19 March – 17 April 2010
The Royal Watercolour Society [RWS] at Bankside Gallery is the premier centre for excellence for the art of watercolour. Established in 1804, the Society aims to encourage innovation in, and raise the profile of, this quintessentially traditional English medium. 2010’s Spring Exhibition is the latest chance to view and purchase Members’ fine works on paper, in a range of water-based media.
RWS Past President and Honorary Curator, Trevor Frankland, is the featured artist this year. The Private View opening evening on Thursday 18th March will see the launch of a new monograph on his life and work, Trevor Frankland: Between Clarity and Mystery. With well over 100 reproductions of his images in 160 pages, Simon Fenwick’s text explores Frankland’s interest in the occult and involvement in freemasonry, as well as his belief that composition and structure carry the soul of an artwork. For Frankland’s involvement in art is not just a studio event, but also an holistic activity governing every aspect of his life; a statement that could be applied to many of the RWS Members and works that will be on display this March.
The exhibition will take place at:
48 Hopton Street [next to Tate Modern]
London, SE1 9JH
Open daily 11am – 6pm