New Acquisitions into Public Collections
Rabley Gallery 2023
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of several new works into public galleries and museums collections across the country. This feature outlines these recent successes and thanks everyone who have made them possible.
FOlio 22 enters the pallant house gallery permanent Collection
We are thrilled to announce that Folio 22 has entered the Pallant House Gallery permanent collection. Folio 22 celebrates in print 12 artists working with Rabley Gallery in 2022, from Royal Academicians and established names to new and emerging talent. The featured artists in this major collection of prints are:
Eileen Cooper RA
Katherine Jones RA
Emma Stibbon RA
Together, these artworks connect across medium, subject and style to create an important, unique moment in contemporary printmaking. Presented in a bespoke viewing format, the various prints of Folio 22 are mounted and contained inside a solander print box.
This major acquisition is gifted from The Golder-Thompson Gift and is welcomed into their Permanent Print Collection. The Gift now includes work by over seventy artists, ranging from established figures to younger contemporary artists and Royal Academicians.
With Sara Lee, meeting Miriam O’ Connor Peak, Asst. Curator from Pallant House Gallery and presenting Folio 22 – Deluxe Edition.
Short film of Folio 22, in bespoke Solander box.
Natasha michaels enters the v&A mUseum Permanent Collection
Natasha Michaels – Young Woman with Dog (Proxy)
Photopolymer Gravure, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gué, 38 x 28cm
Collection: V&A Museum
Many congratulations to Natasha Michaels as this piece is welcomed into the V&A Museum’s Permanent Print Collection.
A delicate new portrait by Natasha Michaels. Her contribution to Folio 22 has been editioned by Photopolymer Gravure by press owner and good friend Amy-Jane Blackhall at Ink on Paper Press in Corsham.
In a contrasting dialogue between subject and painting, Natasha Michaels explores conventions in classical subjects from the history of art. Referencing Jean-Honoré Fragonard, the artist writes, ‘I wondered for whom she was being painted and who she had become through years of being looked at. She is so well known as a painting but as a person, she is invisible.’
At once subverting and celebrating, Natasha Michaels uses her own expressive language to recast and direct the sitters, reimagining them as fictional characters. The subjects often appear, to themselves as well as the viewer, uncertain of their identity and context.
Eileen Cooper RA enters the Tate Collection
Eileen Cooper RA – Woman Examining Her Shadow
Oil on Canvas, 152.5 x 167.5 cm
We’re thrilled to celebrate this seminal work by Eileen Cooper RA OBE, as it enters the permanent artwork collection of the TATE.
‘Woman Examining Her Shadow‘ is a work featuring strong figuration and surrealist undertones. Rendered with an unapologetically female perspective, Eileen Cooper RA depicts women both boldly and tenderly with vivid colours, connoting themes of motherhood, sexuality, life and death.
Many congratulations to Eileen Cooper RA.
First print edition May 2022Printed by Hulbert and Woodhall Print ISBN 978-1-8381684-2-1 £10 + £5 P&P
Unframed complete Folio 22 set. All works can be purchased as individual prints. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability. Tax included where applicable. All prices are for unframed prints and include free delivery on the UK mainland.
2022 Multi - block woodcut Printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper 38 x 28cm Edition 20
2022 Photopolymer Gravure Printed on 300gsm Somerset 38 x 28cm Edition 40
2022 Etching Printed on 300gsm Hahnemuhle Etching White Image size – 20.5 x 29cm Paper Size 28 x 38cm Edition 30
2022 Multi-block reduction engraving and woodcut Printed on 150gsm Zerkall 28 x 38cm – block size 12.5 x 19cm Edition 25
2022 Handprinted water-based woodcut Printed on 90gsm Echizen Han-kusa 28 x 38cm, block size 21 x 31cm Edition 30
2022 Japanese woodcut, Hand-printed on Shioji paper 38 x 28cm Edition 30
Photopolymer Gravure, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gué 38 x 28cm Edition 20 2022.
Mezzotint (blue black ink). Printed on Arches Moulin du Gué. Plate size: 12.5cm x 17.5cm. Edition 20. 2022.
Medium: Stone lithograph, collage, monotype and pastel Printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper Size: 38 x 28cm Edition of 8
Medium: Handprinted Woodcut on BFK Rives Grey 280 gms Paper Size: 38 x 38 cm Block Size: 30 x 22.5 cm Published 2022
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Folio 22 Enters The Pallant House Gallery
We are thrilled to announce that Folio 22 has entered the Pallant House permanent collection.[More Info]
Eileen Cooper RA – Group Show (Aspex Portsmouth)
We are delighted to share paintings by Eileen Cooper RA, exhibiting at Aspex Portsmouth, 21st April - 2nd July 2023.[More Info]
London Original Print Fair 2023
This year at the London Original Print Fair 2023, Rabley Gallery is excited to launch new works on paper by Eileen Cooper RA, Emma Stibbon RA, Natasha Michaels, Sara Lee and Katherine Jones RA.[More Info]