The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019 will be accompanied by a full events programme comprising a panel discussion, a life drawing masterclass, a drawing session and a series of artist demonstrations. All events will take place at Mall Galleries.
Our panel discussion will explore the changing face of gallery representation. Is gallery representation still the ultimate aim for the emerging artist? Is the traditional gallery space still the most effective platform for marketing yourself and your work? To what extent do pop-up galleries, alternative spaces and digitally curated spaces like Instagram offer increasingly lucrative marketing options? Join us at 2pm on Tuesday 5 March to hear Lizzie Collins of Zuleika Gallery, Cynthia Corbett of Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Sarah Long of Long & Ryle, and Candida Stevens of Candida Stevens Gallery discuss. Book your free ticket HERE.
Henry Gibbons Guy, an alumnus of the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School who teaches at both the Royal Drawing School and Central St Martins, will lead a free life drawing masterclass from 12 – 2pm on Wednesday 13 March. For Henry, ‘…drawings are a way to meet many needs: to hold on to something I might lose, to comprehend an unfamiliar motif, to clarify a dialogue within my painting. More often than not the act of drawing is inspirational, usually full of urgency.’ Open to all, whatever your level of expertise, this masterclass offers an opportunity to develop new skills as well as hone existing techniques. Book your free ticket HERE.
Reflections: one of the themes that emerges from this year’s exhibition and which forms the subject of a free drawing session taking place from 2 – 4pm on Saturday 9 March. Sheaths and folds of mirror film will be draped over an unknown object in the centre of the space, reflecting the show back on itself and challenging the viewer to capture a sense of both fracture and movement. Open to all, feel free to either bring along your own sketchbooks and pencils, or make use of a range of drawing materials generously provided by Winsor & Newton. Booking is not required.
If you’re planning on visiting the exhibition between 5 – 17 March, why not plan your visit so that it coincides with one of our artist demonstrations? An artist demonstration sees an exhibitor make Mall Galleries their studio space for an afternoon, giving visitors the chance to observe them at work and ask questions about their practice. Edward Sutcliffe will be demonstrating from 1 – 4pm on Wednesday 6 March; David Caldwell will be demonstrating from 1 – 4pm on Tuesday 12 March; Tim Goffe will be demonstrating from 1 – 4pm on Thursday 14 March; and Ian Robinson will be demonstrating from 1 – 4pm on Friday 15 March. Booking is not required.