Ian Chamberlain Drawings and Prints

Exhibiting alongside – Constable in Bristol “Truth to Nature” – Bristol Museum and Art Gallery -10 May—1 September 2024

I am very proud to be exhibiting Shifting Sands, Blockade,  Dome I and Mirror I at the  Bristol Museum and Art Gallery alongside the Iconic work ‘ The Hay Wain‘ by John. Constable.

The Hay Wain by John Constable is coming to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on loan from The National Gallery. Constable’s iconic landscape will be the centre piece in an exhibition “Truth to Nature”.

Blockade, edition of  20


2024 is the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery, London and to mark it they are sending twelve of their greatest paintings to 12 museums and art galleries in the UK.

The Hay Wain is coming to Bristol, perhaps because of Bristol’s own history of landscape art.

Painted in 1821 The Hay Wain is an icon of English landscape art. It has been widely reproduced, copied, satirised and politicised.

Shifting Sands , Etching, Edition of 20

Starting with the Hay Wain, “Truth to Nature” will explore how landscape has inspired artists from Constable to the present day. With art from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s extensive collection the exhibition will also include oil sketches by Constable from the Victoria & Albert Museum.  

We will contextualise Constable with an early landscape from the 1600s by Jacob van Ruisdael. “Truth to Nature” will show Constable’s influence with examples from the Bristol School and 19th century French art. We will show Modernist landscapes from the 20th century by Christopher Wood and Ivon Hitchens. Together with a conceptual land piece by Richard Long, we will show an abstract landscape by the St Ives artist Peter Lanyon.

Dome I, 2016

Dome I, Etching

This exhibition will examine how artists have seen the land as a place of refuge, but also as hostile to humans. We’ll also show artists’ awareness of human destruction of the land.

“Truth to Nature” will be accompanied by free exhibitions. Listening in the Dark by Maeve Brennan explores the nocturnal life of bats. Borderlands will examine the challenges of divided lands. Charlotte Prodger presents LGBT relations to nature in LHB. Ian Chamberlain’s contemporary ruins chart the Atlantic Wall. Yto Barrada’s Sleepers photographs of migrants are a stark vision of the barriers to movement across the land.

Winner of the Flourish Printmaking award 2024- Exhibiting 09 May to 29 June, 2024

I am really happy to announce that I have been awarded the Flourish Printmaking award 2024.

I ma very honoured  to of been selected , thank  you to WYPW and the judges.


Cellular 2nd state and Network I and II will be exhibited in Huddersfield and then onto Hot bed press Salford  and 20:21   Visual arts centre in Scunthorpe.

09 May to 29 June, 2024 at WYPW on the Piazza Huddersfield

Selected from and open submission the 13th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking brings together a diverse range of printmaking by artists from across the UK.

Established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to champion printmakers working in Yorkshire, Flourish now celebrates work from across the UK. Each year the exhibition includes 12-15 artists shortlisted for the award by an independent panel of judges. This year’s judges were Grant Scanlan, Huddersfield Museums Manager; Tracy Hill, Artist and Martyn Lucas, Turnpike, Lead Officer – Arts.

This year featuring the work of 15 Shortlisted Artists the Flourish Award offers and insight into the work of artists working in printmaking today from all across the UK. A wide variety of printmaking techniques are included in the exhibition. Mixing of highly skilled traditional printmaking alongside more experimental, unconventional work, pushing the boundaries of scale and medium. The changing selection panel offers a unique and exciting perspective every time.

The competition is open to established, emerging, and student artist/printmakers. The winner of the Award will go onto present their own solo print exhibition in Huddersfield. They will also benefit from a 2-week period of access to the facilities at WYPW. In addition, there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award.

An exhibition of all shortlisted artists work will be showcased at the gallery space in West Yorkshire Print Workshop at the Piazza, Huddersfield in Spring 2024 before going on tour to Hot Bed Press in Salford during the Summer, and concluding at 20:21 Gallery in North Lincolnshire in the Autumn.


Cellular 2nd State , 2024

I am very proud to be shortlisted alongside such a talented group of Artists that incorporate Printmaking in their creative practice.

Network I , Etching


Network II, Etching





Shelter XXXIV – Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Saturday 4 May – Saturday 29 June 2024, The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth.

I am happy to say that Shelter XXXIV has been selected from among 3000 entries to make the final selection for this years Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.


Exhibiting  Saturday 4 May – Saturday 29 June 2024, The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth.

Date: Saturday 4 May – Saturday 29 June 2024
Time: Monday–Friday 10:00–17:00, Saturday 12:00–17:00, Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: Free admission



Shelter XXXIV, 2021
Pencil + Graphite
26 x 28.5 cm



Drawing based Works were selected by a distinguished panel of selectors: Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl AM, Collector, Arts Patron and President & CEO of Oolite Arts, Miami; Barbara Walker MBE RA, British artist.

The opening exhibition will be held at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 28 September to 15 October 2023 which will then tour to venues in the UK until June 2024. There will be a fully illustrated exhibition publication.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition will launch on 27 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf when the following Awards, with total value of £27,000, will be announced: First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000, Student Award of £2,000 and the biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000.