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Rise Art Roundup XVIII

It's been a busy fortnight at Rise Art, both for the team and our artists. Here's an update on what we've been up to and what's cracking lacking in the art world.

By Rise Art | 30 Jun 2017

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Out and About with Rise Art

Ongoings and Goings On

Our team inspecting a work by Niki Hare


There's a lot happening at Rise Art at the moment. Try decking out the rooms of two enormous hotels with artwork. It's quite a feat. Luckily our curators are up to the challenge, as are the guys and gals in charge of logistics.    Since we love to set ourselves a challenge, we have a big photoshoot planned for next week to snap pics of some of our best artworks. So we've hired a house for a day. Casual. For this reason, the office is bursting at the seams with canvases big and small. There is an insane amount of bubble wrap involved. Whatever, we love it.


Artist News

'Reorientated: a Conversation of Different Geographies' | Michelle Loa Kum Cheung

Where: A/Side-B/Side Gallery

When: 22-26 June

Michelle's joint show with Julie Brixey-Williams has just drawn to a close. In their work, both artists explore the relationship between physical and cultural heritage. Fascinating stuff, non?


'Limited Edition II' | Alexandra Gallagher

Where: Prism Art Gallery, Blackburn 

When: 3-15 July with a preview on 3 July (6-9pm)

Alex will be starrring in Prism Gallery's 'Limited Edition II' exhibition, which has been organised as part of the second annual Blackburn Open Walls Street Art Festival. It might be prudent to note that she helped to found the festival and make it a reality. Yes, she's that cool.


Clyde & Co Emerging Star Award | Stella Kapazenou

Strawberry Fields, £3,200

If anyone deserves a prize of this title it's Stella Kapezanou. Currently studying her Masters of Fine Art at UAL, she's the one to watch in the world of painting right now, being selected for exhibitions and winning awards left, right and centre. Keep it up Stella, you're killing it.


Parallax Art Fair | Paul Brown

Where: Chelsea Town Hall, The King's Road  

When: 22-23 July with a private view on 21 July (7:30-9pm)

Paul is due to showcase his trendy abstract prints at this year's Parallax Art Fair. More than 15,000 visitors will meander through the exhibition over the course of the weekend. No pressure Paul.


Art World Happenings

Mayfair Art Weekend

Where: Royal Academy, Pall Mall

When: 30 June - 2 July

Mayfair's art community gathers in the courtyard of the Royal Academy this weekend. The organisers promise a programme of "free talks, walks and events". Sounds like a dandy day out.


Focusing Room | ArtCircle

Alberto Biasi, Light Prisms, 1967

If you're heading to the Mayfair Art Weekend, this is an installation you won't want to miss. The Directors behind ArtCircle have curated a show of works from the likes of Adolf Luther that focus on light and space. Step inside the show and you'll feel like you've been transported to an edgy Brooklyn pop up show. In the heart of Mayfair... yes it's possible.

Where: 48 Albemarle Street, Mayfair

When: Until 2nd July


Art Night London

Where: East London

When: 1 July

What's better than a pub crawl you ask? Um, an art crawl. Obviously. Wander to your heart's content through the galleries and artistic hubs of east London this coming Saturday evening.


Masterpiece London

Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea

When: 29 June - 5 July with a preview on 28 June

The Chelsea Pensioners do not lead quiet lives. From the horticultural takeover of the Chelsea Flower Show to the raucous events of Live at Chelsea, the grounds of the Royal Hospital are kept busy busy. Another annual event in the calendar is Masterpiece, which draws around 40,000 visitors a year. It's a must-see for collectors and art lovers alike.




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