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Gethin Evans

Gethin Evans moved from Maesteg, South Wales to study on the Foundation Course at the Byam Shaw School of Art in 1974, and has lived and worked in London since that time. Early influences include Italian painters of the 14th and 15th Century, particularly the frescos of Masaccio and Piero Della Francesca that he encountered on a travelling award to Italy when studying at Camberwell School of Art. He has been the recipient of the David Murrey Landscape award and the Melville Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition and has organised and co- curetted exhibitions in London at the Small Mansion Arts Centre, and’ Territories’ – a travelling exhibition to DenHelder, Holland and Bow Arts Centre, London.  He has exhibited widely in the UK, most recently in the Wales Contemporary Open and the Discerning Eye exhibition.

 

Education
1978 – 1980 / Slade School of Fine Art ¬HDFA (London)
1975 – 1978 / Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts ¬BA (Hons) Painting
1974 – 1975 / Byam Shaw School of Art Foundation


Selected Exhibitions
2015 / Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London 'Discerning Eye'  - Mall Galleries, London
2013 / Ruth Borchard Self – Portrait Competition and Exhibition 2013 – Kings Place Gallery, London
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Mall Galleries
2013 / Threadneedle Art Prize 2013 - Mall Galleries
2013 / Zeitgeist Art Projects Open Exhibition 2013 - ASC Studios, London
2012 / ‘Compass’ – Group Exhibition of five Artists - Street Road Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
Parallax Art Fair – New York
‘Territories’ – Galerie Windkracht – Den Helder, Holland
2011 – 2014 / ‘40 x 40 x 40‘ Contemporary British Art – The Millinery Works Gallery
2010 / Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition – Mall Galleries
2008 / Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries
2007 / Celeste Art Prize Exhibition
2002 / ‘Small is Beautiful’ - Flowers East Gallery
1999 / 'Cheltenham Open Drawing' - Touring Exhibition to Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education; Hull School of Art & Design and Saint-Lukas Galerij, Brussels
1998 / 'Showcase Wales' - Y Tabernacl, The Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth
1994 / The Whitechapel Open 
1989 / ‘Quest’ - ¬Drawing exhibition of contemporary artists teaching at T¬he New York Studio School – The New York Studio School, NY
1984 - 1987 / Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
1982 / Hayward Annual - British Drawing – Hayward Gallery
 
Curated Exhibitions
2013 / Inside the White Cube – An exhibition of original small works by 23 artists from around the big globe – Street Road Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware USA and Trinity Buoy Wharf, London – Curated by Emily Artinion & Felise Luchansky (US) & Gethin Evans & Kaori Homma (UK)
2012 / ‘Territories’ – Twelve artists respond to physical, social, metaphorical and political City boundaries – Galerie Windkracht, Den Helder, Holland – Curated by Gethin Evans and Sharon Beavan
1991 / The Art of the Urban Now – Eleven Artists Respond to the City- Small Mansion Arts Centre, London – Curated by Gethin Evans and Michael Jones


Awards
1979 / David Murray Landscape Award
1980 / Melville Nettleship award for figure composition


Teaching Experience
2012 – Present / Royal Drawing School Foundation Course - Course Leader
1991 – 2011 / Byam Shaw School of Art - Course Leader - Fine Art Foundation Course
1989 – 1999 / Guest tutor to The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture