Some points of interest:
• John Blackburn: the artist’s exhibition In Absentia is at Artis Gallery, Parnell, Auckland until 16th March. http://artisgallery.co.nz
• Fraser Taylor: Art in Scotland have produced a new film in which the artist talks about drawing and his studio practice.
• Patrick Procktor: a show of watercolours opens on 6th March at Galerie de France, Paris, and continues until 12th April.
• Brian Rice: following its critical and commercial success, the artist’s show at The Redfern Gallery, London, has now been extended until 8th March. Andrew Lambirth’s review for The Spectator can be found here:
A show of Brian Rice prints, Fifty Years of Printmaking, opens at The Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, on 10th March.
• Keith Vaughan: I have been invited to give a public lecture on the artist at Brighton Art Gallery this summer. More information will be posted when the date is confirmed. The gallery are to mount a display of gouaches and drawings by Vaughan.