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Dance First Think Later
General Practice, Lincoln
8th July - 23rd August 2020
Curated by Andrew Bracey, Kate Buckley and Nick Simpson
Show of the work of 45 artists made during the first 100 days of lockdown, which were discovered through Instagram.
Chris Bagnall, Emma Bennett, David Carruthers, Ruth Chambers, Abi Charlesworth, Fiona Curran, Jacob Dahlgren, Chloë Danielle, Graham Dolphin, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Karolina Dworska, Jenny Eden, Tim Ellis, Sarah Eyre, Mick Finch, Enej Gala, Ryan Gander, Ann Gollifer, Andrea Gregson, Nick Grindrod, Summer Hales-Wright, Susie Hamilton, Sarah Louise Hawkins, Mary Herbert, Mark Houghton, Thomas Hylander, Marja Koenraad, Peter Liversidge, Cathy Lomax, Laura Mahony, Nick Maroussas, David Osbaldeston, Sarah Poots, Yelena Popova, Chantal Powell, Sally Plowman, Narbi Price, Ben Sadler, Rebecca Sitar, Kate Street, Laila Tara H, Jason Thompson, Covadonga Valdes, Jeremy Webster, Bedwyr Williams
The Art of Isolation
Curated by Rod Kitson
Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, July-August, 2020
A group show of artists' works made in isolation. A salon-style hang, with works close together, when people are not able to be.
SWAP Editions No.5: ISLAND
Creekside Projects, Deptford, March 2020
Curated by Robin Tarbet (Swap Art Editions) in collaboration with Skelf virtual project space.
10 artists selected via open call respond to the question, "Are you an island?" `
Ruth Chambers, Daniel Clark, Philip Crewe, Jake Francis, Ed French, Helen Grove-White, Jack Holme, Tim Offredi & Mez Kerr Jones, Shir Raz, Sara Trillo
The exhibition was displayed at Creekside Projects in Deptford, with an accompanying virtual exhibition on the Skelf website.
London Art Fair 2020
Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Isabelle van Zeijl / Andy Burgess / Deborah Azzopardi / Matt Smith / Tessa Eastman / Fabiano Parisi / Hanna Järlehed Hyving / Crystal Latimer / Nuala O'Donovan Benjamin M Johnson / Ruth Chambers / Tami Bahat / Anne Gibbs / Eduardo Recife / Keith Maddy / Albert Montserrat / Ru Knox / Alberto Torres Hernandez / Anne Athena / Heidi Bjørgan / Tüema Pattie / Alastair Gordon / Oliver Jones
Curated by Nicholas Dietrich
The Koppel Project, Soho, London, November 2019
The show was inspired by Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, with a theme of shifting or changing appearances with an undercurrent of the psychedelic.
Nicholas Dietrich / Steph Huang / Paul Vivian / Lewis Davidson / Tom Lock / Veronika Neukirch / Xenia Busalova / Karen Tronel / Annabel Tilley / Franz Galo / Ruth Chambers / Diana Palmer / Andrew Hart / Laszlo Von Dohnanyi
Young Masters Prize 2019
I am delighted that four of my drawings were selected for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019. The prize recognises artists whose work responds to the art of the past.
To Download the 2019 catalogue, with all artists' statements, please click here.
Curated by Bruch Ingram, Dulwich, September 2019
Four of my drawings, including a 30-envelope drawing made specially for the show, were displayed at 'Humdrum', a group show curated by Bruce Ingram.
‘Humdrum’ brings together a group of artists who address the mundane, overlooked and sometimes boring aspects of daily life. Working between painting, sculpture, film, installation, drawing and collage, invited artists will create a dynamic display of artworks that reflect the often overlooked or disregarded. For these artists the ephemeral and waste products of everyday life become the canvas for the fantastical, the act of boredom and repetition as potential for creative outcomes and everyday journeys providing new narratives. ‘Humdrum’ invites the viewer to look at the everyday world with fresh eyes, prompting us to re-think our relationship to mass-produced objects, technology and familiar places.
Follow @humdrumdc for further information and the inspiration behind the show.
artrabbit.com article: https://www.artrabbit.com/events/humdrum
Wells Art Contemporary 2019
Delighted that Dear Anni, gel pen, pencil on envelope, has been awarded the Parker Harris Mentoring Prize. The drawing was exhibited in the Wells Art Contemporary in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, 20th July - 11th August 2019. I loved visiting this city and seeing how the work sits within this historic place of worship. The Dean spoke about how the cathedral was the first in England to be fully built in the Gothic style and was radical in its time, making it the perfect backdrop to show contemporary art.
We Can Only Have Fun On Certain Days
Curated by Warbling Collective, 22nd - 30th April 2019
My Drawing Please (pencil, gel pens and conservation tape on envelope fragments) was exhibited in the Warbling Collective's third exhibition.
Stour Space, Roach Road, Hackney Wick
OverDrawn: Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize
Deptford, London, March 2019
Curated by London Drawing Group and Lauren Little
I am delighted to have been awarded first prize in the Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize 2019. Two of my drawings were selected and displayed in Buster Mantis in Deptford, alongside 9 other artists.
I was interviewed by co-curator of the show, Lauren Little, of the Dark Yellow Dot blog and arts platform. To read the article please click this link.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018
My drawing Correspondence is displayed alongside 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath.
Interalia Magazine, March 2019
On the overlooked and forgotten
An interview about my work has been published in Interalia Magazine, a magazine about the intersections and relationships between art, science and consciousness, edited by Richard Bright: https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/ruth-chambers/
Feature on writer and critic Ruth Millington's blog
Delighted to be featured on writer and art critic Ruth Millington's fantastic blog. Based in Birmingham, she writes a huge variety of content about various facets of the art world. She's worked in galleries, arts education and has had writing published in a range of publications including The Daily Express and The Telegraph. Check out her blog for reviews of exhibitions, interviews with artists and to keep up to date of art world happenings in Birmingham and beyond. http://www.ruthmillington.co.uk/ruth-chambers-envelope-art/
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
Two of my drawings were selected for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize, selected by Tim Marlow, Iwona Blazwick and Rachel Whiteread.
Below are images of the works selected and an image of the installation taken from This Is Tomorrow magazine review of the show - click the link to read the full review: thisistomorrow.info