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SWAP Editions No.5: ISLAND
SWAP Editions No.5: ISLAND is live!.... visit > WWW.SKELF.ORG.UK > This is the first digital collaboration as part of a #swapeditions project and it runs until the 21st April 2020.
ISLAND is a virtual landscape inter-connecting 10 artists selected through an open-call, who were asked > Are You An Island?
Ruth Chambers / Daniel Clark / Philip Crewe / Jake Francis / Ed French / Helen Grove-White / Jack Holme / Tim Offredi & Mez Kerr Jones / Shir Raz / Sara Trillo
London Art Fair 2020
Delighted to have two works exhibited with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Stand 5, at the London Art Fair 2020.
Isabelle van Zeijl / Andy Burgess / Deborah Azzopardi / Matt Smith / Tessa Eastman / Fabiano Parisi / Hanna Järlehed Hyving / Crystal Latimer / Nuala O'Donovan Benjamin M Johnson / Ruth Chambers / Tami Bahat / Anne Gibbs / Eduardo Recife / Keith Maddy / Albert Montserrat / Ru Knox / Alberto Torres Hernandez / Anne Athena / Heidi Bjørgan / Tüema Pattie / Alastair Gordon / Oliver Jones
Deptford Painting Open 2019
5th-15th December 2019
Frederic Anderson / Lito Apostolakou / Andrea Arnold / Jocelyn Bailey / Olivia Barrington / Rosalind Barker / Steve Burden / Sophie Capron / Tom Cartmill / Ruth Chambers / Sarah Christie / Helen Coakes / Andrew Cranley / Tina Crawford / Rebekah Dean / Marilyn Durkin / Sally Eldars / Tara Enyia / Salvatore Fiorello / Robert Fitzmaurice / Michele Fletcher / Matthew Gould / Janine Hall / Charlie Henson / Richard Heys / Jenni Hodgson / Mark Jessett / Marion Jones / Sal Jones / Klaudia Kobelentz / Glynis Lamond / Christopher Lessware / Ashley Loxton / Greag Mac a' tSaoir / Hamish Macaulay / Fiona Masterton / Vanessa Matten / Gavin Maughfling / Eilish McCann / Annie McGrath / Max Middleton / Samuel O'Donnell / Charlotte E Padgham / Scott Perry / Julie Pickard / Jane Pickersgill / James Reynolds / Marie-Therese Ross / Rebecca Samura / Lorna Scott / Mary Thrasivoulou Spence / Franny Swann / Anna Tveritinova / Andrew Smith / Sarah Victoria Spence / Toby Ursell / Alison Westcott / Matthew Wood / Dorothy Zemplen.
Very happy to have 2 paintings in the Deptford Painting Open. It's been a great way to expand my own idea of my work as 'painting' as well as 'drawing'.
A group show curated by Nicholas Dietrich
Sunday 10th November 2019 at the Koppel Project, Poland Street, Soho.
The show included the work of 14 artists. It was inspired by Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, with a theme of shifting or changing appearances with an undercurrent of the psychedelic.
Nicholas Dietrich / Steph Huang / Paul Vivian / Lewis Davidson / Tom Lock / Veronika Neukirch / Xenia Busalova / Karen Tronel / Annabel Tilley / Franz Galo / Ruth Chambers / Diana Palmer / Andrew Hart / Laszlo Von Dohnanyi
Young Masters Prize 2019
I am delighted that four of my drawings were selected for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019. The prize recognises artists whose work responds to the art of the past.
To Download the 2019 catalogue, with all artists' statements, please click here.
Four of my drawings, including a new 30-envelope drawing, will be displayed at 'Humdrum', a group show curated by Bruce Ingram.
Opening 26th September, The Store Gallery, Dulwich College 6-9pm, all welcome
‘Humdrum’ brings together a group of artists who address the mundane, overlooked and sometimes boring aspects of daily life. Working between painting, sculpture, film, installation, drawing and collage, invited artists will create a dynamic display of artworks that reflect the often overlooked or disregarded. For these artists the ephemeral and waste products of everyday life become the canvas for the fantastical, the act of boredom and repetition as potential for creative outcomes and everyday journeys providing new narratives. ‘Humdrum’ invites the viewer to look at the everyday world with fresh eyes, prompting us to re-think our relationship to mass-produced objects, technology and familiar places.
Exhibition continues 17th October 2019 open by appointment only. For appointments to visit the exhibition or for additional information please contact: Susan Mullholland email@example.com or Bruce Ingram firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow @humdrumdc for further information and the inspiration behind the show.
artrabbit.com article: https://www.artrabbit.com/events/humdrum
Wells Art Contemporary 2019
Delighted that Dear Anni, gel pen, pencil on envelope, has been awarded the Parker Harris Mentoring Prize. The drawing was exhibited in the Wells Art Contemporary in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, 20th July - 11th August 2019. I loved visiting this city and seeing how the work sits within this historic place of worship. The Dean spoke about how the cathedral was the first in England to be fully built in the Gothic style and was radical in its time, making it the perfect backdrop to show contemporary art.
We Can Only Have Fun On Certain Days
Curated by Warbling Collective, 22nd - 30th April 2019
My Drawing Please (pencil, gel pens and conservation tape on envelope fragments) was exhibited in the Warbling Collective's third exhibition.
Stour Space, Roach Road, Hackney Wick
Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize, 28th March - 24th April 2019
I am delighted to have been awarded first prize in the Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize 2019, curated by London Drawing Group and Dark Yellow Dot. Two of my drawings were selected and displayed in Buster Mantis in Deptford, alongside 9 other artists.
At Buster Mantis, Deptford, which hosts some great live music events within the space.
I was interviewed by co-curator of the show, Lauren Little, of the Dark Yellow Dot blog and arts platform. To read the article please click this link.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018
My drawing Correspondence is displayed alongside 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath.
Interalia Magazine, March 2019
On the overlooked and forgotten
An interview about my work has been published in Interalia Magazine, a magazine about the intersections and relationships between art, science and consciousness, edited by Richard Bright: https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/ruth-chambers/
Feature on writer and critic Ruth Millington's blog
Delighted to be featured on writer and art critic Ruth Millington's fantastic blog. Based in Birmingham, she writes a huge variety of content about various facets of the art world. She's worked in galleries, arts education and has had writing published in a range of publications including The Daily Express and The Telegraph. Check out her blog for reviews of exhibitions, interviews with artists and to keep up to date of art world happenings in Birmingham and beyond. http://www.ruthmillington.co.uk/ruth-chambers-envelope-art/
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
Two of my drawings were selected for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize, selected by Tim Marlow, Iwona Blazwick and Rachel Whiteread.
Below are images of the works selected and an image of the installation taken from This Is Tomorrow magazine review of the show - click the link to read the full review: thisistomorrow.info