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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

 

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





Selection in NOA 15 at the Royal College of Art, London 21 October - 1 November 2015

Two of my miniatures on wood have been selected for this year's NOA 15 exhibition at the Royal College of Art in October. The National Open Art Competition is the largest open submission competition in the UK.  I was also selected in 2013 and I'm very pleased to be exhibiting for a second time. The exhibition opens on the 21st of October until 1st of November at RCA, Kensington Gore.

www.thenationalopenartcompetition.com

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Elsewhere I, oil on wood, 20x20cm, 2014

    Elsewhere III, oil on wood, 20x20cm, 2014

 

Elsewhere III, oil on wood, 20x20cm, 2014

MAS PICANTE Exhibition in Barcelona 24th October 2015

The reunion exhibition from my MFA features artists from across the world showing together again in Barcelona for the first time in twenty years! The show opens in a wonderful space in Passatge Ferrer I Vidal in Poblenou at 6pm on the 24th of October.

 Miniatures at the Mas Picante exhibition, Poblenou, Barcelona October 2015

Miniatures at the Mas Picante exhibition, Poblenou, Barcelona October 2015

MULTIPLIED Editions Fair at CHRISTIE'S LONDON 15-18 October 2015

I'm delighted to be exhibiting with GBS Fine Art at Christie's MULTIPLIED Fair again this year. The Fair takes place during Frieze Week and is dedicated solely to Editions. GBS Fine Art will be exhibiting the final prints remaining from my After Equinox Edition which was published in 2014.

Entrance is free.  www.christies.com/multiplied

After Equinox, Archival pigment print on Somerset Satin, Edition of 60, 50 x 100cm, 2014

Cavaliero Finn Curated Show during Somerset Art Week 2 - 16 October 2015

I'm very happy to be showing at Cavaliero Finn's first curated show in Somerset during Somerset Arts Week this October. The exhibition takes place in the beautiful home of co-director Debra Finn at The Old Mill, Bere Mills, Sea, Ilminster and opens on the 2nd of October. I'll be showing a selection of recent work including the After Equinox Print and the framed cast resin miniatures.

www.cavalierofinn.com