This Year’s RWS Spring Exhibition Reflections invited artists to look back on the last 70 years of HM the Queen’s reign and celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
As a young child I was delighted and obsessed by the Queen. I drew, painted and often dressed up as her. My sister and I would often dress up and make a royal appearance “on the balcony” with our “royal children”. In this painting I am holding my beloved teddy Matty in her royal finery. We lived at the top of a hill. A red blanket on the wall served as the royal drapes of the Buckingham Palace balcony. Once in position on the “Royal Balcony”, we would proceed to wave at our adoring public (passers by).
KINSHIP – PAINTINGS BY SULA RUBENS A.R.W.S.
Opening on Saturday 5th February, noon to 5pm, continuing to 27th February 2022, Wed – Sun 10am to 5pm or by appointment at Chappel Galleries, Chappel, Essex CO6 2DE T: 01206 240326
Honoured to be shortlisted with this painting for the Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021 The Theme: Wilderness and Civilization.
Child asleep in a landscape = Wilderness.
Child asleep in a landscape, covered with a blanket and watched over by a loyal dog = Civilization
until April 29th
OpenTuesday 11 -4pm
or by appointment.
Piers Feetham Gallery
12 April – 1 May 2021
Visit or view works online
Mountain Girl with Horse (study)
Ink, watercolour & pigment on paper (map)
24 x 19 cm
PEOPLE AND PLACES
24 CHURCH STREET, WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK IP12 1DH
From 7 August 2020
Open Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Discussing collaboration with Sue Wallace-Shaddad in September 2020
Summer at Bankside R.W.S. & R.E.
27th July – 27th September 2020
BANKSIDE GALLERY (next to Tate Modern)
Very pleased that this work, Kin, is among 30 paintings out of 700 to be shortlisted for the Castlegate Prize. The Castlegate Prize has been instigated by the Castlegate House Gallery http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk with all entry fees going to the worthwhile charity Young Minds. The theme for the competition was “Hope” My accompanying statement:
For many people, their only hope of escaping danger and protecting their kin, means leaving their home, and attempting to find safety in another land. There may be little or no opportunity to plan this journey. Whether or not they reach their destination safely, or ever return home can be uncertain. In this work the figures are transient. They move through space created for them on a map. This picture is made on section of a huge map of the U.S.S.R., bought in a department store in St. Petersburg in 1997.
See all 30 finalists on http://www.castlegateprize.co.uk
ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY
19 MARCH – 25 APRIL 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bankside Gallery is temporarily closed. You can view the exhibition online http://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk www.banksidegallery.co.uk
Part of a mixed exhibition/event, TIME
19 – 23 FEBRUARY 2020
P.V. THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY, 1 – 2.30 PM AT
The Garage Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ
Four new works on show in the Mini Pictures Show with The Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern) London
from 6 December 2019 – 26 January 2020
New small paintings (available unframed) can be seen at Gallery East, 24 Church Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DH
Four new paintings on show with The Royal Watercolour Exhibition,
The Art of Travel
11 October – 9 November 2019
Exhibition Preview on Thursday 10 October, 6 – 8pm
Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London,SE1 9JH
The Art of Travel 2019
For some people, travel is an urgent necessity in order to protect their kin.
There may be little or no opportunity to plan the journey.
Whether or not they reach their destination safely or ever return home can be uncertain.
In these paintings the people are transient figures moving through spaces created for them on maps or book pages.
There are moments of fun and pathos despite desperate circumstances, as they care for each other, recognising their kinship in adversity.
As I work and travel, I find and gather visual prompts, which become absorbed and assimilated over time in the studio.
For example, I made paintings 1 (Kin) and 2 (Kin – Boy carrying Young Child) this year on sections of a huge map of the USSR bought in St. Petersburg in 1997.
Celebrating Women Artists in East Anglia
You are warmly invited to join the artists at the P.V. on Saturday 28 September, 1 – 3 pm
Opening 27 July – mid September
Three recent paintings are part of STILLNESS at
Gallery East, 24 Church Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DH www.galleryeast.co.uk
Opening 27 July 12 – 2 pm.Exhibition continues until mid September 2019 (closed Mondays)
Three recent pictures on show throughout August at Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HN
www.mandellsgallery.co.uk in the Summer Show throughout August 2019
AS PART OF SOUTHWOLD ARTS FESTIVAL
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO VISIT MY STUDIO
22nd & 23rd JUNE, 11am – 5pm
40 WANGFORD ROAD (opp. The Randolph Hotel),
REYDON, SOUTHWOLD IP18 6PY
The Royal Watercolour Society have elected Sula Rubens to be an Associate Member (ARWS)
‘Boy holding his Cat’ Acrylic on paper 49 x 36 cm
This painting has been selected for The Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Watercolour Competition Exhibition 2019
On show at Bankside Gallery,
48 Hopton Street,
London SE1 9JH
8 – 20 March 2019
P.V. 7 March 6 – 8 pm
‘Kin Study – Boy in Doorway’ has been selected for the Back Swan Arts Open 2018
Kin Study – Boy in Doorway
Charcoal, ink, pastel & watercolour on paper 31 x 24 cm
Black Swan Arts Open 2018
18 October – 24 November
The Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts,
2 Bridge St. Frome BA11 1BB
SHORE LINES etching
Print Show , Craftco 3 – 27 November
Craftco, Southwold IP18 6AE
T: 01502 723211 http://www.craftco.co.uk
Norfolk Contemporary Art Society invited me to speak about my work
12 July 2018 7.30 pm
The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich
Seven of my paintings and drawings included in
Celebration Summer Exhibition at Chappel Galleries,
Chappel, Essex CO6 2DE
T: 01206 240326W: http://www.chappelgalleries.co.uk
7th July – late August 2018
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 – 5 pm
Violinist Charcoal, ink & watercolour on paper 33 x 25 cm
Works with Musicians on show during the Aldeburgh Festival at The Gallery,
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP171SR, TEL: O1728 688303
8 – 23 June 2018
Recent work with musicians on show at Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
Winter Exhibition from December 2nd – January 6th 2018
SULA RUBENS – SELF PORTRAIT oil & ink on canvas 72 x 62 cm
This picture has been selected for the exhibition of the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017
at Piano Nobile Kings Place London
18th May – 22nd September
Recently completed commission for The National Pastime Museum, USA. This involved making work related to the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer. The poem was first published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1888. It has become one of the best-known poems in American literature. The text is filled with references to baseball as it was in 1888. As a work, the poem encapsulates much of the appeal of baseball, including the involvement of the crowd.
Casey at the Bat is a poem by Ernest Thayer written and first published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1888. It is about a baseball team from the fictional town of Mudville (implied to be the home team). Mudville are losing by two runs in their last inning. Both the team and their fans believe they can win if Casey, Mudville’s star player, gets to the bat. However, Casey is scheduled to be the fifth batter of the inning, and the first two batters fail to get on base. The next two batters (Flynn & Blake) are perceived as weak hitters with little chance of reaching base to allow Casey a chance to bat. Surprisingly, Flynn hits a single and Blake follows with a double that allows Flynn to reach third base. Both runners are now in scoring position and Casey represents the potential winning run. Casey is so sure of his abilities that he does not swing at the first two pitches, both called strikes. On the last pitch, the overconfident Casey strikes out swinging, ending the game and causing Mudville to lose.
Sula is showing in
COAST TO COAST, THE SHORE & MORE
22 – 26 February 2017
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum,
New End Square, London NW3 1LT
Peggy Jay Gallery
Open 12 noon – 5 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday.
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FIGURE WITH BALL ink, watercolour & pastel on paper 16 x 9 cm
Sula Rubens is participating in The Winter Show at The Merchant House Gallery, 102 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR23 1XW. Hours: Thurs – Sat 11am – 4pm,
Christmas closure: 24 Dec 2016-4 Jan 2017.
T: 01502 516254 email@example.com
FIGURE STUDY oil on paper
Sula is participating in a collaborative work on show at the Hamburg Altonale 2016, entitled “The Sea Has No Boundaries, Stories of Travellers & Dreamers”
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YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO
VISIT THE STUDIO OF SULA RUBENS
SATURDAY 25th & SUNDAY 26th JUNE
11pm – 5pm
40 Wangford Road (opp. The Randolph Hotel)\
Reydon, Southwold IP18 6PY
For further information and to make contact, go to the Contact page and click on email link.
SUFFOLK GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh 20 May – 1 June open 10 am – 5 pm daily
A Figurative Presence at Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HN
Tel: 01603 626892
3 – 23 April 2016
Recent work on show at the Fry Gallery Annual Sale by invited artists
7 – 8 November 2015
Recent work on show at MANDELL’S GALLERY SUMMER SHOW
10-29th August, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HN TEL: +44(0)1603 626 892
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO VISIT THE STUDIO OF SULA RUBENS AS PART OF THE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 27th & SUNDAY 28th JUNE 11am – 5pm
40 Wangford Road (opposite The Randolph Hotel), Reydon, Southwold IP18 6PY
Exhibiting four pieces with the Suffolk Group at The Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 22 May – 3 June 2015 open daily 10am – 5pm http://www.thesuffolkgroup.co.uk
Recent works on show in the Christmas &New Year Exhibition at Belgrave St Ives Modern & Contemporary, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE 13 December – 5 January 2015 www.begravestives.co.uk
The White Gallinule (Porphyrio Albus)
When British ships belonging to what was known as the First Fleet were dispatched under Govenor Philip to Australia during the late 1780’s, their task was to found a penal colony to which British felons could be transported.
One of the by-products of this epic journey was a great upsurge in knowledge of Australian natural history. The White Gallinule was one of the creatures to be discovered during the expedition. It lived on Lord Howe Island, a small isolated pice of land lying some 480 km off the eastern coast of Australia. Men who visited the island were easily able to kill the birds with sticks and because of this fact it is likely that the White Gallinule was flightless. Once man began to visit their island home regularly the species’ days were numbered and it seems to have survived only a few decades after the coming of the First Fleet.
This picture is made on a page from an Encyclopaedia of around 1905. Within the body of the bird you can see a map of Australia and to the east, Lord Howe Island where the White Gallinule lived.
The White Gallinule stands on it’s island.
On the horizon is the shape of a distant ship (bringing men who will destroy the species within a few decades.
Recent works on show at the Fry Gallery Annual Exhibition & Sale by Invited Artists
8 – 9 November 2014
The Michaelhouse Residency Exhibition of collages, paintings and drawings by Sula Rubens is at the Michaelhouse Centre
21 July – 6 September 2014 (open Monday – Saturday)
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Exhibiting with The Fuller Family at the Craftco, High Street, Southwold
31st May – 17th June 2014 open daily (except Wednesdays)
Participating in Suffolk Group Annual Exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
May 23rd – June 4th open daily 10 am – 5 pm
Four Cricket drawings are on show in the gallery upstairs at Craftco, High Street, Southwold,
April 4th – 24th
February 2014 appointed Artist in Residence at The Michaelhouse,
Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU
To follow her progress visit the Residencies page of this site.
Yuletide Exhibition at Belgrave St. Ives Modern & Contemporary, St. Ives, Cornwall
7 Dec – 6 Jan 2014
Recent work on show at
Cambridge City Art Fair 2013
Stand SO3 Mandell’s Gallery
Open to the public 15 – 17 November
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge
New small studies on show and on sale at
The Fry Gallery Annual Exhibition & Sale
by Invited Artists
9 – 10 November 2013
Blythburgh Road, Westleton
INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES
Thursday 19th September 2013
JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET (piano)
Sonata in D, Op.28 “Pastoral”
Sonata in G minor, Op.49 No.1
Sonata in G, Op.49 No.2
Sonata in C, Op.53 “Waldstein”
“Verdict: memorable Beethoven with Gallic elegance, fire and fervour. Bavouzet is in his prime and further Beethoven is eagerly awaited.” (NZ HERALD – 2012)
Earlier this year the charismatic Jean-Efflam gave an unforgettable recital at Potton Hall . Potton Hall are thrilled to offer another opportunity to hear this superstar pianist as he continues his Beethoven series in the intimate surroundings of his favourite recording venue.
Accompanying the concert, there will be an exhibition of work by Artist in Residence, Sula Rubens. She has made drawings and paintings from sketches made during rehearsals at Potton Hall.
Tickets available from www.pottonhall.com or 01728 648265
Showing recent work at Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HN T: +44 (0)1603 626892 (Click on link in blogroll below)
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Throughout the year, paintings and prints are on display at
Belgrave St. Ives Modern & Contemporary 22 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE Tel: +44 (0) 1736 794888 http://www.belgravestives.co.uk (Click on link in Blogroll below)
Mandell’s Gallery Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HN TEL: +44 (0) 1603 626892 http://www.mandellsgallery.co.uk (Click on link in Blogroll below)
RE + New 63a Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AH Tel: +44 (0) 1394 386314 http://www.replusnew.com (Click on link in Blogroll below
The School House Gallery Wighton, Norfolk NR23 1AL Tel: +44 (0) 1328 820457 (Click on link in Blogroll at bottom of page)
Craftco 40a High Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6AE Tel: +44 (0) 1502 723211 http://www.craftco.co.uk
Participating ‘Art in East Anglia’ in The Cinema Gallery, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh
The exhibition and sale will open at 10 am on Friday 29 March (Good Friday) and will continue daily from 10 am – 5 pm until 1 pm on Thursday 4 April. Private View: 5 pm – 7.30 pm on Good Friday
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Throughout the year, paintings and prints are on display at
Belgrave St. Ives Modern & Contemporary 22 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE TEL: 01736 794888 http://www.belgravestives.co.uk ( Click on Blog roll below)
Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR31HN TEL: +44 (0) 1603 626892 http://www.mandellsgallery.co.uk ( Click on link in Blog roll below)
RE + NEW 63a Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AH TEL: 01394 386314 www.replusnew.com (Click on link in Blog roll below)
The School House Gallery Wighton, Norfolk NR23 1AL TEL: 01328 820457
Craftco 40a High Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6AE TEL: 01502 723211 http://www.craftco.co.uk
Scroll down to the Blogroll at the bottom of these pages to click on the links for galleries above.
STUDIO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CRICKET SERIES