Talk at the Three Swans Hotel, Hungerford

Talk by James Russell, author of the Ravilious in Pictures series, Tuesday November 6th at 7pm at The Three Swans Hotel, Hungerford.

Full details are here.

Lecture: Eric Ravilious and the White Horses of Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday 24 November 2012 at Devizes Town Hall. Lecture by James Russell

Eric Ravilious travelled far and wide, but no landscape inspired him more than the chalk downs of southern England. Intrigued by the figures and white horses carved into the hills, he painted a series of pictures intended as the basis for a children's book.

The White Horses book was never produced, but his 'dummy' of the book, lost for decades, was recently been purchased by the Wiltshire Heritage Museum. James Russell’s illustrated talk will explore these paintings, teasing out stories and revisiting places that inspired this extraordinary artist. Ravilious, painter, book illustrator, designer of transfer-ware pottery and Official War Artist, is now one of the most popular artists of his period.

Tickets and booking details from Wiltshire Heritage Museum website.

Just Published: Ravilious at the Fry

Ravilious at the Fry: A guide to his works in The Fry Art Gallery

Published 19th September 2012. Includes 70 reproductions of wood engravings and paintings.

Purchase from Amazon UK or The Fry Gallery

Rare Ravilious prints found down side of bed

Five rare lithograph prints of submarines by official war artist and former Great Bardfield resident Eric Ravilious - found pushed down the side of a bed in north London – are being auctioned in Stansted next week.

Full story on the Herts & Essex Observer website

Ravilious Study Day at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Sat 17 November 2012 10:30-17:00 at the Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre 

Promotional image for Eric RaviliousDiscover the work of one of the most versatile and talented artists of Britain’s inter-war generation. This day reviews Ravilious’s paintings, designs, illustrations, and his work as a War artist and his relationship with contemporaries like Edward Bawden.

Speakers include Alan Powers, Brian Webb, Gill Saunders and James Russell.

Full details and tickets at the V&A Museum Website

Aberdeen Art Gallery: Eric Ravilious - Artist, Printmaker, Designer

Exhibition from From 4th August to 24th Nov 2012 at Aberdeen Art Gallery
This display features works on paper from the collections by the versatile mid 20th century artist and designer Eric Ravilious. Shown alongside his distinctive watercolour Train Landscape are WWII watercolours and lithographs, a series of wood engravings and pieces from a Wedgwood dinner service, designed by Ravilious in 1937.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm, Closed Monday

Admission Free

Aberdeen Art Gallery
AB10 1FQ
Telephone:01224 523700

Full event details at Aberdeen Art Gallery website

Illustrated Talk: Two Travelling Artists: Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious

Illustrated Talk at the Rye Arts Festival by author James Russell, 21 September 2012 at 3.00 pm

Paul Nash and his student Eric Ravilious, the 70th anniversary of whose death is being celebrated this year, are amongst the finest of our British landscape painters. These roving painters both found tremendous inspiration on the coast and in the countryside around Rye.

In this entertaining illustrated talk, author James Russell will explore the work of both artists going behind the scenes of his favourite paintings .

DATE: 21 September 2012 at 3.00 pm
VENUE: Methodist Church
SPONSOR: The Rye Retreat

Full details and tickets from the Rye Arts Festival website.