25th November - 1st December 2021
Rose Arbuthnott was born in Cheltenham. She was always going to be an artist as she was surrounded by craft making as a child, and the knack was there too. She always used a variety of mediums and drew and drew. This show is one of these incarnations.
She went on to study Art and Art History at Edinburgh University before receiving a scholarship to attend the Prince’s Drawing School in London where she was awarded second prize. Having completed her studies, Rose co-founded ‘The Owl Barn’ Artist Residency in Gloucestershire – a community to develop their creative practice and engage with local community groups. She has since undertaken an artist residency at The First Food in Mexico, travelled around Scotland painting, and went to Uganda to share art with refugees from the Congo.
She has exhibited with different galleries in London, had several solo shows including Tangled Roads and ‘he she or they’, and was long listed for the John Moore Prize, Tate, Liverpool.
This work is of an unusual place to settle for her; on the still life, originally as a catalyst for working colour and soon satisfying unto itself. She came to feel this body of work as poignant in its finished state and is pleased to share them with you in this show.