The British School at Rome rounded off 2016 with a brilliant Mostra featuring our six resident artists, and it was wonderful to see the work they had produced whilst in Rome. Thanks to Roberto Apa’s fantastic photography, those who were unable to attend the Mostra can take a look at the artwork exhibited, and those who wish to revisit the highlights can do so too! More can be read about the practice of each artist by clicking on their name.
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the kind support and generosity of The Linbury Trust, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Abbey Council, and the Arts Council of Wales.
Kelly Best (Creative Wales-BSR Fellow)
Kelly Best, left to right: Frame, watercolour on paper, dimensions variable; Untitled, fresco, 17.5 x 13.5 cm
Maria Farrar (Derek Hill Foundation Scholar)
Maria Farrar, left to right: Al dente, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm; Cat IV, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm; I disagree, oil on canvas, 125 x 95 cm
Grant Foster, Rome Fellow in Contemporary Art
Grant Foster, left to right: Pruner, charcoal, glue, pigment and oil stick on canvas, 180 x 135 cm; Vanity, charcoal, glue, pigment and oil stick on canvas, 35.5 x 28.5 cm; Blockhead, charcoal, glue, pigment and oil stick on canvas, 35 x 30 cm
Maria de Lima (Abbey Fellow in Painting)
Maria de Lima, clockwise from top-left: Rose Sequence (artist), oil on canvas, 80 x 70 cm; Rose Sequence (growths), oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm; Rose Sequence (cutting), oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
Catherine Parsonage (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture)
Catherine Parsonage, left to right: 2am tryst, oil on gesso panel, 80 x 60 cm; between night and dawn, oil on gesso panel, 80 x 60 cm; wet thirst, oil on gesso panel, 80 x 60 cm
Vivien Zhang, Abbey Scholar in Painting
Vivien Zhang, left to right: Paths Stamper (Drape), mixed media on canvas, 51 x 46 cm; Velvet Murmurs, oil and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 140 cm; Paths Stamper 3, mixed media on canvas, 51 x 46 cm
All photographs courtesy of the artists and Roberto Apa.