Saturday, 21 December 2013

Works on Paper

Charley Peters, Works on Paper (2013), Acrylic on Paper

This Year's Model, Studio 1.1 London

Charley Peters, _MG_2442 (2013), Pigment Print, 30.5 x 40.6cm 
_MG_2442 has been selected for This Year's Model by Stephanie Moran, co-founder of the Marmite Prize and Clare Price, recipient of the Acme Jessica Wilkes Award. The exhibition takes place 3-26 January 2014 at Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ. The Preview is 3 January 6-9pm, the gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday 12noon - 6pm or by appointment. More information here:

Sunday, 15 December 2013

First Come First Served, Lion and Lamb Gallery London

Charley Peters, #3455 (2013), Acrylic on Paper

I am currently exhibiting the above painting at the Lion and Lamb Gallery's First Come First Served, which showcases works on paper.

First Come First Served is open Monday 1pm-11pm, Tuesday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm
Lion and Lamb Gallery, Fanshaw Street, London N1 6LG.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Charley Peters, Photo(332-339).jpg (2013), Pigment Prints

I am delighted to have been offered a New Collaborations Bursary by A-N to support a period of practice-based research with photographer/photographic printer Eddie Otchere. The progress and outcomes of the collaboration are being documented on an A-N Artists Talking blog, Project Trondheim: An Investigation into the Common Ground between Drawing and Photography, which can be read here:

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Exhibition News: ArtLacuna Prize

Charley Peters, Continuum (2013), Pencil on Computer Listing Paper

I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the ArtLacuna Prize. Works were selected by a panel including Julia Alvarez, Sonia Boyce and Jamie Shovlin and will be exhibited at ArtLacuna | SPACE between 4th-20th October.

The Preview is Friday 10th October, 7-9pm at ArtLacuna | SPACE, 48 Falcon Road, London SW11 2LR

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Exhibition News: Reduction

Charley Peters, Reduction (2013), Public House Projects, London
Reduction is now closed but there is an archive of the exhibition on the website of Pubic House Projects: and my website:

Big thanks to all who visited the show.

Sketches: Recording Folds in Paper

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2013), Gouache on Paper

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Reduction at Public House Projects

My solo show Reduction opened at Public House Projects SE15 last night, featuring new works made with intensely worked graphite on paper. The show continues until 23rd August.

For more information:

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Shelf Life: Leytonstone Arts Trail

Charley Peters, Continuum (2013), Graphite on Computer Listing Paper, inspired by the book
The Revolution will be Digitised: Despatches from the Information War by Heather Brooke
Members of xvi Artist Collective have taken over the octagonal cabinet at the centre of Leytonstone Library as part of Leytonstone Arts Trail, each generating a piece of artwork in response to a book from the collection. Choosing works that have a notable significance to each artist, there will be a small publication available to the public, with information about the books that inspired the artists.

Artists: Hannah Futers, Caro Halford, Kirsty Harris, Julia Miranda, Moorland Productions, Laurie Nouchka, Jane Oldfield, Charley Peters, Paul Stanley, Susanna Thornton, Ventiko, Jemma Watts and Sarah West.

The Preview is Thursday 4 July, 6.30-8.30pm.
The show runs 6-14 July, Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm.
Leytonstone Library, 6 Church lane, London E11 1HG

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

IMG Series: Work in Progress

Charley Peters, Sketches for IMG Series (2013)

I will be showing new work from the IMG Series, which documents folded graphite drawings, in my forthcoming solo show Reduction at Public House Projects, London SE15 4HY. The images above are digital photographic sketches developed while making new work in the series. The exhibition opens on July 26th 2013.

More information about Public House Projects:

I am currently showing IMG_8535 in the Print & Photo Open Salon 2013 at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London WC1R 4AX.

Exhibition News: Charlie Dutton Gallery

I am currently showing a piece of work in the Photo & Print Open Salon 2013 at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London WC1R 4AX. The work in the exhibition was selected by artist John Stezaker and gallerists Julia Muggenburg, Charlie Dutton and Kate Saffin.

For more information and opening times:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Untitled Wall Drawing

Charley Peters, Untitled Wall Drawing (2013), Graphite, Spray Paint, Pastel and Fluorescent Paint on Card 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Surface Disruptions and Colour Interference - Documenting Drawings

These photographs are part of a series documenting graphite drawings on newsprint. The delicate surface of the newsprint is distorted and creased by the act of repetitively drawing heavy graphite lines. Light acting on the metallic surface of the drawings when photographed reveals the extent of the disturbance to the paper, and the influence of the colour temperature of the light on the monochromatic drawing is also suggested in its documentation.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Work in Progress: Wall Drawing

Charley Peters, Sketch for a Wall Drawing (2013), Graphite, Spray Paint, Fluorescent Paint, Card & Pins.
Approx 120cm x 90cm 

Charley Peters, Sketch for a Wall Drawing (2013) (Detail) 
Macquette for a wall drawing concerned with reflected light and colour, disrupted grid structures and gradients of grey.


Charley Peters, Sketchbook (2013), Graphite Powder, Spray Paint, Fluorescent Paint & Charcoal on Paper

Work in Progress: Graphite and Tape

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2013), Graphite Powder on Paper
Exploratory drawing in sketchbook generated by systematically applying graphite powder to paper with a paintbrush, then removing layers of it with masking tape.

Work in Progress: Graphite Drawings

Charley Peters, Untitled (2013), Photographs of Graphite Drawings

Continuing from recent explorations of drawing and reflected light, these photographs record the surface of four drawings in graphite on newsprint. The delicate surface of the paper is stretched and creased by repetitively drawn lines, intensely worked until the entire paper is covered with graphite. During the process of photographing the drawings, the camera records the light reflected off their surface, and the effect of the drawing process on the paper.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Charley Peters, Drawing from Sketchbook,
Centre for Drawing Residency
(2013), Acrylic on Paper

I am two days into my residency at the Centre for Drawing. You can follow my progress on my Artists Talking blog:

Friday, 18 January 2013

Residency: Centre for Drawing

The Centre for Drawing, UAL London
From 21 January - 1 February 2013 I will be Artist in Residence at the Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts London. Based in the project space (above right) I will be making new work in response to the physical environment.

I will be documenting the residency on a blog hosted by AN Artists Talking. To read it, follow the link:

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Axiom: Night Views

Charley Peters, Axiom (2013), Acrylic on Canvas & Light
ASC Window Space Gallery, London SE1 8EQ

Monday, 7 January 2013

Exhibition News: Axiom

Charley Peters, Axiom (2013), Installation in ASC Window Gallery

I currently have a show, Axiom, installed in the ASC Window Space, London SE1 8EQ. The work explores the spatial relationships between four paintings in the gallery space, using light to extend the works or 'draw' onto the gallery wall.

Axiom is in the ASC Window Space until 5 February. There is more information here:

Charley Peters, Axiom (2013), Detail

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A-N Interface Writing Bursary

I am pleased to have been selected to receive a bursary from A-N Interface to write a review of the forthcoming exhibition Young Gods 2012The 2012 edition of the annual exhibition Young Gods will take place simultaneously across two locations in west and east London. Selected and curated by Zavier Ellis, director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH london and co-founder of THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, the exhibition will be a multi-disciplinary presentation of London’s most exciting graduates from the summer of 2012.

Young Gods 2012 opens on 9th and 10th of January in two locations in London. My review will be published shortly afterwards, further details to follow.  

My proposal for receiving the bursary outlines my interest in the exhibition:
Young Gods 2012 will present work by ‘London’s most exciting recent graduates.’ How will the selected work reflect a sensibility of the time; what does the newest and most exciting young art of 2012 look like? Will the exhibition look back reflectively at 2012 or moreover show us the forthcoming face of contemporary art? Young Gods 2012 is happening at a significant time, the landscape of graduate experience is currently in a time of change and its future is uncertain. New models of education and professional development for emerging artists are being developed outside of the university model and the tradition of ‘best of’ graduate shows could soon be a relic of a previous era in art and education history. Could Young Gods 2012 be the beginning of the end?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Stephen Farthing, Blueprint for a New Centre for Drawing

Between 21 January and 1 February 2013 I will be Artist in Residence at the Centre for Drawing (CfD), a University of the Arts London research centre based at Wimbledon College of Arts. During the two week residency I will be working on site at CfD in the residency studio/project space to generate a new body of work in response to the studio environment.

During my preparation for the residency and the time on site at CfD I will be documenting my activities and thoughts on a project blog:

Centre for Drawing is a network designed to encourage; creative thinking and cross-disciplinary discovery that is focused on the scholarly and imaginative exploration of the boundaries of drawing. There is more information about CfD on the Centre's blog: