About me

Drawing in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Roy EastlandMy work is centred on drawing.  I am especially interested in art about human presence, memory and trace.

I have exhibited my work in various solo and group exhibition including The Jerwood Drawing Prize (on three occasions), The ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, The Zoo Art Fair, Miami Art Fair, The London Art Fair, The BP Portrait Award, The British Art Fair, The Hunting Art Prizes, Margate Rocks, the Turner Contemporary Open, and others.

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996.  I teach Drawing.  You can also find my work on Instagram, twitter, facebook and on an ‘A-N’ blog called ‘I Draw’ (see below).

Solo exhibitions include:

  • Traces, Millennium St Ives (2014)
  • Roy Eastland: Armchair artist residency, The Drawing Room, The Beaney, Canterbury (2013-2014)
  • East Kent Daily Time Slip and other drawings by Roy Eastland, Marine Studios, Margate (2011)
  • Roy Eastland New Works, Archeus, Albemarle Street, London (2004)
  • View, Outfitters Gallery, Margate (2004)
  • Roy Eastland Loves Margate Kent Margate Rocks 2003
  • “Reculver seemed like the edge of the world to me when I was little…” The Droit House, Turner Contemporary, Margate (part of Margate Rocks 2002)

Selected group exhibitions include:

  • The 2017 ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, The Mall Galleries, London (2017)
  • The ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London (2017)
  • The Luminous and The Grey, The Pie Factory gallery space, Margate (2016)
  • Memory, The Pie Factory gallery space, Margate (2015)
  • Remembering, we Forget’: Poets, Artists and the First World War, The Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christ Church University (2014)
  • Subject to Change, LIMBO Substation Project Space, Margate (2014)
  • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, The Jerwood Space, London and tour (2013-2014)
  • Telling Stories: Hastings, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (2012-2013)
  • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009, The Jerwood Space, London and tour (2009-2010)
  • The Turner Open, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate (2009)
  • Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (2008)
  • Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (2007)
  • The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006, The Jerwood Space, London and tour (2006-2007)
  • The BP Portrait Award 2005, National Portrait Gallery, London and tour (2005-2006)
  • The Hunting Art Prizes 2005, Royal College of Art, London (2005)
  • Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (2005)
  • London Art Fair, British Art Fair, Miami Art Fair, Zoo Art Fair (at various times between 2004 and 2018 represented by Archeus Fine Art London, Millennium Gallery St Ives and GBS Fine Art Ltd)
  • Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (2003)
  • Society of Scottish Artist Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2000)
  • Millennium Gallery St Ives, Beaux Arts Bath, Collective Gallery Edinburgh, Archeus London and others.

 

You’re welcome to ‘Like’ my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roy-Eastland/1495390357351370?ref=hl

Follow me on twitterhttps://twitter.com/royeastlanddraw  

Follow me on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/royeastland

Email me at: royeastland [at] hotmail [dot] com

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