Riverside Artists Group To Post Daily Postcards

Messages From Somewhere will showcase work of its members

Visual images from members of the group will feature
Visual images from members of the group will feature

Riverside Artists Group(RAG) is holding is second exhibition on Instagram: Messages From Somewhere.

Every day from 1 March to 5 April 2021, a double posting from different Riverside Artists Group artists will appear on Instagram. The first will be a visual image and the second a written message in the form of a postcard. RAG will also send these images daily by email and WhatsApp.

The group says that Messages From Somewhere refers to a place that is real but unnamed, whether in the mind or actual. It hints at the depth of the third lockdown, the distance we feel from normality and from the people we love. The project is devised and organised by Celia Toler and Sarah Granville and follows on from the success of the group’s Winter Calendar which was also hosted on Instagram earlier this year.

For further information and to be put on email and WhatsApp lists, email: celiatoler@hotmail.com

Participating artists agreed to provide an artwork for the front of the postcard and write a message for the back. Each message includes a word selected by Peter Blegvad (RAG artist, poet and musician), from the Morris Swadesh list of words that are common to most languages.

The artists involved are:

Mike Abrahams
Susan Bazin
Lynne Beel
Clare Belfield,
Peter Blegvad
Natalia Bobrova
Joanna Brendon
G. Calvert
Stephen Carter
Peter Charalambides
Grazyna Cydzik
Emma Davis
Brian Deighton
Josie Deighton
Lucille Dweck
Shona Elrick
Renata Fernandez
Chloe Fremantle
Maire Gartland
Saadeh George
Aude Grasset
Sarah Granville
Janey Hagger
Harriet Hedden
Martin Ireland
Laura Jacobs
Marianne Moore
C. Morey de Morand
J. A. Nicholls
Jane Oldfield
Jim Sitch
Felicity Swan
Celia Toler
Greta Wakil
Miles Watson
Stephen Williams

RAG was formed in 1986 at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. It followed an open submission exhibition to which there was such a large response that a meeting was organise which led to the formation of a group, comprising established and emerging artists,
came together.

RAG’s aim is to encourage and promote the interaction and practice of a diverse group of visual artists living or working in West London. It provides a network for an exchange of ideas and information. Members initiate and develop projects and exhibit in both self-selected and curated

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March 1, 2021