RISE ART in THE PRESS
Surely the biggest news this week. On Monday we hit the streets of London to launch our #GreatArtForEverybody campaign. We took with us five human canvases, body painted to represent some of the world’s most famous artworks – from Picasso to Lichtenstein and Van Gogh. The models were spotted at Charing Cross station, the National Gallery and Millennium Bridge, where we took some incredible images to wow the media.
So what was the point? We conducted a piece of research that discovered just how disconnected the nation is from art and the art world, with 1 in 6 people having never set foot in an art gallery, and 60% rating their understanding of art as ‘poor’ or worse.
In a bid to mend that gap, we took to the streets to bring art directly to the people and highlight our mission to bring great art to everybody. And with over 56 pieces of coverage, from the Telegraph to the Guardian, and UniLad to the Daily Mail, it seems like everybody couldn’t help taking notice.
Rise Art X National Youth Arts Trust Charity Auction
Who doesn't love an evening with Grayson Perry? Earlier in the month, Rise Art helped raise funds for the National Youth Arts Trust. Eighteen of our artists contributed artworks to support their charity auction - the legendary Grayson Perry was a host - and their works were sold alongside pieces by Perry himself, Salvador Dali, Rosie Emerson and Picasso.
Rise Art Curators Nat Rubenstein and Caitlin Worthington curated the exhibition. The event was a roaring success, with over £50,000 raised for NYAT. Want to know more? Read up on three headlining artists whose works were auctioned that evening.
rise art star
Wildlife photographer Adriaan van Heerden has been shortlisted for ArtGemini for the third year in a row - a unique achievement in the history of the competition. Adriaan has already been Highly Commended for his entry.
six ARTIST EXHIBITIONS in london
Don't miss out on these stellar shows coming up in October.
1. Something’s happening here today…
Until 8th October @ RA Hair, Marylebone
Persian multimedia artist Persi Darukhanawala has a solo exhibition on the go in central London.
2. Conversations in Colour
Opens 28th September @ 10 Gresham Street, City of London
3. If Nature Could Speak
Opens 4th October @ 67 York Street, Marylebone
Want to attend Victoria's Private View on 5th October at 6pm? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Horkan’s much anticipated solo show will feature her large scale expressive paintings. They’re inspired by elements of nature, big and small.
4. Ellie Vandoorne at the Hepsibah Gallery
5-15 October @ Hepsibah Gallery, Hammersmith
For the second year running, Ellie Vandoorne is taking over the Hepsibah Gallery with a solo exhibition of her cracking figurative works.
5. Knit and Stitch Show
8-12 October 2017 @ Alexandra Palace London October 2014
Jo Beattie will showcase her dainty textile-style artworks at this year’s Knit and Stitch Show, a must-see for all those who love craft.
6. New Original Paintings
5-31 October 2017 @ Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans
Serbian artist Gugi Goo is showcasing her large abstract paintings alongside five other artists at Nude Tin Can’s October exhibition.
rise art review
Boom for Real @ the Barbican, London
"The explosive energy of the wild, gritty and downright dangerous world of New York in the 1980s comes to London this month in an all-encompassing exhibition of the work by urban pioneer, Jean-Michel Basquiat." Curator and resident Rise Art writer Lori Zimmer reviews the Barbican's star show of 2017. Read the feature here.