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British Art Press Releases

Press releases from Red Rag Gallery

Listed below are some recent Red Rag Gallery press releases covering news in the Red Rag British art world.

Throughout the year there is always news and reviews from Red Rag covering British art activities. Journalists and publications are welcome to subscribe to the gallery updates. To stay informed with the latest British art news from Red Rag Gallery email the gallery to request registration.



20 June 2012 - Still Life Show at Red Rag Stow

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British artist: Mhairi McGregor

The Still Life Show

This month at Red Rag Gallery there is an inspiring mixed exhibition of art works by leading British artists who specialise in painting Still Life pieces. 'The Still Life Show' features art works from a number of British artists including: Liz Knox, Simon Laurie, Mhairi McGregor, Bill Selby, Dawn Sidoli

Carole Teagle, Gallery Manager at Red Rag Gallery, said, "It is a delight to see such wonderful paintings with such a breath of styles celebrating the Still Life genre. For anyone with an interest in the fine art of Still Life painting it is a must to see the show."

The exhibition commences on 24 June and continues until 7 July at the Red Rag Gallery in Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. The gallery is open each day from 10:00

Notes for Editors: Red Rag Gallery specialise in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints from leading British and Irish contemporary artists. The gallery which is one of the most well known in the UK has over 250 works of art on display at any one time. It is based in the historic town of Stow on the Wold. Opening hours are: 10 am to 5 Monday to Saturday. 11 am to 4 Sunday

Further details from Red Rag Gallery on 01451 832563

Red Rag Gallery for British Art



31 January 2011 - John Lines Solo Show

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British artist: John Lines

John Lines Solo Exhibition - Uniquely British

A solo exhibition celebrating the inspiring art work of well-known British artist, John Lines, is the first major event of the new year for the Red Rag Gallery in Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire; and will run from 20 February 2011.

John is known particularly, though not exclusively, for his paintings recording the life of the British countryside and towns, especially in the Midland counties - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands all feature, along with Lancashire and Yorkshire, as favourite locations. Indeed his paintings of the British urban experience may in future be seen as a fine social record of life in the UK over his lifetime. His own stated aim is "simply to paint through honest eyes".

John has been exhibiting his contemporary paintings since leaving art school, though initially his time was shared between his art and his work in industry. His paintings are distinctively Modern British, mostly in oil or watercolour; and are varied in subject and content, capturing humour, nostalgia and romance as well as the raw beauty of the countryside, marine and coastal scenes; railways and other forms of transportation; and the myriad aspects of urban social life in the UK.

Carole Teagle, Gallery Manager at Red Rag Gallery, said, "We are very pleased to be hosting another solo exhibition for John Lines after his successful 'Town and Country' show in 2009. John is an exceptional artist who is able to convey the honesty and integrity of a scene with skill, ease and, very often, with a humour that reflects a deep understanding of the human condition."�

John is a son of Warwickshire: he was born in Rugby in August, 1938 and studied art at the Rugby Polytechnic from 1959 and then at the York School of Art from 1961 to 1962. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (1996); the Royal Society of Marine Artists (2002); and the Guild of Railway Artists. He is also Vice President of the Rugby Art Society and President of the Kineton Art Society. He has held workshops and given lectures in Australia and the USA; as well as lectures, workshops and demonstrations throughout the British Isles.

John was awarded the Shipwright's Prize by the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1999; won First Prize at the Museum of Modern Art in Wales in 2001; and RDAS First Prize, 2008; as well as awards at the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. Following his first exhibition in 1962, John has held or been involved in several major exhibitions including Keele University (1986), 'ING Discerning Eye' Exhibition (Mall Galleries, 1995); Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition (1999); Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition (Mall Galleries, 1999); Museum of Modern Art, Wales (2001) and RDAS (2008). He was featured Master Class Painter in the International Artist Magazine in 1997.

John Lines has contemporary paintings in private and public art collections throughout the world. In addition to his original art works John Lines art work also features in the Red Rag Limited Edition Prints range in the John Lines Prints collection

Notes for Editors: Red Rag Gallery specialise in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints from leading British and Irish contemporary artists. The gallery which is one of the most well known in the UK has over 250 works of art on display at any one time. It is based in the historic town of Stow on the Wold. Opening hours are: 10 am to 5 Monday to Saturday. 11 am to 4 Sunday

Further details from Red Rag Gallery on 01451 832563

Red Rag Gallery for British Art



31 October 2010 - Andrew Macara Solo Show

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Andrew Macara


ANDREW MACARA SOLO EXHIBITION - from 21 November 2010 at Red Rag Stow Art Gallery

A solo exhibition of exciting new paintings, by renowned British artist Andrew Macara, is a special event in this year's calendar for the Red Rag Gallery in Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

The exhibition will feature new paintings by the artist commissioned for this exhibition; and will focus particularly on Macara's unique insight and distinctive, joyful representation of British scenes - whether landscape, coastal or marine.

Macara has an extensive and varied body of work created over more than three decades and has painted many different subjects over the years. He has a unique capacity - whatever the subject - to capture the essence of a scene with apparent ease, excluding extraneous detail. Yet his paintings are full of light, life, colour, movement, atmosphere and space; and helps us to see anew - 'his paintings celebrate life and show us a new way of seeing; this quality is that which underlies all true art'.

Andrew travels extensively to gather images for paintings from around the world, though his native Derbyshire continues to feature in many paintings - particularly the winter scenes for which, with his beach scenes, he is particularly well known. More recently he has been exploring the subject of reflections and seeking to tread a line between the figurative and the abstract in discovering another 'new way of seeing'.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Macara was born in Derbyshire in 1944. He studied briefly under Leonard Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting but considers himself principally a self-taught artist. He was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1981; and to the New English Art Club in 1984. He received an Honourable Mention at the Paris Salon in 1973; and, among other awards, won the De Laszlo Medal and the Davis Slade Medal at the RBA in 1985, has been Bernard Dunstan's and Sir Hugh Wheldon's choice at the RA Summer Exhibition, Lord Palumbo's choice at the Discerning Eye Exhibition and Anish Kapoor's choice at the Nottingham Open. He won the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers' Prize in 2008.

Many Macara paintings have been reproduced in publications, prints and greetings cards; and recently he has been the subject of a biography by Jonathan Riley (Andrew Macara, Construction Arts Ltd. 2009).

The Andrew Macara Solo Exhibition will run from Sunday, 21 November 2010 to Friday, 03 December 2010. It will also includes Andrew Macara Limited Edition Prints

The artists represented in this show have exhibited widely in the UK and elsewhere and their work is held in private and public collections in the UK and throughout the world. The Landscapes Exhibition will run from 27 June 2010 to 11 July 2010.


09 July 2010 - Scottish Art Exhibition

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David Smith


'Scottish Art Exhibition'

Award-winning Scottish artists will be spending some leisure time in the Cotswolds this summer - in the form of Red Rag's annual Summer Exhibition of Scottish Art at the Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold, which runs from 18 July 2010.

This major exhibition will feature current work by a distinguished array of talented living artists in a variety of media and styles. The show will give an up to date insight into contemporary Scottish art; and will include still life (Frank Colcough, Emma Davis, Liz Knox), figure painting (Damian Callan, Denise Findlay, Sophie McKay-Knight and Ian McWhinnie) and a variety of interpretations of landscapes, townscapes and seascapes, both of Scotland and elsewhere (including paintings by Mary Batchelor, George Birrell, Marion Thomson and Tom Watt).

Red Rag Gallery Manager, Carole Teagle, says, "We are always proud to present the annual Scottish Exhibition at Stow, which runs for several weeks over the summer period. Scottish artists, particularly in landscape, coastal and marine scenes, express their love of country so evocatively and colourfully; and, whatever the style or subject - be it a still life or a landscape - always surprise and delight. We are pleased to be presenting so many well known and highly regarded Scottish artists in this show."

Other artists represented in the Scottish Art Exhibition are: - Pam Carter, Mike Healey, Alan King, Jock MacInnes, Louis McNally, David Smith and James Watt.

The artists represented have all exhibited widely and their work is held in public and private collections in the UK and elsewhere.


27 June 2010 - Landscape Art Exhibition

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Steven Outram


'Landscapes' at Red Rag Stow Art Gallery

The light, colour and texture of landscapes are a rich source of inspiration for artists and, from 27 June 2010, Red Rag Gallery's exciting mid-summer exhibition, Landscapes, at Stow on the Wold - itself set amongst the delightfully mellow Cotswold landscape - presents a fascinating selection of work in this genre by contemporary artists.

In Landscapes, Red Rag have assembled work by a talented group of living artists who are recording memory and experience of landscape in contemporary and distinctive ways for a new generation. The show celebrates the diversity of the British landscape - from the beaches of Kent (Sylvia Antonsen ) to the Highlands of Scotland (Alma Wolfson, Ian Elliot), taking in a multitude of scenes on the way, including hazy summer days in the Cotswolds (Stephen Brown) and the lustrous light of the Lake District ( Mark Preston).

As well as a diversity of scenes, the exhibition presents a diversity of stylistic interpretations of the beauty, simplicity and majesty of landscape - from the audacious compositional use of colour by John Piper and the textural, boldly colourful paintings of the countryside by Lynn Rodgie to the pale limited palette used here by Stephen Brown to capture transient light and atmosphere; and from the subdued heartfelt evocation of rural scenes of John Lines to the extraordinary luminosity and grandeur of sunsets and sky portrayed by Steven Outram .

The artists represented in this show have exhibited widely in the UK and elsewhere and their work is held in private and public collections in the UK and throughout the world. The Landscapes Exhibition will run from 27 June 2010 to 11 July 2010.


01 April 2010 - Cities around the World

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Scottish artist: Stephanie Dees

Art Exhibition: Cities around the World

The splendour, personality and romance of cities is the exciting subject of the forthcoming spring exhibition at the Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire from 25 April until 9 May 2010.

Cities reflects the variety and vibrancy of different cultures and the art exhibition, 'Cities around the World', includes the paintings of several contemporary British artists for whom the city fascinates and stimulates. The art exhibition offers distinctive and diverse interpretations of the atmosphere and life of some of Europe's major cities - including London, Paris, Florence, Rome and Venice. The everyday rhythms, energy, colour and movement of city life are explored in a variety of media against a backdrop of lively buildings and urban scenes in all the seasonal variation of atmosphere and light.

Cities will present British art work ranging in style from the playful to the impressionistic and atmospheric - spirited scenes by Janet Ledger (whose paintings are part of the Tate Gallery Permanent Collection), Susan Brown, David Farren and Michael Ewart complement the thoughtful images of Stephanie Dees and the evocative impressions of Stephen Brown and Past President of the RBA, Romeo di Girolamo. All contributors to 'Cities around the World' have exhibited widely in the UK and their art work is held in collections in the UK, Europe and the US.

Notes for Editors: Red Rag Gallery specialise in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints from leading British and Irish contemporary artists. The gallery has over 250 works of art on display at any one time. It is based in the historic town of Stow on the Wold. Opening hours are: 10 am to 5 Monday to Saturday. 11 am to 4 Sunday

Further details from Red Rag Gallery on 01451 832563

Red Rag Gallery for British Art



12 March 2010 - Karl Terry Wins RBA Red Rag Annual Award

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British Artist Karl Terry- 'On The Rother'

Leading British art gallery Red Rag has announced that Kent born artist, Karl Terry has been presented with this year's Red Rag Gallery Award - at the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Open Exhibition - for his painting 'On the Rother'. The art work is on view at the RBA Open Exhibition at the Pall Mall Galleries, London until 21 March.

Karl Terry was born in Ashford, Kent and now lives near the medieval town of Rye in East Sussex. He has drawn and painted all his life but has had no formal training and is largely self-taught. Karl has developed an extensive portfolio of art work, which includes still life, the English landscape, river and coastal scenes and views of London life, as well as paintings recording his travels in the south of France and Thailand. 'On the Rother', as winner of the Red Rag Gallery Award, is representative of this broader body of expressive art work, in this case capturing the unhurried flow of the British river in a gentle palette.

Karl Terry paints outside in all weathers. He shares the view of most en plein air painters that he has the best teacher of all in nature itself: "I paint directly from nature and my work is my personal and immediate response to being submerged in the atmosphere. My continued learning to see colour has been a revelation and has opened my eyes to the beauty that surrounds us, even in the mundane"

Karl Terry's painting 'Early Morning Faversham Quay' won the Artist Magazine Highly Commended Award at the Artist & Leisure Painter Patchings Exhibition in 2008; and he also was winner of the Winsor & Newton Prize at the Patchings Art Fair in 2009. More recently Karl has been selected as a candidate for the Wapping Group of Artists, which enthusiastically records and interprets life on the River Thames.

Notes for Editors:

The Red Rag Gallery Award - is an annual award of the Royal Society of British Artist's, which recognises emerging new talent in contemporary British art. The RBA 2010 Annual Open Exhibition is at the Mall Galleries, London until 21 March.

Further details from Red Rag Gallery on 01451 832563

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12 March 2010 - Irish Art Exhibition




Irish artist Val Byrne

Coinciding with the Cheltenham Festival - a time of celebration and entertainment for Irish race enthusiasts - is a celebration of contemporary Irish Art at the Red Rag Gallery in Stow on the Wold, from 15 March.

The Red Rag Gallery art exhibition features the work of 8 contemporary Irish artists, whose contributions span a range of visual and emotional experience - from the endearing elaboration of the day-to-day by Anji Allen , through the quirky townscapes of Val Byrne and the evocative Irish landscapes of Cormac O'Leary and Laurence O'Toole to the finely observed and thoughtful images of cafe and lounge life of Brian Smyth .

Commenting on the latest art show Gallery Manager Carole Teagle says: "Irish art has seen considerable worldwide interest in recent years. As probably the largest gallery for contemporary Irish art outside of London it is a pleasure to showcase some of Ireland's leading living artists in the Cotswolds."

Painter Anji Allen has not included a Gold Cup in her artwork but she is well known for her beautiful oil paintings featuring teacups. She says: "My paintings are an emotional response to memory, reminding me of people and places, of times spent with friends and family, chatting over a cup of tea or coffee."

A visit to the Irish exhibition at Red Rag Gallery will be a fine counterpoint to the excitement of the Festival offering a sense of treasured, shared experience and a fascinating insight into contemporary Irish Art.

The Red Rag Gallery Irish Art Exhibition will run from 15 March to 28 March 2010.


01 October 2009 - Red Rag To Open New Gallery in Bath

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Bath Art Gallery

Red Rag Open New Art Gallery in Bath

Leading UK art gallery Red Rag has announced the opening of a new modern art gallery in the Georgian City of Bath. The gallery will open in late October and is located in Brock Street between the world famous Royal Crescent and The Circus.

Bath is a World Heritage Site and within the City are some of the finest architectural sights in Europe. Key venues for visitors to Bath include the Royal Crescent and The Circus and increasingly the Art Galleries in Bath .

Bath offers a diverse collection of art museums and art attractions. There is a growing collection of commercial art galleries in Bath offering a wide choice of Modern and traditional art. The Red Rag Gallery in Bath will be promoting an extensive portfolio of present day British and Irish artists.

The new gallery will continue to show and promote the figurative house style for which Red Rag has become so well known with a number of established gallery Artists. A number of new artists will also be showing in Bath for the first time. New artists who have agreed to show with Red Rag include Jeremy Barlow , Mike Bernard , Sasha Harding , Tina Morgan and Austin Moseley

Speaking about the new gallery Carine Besse from Red Rag says: "The City is a one of England's most beautiful places to visit. The new gallery is a beautiful, spacious Georgian building and we are sure visitors and locals alike will enjoy browsing the art in such a wonderful space. There will be a wide choice of paintings, Sculptures and Limited Edition Prints on display"

The gallery will be open seven days a week from 10:00 daily.

Notes for Editors: Red Rag Gallery specialise in original paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints from leading British and Irish contemporary artists. The Bath gallery which is one of the most elegant and impressive locations in the UK has over 100 works of art on display at anyone time.

Further details from Red Rag Gallery on 01225 332223

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