Category Archives: Exeter

8 emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond: Exeter Contemporary Open 2016

This September Devon’s leading contemporary arts centre, the Exeter Phoenix, will present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond.

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Enjoy ‘stuff’! We Can Have It All, at the Spacex

Laura White image
Image: Laura White, We Can Have It All, (detail) Spacex, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

We Can Have It All, refreshingly declares the title of Laura White’s solo show at the Spacex gallery, Exeter. The show promises to question value, taste and our relationship with consumer culture.

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A Strange Wild Song at The Bike Shed Theatre

A Strange Wild Song
Sandra Dieckmann‘s design for A Strange Wild Song

This wonderful poster design for Rhum and Clay’s new show A Strange Wild Song by Sandra Dieckmann deserves to be seen, as does the show, which is apparently inspired by a First World War event, and is now at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

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Botched and beautiful, sculptural furniture with abstract balance: Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter

Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons
Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons, 2012. Photo Roberto Rubalcava & Beate Sonnenberg. Courtesy Rokeby, London

Anyone who’s tried to put furniture together can feel an affinity to Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter.

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Jobs on offer at one of the South West’s leading galleries

The Spacex on Preston Street
The Spacex on Preston Street, Exeter

Founded in 1974, Spacex is a leading contemporary art gallery located in the centre of Exeter. The diverse programme encourages the public to engage with the latest developments in contemporary art through a changing exhibitions programme, which includes new commissions, projects and activities.

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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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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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Backward Glance: myth and memory, love and loss and the shifting relationships between men and women

Backward Glance by multistory media

Backward Glance, an award-winning production from multi-story theatre company – they picked up a Creativity Award prize in Prague in 2009 – is at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

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Little Red Riding Hood story with an identifiable setting at The Bikeshed Theatre

Soup theatre
Little Red Riding Hood by Soup Theatre

Soap Soup Theatre Company re-invent the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, with their show featuring a boxing Grandma, a dandy wolf and one very determined little girl.

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