Monday, 3 December 2018

December group shows - SFSA Painting Open & Stockpile at Drawing Projects UK

10 Uhr, 11B nach London VI, 2018
Image credit: Laurin Gutwin
SFSA Painting Open 2018: 7-16 December This new and last study from the nach London series is included in the Painting Open. 

Launching: Deptford Main Event Preview, Thursday 6th December 2018 from 18:00 with complementary rickshaws between galleries. 

Closing Party: Saturday 15th December, 14:00-18:00 with complementary rickshaws again! Thanks to Anthology.

Opening Times
no format Gallery
7th - 9th Dec 13:00 - 18:00
13th - 16th Dec 13:00 - 18:00
Deptford does Art Gallery Wednesday - Sunday, 12.00 - 20:00.

For further information please visit the SFSA website

Stockpile - exhibition from 8 to 23 December 2018 

10 Uhr, 11B nach London II, 2017
Image credit: Laurin Gutwin
"Stockpile is our Christmas exhibition - opening on Saturday 8 December from 10am to 5pm as part of Explore Art Trowbridge, when our studio residents will also take over The Drawing Centre Project Space for a pop up show.

Stockpile showcases work by a range of artists and makers and includes ceramics, collage, drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture by Michael Angove, Eleanor Bartlett, Hannah Beickhorasani, Mike Collier, Alice Couttoupes, Yvonne Crossley, Gerry Davies, Wayne Elkins, Neill Fuller, Kendra Gare, Jin Eui Kim, Anthony Mansfield, Mairead McClean, Geraldine Pictor, Sandra Porter, Grahame Riley, Alex Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Pauline Scott Garrett, Philippa Sutherland, Anita Taylor, Sally Taylor, Michele Whiting.

Explore Art Trowbridge (EAT) is a collaboration between Town Hall Arts, Drawing Projects UK, Court Street Gallery and Trowbridge Museum. EAT aims to showcase the amazing and growing cultural and artistic offer in Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, and takes place three times per year.

Stockpile is open on Saturdays from 12-4pm, Sundays from 11am-1pm, by appointment, and during events at Drawing Projects UK until 23 December 2018. Works are for sale and Studio Cafe will be open throughout. Drawing Projects UK is a non-profit initiative and any proceeds from sales support our programmes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Drawing Projects UK”.  
Drawing Projects UK

Saturday, 24 November 2018

SFSA Painting Open 2018

Alex has a new work included in this painting open.
Deptford Main Event Preview: 

Thursday 6th December 2018 from 18:00 
with complementary rickshaws between galleries.

Gallery spaces:

no format Gallery, Arch 29 Rolt Street, Deptford SE8 5JB
Deptford does Art, 28 Deptford High Street, Deptford SE8 4AF

For further information please visit the SFSA website

Saturday, 3 November 2018

PaintLounge BERLIN 2018

PaintLounge is bringing together painters from the UK and Germany for a salon style exhibition. The exhibition and series of 'Painters in Conversation’ talks are part of @sluice__ Sluice Exchange Berlin hosted in the Kühlhaus Berlin. The exchange is part of the British Council's UK/Germany season, celebrating the "cultural connections between the UK and Germany". PaintLounge Berlin and Sluice Exchange Berlin will be open to the public on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November 2018. We warmly invite everyone to come along and explore interests common to painters internationally.
PaintLounge is artist-curator run initiative organised by Paula MacArthur & Wendy Saunders, generously supported by Arts Council England’s Artists’ International Development Fund.  @aceagrams  
Sluice Exchange Berlin 2018​ at Kühlhaus Berlin, Luckenwalderstraße 3, 10963, Berlin @kuehlhausberlinofficial 
Vernissage: Friday 16 November 2018, 6pm - 10pm
Exhibition dates: 17 & 18 November 2018, 11am - 7pm

Thursday, 25 October 2018

AA2A Project Placement - Bucks New University

November starts...
Bucks New University © Bucks New University
Alex has been selected as part of the @aa2aproject placement at Bucks New University. A supportive platform enabling Alex to use university facilities to stretch her painting practice. She will be working amongst the hub of the university's textile dept, The Red Shed Workshops & Studios @bucksnewuni

Alex aims to test dye-methods, mark marking, staining and dying, plus applying, embedding colour with transparent fabrics (silk, nylon), for painting.

Resulting outcomes will be shared with fellow aa2a artists, Bucks students and the community. To follow Alex's progress please keep an eye on her aa2a profile/blog

Arts Council of England assisted, the AA2A project (
Artists Access to Art Colleges) provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Life Drawing at DPUK, new starts, extra workshop days add, spaces still available...

Image credit and © 2018 Drawing Projects UK

DPUK announce,
"Our popular Life Drawing Sessions with artist-tutor Alex Roberts start again on 16 October 2018. This autumn we are offering a 9-week term of Tuesday evening life drawing sessions (6-8pm) until 11 December".

Advance booking is essential via Eventbrite

If you are considering booking single sessions (subject to availability) please email

PLUS, DPUK are pleased to present a full day life drawing session, with multiple models, on Tuesday 23 October from 10am-4pm Booking info

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Life Drawing at Drawing Projects UK - 16 October new sessions start!

DPUK announce,
"Our popular Life Drawing Sessions with artist-tutor Alex Roberts start again on 16 October 2018. This autumn we are offering a 9-week term of Tuesday evening life drawing sessions (6-8pm) until 11 December".

Image credit and © 2018 Drawing Projects UK

For more information and how to book please click here

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Remembrance Ballet 2018 - Sept/Oct UK Tour

Hugely exciting seeing this coming to light, following some early stage sketching from Alex, to visually support Greg Billingsley getting his Remembrance narrative/vision off the ground. Congratulations and good luck to all involved. To the wider public - do not miss out, book while you can!

All details can be found on the New English Ballet Theatre's website here

Embrace, Remembrance (ballet sketches), 2011

Previous blog post - 'initial illustrations to choreographed concept' here