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The Hare's Corner Series in Marianne Elliott's Cultural Highlights, The Observer

On My Radar: Marianne Elliott's Cultural Highlights | The Guardian 01.10.17 www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/01/marianne-elliott-cultural-highlights

On My Radar: Marianne Elliott's Cultural Highlights | The Guardian 01.10.17
www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/01/marianne-elliott-cultural-highlights

The Hare's Corner Series features in Theatre Director Marianne Elliott's Cultural Highlights in The Observer New Review:

'I’ve been following the career of this artist who lives in south London, though I can’t really afford her work. She does massive beautiful oil paintings: they’re sometimes a view across a misty lake, street lamps in the distance or a park in London at night with that sort of sodium haze around it. There’s a big picture she did called The Hare’s Corner, which is light coming through a clearing in a wood. There’s something very mystical about her work; it’s beautifully detailed and there’s something mysterious about it. So a relatively mundane image turns into a kind of fairytale – the feel of it, the tone, the atmosphere, is like something extraordinary is about to happen. You can see stories in it.'

Born in London in 1966 and brought up in Stockport, Marianne Elliott studied drama at Hull University. After working at the Manchester Royal Exchange and the Royal Court, in 2005 she joined the National Theatre as associate director. There, she co-directed War Horse (2007) and directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2012), for which she won the 2013 Olivier award for best director; both plays later won Tony awards for their Broadway transfers. More recently, she directed Husbands & Sons (2015) and Angels in America (2017). This year, Elliott co-founded Harper & Elliott Productions with producer Chris Harper. Its first show, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, starring Anne-Marie Duff, opens on 3 October at Wyndham’s theatre, London.

 

RWA 165th Annual Open Exhibition from 1 October to 3 December 2017

I'm very pleased to be exhibiting at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol again this year in the Annual Open Exhibition.  A new diptych from the Space Series was selected and will be on show from the 1st of October until the 3rd of December.

More details can be found at www.rwa.org.uk

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

Space XVII & XVIII (diptych), oil on wood, each 20x40cm, 2017

Space XVII & XVIII (diptych), oil on wood, each 20x40cm, 2017

ART MARKET HAMPTONS 2017 with Duran Mashaal Gallery from 6 - 9 July

DURAN MASHAAL Gallery will be exhibiting a group of 8 small paintings on wood at ART MARKET HAMPTONS in New York this year. The selected works include new pieces from the Near to Nowhere and Space Series.

DURAN MASHAAL are a Canadian gallery based in Montreal and can be found on Stand 607 of the fair   www.duranmashaalgallery.com

ART MARKET HAMPTONS, Bridgehampton, New York  6 - 9 July 2017

Gill Rocca Paintings

London Art Fair 2017 with GBS Fine Art 18 - 22 January 2017

I'm very pleased to be showing a new group of small oil paintings on wood from the Space Series at London Art Fair this year, to accompany two larger landscapes on canvas. Once Upon A Time II is the larger of the two canvases and was shown at the RWA in 'Imagined Landscapes' in 2016. The other painting 'Night Light' is a new piece being exhibited for the first time.

GBS Fine Art can be found on Stand 29 of the Main Fair

The fair opens on Wednesday the 18th until the 22nd of January at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington N1.  

Complimentary tickets are available to the Fair if you'd like to contact me via email.

www.londonartfair.co.uk      www.gbsfineart.co.uk

Gill Rocca Space Series

From the 'Space Series', 2016, oil on wood, each 20x40cm 

RWA 164th Annual Open Exhibition from 9 October - 27 November 2016

Two small paintings on wood from the 'Figment' and 'Near to Nowhere' Series have been selected for exhibition in this year's Open at the Royal West of England Academy. This year's invited artists are international photographic artist Susan Derges and Royal Academician Tim Shaw, renowned for his monumental and often politically motivated sculpture. The selection panel includes artist and critic William Packer and galleries Danielle Arnaud, alongside RWA Academicians.

'Near to Nowhere' Catalogues will be available to buy from the RWA Shop during the exhibition.

Open Tuesday - Sunday

RWA, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/164-annual-open-exhibition

Figment VIII, 2014, oil on birch ply, 30x30cm

Figment VIII, 2014, oil on birch ply, 30x30cm

Hughie O'Donoghue RA Studio Visit with NOA15

In May I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Hughie O'Donoghue in his London studio. Hughie O'Donoghue was guest curator of NOA15 and, having long been an admirer of his beautiful paintings, I was selected to visit and see his powerful new body of work with Cloe and Kate from the NOA team. It was a great opportunity to explore his working practice and a fascinating and memorable visit.

Huge thanks to Hughie O'Donoghue and the NOA for making it possible.

http://www.nationalopenart.org

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/hughie-odonoghue-ra

With Hughie O'Donoghue in his Greenwich Studio

With Hughie O'Donoghue in his Greenwich Studio

ART16 at London Olympia with GBS Fine Art 19 - 22 May 2016

 

 

 

GBS Fine Art will be exhibiting my new paintings on Stand F3 at ART16.  

Several new pieces will be shown including larger canvases and a new group of smaller paintings on wood, a continuation of the recent Space Series.

ART16 features a global selection of galleries from over 30 countries, with a programme of free talks, tours and performances. Also at the fair are pop up restaurants from The Colony Grill on Thursday and Friday, The Wolseley on Saturday and The Delaunay on Sunday. 

More details can be found at:
www.gbsfineart.com
www.artfairslondon.com

ART 16, London Olympia W14 8UX, May 19th - 22nd 2016

OPENING TIMES:

Thursday 19 May First night 18.00 - 21.00
Friday 20 May 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 21 May  11.00 - 19.00
Sunday 22 May 11.00 - 19.00

 

IMAGINED LANDSCAPES exhibition at the RWA in Bristol 6 February - 12 June 2016

I am delighted to be exhibiting in Imagined Landscapes at the Royal West of England Academy from February until June. Included in the show will be a new large scale canvas, 'Once upon a time II', alongside a group of nine miniatures on wood made between 2012 and 2016. 

Imagined Landscapes explores an alternative understanding of place in contemporary art and the role of the artist as spatial narrator, cartographer and geographer.

This multi-disciplinary group exhibition visits imaginary and real spaces, where myth and memory blend and landscapes are mapped, re-imagined and collaged back together. Through fictional topographies, ancient sites and transparent borders, the exhibition explores our relationship to place, both real and imagined.

Some artists furrow through the land, extracting a sense of place from the ground itself, or use feathers, stone and chalk to evoke the physical history of a site. On the surface, these imagined landscapes reveal traces, marks and pathways, creating fissures in the land where histories are revived and new stories are created.

Featured artists include: Jethro Brice, Iain Biggs RWA, Stephen Felmingham, Seila Fernandez Arconada, Paul Fieldsend-Danks, Paul Gough RWA, Lydia Halcrow, Tim Harrisson RWA, Rae Hicks, Eileen Lawrence RSA, Will Mclean, Gill Rocca, Melanie Rose, Jem Southam and Veronica Vickery. 

http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2016/02/imagined-landscapes/

Once upon a time II, oil on canvas, 130x165cm, 2016

Once upon a time II, oil on canvas, 130x165cm, 2016

London Art Fair 2016 with GBS Fine Art 20 - 24 January 2016

I'm excited to be showing a new series of small paintings on wood at London Art Fair next week.
The 'Space' Series from I to IX will be exhibited, alongside two new larger paintings on canvas, with GBS Fine Art on Stand 29.

The fair opens on Tuesday the 19th until the 24th of January at the Business Design Centre, Islington N1.  

www.londonartfair.co.uk      www.gbsfineart.co.uk

The Space Series and Wherever II at GBS Fine Art Stand 29 London Art Fair

The Space Series and Wherever II at GBS Fine Art Stand 29 London Art Fair