Category Archives: Devon

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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Award-winning theatre explores rehabilitation, re-offending and penal reform

Release by Icon Theatre
Release: physical performance at Dartington explores hat happens after an offender has served prison time

An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.

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Tate backs bid to open a school for creative innovation in Plymouth

Plymouth College of Art
Plans to create school for creative arts winning support

The Tate added its weight to the growing body of support behind Plymouth College of Art’s bid to establish Plymouth School of Creative Arts, a mainstream city centre 4–16 through-school that places creativity and creative arts practice at the very heart of the curriculum and of the wider pupil experience.

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Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art (review)

Laura White
Laura White at Sinopticon in Plymouth

There was a giddy sense of occasion as our party of seven academics in search of culture and free drinks entered the atrium of the Plymouth City Museum. We arrived as the opening speeches were progressing and huddled under the Chinese flag dresses, trying not to giggle too overtly as we were jostled intermittently by a large robot triffid.

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Cornucopia of inspiraton and imagination – the Appledore Visual Arts Festival

Pete Ward
Pete Ward art at the Appeldore Visual Arts Festival

The annual Appledore Visual Arts Festival is a cornucopia of inspiration and imagination, a four-day celebration of the best of visual arts with an impressive range of exhibitions, workshops, art-creation events, talks and walks to stimulate and excite everyone.

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Flourscent tree highlights plight of the countryside

Henry Bruce's Flourescent tree
Henry Bruce's flourescent tree highlighting phytophthora as part of the Delamore Arts and Sculpture exhibition

Artist Henry Bruce – he of the controversial Giant’s Chair at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon – is painting a skeletal 21-metre high oak tree fluorescent pink to celebrate the beauty of nature and the evolving life of trees as part of the Delamore Arts and Sculpture exhibition.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition at Burton Art Gallery, Bideford

Gary Lawrence
Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Gary Lawrence, Homage to Anonymous, 2011 (detail)

In 2010, the 2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize went to the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford for the first time. The exhibition was so popular they decided to bring it to the South West again in 2012.

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One of the South West’s largest exhibitions supports Mindful art resources

South West artist Mary Sumner will be one of these exhibiting at Art in Mind in Exeter
South West artist Mary Sumner will be one of these exhibiting at Art in Mind in Exeter

The Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, is holding Art in Mind its third exhibition of work by contemporary, national and international professional artists. All the work exhibited will be for sale, including pottery and drawings from Gallery 36.

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RedBall rolls into Torbay to start its first tour of the UK – dates announced

RedBall
RedBall, here seen in Chicago, is coming to the UK

Who can fail but be inspired by a big RedBall? The RedBall, which rolls into Torbay on Saturday, June 2, has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.

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British Illustration’s past, present and future set to merge at Plymouth College of Art

Images 35 Annual Cover
Images 35 Annual Cover

Over the coming weeks Plymouth College of Art will become a hive of illustrating activity, starting on Monday March 5 when The Gallery will begin hosting the longest-running illustration exhibition in the UK Images 35: Best of Illustration 2011, organised by the Association of Illustrators.

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Plymouth art students open pop-up photography studio in the city centre

Plymouth College of Art photography students
Plymouth College of Art photography students prepare for city centre studio

Photography students from Plymouth College of Art are inviting members of the public to come in for a free photo shoot at their pop-up photography studio in the college’s city centre shop, One Zero Nine on Cornwall Street.

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Last chance for Artists and Makers to join Devon Open Studios 2012

Liz Mogford
Teignmouth painter Liz Mogford (work pictured above) was only open for five days during the show in 2010 and sold out completely

There are just a few more days to register for Devon Open Studios 2012. Artists and craftspeople in the county are invited to get involved in the event before the closing date of March 1.

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The soul passes to popular culture: David Blandy at the Exeter Phoenix

David Blandy
Passage of the Soul: an ongoing quest into identity

David Blandy’s Passage of the Soul exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix is still the part of the Guardian Guide’s exhibition pick of the week (well, till tomorrow – February 17 – at least).

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Call for artists and makers living or working in North Devon, Torridge, or West Exmoor

Art Trek 2012
Artists and makers living or working in North Devon, Torridge, or West Exmoor called to apply for Art Trek 2012

Art Trek 2012, a hugely successful open studios event in July, across the whole of North Devon, is now taking in applications. The deadline is March 23

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