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White Male, 36 Years Old, Average Height, No Pets, Out of Shape and Anxious

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.

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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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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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Fresh views of the Welsh landscape

Clare Woods, Hill of Hurdles by Stuart Shave
Clare Woods, Hill of Hurdles, 2010 (detail), (c) The artist, courtesy: the artist and Stuart Shave / Modern Art

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.

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Mandate From the Honest Hard-Working People: Volkhardt Müller at Taunton’s Brewhouse Gallery

Mandate from the Honest Hard-Working People at Taunton
Mandate from the Honest Hard-Working People at Taunton’s Brewhouse Gallery, by Volkhardt Müller

Hot on the heels of his solo show at Exeter’s RAMM, Volkhardt Müller has an exhibition – Mandate From the Honest Hard-Working People – at Taunton’s Brewhouse Gallery.

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Between East & West, celebrating the role of British-Born Chinese in modern society

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Zoe Chan: “If people asked me I would say I was British because I’ve lived in Britain my whole life…it was simpler that way. Obviously I looked Chinese…but I was never that comfortable saying I was Chinese because I never spoke the language.” Between East & West: The British Chinese by Mike Tsang

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.

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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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An epitaph to an era of greed and excess: Martin Parr’s Luxury at The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art

Martin Parr
Luxury: Martin Parr

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art has a series of photographs by Martin Parr showing the different ways in which people display their wealth.

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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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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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Student and professional artists exhibit in Signposts exhibition in Plymouth

Signposts
Signposts exhibition at Plymouth University’s Cube 3 Gallery

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.

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Sacrilege! Jeremy Deller’s bouncy Stonehenge tours the UK

Jeremy Deller's Sacrilige
Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilige

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.

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