Tanya Raabe-Webber
Visual Artist
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News ..... Artist Tanya Raabe: "I'm also known by my married name Tanya Raabe-Webber"

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New Commission - 'The Custodians' at NT Croft Castle - part of the Meadow Arts 'Time Will Tell' on exhibition now. 9 March 2013 - 3 November 2013 Live Portrait Sittings of the sitters at Croft Castle, check out the blog The Custodians and see the portraits unfold before your eyes.

oval portraits in croft castle 

painted portraits of the custodians head and shoulders

Associate Artist 2009 - 2014

As Associate Artist/Director of Fittings MultiMedia Arts I've worked on elements of the set design, creating 'The Bellamy Twins Family Album' portraits and portraits of the main characters in The Ugly Spirit commissioned by Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Check me out talking about my involvement in this great project. Also developing a strategic touring programme of educational workshops with Fittings to support the 'Missing' In Search of Master Juba project.

illustrated portraits of characters from The Ugly Spirit

Posters from Shape.....Buy Now...... Presently on Exhibition HSBC Headquarters, London. Peviously exhibited Southbank, London as part of 'The Museum of the World' Cultural Olympiad Celebrations July 1012-September 2012 and Kingston Grammar School, London. 

You can now buy A1 poster prints of selected Drawings created during the Live Portrait sittings in Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool from Pop Up Gallery scheme, Shape Arts in London.

paint drawing of sophie morgan drawing of Tam shakespearedrawing of Baroness Jane campbell

“Tanya arranged the space so that the sitters, and Tanya’s works in progress, faced directly into the gallery once the double doors were opened. This was an irresistible lure for hundreds of members of the public who had the chance to talk to Tanya and her sitter of the day, and also to pick up some drawing materials and join in.”Marcus Dickey Horley, Curator of Access Projects, Tate Modern

'…impertinent in scale and wonderfully constructed' Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery Meet The Artists education programme

'…groundbreaking and really absolutely necessary' Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre

 

 

Interview: John O'Donoghue talks to Tony Heaton, Shape CEO on Disability Arts on Line

Tony: What would I like to see? I’d like to see Tanya Raabe’s portraits of disabled people in an exhibition of their own in the National Portrait Gallery. And I would like to see a curatorial context that said what these people have done and the influence they’ve had within our culture.

Tony Heaton's portrait cand be seen on the Who's Whos page

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Revealing Culture: HeadOn Exhibition Tour & Live portrait Events

  • HSBC Headquarters, London 2013
  • Southbank; The Museum of the World Exhibition - Cultural Olympiad Festival June-August 2012
  • Solihull Arts Complex 27th June -13th August 2011& Artists talk/tour/drawing live 7th July 2011.
  • Dash Space, Shrewsbury 2nd-10th July 2011
  • Plymouth University 8th -10th April 2011
  • DaDa Fest 10 International, Bluecoat, Liverpool 18th November-3rd December 2010

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Photo's from the Revealing Culture: HeadOn Launch Exhibition - Solihull Arts Complex

I appeared on The Culture Show BBC 2, 2010 being interviewed by Mat Fraser about my work in DaDa International fest 2010, while creating a portrait of him posing nude! What an extraordinary experience it was too. In November 2010 I was awarded Ability Media International Visual Art Award 2010. The award was presented to to me by Jude Kelly Artistic Director, Southbank. what a glitzy affair it was too!

Jude Kelly presents Tanya with Ability media award 2010 filming of the Culture Show

Left photo: Jude Kelly Artistic Director Southbank presents Tanya with her Ability Media Award at ITV Studios 2010.

Right photo: BBC The Culture Show films Tanya as she creates Mat Fraser's portrait.

Workshops, Residencies, Commissions

I devise, produce and deliver portrait masterclasses, instructed life drawing sessions, experimental visual arts workshops, equality training for artists and strangly fantastical portrait commissions. I use a variety of visual arts practicies to explore the notions of identity and culture within these workshops

These workshops,residencies and commissiones are tailor made to suite proffessional artists, disabled and learning disabled people, amateur artists of all levels of skill and ability, residencies in Special Educational Schools and colleges, art education in galleries, theatres and performance groups.

tanya runs workshops

If your interested in talking to me about tailor making a project just for you E-mail Me tanartwks@gmail.com

 

 


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