Category Archives: Rehearsal Orchestra

Forthcoming exhibition – ‘The Rehearsal’

The Rehearsal An exhibition of drawings & paintings of musicians by Adele Wagstaff 13 May – 5 June 2014 at St. John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY Opening hours – Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, (St. John’s will … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

As yet another year rapidly draws to a close its that time once again when I begin to reflect on the last few months, while looking ahead to projects and exhibitions planned for 2014. Much of this year has been … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Quartet

Scarampella Diptych is one of fifteen drawings and paintings currently being exhibited at West Dean College. The exhibition was scheduled to run alongside this summers Chilingirian Quartet Summer School and features work made during my residency with the quartet last … Continue reading

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2012

It was a busy start to 2012 with the exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ opening at the Petrie Museum UCL during the first week of the new year. The exhibition ran for four months and again it was wonderful to … Continue reading

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Musicians – The Rehearsal Orchestra Edinburgh 2012

This small triptych was painted during this summers Rehearsal Orchestra course taking place in Edinburgh during the festival. Continuing some of the ideas from the series of quartets and chamber group paintings made recently I wanted to¬† make this painting … Continue reading

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A Residency with the Chilingirian Quartet

During this week I have had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside the Chilingirian Quartet during a week long residency at West Dean College. The Chilingirian Quartet is one of the worlds most celebrated chamber ensembles, and for 31 years … Continue reading

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Musicians – Don Quixote and a Lark Ascending

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to sit in on two rehearsals, enabling me to work on an oil sketch at each over a longer period. The first was during the Rehearsal Orchestra weekend course working on Strauss’ … Continue reading

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Musicians – Degas and the problem of picturing movement

Throughout the Autumn I have continued my series of drawings of musicians during rehearsal, mostly working from a string quartet. Alongside, I have continued my research of artists who worked from musicians while performing. I have known of some quartet … Continue reading

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Musicians – The Rehearsal Orchestra

The theme of musicians is something that I have returned to from time to time in my work. As a violinist myself I have always been interested in the idea of portraying musicians while playing, and in drawing the wonderful … Continue reading

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