'Stockpile' at Drawing Projects UK.

Drawing Projects UK
Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 9AE
December 2018, Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 11am to 3pm.

‘Stockpile’ showcases work by a range of artists and makers, including the ‘Drawing Project’ studio residents, and includes ceramics, collage, drawings, objects, paintings, prints and sculpture. The Stockpile exhibition continues throughout December; and our Stockpile will be extended on Saturday 8 December when our studio artists take over the Project Space for a pop up show as part of the Explore Art Trowbridge Christmas event.

Artists and makers will include: 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, Carole Pearson, 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 four times per year.

Michael Angove ‘Untitled Figure 1’ 2018 Pencil on Paper

Michael Angove
‘Untitled Figure 1’ 2018
Pencil on Paper

‘Untitled Figures’ 2018 Drawing Projects Gallery, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

‘Untitled Figures’ 2018
Drawing Projects Gallery, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Michael Angove ‘Untitled Figure 2’ and ‘Untitled Figure 3’ 2018 Pencil on Paper

Michael Angove
‘Untitled Figure 2’ and ‘Untitled Figure 3’ 2018
Pencil on Paper

SHOW at Catharine Miller Fine Art

Michael Angove New Drawings. ‘Georgian Quiddity’.
Catharine Miller Fine Art, Hollywood Road Gallery, Hollywood Road. Chelsea, London. SW10 9HY
November 27 - December 4.

Since March 2018 I have been working on 27 new hand-drawn works, for a solo show that opens on November 27th in Chelsea. This collection of work is called ‘Georgian Quiddity’, where I have looked at the Georgian’s Age of Enlightenment as a source of inspiration. The works include trompe l’ceil drawings of engraved silver-plate knives, button hooks, exotic feathers, pearls and mother of pearl cutlery, Georgian clock hands, popcorn and sugar sprinkles. This collection is my most colourful and exciting one to date.

This body of work looks at innocuous antique objects and juxtaposes them against contemporary everyday items such as string, tape or jelly beans. These objects are drawn in meticulous detail, in arrangement based on constellations, mathematical equations or scientific diagrams. By presenting the drawings with space and breathing room, it reveals the history of the antique articles.

My previous solo show was at the same location 5 years ago with my wonderful UK agent Catharine Miller. The gallery is a beautiful space on Hollywood Road, just off Fulham Road, across from the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. I will be at the gallery talking about the work on Saturday December 1st. There is also a Private View that I will be attending on the opening night of November 27th.

If you would like to attend the PV please email: claudia@catharinemiller.com

Work is on sale from 6pm on November 27.

‘Royal Coterie’. 2018.  SOLD   55.5cm x 66cm. Pencil on HP archive Paper.

‘Royal Coterie’. 2018. SOLD
55.5cm x 66cm. Pencil on HP archive Paper.

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TBW Drawing Prize, Auction and New Works

July has been a very busy month in my garden studio. Firstly my 'Carbon Unit' drawing has been accepted in to the prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formally known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize. I first entered back in 2007 and was declined. I didn't think my latest drawing, which is a derivative of traditional drawing style, would be contemporary enough, especially when much of the successful work is quite avent-guarde and sometimes on the very fringe of what I class as 'drawing'. The showcase of 67 works will start at the Trinity Buoy Wharf in September 2018 and go on to travel around the UK well into 2019. I am so excited to see the other works from some fantastic artists.

Wiltshire Museum holds a fund-raising, art auction every other year. Kindly, they have invited me to participate each time. Even better my works, sell for the asking price. There will be a new auction in September 2018 that will include a new drawing especially drawn for them. 50% of the sale (fingers crossed) will go into the museum funds.

I am full time drawing this summer as to complete 25 works for my solo drawing show at the Hollywood Road Gallery in Chelsea, during the first week of December. My very latest drawing, hot off the press today is 'Alchemy Song’. This delicate drawing looks at a tropical feather, a Georgian pickle fork, red string with a knot and a Georgian glass sugar crusher. All of the drawings are investigating the Georgian era. The surprising side effect is how delicate the finished works are looking. 

‘Alchemy Song’ 2018.  SOLD   54cm x 58cm. Colour Pencil on hot-pressed, archive paper.

‘Alchemy Song’ 2018. SOLD
54cm x 58cm. Colour Pencil on hot-pressed, archive paper.

This Months Drawing - June 2018

I have been working for 3 weeks on a drawing of a Georgian letter from 1828. It has really tested my drawing abilities, mainly because it is very large and there are many creases and folds in the paper that are complex.

‘Road of Dark Glitter’ (Detail) 2018  77cm x 96cm. Colour Pencil on hot-pressed, archive paper.

‘Road of Dark Glitter’ (Detail) 2018
77cm x 96cm. Colour Pencil on hot-pressed, archive paper.