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BREN UNWIN

EXHIBITIONS 2019

RE Original Prints 2019, Bankside Gallery, London

The Mini Picture Show 2019, Bankside Gallery, London

London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy, London

Bankside Summer Exhibition, 15 August - 15 September, Bankside Gallery, London

National Original Print Exhibition 2019, 18 - 29 September, Bankside Gallery, London

 

Dr Bren Unwin PhD, MA (Research), BA (Hons.), PPRE, Hon.RWS, NSA

Bren Unwin is an artist-printmaker and Past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).  Her work is held in national and international collections, including The British Museum, London; The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and The Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen.

 

APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

2011 Elected President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

2009 Awarded Fenton Arts Prize 

2008 Awarded PhD in Fine Art and The Chancellor’s Medal for outstanding doctoral research, University of Hertfordshire

2004 Awarded the Gwen May Student Prize by Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

2004 Awarded MA (research) Fine Art by University of Hertfordshire

2003 Elected Fellow of Newlyn Society of Artists

2002 Awarded BA(Hons) Fine Art by University of Hertfordshire

Statement

I am interested in relationships that exist between an active perceiver and their dynamic environment.  Materials, actions and ideas are explored in association with the mediated character of experience.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 The Masters: Screen and Stone, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2019 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2019 The Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2019 RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery, London 

  • 2018 National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2018 Cambridge Print Biennale, The Pitt Building, Cambridge

  • 2018 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

  • 2018 IMPACT 10 Santander, Spain

  • 2018 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  •  2018 The Masters Screen and Stone, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2018 The Burton Gallery, Bideford, Devon

  • 2018 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

  • 2018 'Off The Wall', Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2018 Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

  • 2018 RE Summer show, ‘For Arts Sake’, Ealing, London

  • 2018 RE Originals, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2018 Print REbels, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2018 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2017 ‘Off the Wall’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2017 ‘The Masters: Monoprint’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2017 Shakespeare: A Celebration, RWS & RE Collaborative at California Lutheran University

  • 2017 RE Originals, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2017 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2016 ‘The Masters: Intaglio’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2016 Mini-print Cadaques, Cadaques, Spain

  • 2016 RE Originals, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2016 Cambridge Original Printmaking Biennale, The Pitt Building, Cambridge

  • 2016 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2015 ‘The Masters: Relief’ Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2015 National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2015 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2014 RE Originals, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2014 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2013 'Works on Paper', Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2013 'A Lasting Impression', The Mariners' Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 

  • 2013 'Impressit', University of Central Lancashire at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

  • 2013 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • 2013 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2013 'The Sketchbook Show, Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 

  • 2013 'Reigning Cats and Dogs', The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 

  • 2012 Bankside Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London 

  • 2012 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2012 'Fabric of the Land', The Lang Byre Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

  • 2012 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Studio, London W10 (then various locations)

  • 2012 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2012 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts, London 

  • 2012 'Ian Brown and Bren Unwin -  Layer'  Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 

  • 2011 The Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2011 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Summer Show, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2011 'Uncharted Landscapes', Newlyn Society of Artists, St Ives Society of Artists Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 

  • 2011 Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, Devon  

  • 2011 PRINT!, Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 

  • 2011 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Show, Bankside Gallery, London 

  • 2011 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London 

  • 2010  'Origin of Colour: Fabric of the Land', Geology and Petroleum Geology Dept., University of Aberdeen, Scotland 

  • 2010 Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

  • 2010 Off the Wall: Summer at Bankside, Bankside Gallery, London  

  • 2010 'Bren Unwin: Dog in the Attic' Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2010 ART75, Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall  

  • 2010 The Royal Society of Painter-printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2009/2010 'Double Vision', The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2009 IMPACT international multi-disciplinary printmaking conference, University of the West of   England, Bristol

  • 2009 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2009 'A Cornish Perspective', The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

  • 2009 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2008 ‘Bren Unwin’, Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2008 ‘Summer in the City’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2008 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2008 London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2008 Rahimtulla Gallery, RaMoMa Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi

  • 2008 PRESS, Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2009 ‘PRESS II’, Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2007 ‘Lineage’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

  • 2007 ‘My Cornwall’, Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2007 ‘A leaf from a sketchbook’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2007 ‘Unquiet Earth’, The Newlyn Society of Artists in St Ives, Cornwall

  • 2007 The Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

  • 2007 Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2007 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2006 The Newlyn Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall

  • 2006 ‘Inside outside’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2006 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2006 ‘Originals 06’, The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2005 Gallery Tresco, Christmas exhibition, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

  • 2005 Bren Unwin, ‘North End’, Gallery Tresco, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

  • 2005 The Miniature Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2005 Hertfordshire Open exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, Herts

  • 2005 'Critic’s Choice', selected by Nicholas Usherwood, The Campden Gallery,
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

  • 2005 'Discerning Eye' exhibition (invited by Joan Bakewell), The Mall Galleries,
London

  • 2005 'Critic’s Choice' (selected by Norbert Lynton), Lemon Street Gallery,Truro,
Cornwall

  • 2005, ‘Bryan Pearce, Breon O’Casey and Bren Unwin’, Newlyn Art Gallery,
Cornwall

  • 2005 ‘Identity’, The Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

  • 2005 ‘Originals 05’, The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2005 The Great Atlantic Gallery, Monmouth

  • 2005 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2004/2005 The Penwith Society Winter Exhibition, St Ives, Cornwall

  • 2004 Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly

  • 2004 ‘Art off the Wall’, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2004 ‘Little by Little’, The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2004 ‘Anthony Frost, Anja Percival and Bren Unwin’, The Great Atlantic
Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2004 'Adams and Unwin', University of Hertfordshire Gallery

  • 2004 The Penwith Society Summer Exhibition, St Ives, Cornwall

  • 2004 The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

  • 2004 ‘Critic’s Choice', Selected by John Russell-Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

  • 2004 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2004  ‘Identity’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

  • 2004 ‘Here Comes the Sun’, touring exhibition by The Great Atlantic Map Works Gallery in association with Falmouth Arts Centre

  • 2003 ‘Weather Report 2’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

  • 2003 ‘Critic’s Choice’, Selected by Joan Bakewell, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

  • 2003 The Contemporary Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk

  • 2003 Bren Unwin, ‘Intimate Landscape’, The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2002 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2002 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2002 The Contemporary Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk

  • 2001 Hertfordshire Open Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery Exhibition, St
Albans, Herts

  • 2001 The Great Atlantic Gallery, Market Square, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2001 Net loft Gallery Boxing Day Exhibition, Porthleven, Cornwall

  • 2001 The Great Atlantic Print Exhibition, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2001 The Place, Letchworth, Herts (Joint exhibition with John Adams)

  • 2001 The Contemporary Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk

  • 2001 The Penwith Society Summer Exhibition, St Ives, Cornwall

  • 2001 The Net loft Gallery, Porthleven, Cornwall (Joint exhibition with Michael Wright)

  • 2001 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2000 Bren Unwin, ‘Silent Vigil’ The Net loft Gallery, Porthleven, Cornwall

  • 2000 Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, Herts

  • 2000 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 2000 University of Hertfordshire Winter Exhibition, Hatfield, Herts

  • 2000 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  • 1999 Out of The Blue Gallery, Marazion, Cornwall

  • 1999 The Roundhouse Gallery, Sennen, Cornwall

  • 1999 The Great Atlantic Gallery, St Just, Cornwall

  • 1999 Porthcurno Gallery, Porthcurno, Cornwall

  • 1999 Geevor Sculpture Park and gallery, Pendeen, Cornwall

  • 1999 The Maltings Gallery, Wheathampstead, Herts (Joint exhibition with John Adams)

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Thank you for your interest. For any enquiries please contact Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

020 7928 7521

email:

info@banksidegallery.com

or email:

info@brenunwin.com