bio

Roy Pickering was born into the North Nottinghamshire mining community at Welbeck in 1954.
Son of pit worker and photographer Ron Pickering.
Studied painting at Birmingham Polytechnic in the 1970′s.
Lived and worked in London 1987-2003. Numerous education projects and residencies.
Taught in further and higher education, and part time at the Tate Galleries in London, since 1989.

Current studios in Nottinghamshire and London. Exhibited work regularly for more than 35 years, with work in many private and public collections. Most recent exhibitions at Gallery Cork Street, London, with Charles Hustwick in 2010 ; National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi 2011 ; Otwarta Pracownia, Krakow & Vitcak/Artnews Gallery, Warsaw 2014 ; Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, University of Nottingham 2016.

Previous ļ¬gurative work was centred around the themes of family and family history.
Previous landscape projects include the Cambridgeshire fens, and two Kenya series in 1986 and 1997.
Returned to Sherwood Forest in 2003. Began the Welbeck Project.

Roy Pickering is founder and director of Quarrylab, an artist development and support programme.

 

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Otwarta Pracownia

IMG_1631I’m relieved to say we arrived in Krakow on Wednesday evening after a drive of nearly 1200 miles, all the work intact. A long journey, from Rotterdam to Berlin, then to Krakow the next day. Lots of pine forests, and near Katowice, some coal mines. The last 100km through fog and rain.

Thursday morning we hung the show with the help of two great guys, Kristof and Iggy, directors of Otwarta Pracownia. I’m really happy with how it looks. I left out one or two paintings that I had planned to show, and maybe included a couple of surprises (to myself). This often happens when considering the space and how the works are going fit together. I now know for example that the Warsaw leg will be somewhat different to Krakow. Here are some photos from the vernissage on Friday. A great turn out and great evening. A big thanks to Kristof Klimek and everyone at Otwarta Pracowia for all their hard work, and special thanks to Leszek and Kasia Likus, our friends and sponsors in Poland for their amazing hospitality.

So, the first part of our Poland adventure is under way. Next we move everything to Warsaw on the 19th.

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