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Cactus Launch: This Inferior Mirage

The Royal Standard is excited to welcome Cactus to the building; a new project space run by studio member Joe Orr.  The space opens on March 21st with a solo exhibition of new work by Bristol based artist Sebastian Jefford.  Not a night you want to miss! More details about the exhibition below…


‘This Inferior Mirage’ is a solo exhibition of new work by Sebastian Jefford.


The residue of an activity that may or may not have happened, the exhibition presents an environment that stems from the artist’s interest in the idea of surface as a line of flight, a precarious vehicle for closeness, knowledge, aspiration and red herrings.


Sebastian Jefford (b. 1990, Swansea. Based in Bristol) Recent exhibitions include ‘Records of Garden Keeping’, a solo show at Works|Projects, Bristol, 2013, ‘Surface Area’, curated by Lauren Christiansen at Favourite Goods, Los Angeles, 2013, ‘Dumb Shadow’ at Supercollider, Blackpool, 2013, ‘Performance Fetish’ at SWG3, Glasgow, 2013, ‘Flatfile: A Demonstration of Possibilities’ at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2013 and ‘Soft Laminate’ a two person show with Orion Martin at Horton Gallery, Berlin, 2011.

Pv- March 21st  6pm-9pm

3/22/2014- 4/20/2014

Queen of the Track Zine: Launch Party

Studio members Hannah Bitowski and Flis Mitchell, along with collaborator Amy Lestrange launch brand new Queen of the Track Zine this weekend!

Queen of the Track combines the visual sensuality of a luxury women’s magazine with the fizzy unpredictability of the underground press. Aimed at creative and thinking women, Queen of the Track offers energetic articles and perceptive polemic from varied writers; we include dynamic fashion and use make-up as dramatic theatrical fun; tackle issues of gender politics, history, literature and encourage insightful social debate.

Without taking it’s self too seriously Queen of the Track offers a much needed alternative to traditional magazine offerings for women; ambitious and funny, Queen of the Track is vogue on crack

The Zine launches Saturday March 8th from 8pm at Mary Mary Cafe, 2 Roscoe Street. 

Queen of the Track Zine will also be holding a workshop at the Bluecoat on Saturday 8th March, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations.  

Holding Space

Image: Enhance, stop. 2013, Laura Buckley.  Image courtesy of the artist.  

Holding Space, the final gallery event of DIFFERENT DOMAIN, takes place Friday 17th January, 7-9pm at The Royal Standard back building gallery. The event considers how physical space is represented and how a sense of place can be created online. Featuring work by Joe Hamilton, Laura Buckley, Sara Ludy and Sabrina Ratte.  Join the facebook event here.

December 6th 2013 – January 18th 2014

DIFFERENT DOMAIN looks at the rapidly changing culture of art online and its
relationship with the gallery. Over a six week programme weʼll be using a variety of
platforms including The Royal Standard website, Twitter, google hangouts and two
gallery based events.

Beastly So and So

Beastly So and So is an exhibition and sale of original artworks on a beastly theme, housed in the new Project Space at The Royal Standard. The show is curated by studio member Sophie Bower, inspired by her blog collection of the same name. Artists showing include Lindsay Watson (USA), Elín Edda (Iceland), Broughton Birnie (London), Emma Kidd (Australia), Aide Vanessa Flores (USA), Horse Design (Liverpool) and more.

The exhibition runs from 6th to 15th December, (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only, 11-5pm). The preview night is Thu 5th December (6-9pm) – all are welcome, refreshments will be available. As the work consists of original paintings, drawings, screenprints and sculptures the very affordable price of £10 to £75, you are advised not to leave your visit too late if you would like to purchase work! Cash only please. (A deposit can secure work).

There is also a series of ‘Gocco’ (A5 screen) print workshops to be run during exhibition hours, priced £40 per 90 minute session for up to 4 children or adults (ie. £10 per person if 4 attend). This includes all materials and 40 x A5 of your prints to take home with you… a great Christmas present opportunity?! Contact me for more details: as the workshops are for small numbers, I can arrange one for a time that suits you.

You can follow the show via the exhibition blog: beastlysoandsoshow.tumblr.com

or on Twitter: @beastlysoandso

The Royal Standard at PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013

The Royal Standard are pleased to be taking part in PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013 at PRIMARY, Nottingham.  On November 30th at 4pm, The Royal Standard, represented by Director Amy Jones will be joined in conversation by Mexico, Leeds as part of a weekend of events at the artist-led space.

Find out more about PRIMARY here and view the full PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013 programme here.

GIFs and Glitter

On December 6th, The Royal Standard presents GIFs AND GLITTER, the opening party for the new exhibition Different Domain!

Party with your favourite GIFs and immerse yourself into the highs and lows of the internet. Entertainment comes courtesy of Deep Hedonia, presenting the second installment of Glitch Karaoke, debuted at Light Night earlier this year; misremembered lyrics providing a subversive insight to your favourite hits.

Also on show will be a special live A/V presentation with all members of Deep Hedonia, providing an improvised dance soundtrack to analogue visuals and YouTube mash-ups, as well as DJ sets from Bantam Lions, AKASA, Acrobat and Kepla.

With work and performances from Jesse Darling, Molly Soda, Erica Scourti and a full wall of GIFs from the annals of the web in The Royal Standard’s top floor gallery, it will be a glittering night to be remembered!

Find the event on Facebook here!

Suggested donation is £3 on the door. All funds raised will go towards our future programme and activities.