News: prizes, competition successes and other exhibitions

This is the page where we blow each others’ trumpets when a member of HB Drawing wins a prize or is selected for a show!

2020

Janine Hall has had a drawing selected for the Derwent Art Prize 2020. All the shortlisted drawings will be on show at the Gallery @OXO in London from Wednesday 22 April to Sunday 3 May, before going to a gallery 20 rue Saint Claude, Paris from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 May.

‘X’, 2019: graphite; 59cm x 42cm

Two HB artists have work in a show open to residents of the London Borough of Richmond: the Diana Armfield Exhibition of drawings made from direct observation. The show is on at the Barn Church, 41 Atwood Ave, Kew, Richmond TW9 4HF from Tuesday 25 February to Sunday 1 March, noon to 5pm. Private view and prize giving Thursday 27 February 6-8pm. Su Bonfantis is the drawing on the left: rainy day paving 2019, made from the comfort of her sitting room looking out at the garden. And Caragh Savage is showing the two drawings on the right: Reclining Head 1, 2016 and Reclining Head 2, 2015.

Ruth Richmond has two works in the exhibition Fifty Bees 4 at Black Swan Arts in Frome, which runs from Saturday 8 February to Saturday 14 March. The Private View is on Friday 7 February from 6-8pm if you are in the area.

The show has been created by Somerset artist Lydia Needle who has sculpted fifty British bees in wool and stitch; fifty other artists, including Ruth, have created responses to each bee. The intention is to highlight the importance of bees in our ecosystem, their contribution to pollination and new birth and their precarious plight.

Lassioglossum Bark Drawings, 2020: pigment on branch; 80x30cm
Lassioglossum pollen drawings, 2020

Work by several HB artists is on show in Thinking Graphite at Drawing Projects in Trowbridge, Wiltshire until Saturday 1 February 2020. The exhibition is the outcome of a project developed by a group of artists who met on the MA Drawing programme at Wimbledon College of Arts, in association with the Viarco Pencil Factory, São João da Madeira in Portugal. You can read more about their residency in 2019 here. The range of work is extraordinary and reflects the encouragement and challenge offered by the environment and resources at Viarco. Shown right is ‘Selfie’ by Janine Hall.

Janine Hall ‘Selfie’ 2019: graphite

Below are two works by Caroline Holt-Wilson: Factory Line, 2020: graphite stick on card; 8cm x 13cm and Rope Line and Monkey Knot, 2020: graphite powder on newsprint; dimensions variable.

Factory Line, 2020: graphite stick on card
Rope Line and Monkey Knot, 2020: graphite powder on newsprint
Janine Hall ‘Heading for Barnes’ 2019: graphite
 
 
 
 

 

 

The Pastel Society have selected a drawing by Janine Hall for the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The show runs from Wednesday 5 February to Sunday 16 February, open 10am to 5pm daily.

2019

Rosalind Barker was runner up in the Overdrawn London Drawing Group/Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize 2019. Circles was one of the works she entered. You can see it along with all the other finalists’ work at Buster Mantis, 4 Resolution Way, Deptford SE8 4NT from 28 March to 25 April.

Rosalind Barker ‘Circles’ 2018: fineliner on paper

The first success of 2019: Janine Hall‘s drawing Pool has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize. It will be on show from 5-17 March 2019 at the Mall Galleries, London SW1, open 10am to 5pm every day. 

Janine Hall: ‘Pool’ 2019: graphite on paper

2018

New HB member, Caroline Holt-Wilson‘s drawing Traces 1 was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and has been part of the touring exhibition being shown in London, Norwich, Bath, Canterbury, Newcastle and finally Trowbridge in August and September 2018.

Traces 1, 2017: graphite; A3

Not one but two members of HB have been shortlisted in the Drawing and Printmaking category of the Signature Art Prize 2018/19:

Su Bonfanti with A True Story, 2017, a piece made for her final degree show and Ruth Richmond with Momentum in 8 rectangles, made recently.

A True Story, 2017: graphite, ink, acrylic phototransfer; 150cm x 400cm; photograph by andrewyoungson.com

 

Momentum in 8 rectangles, 2018: mixed media on paper; 152cm x 70cm

Ruth also has a new piece, Blood Rhythms 3, in the Curator’s Selection Preview of the SFSA Painting Open, which will be at SFSA’s new studios in Wembley on Thursday 22 November.

Blood Rhythms 3, 2018: ink on paper, 27cm x 19cm

 

Janine Hall has two works selected for the SFSA Painting Open 2018 and shown at the No Format Gallery. Below is one of the works:

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Looking through to the other side (2) – Watercolour on paper, 2018. 15 x 15 cms

Janine Hall will be showing the piece below in the South West Academy Open 2018 at Exeter Castle, from 11 to 23 November.

 

Shadows Reflections – Graphite on paper, 2018. 84 x 59.3 cm

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2018 will include this drawing by Janine Hall. In making this drawing, she was inspired by research at the British Museum Prints and Drawing room and images collected on one of our As I Walked Out excursions. The exhibition will be at the Mall Galleries in central London from Thursday 15 to Sunday 25 November 2018.

Janine Hall ‘White Light on Black Water’ (River Thames), 2018: pencil on paper; 30cm x 30cm, framed 50cm x 50cm

Caragh Savage has had a drawing shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize), for the second year running. Here is After Julia III, which you can see in the show at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 0JY from 29 September to 17 October 2018. Details of the dates for the touring venues at the Arts University Bournemouth, the Royal Drawing School London, Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge and the Chapel Gallery in Omskirk can be found here.

 

Su Bonfanti has had this drawing, Tanhurst House/Piazza Epiro, shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize 2018. It will be shown at the Mall Galleries in central London from 18 to 23 September 2018; then at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge from 29 September to 10 November 2018; ending up at The Pencil Museum, Cumbria, from 15 November 2018 to 31 January 2019.

Su Bonfanti ‘Tanhurst House/Piazza Epiro’ 2017: graphite on acrylic photo-transfer; 70 x 50 cm

A drawing by Su Bonfanti Analysis of Motion was selected for the show My Muybridge at Kingston Museum, Kingston-upon-Thames, which runs until 7 July 2018.

Su Bonfanti ‘Analysis of Motion’ 2018: fineliner on paper; 60 x 42 cm

 

The Marcus Beale Architect Prize and Residency 2017 was awarded to Janine Hall. During the week-long residency Janine visited sites in Oxford and Wimbledon, taking reference photographs, and then worked in the architectural practice, producing this drawing, Outside In.

Janine Hall ‘Outside In’ 2017: graphite on paper,59 x 84 cm

 

The Maggie Clarke Sketchbook Prize is awarded each year to a student graduating from the MA Drawing course at Wimbledon College of Arts. In 2017 Ruth Richmond won the prize for this concertina sketchbook.

Ruth Richmond ‘Sketchbook’ 2017

Caragh Savage’s drawing Henriette: Quiet Memory was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and has been part of the touring exhibition being shown in London, Norwich, Bath, Canterbury, Newcastle and finally Trowbridge in August and September 2018.

Caragh Savage ‘Henriette: Quiet Memory’ 2017: charcoal on paper