New Exhibitions Opening this Weekend

Into the Fields: The Newlyn School and Other Artists

20 June – 6 September 2015

A celebration of rural life featuring the world-famous Newlyn School artists.

Predominantly focusing on our of the region’s most notable artistic enclaves, Into the Fields also includes associated artists such as George Clausen and Henry La Thangue.  The RWA’s history includes a rich relationship with Newlyn, so it is fitting that the show includes RWA Academicians such as Dame Laura Knight, Stanhope Forbes and Thomas Cooper Gotch, as well as regular exhibitors including Walter Langley, ‘Lamorna’ Birch and Frank Gascoigne Heath.

Landscape Study, Henry La Thangue, oil on canvas, c.1889, Reproduced with kind permission by Rotherham Heritage Services

Landscape Study, Henry La Thangue, oil on canvas, c.1889, Reproduced with kind permission by Rotherham Heritage Services

 

Peter Randall-Page RWA and Kate MccGwire

20 June – 10 September 2015

Two internationally renowned British artists brought together to create an arresting exhibition. Featuring new work by both artists, the exhibition focuses on their use of  natural phenomena, patterns and repetition, utilising natural or found materials.

Kate MccGwire will be showing for the first time at the RWA following her successful show at the Venice Biennale. Her work will include the giant serpentine like Gyre, her largest work to date, alongside new work made especially for the exhibition here.

Peter Randall-Page RA RWA, is one of Britain’s pre-eminent sculptors – whose work is now held by numerous public collections including The British Museum, Tate and The British Council. We are delighted to be able to announce that Peter had been elected as Royal Academician in the category of sculpture. Exploring both two- and three-dimensional space the exhibition features new works, created specifically for the RWA’s stunning galleries.

 

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Fissure (detail), Kate MccGwire, Mixed media with goose feathers, Photo JP Bland © Kate MccGwire

Fissure (detail), Kate MccGwire, Mixed media with goose feathers, Photo JP Bland © Kate MccGwire

 

James Ravilious: Rural Life

20 June – 6 September 2015

James Ravilious’s, photographs are composed with the eye of an artist, capturing subtle qualities of light to reflect the rural life and landscapes of North Devon in the 1970’s and 80’s. Taken for the Beaford Archive, to which he contributed well over 70,000 images, his photographs reveal real life in the fields, farms, and villages, portraying a traditional countryside on the brink of change. What started as a short-term project grew into a seventeen year obsession, depicting all aspects of rural life with an absolute honesty with his warm and sympathetic eye. His work is in numerous public collections and has been widely exhibited.  Shortly before he died in 1999 he was given Honorary Membership of the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of his contribution to photography.

Bill Hammond Thatching a Rick, Westacott, Riddlecombe, Devon, 1986, James Ravillious for the Beaford Archive http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/archive

Bill Hammond Thatching a Rick, Westacott, Riddlecombe, Devon, 1986, James Ravillious for the Beaford Archive http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/archive

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