Karen Munck in RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition 2018 at Bankside Gallery in March.

   Karen Munck has been selected to exhibit her work Princess 1 in the prestigious RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2018, at the Bankside Gallery, London in March. https://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/exhibitions/ This is an exhibition of successful entries to the Royal Watercolour Society’s annual competition. These works showcase new talent and innovative approaches to water‑based media on paper. … Read moreKaren Munck in RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition 2018 at Bankside Gallery in March.

GoGoHares

Are you an artist and you want the chance of creating a Hare sculpture?

Being involved in this project means that if you are successful and are picked to complete a Hare, then you will be involved in probably the largest tourism destination event in 2018, giving you great exposure, as well as it being a very rewarding project knowing you are helping a charity make money for their funds. All the Hares from the City trail go to auction on 11th October.

News, courses and interesting stuff! – by Katie Sollohub

I am settling into my new studio space in central Shoreham, even though it seems I barely have time to get there, with my ongoing commitment to the Strawberry Hill House residency, regular teaching and exciting one off courses. It is, though, a space to call my own, a private place where I can shut … Read moreNews, courses and interesting stuff! – by Katie Sollohub

Art Exhibition at Brighton’s Rendezvous Café & Gallery

Check out the fabulously quirky Rendezvous café / gallery in Duke Street Brighton. adurArtcollective members are showing work in a Brighton & Hove Arts Council exhibition. I handed my pieces over to Shann on Monday. He said that he’d be hanging the new artworks this coming weekend. So get over there and see the NEW … Read moreArt Exhibition at Brighton’s Rendezvous Café & Gallery

Pablo Picasso Goat’s Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952

Goat's Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Purchased 1957 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00145
Goat’s Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Purchased 1957 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00145

Goat’s Skull, Candle and Bottle is one of a series of works inspired by the theme of war and in particular the execution of a Greek Communist hero and resistance fighter. It is painted in oil on canvas, in agrisaille palette, worked in Picasso’s so-called stained glass manner, whereby every form is enclosed in a dark outline. The simplicity of the tonal range belies Picasso’s conscious choice of three different white pigments to achieve the many textural effects deployed within the image.

Annette King is a Modern and Contemporary Paintings Conservator at Tate. She is currently carrying out research into the Picabia works in the Tate collection and contributing to a research project on Tate’s Surrealist paintings.

Conversation with the Artist – Melvyn Biddulph

INSPIRATION: everything. BASE MATERIAL: anything that sits still long enough for me to slap paint on it or nail it to a wall ARTWORK: serious stuff, sad stuff, thinky stuff, but more than anything – happy, silly stuff. SIZE: Any Size. From large works to miniscule. SUBJECTS: Whatever is swimming around in my head at … Read moreConversation with the Artist – Melvyn Biddulph