When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.
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.
Aesthetically arranged waste slate, abandoned rubbish in lush countryside, weathered wood and a dawn chorus are all part of an exhibition being launched in Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire on Saturday, October 20.
The ideas around British-born Chinese identity are beautifully, powerfully and personally portrayed by Devon artist Clem So, and leave you with such universal questions, that when news of photographic exhibition Between East & West: The British Chinese popped up, we thought it deserved a closer look.
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.
A level art students from Plymouth’s Devonport High School for Girls will show their work in a professional exhibition at the University of Plymouth. They are exhibiting alongside 12 local professional artists, including international photographer Eliot Siegel, trend-setting jewellery designer Nicola Hurst and abstract painter Teresa Wicksteed.
Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge for people to bounce on by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, is touring the country, calling in at Exeter, Wiltshire, Peterborough, Yorkshire, Gateshead and Milton Keynes, before heading to London.