Rare Art Brighton Launch Exhibition
Amber-Jane Raab, main artist and founder of Rare Interior Art has recently taken over a much loved gallery in Brighton’s artists quarter, transforming it into the second Rare gallery – Rare Art Brighton!
As the main selling artist of the previous gallery (Vivid Palette) Raab’s work may already be familiar to some Brighton art lovers. She will be continuing those Brighton designs that we’ve come to know and love, as well as showcasing plenty of brand new originals and limited edition prints.
Over the past few weeks the Rare team has been working hard to prepare for the launch of the new gallery, and we’re happy to announce that it’s finally all coming together. The fresh new look and lots of bold new designs breathe fresh life into the gallery walls.
To celebrate the opening of the gallery, and show off all our hard work, we have a special night planned…
Rare Art Brighton Launch Exhibition
Thursday 30th March 2017, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Join us at our seafront gallery for a glass of bubbly as you peruse the collection
GREAT ART | FREE DRINKS | COMPLIMENTARY GIFT
And to make it extra special, we have a 10% code for everyone that RSVPs….*
* all offers and gifts are only available on the night, for those who attend. Please RSVP to our event on facebook.
Our aim at RARE is to provide quality art at genuinely affordable prices. From originals and limited-editions to hand-embellished pieces, there really is something for everyone.
Ideal Home Show Ticket Giveaway
We are excited to be taking part in this year’s spring Ideal Home Show at Olympia London running from 24th March to 9th April. We’ll be showcasing a range of Rare originals, limited edition prints and hand embellished canvases, plus we’ve got some brand-new designs which will be making their first appearance at the show!
The Ideal Home Show has got some fantastic features lined up, including fully built Show Homes and Gardens, inspirational Room Sets, the relaxing Restaurant and Champagne Bar, plus a new co-located Eat & Drink Festival as well as many interactive Theatres. Plus there will be celebrity chefs and special guests to share their knowledge and skills through demonstrations and workshops.
If you’re as excited as us about the Home Show of the year but you haven’t managed to get tickets, you’re still in with a chance! We have four tickets to giveaway to two lucky winners (two tickets per winner) so find out how to enter below!
How To Enter
There are two ways to enter our competition:
- Follow us on Instagram @rareinteriorartgallery and like & share our competition post and @mention us in your shared post.
- Follow us on Twitter @Rare_Interiors and like & retweet our competition post.
You have until 23:59 on Tuesday 21st March to get involved, at which point we’ll select the winner at random. The winner may collect tickets from our Beckenham Gallery or we will post them to you, first class, on Wednesday 22nd March.
Terms and Conditions
- To qualify to enter the Prize Draw the entrant must resident in Great Britain.
- The Prize Draw will run until Tuesday 21st March 2017 23.59 (Closing Date). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be entered into the Prize Draw.
- Entry is free but entrants should be aware that they may be subject to charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access or telephone charges (as applicable).
- The winners will be selected at random from all qualifying entries.
- The winners will receive a pair of Ideal Home Show tickets valid for any one day of the show.
- There is no cash prize alternative and the prize is non-transferable and excludes any additional costs and expenses.
RARE INTERIOR ART comes to Venue 28
The brand new gallery Rare Interior Art, recently opened up in Beckenham is pleased to be showing a collection of works at Venue 28.
Owner and resident artist Amber-Jane Raab is showcasing work until the Friday June 24th, finishing with a closing event at the Venue, in the evening.
Rare Interior Art has recently been relocated to the area, and Amber, a local herself, has dedicated blood sweat and tears to turn an old local shop into a bright gallery space, equipped with gallery, workshop and art studio, bringing the whole business to the doorstep of Beckenham/Penge.
What’s also a pleasant surprise is the reasonable pricing, which Amber prides herself on. ‘Through the years people have questioned why I have remained so affordable, but I believe this is part of the success of the business, just because the work looks more expensive than it is, doesn’t mean I have to price it that way. My aim is to make it accessible, which is why we have a wide range of materials, sizes and finishes, so there’s something for everyone’.
Amber’s work is available throughout galleries and high-end gift stores throughout the UK she even creates designs for the London Eye Gift Shop, and has recently been asked to design art for the Sealife Attractions, globally.
The new gallery brings all this and more to Beckenham and the surrounding areas, giving the templated shopping centres a run for their money. Buying art should be an experience, and Amber intends to ensure locals feel they are taken good care of. Free advice on curating art for your space is always available from the team, you can even book an appointment with Amber to discuss your specific needs/project at your home/on-site.
The feedback to the gallery, has been fantastic. Locals have embraced the new offering, and haven’t been shy in partaking in some retail therapy, making step one of the gallery a success.
The next steps? The plans for the gallery are to introduce new exciting art from other artists to bring a wide range of exciting, affordable art to the area. Alongside this, the team at Rare are working hard to put the gallery on the map, so that everyone in the surrounding areas knows about them.
Supporting local shops is so imperative if we don’t want to end up shopping like robots in shopping centres that are almost identical. It’s a real bonus to an area when an established, if small business moves to the area, even if it’s just better kerb appeal.
The exhibition takes place on the walls in the common areas of the Venue 28, from 23 May until the 24th June, and there will be a celebratory event in the evening Friday the 24th.
Venue 28 is a fantastic addition to the community, and Rare Interior Art is very proud to be associated with the Venue.
More about Venue 28
Restored with the community in mind and close to major transport links, Venue28 offers rooms and function halls for all occasions and whatever the need.
Whether it be a weekly Creative Arts class or Theatre performance, through to that special wedding, birthday or other celebration, our doors are wide open.
Offering an all-inclusive top class venue, each event designed specifically with you in mind and exquisite menus selected from our award winning caterers.
DAN PEARCE: BOY DONE GOOD Art Exhibition
At last! Local artist done-good Danny Pearce is holding an exhibition Beckenham – at the Rare Interior Art Gallery.
Featured in London’s Shortlist magazine as one of the UK’s emerging artists to invest in, Dan is treating locals to a stunning range, including his fabulous pop-art prints and outstanding originals, along with a range of his abstract works – there really is something for everyone.
To celebrate the event, there is a very special one-off offer for people who attend the preview evening on 26 May. Anyone who makes a purchase on the night and mentions “LOCAL-DAN” will receive a 10% discount on any purchase, including commissions.
There will also be a special collection of limited-edition prints starting from £40, so everyone can take can take home a piece by Pearce.
Dan’s colourful creations are a pleasure to both look at as well as touch. Combining finely grained sprayed backgrounds with drops of lustrous resin onto a variety of materials and surfaces. His abstract-decorative paintings are polished to perfection, showing Dan’s impeccable control of his working media.
Thursday 26 May
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Rare Interior Art Gallery
26 May -18 June 2016
Hope to see you on
26th May at the
for a great night,
and a great investment……!
See more of Danny’s fantastic work here
More About Dan Pearce the artist
Dan Pearce is a Beckenham-based mixed media artist and digital designer who recently featured in London’s Shortlist magazine as one of the UK’s most collectable emerging artists.
Dan studied art a college on Merseyside which led to a (BA) Hons in Jewellery Design. Post Uni he returned to his original birth place of Australia and setup home in Sydney for the next seven years. It was here he honed his skills for digital design and fell in love with stencil art. Influenced by some of the stencil masters ELK and C215 he immersed himself into the world of hand cut stencils and spray paint.
Taking inspiration from street and pop art and juxtapositioning it with fine art, his work is bold and confident in style often completely transforming iconic portraits with his own inimitable style and blurring the lines between new media, pop and digital art. He uses a range of new and mixed media in his work from spray paint to hand painting, resins, stencils, collage and digital media.
Dan is married with two sons. He has built a studio at the bottom of his garden which allows him to juggle his busy life of artist, his digital design business and a hands-on Dad. Dan has been exhibiting his artwork since 2011 throughout the UK and internationally.
Here at Rare we are huge dog lovers. With this in mind you will understand why we are becoming increasingly excited about some changes across London you may not have realised are happening. Many restaurants and bars are becoming a lot more pet friendly and not only friendly they are aiming their business towards are little/large furry friends. Recently we have witnessed the Cat cafes popping up all over London, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green Road is so popular you have to book well in advance.
Tomorrow it will be all about the canines, dog lovers all across London will have the chance to take their dog to the pictures. If Sunday mornings are dedicated to walking the pooch than what better a place to walk them to than Wringer and Mangle Restaurant at The Basement, 13-18 Sidworth Street London 3SD to watch the showing of MY DOG TULIP. You can even buy your dog some pooch popcorn, doggy ice cream, all to be washed down with organic-doggy tea. Leaving your dog behind to go out for the day is slowly becoming a thing of the past as we have recently experienced the Dog Disco at M Restaurant, the dog gelato at Pet Pavilion and now we have doggy cinema. [/]
At Rare Gallery are super excited at this as we are all huge dog lovers as you must be able to tell by our popular pooch pictures. Our popular bulldog Atticus has been flying out of the door so we have a couple of new pop art versions on the website we know you will all love. We have a new version of Brighton Frenchie with the Eiffel Tower behind it called Frenchie French.
For the cat lovers we have not forgotten you and will be bringing out a few feline prints soon so watch this space.
We are pleased to announce that Amber-Jane Raab has 2 pieces of artwork going into The Exhibit Here’s Unleashed Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in Southwalk which runs from Tuesday 22nd March to Saturday 2nd April. ‘All Aboard’ featured above and a second piece of Big Ben.
Exhibit Here is an Online Art Gallery and Curator of Pop-Up Exhibitions across London, founded by Fine Artist Leila Bibizadeh in 2013. The exhibitions not only create a platform for artists to showcase their work, but they are also great networking events for meeting like-minded creative’s. Exhibit Here’s UNLEASHED Exhibition will feature more than 100 wild and innovative artworks that push the boundaries of raw talent, it will also be their third exhibition at the Menier Gallery. Join us at the Private View on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 from 6pm – 8.30pm.
Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and sun is getting brighter in the sky, it is still frosty but you can definitely feel the change in the weather. Festival tickets are going on release and London is gearing up for a great summer. Early bird tickets have gone on sale for the Secret Garden Festival which always has a great line up. If you are looking to book something in advance which is a bit off the wall have a look at Secret Gardens Mass water fight. This event will be held I a secret location somewhere in London. The theme will be ‘The Gardener’s Guide to the Galaxy’ so as well as spending the day getting soaked you get to do it intergalactic style. Everyone will be split into two teams who will battle it out. There will also be prizes for the best outfits.
In the art world this week The Underdog in London Bridge has a fabulous exhibition of Contemporary Artists called MIX 3 which runs until 3rd April. If you have not managed to make it to either of the two previous MIX group shows you have been seriously missing out. It is quickly becoming a one of the “must see “group art exhibitions on the London Art scene, showcasing an International line up of artists including Mason Storm, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Harper Deyong, Arturo Garcia De Las Heras and many more.
The New Year has started and we are gearing up to make our first full year in our new gallery a special one. I’m spending the first 2 months of the year focusing on new designs, and can’t wait to share them.
The art world is already kicking off with some spectacular shows and events. Get yourself out of the house and immerse yourself in some great art….
BIG-UP THE GIRLS….
This Year marks the thirtieth birthday of one of our favourite gallery spaces in London, the Saatchi gallery. To commemorate this Charles Saatchi is starting off with an all female artist exhibition. Saatchi is renowned for picking up new and exciting emerging artists and has put together this show with fourteen artists he currently favours. The show titled “Champagne Life” showcases artists aged between 20 and 50, while working across various continents with a diverse mixture of art including paintings, sculptures, installations and even taxidermy. The title of the exhibition, ‘Champagne Life’, is taken from a work by the show’s star, Julia Wachtel whose work has a modern day Warhol feel to it. The show will also include work by Mequitta Ahuja, Alice Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Jelena Bulajic, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Virgile Ittah, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, Soheila Sokhanvari. This is definitely somewhere to go this month to get you out of the cold and awaken your curiosity!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTS………..
Lumiere was a massive hit this weekend, the biggest light festival to hit the capital so far. It is produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London and ran for four nights, lighting up the capital, transforming roads and buildings with a host of international artists including Julian Opie, Ocubo, Tae Gon KIM, Ron Hasledon and many more. The piece de resistance had to be “The Circus of light” by Ocubo which was projected onto the side of the granary building.
For those of you who are into Urban art, yesterday saw the opening of “The Big Bang” which is a group show of urban, graffiti, and contemporary artists hosted by the West Bank Gallery in Notting Hill London. This exhibition features work by Mason Storm, Ben Allen, Carne Griffiths, Julian Quaye and many more new and exciting artists. The show will run for a month, they also have a fabulous café area serving hot food and drinks to keep you warm.
Rare Interiors is having a massive clearout of all our Original Art! We’re constantly developing new ideas and concepts – always aiming to be on the cutting edge of studio art; and we’ve changed for the better over a number of years as a result of this continual development.
We still work from our small warehouse/studio near Earlsfield and it’s high time for a ‘spring clean’ so we can introduce even more new exciting and beautiful designs and new artists under our roof!
If you’re local to us in SW17 you’re welcome to come and view the pieces; online purchases include free delivery to mainland UK as always.
All sales made in the 50% off clearout are final.
We are happy to share a very special offer with our Facebook fans and mailing list subscribers; how about 15% off tickets to the Spirit of Christmas Show in London Olympia this November? That’s only £15.70 per ticket (15% off advance tickets until Nov 3rd 2014), plus they’ll give you a complimentary copy of The Fair Book, when you ask for it on arrival. It’s on from Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th November.
If you would like the special discount code, please sign up to our mailing list and make sure you like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our new designs and occasional offers like this.
Spirit of Christmas is a fantastic show, we have exhibited there for several years because it is an opportunity for people to meet and shop indoors in a safe and warm environment with lots of curated independent companies, from gifts, art, fashion, home accessories, beauty, food and drink. They also have interesting free workshops too.
We spend a lot of time squirrelling away being creative in our studio, so we really love the opportunity to meet both existing and new clients – and its great to see familiar faces who come back every year. Don’t forget to come and say hi at the show, we’ll be on stand A21.