I currently have work in ‘An eXhibition of SMALL things with BIG ideas’ at White Conduit Projects London. The exhibition is curated by Paul-Carey Kent and Yuki Miyake and runs until 20th January 2023
My solo show with Aleph Contemporary, ‘It Always Rains in the Lakes‘, is now online until the end of December 2022. I am delighted to say that the exhibition is accompanied by a text written by arts writer and critic, Paul Carey-Kent.
The ‘Two Doors’ exhibition with Tart Gallery London, at the House of St Barnabus, has been extended until the end of November 2022.
I recently exhibited in the Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London, as part of a group exhibition, callled ‘The relationship with the self’.
I currently have paintings in ‘Two Doors’, a dynamic group exhibition with some amazing women artists at the House of St Barnabus, Soho, with Tart Gallery London. The artists taking part are: Alexis Soul-Gray, Amy Wiggin, Eleanor Daly, Fiona G. Roberts, Geraldine Swayne, Juliette Losq, Karen Thomas, Mahali O’Hare, Mia Wilkinson, Miyeon Yi, and Renata Fernandez.
As a prize winner in Figurative Art Now I was invited to the Mall Galleries where I was given a tour of the galleries, including back of house and then met the amazing team there who generously shared their wealth of knowledge and experience with me. It was a really interesting and useful day.
I recently had work in a fabulous group show of all women artists at Irving Contemporary, Oxford. The exhibition continues online until the end of May.
In April I donated a painting to a charity auction in Monaco in aid of a Ukrainian Children’s Hospital. I’m happy to say it sold with all proceeds going to this important cause.
In February I led an exciting workshop in ink drawing at Imperial College, London. The students produced some really accomplished work.
I am currently exhibiting in ‘Between the Bars’, a group show at Terrace Gallery, London. The show ends on the 6th of February 2022.
I’m exhibiting work at the Koppel Project End of Year Showcase at Koppel 540, 54-56 Oxford Street W1D 1BQ from the 15th to the 18th December. The exhibition is open 11am to 6pm. The PV is on the 14th December from 5-9pm.
It was fantastic to have a studio visit from arts writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent. Paul writes a weekly column for FAD art news and is a freelance writer for many other art publications including Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, Seisma, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors. He also blogs at Paul’s Art World.
I currently have two paintings, both oil on paper, for sale in an Aleph Contemporary online auction by the Auction Collective in aid of Access Art. Access Art is a registered charity that supports visual arts education in the UK and overseas. Auction ends December 17th. Please bid now for a good cause!
During November my work was in a wonderful Aleph Contemporary exhibition at the Cello Factory. Artists showing work were: Helen Brough, Ben Westley Clarke, Oliver Dorrell, Archie Franks, Alice Macdonald, Paul Newman, Joe Packer, Fiona G. Roberts, Liorah Tchiprout and Jaime Valtierra
I took part in the Turps Banana Offsite leavers’ show at Thames-Side Studios from the 3rd to the 16th October. What a great finale to two years at Turps Banana Painting School.
I am delighted to say that I have been awarded a Mentorship Prize by the judges of Figurative Art Now.
My work was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and I was honoured to be invited to attend Varnishing Day a tradition going back over 250 years. Having my work in the exhibition has been such an amazing experience.
I am honoured to have been asked by @she_curates_ to contribute work to the upcoming Art on a Postcard auction. Details at artonapostcard.com. Bidding opens on September 9th 2021 and monies raised go to the Hepatitis C Trust.
I was excited to be asked by Winsor and Newton to create a guide to painting portraits using watercolours. The guide can be found here.
My painting has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
I have two paintings currently on show in Figurative Art Now. The exhibition runs until the 20th September 2021. It explores the breadth of figurative art in the UK today. The works were selected by a panel of judges:
- Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection
- Jonathan Watkins, Director of the IKON Gallery
- Barbara Walker, Artist
- Andrew Gifford, Artist
- Claire O’Brien, CEO Federation of British Artists
Amazed to learn that my work has now been shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2021.
My work has been long-listed for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2021.
Currently working in collaboration with Winsor and Newton on an exciting project. More info to follow.
My work was recently selected for Ways of Protest an exhibition at Elysium Gallery. ‘Home is not a safe place for everyone’ was made in response to the increase in domestic violence during lockdown. Twenty nine women and four children were murdered by men in the UK during the first twelve weeks of lockdown. The thirty three ink paintings in this installation aren’t portraits of actual victims but were made to represent the diversity of those killed. The use of paper plates references the domestic setting of the murders.
I was invited to take part in the Art on a Postcard winter auction.
The Koppel Project has opened a new gallery at 193 Piccadilly, London and I’m delighted to have work in their inaugural show. This group exhibition is on until 15th September 2020 and is open Monday to Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-6
Really excited to have work in ‘The Just’, an exhibition curated by Dan Coombs for Aleph Contemporary. On until 15th October 2020.
Pat Andrea, Michael Ajerman, Jacopo Dal Bello, Christy Burdock, Sophie Vallance Cantor, Ben Westley Clarke, Dan Coombs, Archie Franks, Holly Froy, Joana Galego, Alastair Gordon, Peter Griffin, Cristina Ruiz Guinazu, Zebedee Jones, Lee Johnson, Phil King, Alice Macdonald, Kathryn Maple, Paul Newman, Miroslav Pomichal, Fiona G Roberts, Jaime Valtierra, Grant Watson, Tess Williams
It’s great news that the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition, currently on tour at The Gallery at De Montfort University, has now reopened and will remain on show there until 26th September 2020. My work is included along with drawings by 61 other artists. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is the largest and most prestigious drawing prize in the UK. The works were selected by Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Professor Dorothy Price.
Thrilled to have my work used for the cover of an EP released this week by a great band called subdeluxe. See it on their Instagram here
I am honoured to have my work included in a curated online exhibition and charity auction in aid of refugees affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Choose Art/Give light to Refugees is an exhibition and silent auction of work by 140 international artists that starts on 8 June and ends 29 June. All funds raised will be donated to help refugees.org @chooselove. All proceeds will go towards increasing support to medical organisations that provide doctors and nurses, emergency isolation, vital access to medical treatment and water and distribution of sanitary products to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable refugees. To find out more visit @ngartcreativeresidency. To see the items being auctioned follow this link; app.galabid.com/chooseart/items
As an Ingram Contemporary Talent Prize alumnus I was invited by the curator of the Ingram Collection to take part in their series of lockdown interviews. The interviews can be viewed via the Ingram Collection instagram page. My interview took place on the 21st May 2020
Aleph Contemporary are supporting both the WHO Covid-19 Response Fund and artists and I’m very happy to be taking part in their scheme. Aleph are marketing original artworks by prize-winning British and International artists, all priced at under £500 (unframed). For all sales up to the end of June, Aleph will donate 10% of proceeds to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund. Visit the Shop at www.alephcontemporary.com
As part of this year’s Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing prize exhibition, I will be leading a workshop in ‘Drawing Faces with Ink’. It will take place on the 28th of January from 12pm to 3pm at Trinity Buoy Wharf London, suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Booking and more information here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-session-drawing-faces-in-ink-with-fiona-g-roberts-tickets-86589277861
I’m currently participating in the Turps Banana Painting Programme (offsite)
Hospital Rooms is an amazing Arts Council funded charity that transforms inpatient mental health units with contemporary art. I have contributed some of my work to their fundraiser at Elephant West. All proceeds go to their 2020 projects in mental health units across the country.
Happy to say that my work has been shortlisted for the 2019 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize). This is the third consecutive year that my work has been selected so I’m thrilled. The exhibition starts in London in September before going on a national tour through 2020.
Come to the Koppel Project Central, 49-50 Poland Street, Soho on Thursday 21st March 6-8pm. Katy Hessel (@thegreatwomenartists) will talk about the genesis of The Great Women Artists and women artists in history and @hermionewiltshire, senior tutor at the RCA and one of the original artists from the Birth Rites Collection Exhibition, will be speaking on ‘The Personal is Political’ at ‘A Room of One’s Own’ exhibition. All Welcome
I am thrilled to say that I am co-curating and exhibiting in the inaugural exhibition at The Koppel Project Central, Soho. The exhibition is titled ‘A Room of One’s Own’ and celebrates contemporary painting including work in the expanded field. It features the work of 12 women artists with diverse and dynamic practices who are associated with The Koppel Project. Press release can be found here.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition is currently on a national tour and includes my work, “You too?”. So far, it has visited;
- Arts University Bournemouth.
- The Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch.
- Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge.
I am delighted to say that my work has been shortlisted for the 2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize). The exhibition opens at Trinity Buoy Wharf on Monday 24th of September and ends on October 4th, before going on a nationwide tour.
I have just completed a two-week artist residency along with several other artists at The Koppel Project Hive Gallery, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT. The residency culminates in an exhibition at the gallery which runs from the 6th to the 8th of September 2018. PV, 6th of September, 6-8pm.
I recently completed the 2018 CW New District Artist Residency. This was a three week residency at Canary Wharf, London. There will be an exhibition of related work at No Format Gallery, Deptford, SE8 5JB, from October 17th to 28th, 2018. There is an opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday 18th of October from 6-9pm. There will also be a panel discussion on Saturday 20th October from 2-4pm and a closing event from 2-4pm on Sunday October the 28th.
I am delighted to have been awarded the Staff Prize as well as receiving a Special Commendation from the judges of the Dentons Art Prize. I’m also really happy that the David Roberts Art Foundation bought some of my work exhibited there.
I have had work shortlisted for the current Jerwood Drawing Prize and the exhibition tours to the Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, from the 26th of May 2018 to the 28th of July 2018. Previously the exhibition was on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September to 22 October 2017, followed by East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 to 20 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February to 31 March 2018) and Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April to 6 May 2018). My work was made in response to research which reveals huge discrimination against women in the arts. It is a book containing 26 sketches of female painters titled ‘FAO Georg Baselitz’. Baselitz, a successful, white, male artist repeatedly states that women can’t paint. He’s wrong of course. Women have always painted, are painting now and are equally as good as men. The book contains sketches of just a few of them and was made with love and respect for every woman in the art world.
I am taking part in the Koppel Project Hive Open Studios, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT. The event runs from May 17th to May 19th, 2018 and includes talks and performances. Full details are here.
I have been shortlisted for the 2018 Spring/Summer Dentons Art Prize. This is a biannual award run by curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw in collaboration with Dentons law firm. The award will be decided by an expert panel of independent judges. Previous panels have included Richard Wentworth, Susan Hiller, Michael Landy, Mark Titchner, Neil Wenman, Simon Lee, Maureen Paley, Hannah Barry, David Roberts, Valeria Napoleone, Carrie Scott, Ziba Ardalan and Ellen Grieg among others.
I have had work shortlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize. The Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September to 22 October 2017, followed by a national tour to East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 to 20 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February to 31 March 2018) and Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April to 6 May 2018).
From the 22nd of August I’m taking part in CW New District Artist Residency. This is a six week residency at Canary Wharf, London.
I’m currently taking part in an artist residency along with several other artists at The Koppel Project Hive Gallery, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT until August 11th 2017. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
One of my paintings has been selected for the exhibition Painting [Now] (a survey of current practice) at Studio One Gallery 7 – 9 Wandsworth Plain, East Putney, London SW18 1ES. Preview evening Thursday 20 April 6 – 9pm. Open 21 – 23 and 28 – 30 April (12 – 6pm).
My work can be viewed at The Koppel Project Hive Open Studios event on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of April at 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A. There is an opening reception on Friday 7th April from 5pm to 8pm. The studios are open on Saturday 8th April from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 9th April from 10am to 4pm. There’s also an exhibition featuring work from participating artists and various other events throughout the weekend.
My work has been selected for the Ingram Collection’s Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize Exhibition. The exhibition took place at The Cello Factory, London SE1 8TJ from 15 – 21 November 2016.