I Dreamt I Woke Up

The RAG Annual 2021 – ‘I Dreamt I Woke Up’ augments the physical exhibition held at ACAVA Central Space Gallery, London, 14-31 July 2021.

Coming out of Lockdown can be as troublesome as enduring it. This show by 34 RAG members, contemplates the awakening from the dreamlike times that we have been living through.

“Round pegs in square holes. The ones who see things differently. Praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glory or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.” 

RAG artists were invited to contribute up to four pieces in any medium no higher than 70cm for a salon hang. The curation – an eclectic mixing of individual artworks – set up dreamlike conversations between each piece and the whole, reflecting the theme of the show.

This online exhibition features all the 100+ works in the show interspersed with photographs from the gallery and video clips that give an insight into how RAG artists think and feel. The full interviews by Lucille Dweck can be viewed here and a soundtrack with visuals of artists’ responses on a range of topics – from what stops artists making work to what they dream about – entitled RAG artists’ speak by G. Calvert + Mike Abrahams can be found here.

We hope you enjoy your visit – simply click on any of the images below which will take you to a carousel navigated by scrolling left or right to view images in a random sequence. To jump forward or backwards just click on the end thumbnails.

Artists showing
Mike Abrahams, Susan Bazin, Lynne Beel, Clare Belfield, Peter Blegvad, Natalia Bobrova, Joanna Brendon, G. Calvert, Stephen Carter, Peter Charalambides, Emma Davis, Brian Deighton, Josie Deighton, Lucille Dweck, Shona Elrick, Renata Fernandez, Chloe Fremantle, Saadeh George, Sarah Granville, Aude Grasset, Janey Hagger, Harriet Hedden, Martin Ireland, Laura Jacobs, Marianne Moore, C. Morey de Morand, J. A. Nicholls, Jane Oldfield, Jim Sitch, Felicity Swan, Celia Toler, Greta Wakil, Miles Watson, Stephen Williams.

For enquiries and sales
Please contact artists individually through their page or email Greta Wakil: gretawakil@yahoo.co.uk
For list of works and prices please see pdf here.