Happy New Year from Ragley Studios

Ragley Gallery, Grade I listed Stable Building, Ragley Hall

Ragley Gallery, Grade I listed Stable Building, Ragley Hall

Happy New Year from Ragley Studios

I am delighted to announce I will be continuing as Artist in Residence at Ragley Hall for 2014.

The  Gallery and Studios has gone from strength to strength over 2013 and as part of the new residency I aim to continue to develop a platform for the Arts at Ragley Hall throughout 2014. We have a year of  great Art events planned and we look forward to welcoming you to Ragley.

Ragley Summer Open Competition

I am happy to announce the first Ragley Summer Open Competition. The panel of judges will choose a large selection of work to be hung at Ragley Gallery and Studios in an exhibition during the August Holiday. This is a very busy time at Ragley Hall and will provide a great platform for both professional and amateur artists to have their work shown. (Other prizes are offered ALL details to follow shortly.)

Other events to enjoy and be involved with in 2014:

March 23rd: Artist’s Talk, Cream Tea and Exhibition:
Artist’s talk presented by France Brodeur, followed by Cream Tea at Ragley Hall (a fabulous way to spend Sunday afternoon), followed by the opening of an exhibition by France Brodeur and the Ragley Studio Artists.

June 28th/July 13th: Warwickshire Open Studios
Following on from the success of our first year participating in this county wide arts event we have plans for showing new artists, as well as craft demonstrations, mini workshops, and of course art to view and purchase.
August: Open Competition Exhibition
Selected works from our First Ragley All Media Open Competition will be on exhibition at Ragley Gallery.
Full details to follow

Throughout the year we have our ongoing workshop programme and other exhibitions. Updates can also be found at:http://www.ragley.co.uk/whats-on-warwickshire/

Wishing you a Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Dawn Harris


Exhibition Opportunity – Curating Curiosity, Call for Works

Exhibition Opportunity, Ragley Gallery and Studio, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

Ragley Gallery is a new space opening at the fabulous heritage site of Ragley Hall. I am looking for artists (emerging and established) to exhibit in the opening exhibition event.

Curating Curiosity, April 2013

The opening event will celebrate the diversity of talent that is in the West Midlands, and help introduce your talents to a new audience  already interested in heritage and culture in our County. Any work will be considered 2d, 3d ceramics, textile, photography and film, in fact the more diverse the better as on this occasion I am cultivating a curiosity in what contemporary artists have to offer. I have an exhibition space and studio space where I intend to offer more opportunities in the future, working on projects, presenting workshops etc. and a rolling programme of events.

Send Artist’s statement, C.V. and Images of work. Please indicate size and medium and send to me, the artist in residence, Dawn Harris at dlharrisvisualartist@hotmail.co.uk.

Attachments and links to artist’s websites/blogs are accepted. No charges to exhibit, Ragley Gallery and Studio will take a 25% commission on any sales.