Martin Ferrabee

Recent Exhibitions and forthcoming Events

 

February 23rd -March 5th 2016 Pastel Society annual exhibition The Mall London.

 

January 18th-September 1st 2016 The Gallery@Handmade Frames. Teddington

June 16th-20th 2016 Chelsea Art Society Open Chelsea Old Town Hall

October 16th and 17th 2016 Landmark Art Centre Teddington Middlesex

October 11th-23rd Biennial Arts Richmond Photography Exhibition 2016 RAAC Richmond Surrey Awarded 2nd Prize  

Leonard Cohen 82nd Birthday Artist's Year book. Contributions by 12 international artists on the theme of Leonard Cohen's life and writings, produced by Roman Gavrilin, St Petersburg Russia.

November 2016-January 2017 SOCA South Oxford Community Arts Christmas Show

Lake Street, Oxford

May-July 2017 Artweeks Oxford at SOCA

South Oxford Community Association

Friday 6th October - Sunday 8th October 2017 Teddington Artists Normansfield Theatre TW11 9PS

Chelsea Art Society Thursday October 26th-Monday 30th October

Chelsea Old Town Hall Kings Road London SW3

A Short Video. "A Long Story"  at The Experimental Film Club Leith Depot. Edinburgh

Artists Reveal: Sunday 26th November 6pm

November 2017-January 2018 SOCA South Oxford Community Arts Christmas Show

Lake Street, Oxford

In a Nutshell.

 

My early work as a sculptor in forged steel was included in a nationwide touring show of sculpture work called “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body?” starting at the Tate Britain and then moving north to Cambridge, Bradford and Castle Howard.

 

I have also worked in stone and carved a large marble piece based on the figure which is on display in Marusici, Croatia following the international symposium of sculpture there.

 

Working as sculptor’s assistant to Katherine Gili, in Brixton; I further developed my skills in forging, welding and cutting steel.

 

I also made smaller sculptures in wax for casting into bronze and continued to work directly from the figure in both drawing and sculpture and continued to show works on a regular basis.

 

In the late 1990’s I started to work in pastels directly from natural forms making large magnified images in colour and selling on a regular basis.

I had some commercial clients buying for hotels, restaurants and offices and a large number of domestic buyers.

 

In 1999 Sir Terence Conran commissioned me to do six pastel drawings of fish for permanent display in his Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street. 

 

2000 onwards. Recent work in pastels and acrylics have continued this theme of enlarged natural forms. Other work has developed more narrative ideas using paintings of puppets and masks from observation as a starting point for fictitious events and stories. Smaller studies in watercolour and pen reflect a continued interest in historical artefacts, architecture and landscape.

 

 

In Full

 

Higher Education:

 

September 1979 – 1980:                     Jakob Kramer College, Leeds.

 

                                        

September 1981 – 1984:                     St Martin’s School of Art, London

                                                                                  BA Fine Art, (1st Class Honours).

 

September 1984 – July 1985:               St Martin’s School of Art, London

                                                                                  Post Graduate (Sculpture).

 

September 1985 – July 1986:               University of London, Institute of Education

                                                                                  PGCE Art and Design.

 

 

Exhibitions of Work and Related Experience:

 

June – August 1982                          Kornarija Symposium of Sculpture, Yugoslavia.

 

September – October 1983                Woodlands Art Gallery, Greenwich. 

                                                    London Tate Gallery Touring Show “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body”.

 

October 1983                                  Central School of Art, Holborn, London W1.

 

February – March 1985                     Cartwright Hall, Bradford

                                                    Tate Gallery Touring Show “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body”

 

March 1985                                     Jacob Kramer College, Leeds 

April – August 1985                          Castle Howard, Yorks.

                                                    Tate Gallery Touring Show “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body”.

 

July 1985                                        “Advanced Sculpture Show”, St Martin’s School of Art.

 

*August – September 1985                Robinson College, University of Cambridge.

                                                    Tate Gallery Touring Show “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body”.

 

February 1989                                 “Working Artists 1”, SHS Studios, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

February 1991                                 “Working Artists 2”, SHS Studios, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

November 1992                               “Teachers as Artists”, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

July 1993                                        “Working Artists 3”, SHS Studios, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

September 1995                               “Working Artists 4”, SHS Studios, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

November 1995                                One Man Show, The Finlay Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

March 1996                                     One Man Show, The Poolside Gallery, Central YMCA, London, W1.

 

December 1996- January 1997            Joint Show with Max Milligan, The Colonial Gallery, London, W6.

 

June – July 1997                               Royal College of Physicians, London, W1.

 

November 1997                               “Working Artists 5”, The Studios, SHS, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

 

June – July 1998                               Royal College of Physicians, London, W1.

 

July 1998                                         Teddington Artists, Bushy House, Teddington.

 

November 1998                                Teddington Artists, Christmas Show, Teddington.

 

January 1999                                    South West London Open, Orleans House (Work Commended).

 

June – July 1999                                Riverside Gallery, Summer Open 1999, Richmond.

 

June – July 1999                                Royal College of Physicians Open, London, W1.

 

August 1999                                     Teddington Artists, Bushy House, Teddington.

 

 

 

Work in Collections and Commissions:

 

Permanent public collection, Kornarija, Croatia.

Work commissioned by “Value Engineers” Marketing Consultancy, Esher

Worls commissioned by Sir Terence Conran, CD Partnership, Butlers Wharf, for the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street Station.

Work commissioned by “The Big Picture” Market Research LTD, Twickenham, August 1999.

Works commissioned by Marilynne Cahn, Art Consultants for the Kingsway Hall Hotel, London, WC2, October 1999.

 

 

 

Related Articles and Publications:

 

Jacob Kramer Group Show Catalogue, March 1983

Introduction by Anthony Kelly.

 

Artscribe, August 1983

“The St Martin’s Affair”, article by Tim Scott and Alan Gouk

Includes photograph of “African Dance”.

 

Woodlands Art Gallery publications, September 1983

Catalogue for “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body?”
Introduction by Tim Scott.

 

Art Monthly, September 1983

“Reform”

Review of “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body?” by John McEwen.

 

The Guardian, September 1983

“Galleries Briefing”

Short description of work and background.

 

Tate Gallery, August – September 1984

Short description of background and work of the group.

 

Tate Gallery Publications, September 1984

Catalogue for “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body?”

Foreword by Alan Bowness

Introduction by Vivien Knight

Essay by Alan Gouk.

 

Yorkshire Post, March 1985

“Top of the Forms”
Review of “Have you seen Sculpture from the Body?”

Cartwright Hall, Bradford.

 

Surrey Comet, Feb 1989

“Working Artists 1”

Short description of works on show.

 

Teddington and Richmond times Jan15th 2016

Pastels at the Mall Gallery.