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London Art Fair 2019 with GBS Fine Art from 16 - 20 January

Once again I’m delighted to be exhibiting a selection of new paintings at LONDON ART FAIR with GBS Fine Art on Stand 39 of the Main Fair. This year a new group of circular paintings will be shown for the first time, alongside my recent edition, Once Upon A Time, published in April 2018

Preview Tuesday 15th 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th of January


LONDON ART FAIR, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH. 

For full opening times and further info please visit www.londonartfair.co.uk

Where The Light Gets In, oil on wood, 122 x 122cm, 2019 London Art Fair, Stand 39, GBS Fine Art

Where The Light Gets In, oil on wood, 122 x 122cm, 2019 London Art Fair, Stand 39, GBS Fine Art

Open Studios at Vanguard Court 29th Nov - 2nd December

I'll be taking part in Open Studios this month at my new space in Camberwell. Several artists at Vanguard Court will be opening their studios as part of Camberwell Arts Festival.

I can be found in 7G where I'll have a series of new miniatures, my print editions and a selection of recent paintings on show.

Vanguard is home to a diverse group of artists and makers and is well known for the wonderful ceramic studios on site - it's well worth a visit. 

OPEN STUDIOS at Vanguard Court (Unit 7G)
36-38 Peckham Road
Camberwell SE5 8QT


Opening times:
Thursday 29th November 6-8pm
Friday 30th November 6-8pm
Saturday 1st December 11-6pm
Sunday 2nd December 11-6pm

More details via www.camberwellarts.org.uk/winter-2018/

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'Transcendent Vista' at DURAN MASHAAL GALLERY in Montréal, Canada

From Nowhere II, oil on canvas, 60x180cm

From Nowhere II, oil on canvas, 60x180cm

I'm delighted to be showing a group of recent paintings alongside the work of Simon Andrew, also a landscape painter from the UK, at DURAN MASHAAL GALLERY in Montréal in October. Works on show vary from oils on canvas, including one of my larger paintings, From Nowhere II (shown above), to smaller paintings on wood predominantly from the Space Series.

I have exhibited with Duran Mashaal at various art fairs in the US over the past twelve months and this will be my first show in their gallery space in Montréal.


Transcendent Vista 11 Oct - 3 Nov 2018
Duran Mashaal Gallery
1460 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite B 
Montréal, Québec H3G 1K4  
www.duranmashaalgallery.com

Once Upon A Time Edition launches at London Original Print Fair 3 - 6 may 2018

I'm delighted to be launching a new edition at the Royal Academy Original Print Fair 2018 with GBS Fine Art. The Once Upon A Time Edition is an archival pigment print based upon my recent larger scale landscape paintings, comprising 60 signed and numbered prints.

Alongside the new edition, GBS Fine Art will also be introducing a group of new works at the Fair. The Impression Series is a group of 16 new miniatures made with ink transfer and enamel on cast resin.

GBS Fine Art, Stand 40, The London Original Print Fair 2018
Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th of May 2018
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD


For full opening times and further info please visit londonprintfair.com

Once Upon A Time EDITION, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle German Etching, 60 x 110cm, Edition of 60

Once Upon A Time EDITION, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle German Etching, 60 x 110cm, Edition of 60

LONDON ART FAIR 2018 with GBS Fine Art from 17 - 21 January

I'm pleased to be exhibiting a selection of new paintings at LONDON ART FAIR with GBS Fine Art on Stand 39 of the Main Fair. Two new larger works on canvas will be shown for the first time, alongside new paintings on wood from the 'Space' and 'Figment' Series.

Preview Tuesday 16th 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 17th - Sunday 21st of January


LONDON ART FAIR, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH. 

For full opening times and further info please visit www.londonartfair.co.uk

(Never) Having Been There, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm, 2017

(Never) Having Been There, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm, 2017

Selection in NOA17 Exhibition at Bargehouse on the Southbank 17 - 16th Nov 2017

NOA17 opens at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on the 17th of November. It’s the 21st anniversary of the National Open Art Competition and I'm delighted to have been selected again this year, having been in the exhibition in three previous years. A recent diptych from my Space Series was selected (shown below). 

NOA17, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London

17th - 26th November 2017

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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 RA in his London studio. Hughie was guest curator of NOA15 and, having long been an admirer of his beautiful paintings, I was selected to visit his studio 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 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