Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

Graham Rich

Graham Rich (b.1945)

Studied: MA Exeter University 'A Theory of Making' Distinction, 1989, BA Hons. Fine Art Exeter College of Art, 1967

'Graham Rich lives and works on the River Exe. His voyages since 1985 are the subject of his art, just as art is the context of his sailing. These voyages not only serve the artist with a passage of experience, but also provide him with the materials from which his art is made.' Thomas A. Clark 'By Day's Ledge, Heading Out'.


Solo Exhibitions:

'The Found is More Powerful than the Made', GBS Fine Art, Wells

'A Different Kind of Space', Belgrave Gallery St Ives

'Anchored Under Red Rock', The Fine Art Society Edinburgh

'Crossing Day's Ledge', Pittenweem - Invited Artist

'Sailing with Ghosts', The Fine Art Society Edinburgh

'A Conceptual Voyage', Belgrave Gallery St Ives
'Sailing with Ghosts', Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven

'Crossing Lyme Bay', The Fine Art Society - New Bond Street, London
'From the Lagoon to the Open Sea', Fiumano Fine Art, London

'Open Sea', Belgrave St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall
'Graham Rich Crossing Lyme Bay', The Fine Art Society, London

'Monochrome - Waiting for Godot', Bourne House, University of Exeter

'HUT', The Fine Art Society, London

'Trying to Reach the Sea', Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

'Private Keep Out', The Fine Art Society, London

Graham Rich, Gallery 27, Cork Street, Gordon Hepworth Fine Art, London

Inaugural Show, Station, Phoenix Wharf, Bristol

Exmouth Documenta, Site, Space, Location, Place Research Group, University of Plymouth
'Paintings', Topsham Museum

Air Gallery, London - Gordon Hepworth Fine Art

'Open Sea', Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth,
'Open Sea', East West Gallery London
The Butlin Gallery, Illminster

'Trying to Reach the Sea', Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth

'New Paintings', The Exe Gallery, Exeter

'Go', Northcott Theatre Gallery, Exeter


Selected Mixed Exhibtions:

Summer Exhibition, Belgrave St Ives

Winter Exhibition, Belgrave St Ives
Summer Exhibition, St Ives

Winter Exhibition, Belgrave GSt Ives
'Lockdown', Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wales Contemporary, Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven

Summer Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives

Summer Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives
'Paddy Haughton and Friends', Penwith Gallery St Ives

Summer Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives

'Wreck and Ruin', Falmouth Art Gallery
London Art Fair Islington, G.B.S. Fine Art

Winter Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives
Summer Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives

London Art Fair Islington, The Fine Art Society - New Bond Street, London
Winter Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives
Summer Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives

'Things I Love at the Fine Art Society - Peter Blake', The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street, London

'Fishwick and Friends', Falmouth Art Gallery
Winter Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery St Ives

'Salmagundi: Summer Exhibition', Belgrave St. Ives, Cornwall

'Mountain with Boat', Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Select, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh
Monochromed 2,The Fine Art Society, London
'Stuff Art', Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

October Foundation, Vannabe Museum, Eindhoven
'Monochromed', Fine Art Society, London

'Spike Open', Spike Island, Bristol
'Passing Ships', Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
'Beyond Stereotypes', International Actual Art Convention 2005, Station in Tibilisi, Georgia

'Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach U.S.A.', The Blue Gallery, London
'Time and Tide - Margaret Mellis and Graham Rich', The Hub, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
The Festival of the Sea, Leith Docks, Ricky Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh
'Far from the Sea', Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany, Vanderbilt, University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville,Tennessee, U.S.A., Kunstlerhaus
Palais Thurn and Taxis, Bregenz, Austria, October Foundation

'Ian Hamilton Finlay - Friends and Collaborators', Pittenweem, Scotland

'Station to Station', Spacex Gallery, Spacex Gallery with Arnolfini Bristol, Exeter

Without Day, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh
Crovie Pier Show, Duff House Gallery Banff, Scotland

'Equinox', Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
October Foundation, The Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
'Without Day', City Art Gallery , Edinburgh
Gallery 27, Cork Street, London - Gordon Hepworth Fine Art
'The Sea: The Sea', Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh, Ian Hamilton Finlay
Margaret Mellis, Christopher Wood, Will Mclean, Alfred Wallis,
Edward Wadsworth, Graham Rich
October Foundation, Galerie Lydie Rekow, France
Nantucket USA, Gordon Hepworth Fine Art
October Foundation, Galerie Stadtpark Krems, Austria

'Green Waters', Pier Gallery, Stromness, Orkney, Curator Alec Finlay
'Ian Hamilton Finlay, Graham Rich and Ian Stephen',
Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen Mission Gallery, Swansea
'Sea Dreams - Art Salutes the Boat', Victoria Gallery, Bath
'Alfred Wallis, Margaret Mellis, Graham Rich', Usher Gallery, Lincoln, The Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
'Derek Nice, Christopher Wood', Beverley Art Gallery, Yorkshire
'Twin Images', The Fine Art Society, London
Gallery 27, Cork St. London - Gordon Hepworth Fine Art
'Clifford Fishwick and Pupils', Gordon Hepworth Fine.Art

'Push the Boat Out', Mission Gallery, Swansea
'Distance and Proximity', Cheltenham Art Gallery
'Anthology', Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth

'Sand, Rock and Tide', Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth

'Flotsam and Jetsam', The Metropole Art Centre, Folkstone, Aldburgh Music Festival
'Conceptual Works & Etchings', Graham Rich & Lesley Kerman, Dillington House

'Graham Rich and Lesley Kerman', Mission Gallery, Swansea

'Four Artists', Gordon Hepworth Fine Art.

Sculpture, Goldsmith's Gallery , London

Paintings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

Paintings, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Paintings, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Paintings, Exeter University, Devonshire House Gallery


2015 'Sailing with Ghosts', Graham Rich, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven
2011 'Open Sea', Graham Rich, Belgrave St Ives, Cornwall
2010 'Dictionary of International Biography', Published by IBC Cambridge
2008 'HUT', Lesley Kerman, The Fine Art Society
2008 HUT, Lesley Kerman, The Fine Art Society, London
2008 'Trying to Reach the Sea', Emily Walsh, The Fine Art Society, London
2008 Who's Who in Art, Charles Bail de Laperriere. Hilmarton Manor Press
2007 'Private Keep Out', Toby Clarke, The Fine Art Society, London
2005 'Beyond Stereotypes', Art Caucasus, Art Caucasus Association
1999 'Two Painters - A Star to Steer her by!' Richard Ingleby by the Museum of Modern Art Dublin and the Tate Gallery St. Ives
1999 'Voyager - Ian Stephen, Graham Rich', Four programmes, B.B.C. Radio Scotland
1999 Sea Level - Quarterly, Issue One, October Foundation, Eindhoven, Holland. Graham Rich, Tacita Dean, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Louise Short
1998 'Green Waters - An Anthology of Boats and Voyages', Ed. Alec Finlay by Morning Star with Polygon, Edinburgh
1998 Artists in Britain Since 1945, David Buckman by Art Dictionaries
1998 'Sea Dreams - Art Salutes the Boat', Jonathan Bennington by Victoria Gallery Bath
1997 'Graham Rich - A Memoir', Lesley Kerman by Little Silver
1997 Anthology, Ed. Alec Finlay, Morning Star, Edinburgh
1990 'Open Sea', Thomas A Clark by the Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth


2010 The Scotsman', Arts Diary, Roger Cox
2008 The Scotsman, 'When is a Pirate not a Pirate', Roger Cox
2002 The Times, Fife, 'The Kingdom of Artists', David Stenhouse
2001 Art Review, Station, Louise Short
2000 The Independent, Private View, Richard Ingleby
2000 The Independent, Without Day, Five Best Shows, Tom Lubbock
2000 Art Review, 'Three Sheets in the Wind'
2000 The Times, The Best of British Art, Clare Stewart
1991 The Guardian, 'Four West Country Painters', Andrew Hoellering
1990 The Times, 'Cut and Dried Assembly', John Russell Taylor

Work in private collections and the Victoria and Albert Museum.