Category Archives: Devon

Jem Southam’s Rivers and Streams to inspire Waterlines at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen for the Big Draw

Rivers and Stream image by Jem Southam
Rivers and Stream image by Jem Southam

Using the images of Jem Southam’s Rivers and Streams exhibition as a starting point, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen has created Waterlines, two-days of free drop-in Big Draw activities for half-term.

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Vanitas: The Devonshire Day of the Dead

Vanitas

Verity Newman and Jan O’Highway cast an eye on what they say is the beauty existing in death and the vanity and folly of our precarious existence in an exhibition timed to celebrate Halloween, All Saints and Sanheim, apparently when the veil between the worlds is thin.

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Secret Spaces of North Devon artists

Secret Spaces

A selection of works by members of North Devon Arts evoking ideas of space, both real and imaginary, elusive, secluded, hidden and esoteric are the inspiration for the Secret Spaces exhibition, hosted by the West Gallery, West Putford, near Bradworthy, North West Devon.

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Contemporary drawing exhibition coincides with the Big Draw

Tracey Hatton
Tracey Hatton ‘On Mynydd Garnclochdy’. Oil & candle soot on canvas

A new collective exhibition in RedEarth Gallery, Bickleigh, showcasing selected drawings by 14 South West Contemporary Artists, promises to be a beautiful exhibition of original drawings in a variety of differing styles and medium from intricate pen and ink drawings by Georgina Crawford to strong flowing graphite drawings by Tony Williams.

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Interpretations 3 – responses to nature exhibition at Harbour House

Sam Gingell Changing of the Seasons 2
Sam Gingell Changing of the Seasons 2 (detail)

Maggie Smith, Sam Gingell and Sarah Harcus have looked to Slapton Ley Nature Reserve for their third group exhibition at Harbour House – Interpretations 3.

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Folk Comes To Town with Mandolin Artistry in Okehampton

Mayor and James
Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Devon’s folk arts charity Wren Music continues its new Folk Comes To Town series of high-profile folk events in Okehampton with a concert featuring Simon Mayor & Hilary James, Matt Norman, and the Mandolin Orchestra Of Devon on Saturday, July 14 2012.

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Ways With Words now in its 21st year

Literary Deck Chair at Ways With Words
Literary deck chair. Picture: © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.

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Born on a Dartmoor morning, Wild Nights Young Company is still going strong

Wild Nights Young Company
Wild Nights Young Company

On a wild night in 2004, far from civilization in a remote valley on Dartmoor, a group of creative teenagers were camping out with with their drama group run by MED Theatre.

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Sculptural exhibition at Combe Trenchard, Devon, features new work from Chris Amey

Foreigner at the Edge
Chris Amey's Foreigner at the Edge

Sculptor Chris Amey has new work at the Sculptural exhibition at Combe Trenchard. We spoke to Chris about his Foreigner at the Edge work at Heathercombe in September 2010, covering his background, inspiration, and the role of an artist in society, and much more.

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Ways With Words Bursary scheme 2012 – free festival passes for young people aged between 17-25

Ways With Words
Ways With Words is offering young people a chance to attend the festival

The Telegraph Ways With Words festival of words and ideas is continuing to offer its successful bursary scheme for the much-loved 10-day festival this year at Dartington Hall.

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Bursaries for young and emerging artists at the Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School

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Group teaching at the Dartmoor Arts Project

The Dartmoor Arts Project, which takes place in Drewsteignton from July 22-28, is offering bursaries to young and emerging artists and those with limited finances to join the summer school this year. Bursaries cover up to 50% of the summer school fees.

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Dartmooor Arts Project returns for sixth summer school of arts engagement and involvement

Dartmoor Arts Project in Action
The Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School in action

Dartmoor Arts Project is hosting its sixth annual summer school in and around Drewsteignton this coming July. Last year’s summer school was full to capacity with over 120 artists, architects, printmakers and performers joining the school from all over the country and further afield. This year’s summer school has new courses on offer as well as some of the more well known ones.

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