Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Last Few Tickets Left For Masterclass Event

Tickets are selling out fast for our Masterclass event to be held at the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, North Norfolk on Sunday March 20th.  Three popular ROI  members will be demonstrating on the day - David Curtis, Peter Wileman and Brian Ryder. There are just 20 tickets left. Tickets cost £59.50 and  include lunch (£50 to Friends of the ROI) . The next door art materials shop is being opened up just  for those  attending and will be offering a special discount on the day. Adrian Hill who runs the newly refurbished gallery has also obtained discounts  for local accomodation. Details and tickets available from him on  01263 711040.

This is a wonderful opportunity not just to see these artists in action but to talk to them while they paint.

This is what the timetable for the day looks like at the moment::
  • 09.00 Coffee on arrival and chance to shop for materials
  • 09.45 Demonstration by ROI President Peter Wileman
  • 11.45 Coffee
  • 12.00 Demonstration by Brian Ryder AROI
  • 13.15 Lunch and art materials shop open
  • 14.30 Demonstration by David Curtis ROI, RSMA
  • 16.30 Last chnace to chop for materials and depart
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David Curtis demonstrating at last year's masterclass event

Friday, 18 February 2011

Pure Gold Gets Royal Approval

The Mall Galleries current exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary  of the  Federation of British Artists welcomed a royal visitor yesterday  in the person of  HRH Princess Alexandra. The FBA is made of up nine art societies,  including the ROI,  and the current Pure Gold exhibition celebrates the work of the societies and their members. In this picture Princess Alexandra is talking to ROI President Peter Wileman about his work at a tea party to mark the celebrations..

And here's Peter with ROI stalwarts Dennis Syrett and Trevor Chamberlain - The Three Amigos

The Pure Gold  ehibition runs until Feb 19.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Pure Gold Exhibition At The Mall Galleries

The ROI is one of nine bodies that form the Federation of British artists based at London's Mall Galleries and to mark the 50th anniversary of the FBA the gallery is staging it's Pure Gold exhibition which runs from 9 - 19 of Feb. It features work from past and present members of the societies that form the FBA including previously unseen works by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert and William Orpen, on loan from major public and private collections, including the Tate. We will also be showcasing outstanding works by the FBA’s most eminent contemporary Member artists.  Further details from The Mall Galeries
Here's a painting by current ROI member Lucy McKie which was amongst those sold on private view night on Tuesday. Still Life With Winter Light.

And another sale on the night from ROI President Peter Wileman - Winter Sunset On The Tove