintings by artists of the Royal Watercolour Society which respond to the local landscapes and the distant destinations that inspire them.
Exhibition continues until 9 November
Past, Present & Future of the Royal Watercolour Society
30 January – 3 February 2019
Bankside Gallery, London.
The RWS has a rich and fascinating history and our Archive & Collection comprising artworks and documents associated with its artists since the formation of the Society in 1804, demonstrates this.
For the first time, paintings, letters, photographs and countless other forms of historic ephemera will go on display in an exhibition at Bankside Gallery to raise awareness of the importance of the Royal Watercolour Society to the past, present and future of British art.
Accompanying this will be an auction of works by contemporary members and a secret postcard sale of works by countless influential British artists. All proceeds from sales will facilitate the renovation of the new RWS gallery space at Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square.