Friday, 14 December 2018

Bauhaus Summer School – 2019

Bauhaus Summer School – 2019 courses 
(4 – 30th August 2019) are live! Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

December 2018 - students can inform themselves and register for courses. Registration and applications are open until 1 May 2019. Early registration is advised.

Alex will be joining Bauhaus Summer School as a new lecturer, delivering a two-week opportunity for participants to explore and experiment with a range of drawing methods, Stretching Klee’s Line: Drawing for our digital age. For more information about the course and the international summer programme at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar please visit their website and instagram links, @bauhaus_summer_school  @bauhaus_uni

#bauhaussummerschool2018 #bauhaussummerschool2019 #bauhaussummerschool #uni-weimar #drawingweimar #drawingbauhaussummerschool #zeichnungweimar #zeichnungbauhaussommerschule

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

SFSA Painting Open - final few days!

Opening Times
no format Gallery
13 - 16th Dec 13:00 - 18:00

Deptford does Art Gallery
Wednesday - Sunday, 12.00 - 20:00.
For further information please visit the SFSA website

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

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

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

New work available to view!

10 Uhr, 11B nach London I, 2018 (detail).
Image credit: Laurin Gutwin
10 Uhr, 11B nach London III, 2018 (detail).
Image credit: Laurin Gutwin

The nach London series has expanded.  Please view via Alex's website

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Drawing Week, Bath School of Art and Design: 3-7 September - further info!

To register your interest, or if you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Cathy Leng at the Bath School of Art and Design:
Further details can be found here

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Offene Ateliers - studio in progress

Danke an alte und neue Freunde, die gestern unseren offenen Ateliers-Tag unterstützt haben. "KUNST: OFFEN" Offene Ateliers In Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf hat Spaß zwischen den sporadischen Duschen gemacht! 'Come again - willkommen'!

Thank you old and new friends for supporting our open studios yesterday. "KUNST: OFFEN" Offene Ateliers In Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf had fun amongst the sporadic rain showers! 'Come again - welcome'!

Alex Roberts studio, in progress

To quote an upbeat, new visitor:
“Inside the Kesselhaus - noch ein Hotspot in der Beilsteiner Straße.
Was Altes, was Blaues, was Neues: Das Atelierhaus KATAPULT/KESSELHAUS bietet den besten Rückzugsort, während gerade der Platzregen Pfützen produziert.
Künstler aus verschiedenen europäischen Ländern haben hier ihre Werkstatt bezogen. Eine Mischung aus stylish, trash und mit super netten Typen! Wir freuen uns sehr über die Entdeckung!
Jessie Keane... mit ihren keramischen Arbeiten.
Alex Roberts mit sehr mystischen Suchbildern nach dem Verborgenen... Sicher nicht das letzte Mal hier gewesen ! Tradtion der Beilsteiner Strasse wird hier weiter geführt...”

“Inside the Kesselhaus - another hotspot … Beilsteiner Street.
Something old, something blue, something new: the Atelier Katapult/Kesselhaus offers the best retreat while the downpour is producing puddles.
Artists from different European countries have sourced their workshop here. A mix of stylish, trash and with super nice guys! We are very happy about the discovery!
Jessie Keane... with her ceramic work.
Alex Roberts with very mystical paintings searching for the hidden... certainly we will come back again! Tradition of Beilsteiner Street is continuing here…”

#kunst #art #malerei #painting #Marzahn #Berlin #OpenStudios #OffeneAteliers #Kesselhaus

Sunday, 3 June 2018

"KUNST: OFFEN" Offene Ateliers In Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf, 10 Juni, 2018

Alex nimmt teil am Tag der offenen Ateliers, Werkstätten und Galerien in Marzahn-Hellersdorf am Sonntag, den 10. Juni 2018 – der Eintritt ist frei.

Alex will be taking part in day of open Studios, Workshops and Galleries in Marzahn-Hellersdorf on Sunday 10. June 2018, free entry.
Midpoint I, 2017-18 (detail, in progress, studio view) 
Image credit: Laurin Gutwin

Kesselhaus MAP
Beilsteiner Str. 109, 12681 Berlin
Tram M8 Beilsteiner Str.  S-Bahn S7, S75 Springpfuhl

Von der Beilsteiner Str. biegen Sie rechts ab in den Merler Weg und überqueren den Bim & Boom Kinderspielland Parkplatz. Nehmen Sie dann die kleine Straße neben dem Rollmops-Gebäude. Die Auto Mobil Werkstatt erscheint zu Ihrer Rechten, das Kesselhaus befindet sich am Ende dieser kleinen Straße.  Kontakt

From Beilsteiner Str. turn right (Merler Weg) entering Bim & Boom Kinderspielland car park. Walk across the car park, taking the road next to the Rollmops building, Auto Mobil Werkstatt will appear on your right.  The Kesselhaus is at the end of this small road. Contact

Offen 13 - 18 Uhr/ Open 1 - 6pm
Kunstaustellung in der Gemeinschaftshalle, im Atelier Sándor Barics und im Atelier Alex Roberts
Painting Live Demo (Sándor Barics) 14 bis 15 Uhr / 17 bis 18 Uhr
Artist talk: 16 bis 17 Uhr
Musik und Performances dazwischen

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Contemplating Colour & Collage - new adult workshops at The Charterhouse, London.

Alex Roberts is part of a team providing art workshops at the nation's living community of Brothers, the Charterhouse.

Contemplating Colour and Collage

Thursday 21 June, 10:00 – 15:00

The Charterhouse welcomes you to follow in the footsteps of Patrick Rowe (1917-2013) a professional artist who became a Brother of Charterhouse in 2002. Discover his colourful paper collages before creating your own art work in this hands-on workshop.

This day long workshop will start with an accompanied tour of the Charterhouse and summer blossoming gardens. Participants will be encouraged to visually forage for personal artefacts and findings that stir their imagination. Following this, there will be a practical period to loosely sketch, play with colour and light, before producing a striking collage. The workshop will make introduce and make of both traditional and experimental collage methods.

Your tutor, Alex Roberts, is a British artist and collaborative researcher who curates and educates. Alex lives and works between Berlin and the UK and has a breadth of experience delivering creative workshops to people of all ages and abilities.

All art materials provided. Please bring an apron if desired.
Further information and booking links are available here

Summer blossoming gardens, copyright the Charterhouse

The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. After opening to the public for just over one year, the Charterhouse has achieved a Gold award in Visit England's Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category.

A hidden gem in the heart of London, steeped in history, now open to the public to share and enjoy creative activities. Sign up for a workshop to learn and experience more.

The Summer Programme:

Friday, 25 May 2018

SFSA Drawing Open Launches

#sfsadrawingopen is open!  
This work, Midpoint drawing study III has happily joined the line up @noformatgallery @2ndfloorstudios 
Exhibition dates: 25 May - 3 June, Thurs - Sun 13.00-18.00 #contemporarydrawing #zeichnung #deptford  
In great company - 111 works, 51 artists
Further documentation is accessible here

Midpoint drawing study III, 2018  Image credit: Noah da Costa

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The Drawing Week, Bath Spa University: 3-7 September 2018

As part of Bath Spa University's, masterclass programme, Alex will be delivering a five-day short course in drawing this September.

An experimental, one-week platform propelling widespread drawing processes, The Drawing Week combines practical exploration with group talks, questioning what contemporary drawing is, and can be.

Based at Sion Hill, Bath School of Art & Design, an opportunity to consider new modes of agency, extend your technical skills, and expand your drawing experience.

For the course overview and further workshop information please click here

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SFSA Drawing Open 2018

Alex has work included in this exciting drawing open.
Date for your diary: Preview Thursday 24th May 2018 18:00-21:00
For further information please visit the SFSA website

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

PoP: FAD Magazine's Top 7 Art Exhibitions, CPDA Review...

CPDA Review
The Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts at the University of Greenwich provides a brief insight from the Artists' Talk.  To read more please click here

Artists' Talk, 10th February 2018.  Image credit: Matthew Healey

FAD Magazine's Top 7 Art Exhibitions To See In London This Week...
11/02/18 by London art critic Tabish Khan - click here

Photographs by Hana Vojackova and courtesy of Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Documentation of the recent exhibition is available to view via this email accessible PDF.