make-shift is a string of performances which re-imagine ‘the private actions of our domestic lives as multiple, interconnected and with global consequences’ – there was almost an air of prescience when Paula Crutchlow talked about the launch of the interactive online performance make-shift way back in November 2010.
Exeter University will host a free public exhibition as part of a project that examines the relationship between medicine and the modern arts, on Friday, April 15. The exhibition explores interconnections between the arts, health and well being in Devon, and consists of exhibits by arts and health organisations.
Pop_up is an experiment in building a community around creative practice and social media, and doing it on no budget, which meets each month at the Barrel House Totnes. We caught up with regular attendee Phil Rees of Deface
A bit of time for reflection now. Here’s Paul O’Keefe’s movie showcasing the work of the some of the graphic design students at Plymouth College of Art.
The motion graphic piece looks at the FD Graphic Design Year 2 Summer Shows 2010, and it might be just us, but when you watch it, everything feels just that little bit… warmer…
British Art Show 7, in the Days of the Comet, kicked off in Nottingham, where it will stay until early next year before it’s due to make its way London, Glasgow and then Plymouth in September, 2011.
Russell Youles lives and works in Tavistock, an ancient stannary town on the western fringes of Dartmoor. It is this quiet market town which has provided the subject matter of much of Russell’s photography, from the landscapes around the town, to the historic buildings within and the people which inhabit and visit the town.
The DIY exhibition in Exeter has seen artists collaborate to create new work and new opportunities, organisers Surface Arts explain how the exhibition came together and how important events like these are in the current economic climate
Chris Amey‘s latest work, Foreigner at the Edge sculpture exhibition, Heathercombe until Sunday, September 26, has been said to ‘dance all the time you are walking past it’. The sonic artist, turned carpenter turned sculptor took part in an ArtsCulture Q&A
Kasia Andrews celebrates difference. By focusing on details, she highlights the individual. She explains more to ArtsCulture
Potter and teacher turned painter Mick Cartwright is an abstract painter who uses a technique of collage – layering torn, coloured paper onto painted backgrounds using paper stencils to define the more significant shapes. He is interested in exploring ideas about the ambiguity and illusion of suggested depth on the flat surface of paintings. This has led him to combine ideas about colour, pattern and surface with autobiographically inspired shapes into ever larger compositions on canvas or linen. He tells us more
Patricia Lomax is an artist and teacher of abstract art who has been widely exhibited in London, New York, Paris and Rotterdam. She describes her style as ‘latter-day expressionism’ executed in oils or acrylics, with themes derived from land or sea. Colour is an important element in her creative process as freedom of colour is a vital constituent in her paintings. She’s taking part in Devon Open Studios. ArtsCulture got in touch to find out more about her work
I had the pleasure of meeting up with sonic artist Neil Rose for a bit of a biographical chit-chat.
Architecture and design office Research + Design won the Highly Commended category for CIAT’s national award The Alan King Award 2009 for their first completed project–an innovative timber clad residential extension located
in the Barbican area of Plymouth.
The Boho loft-living of Soho (NYC) comes to the South West in the form of an extension with a difference. Award-winning architect Robert Bedner explains
As part of The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow in January 2010, Plymouth hosted a Complaints Choir. Heather Smith went behind the scenes
Well, you wouldn’t believe the trouble I had getting to Plymouth Arts Centre. First it started to tip down just as I left the house and then my umbrella, (that I’d only bought two weeks ago), broke and then the driver grunted at me when I said that I had nothing smaller….
Hannah Jones is exhibitions officer at Plymouth College of Art, curating the Viewpoint Gallery. But what makes a good exhibition? We asked her
What goes into creating album art? We asked Steve Stones, singer and songwriter of power-band Arthur Walker to speak to the create or the bands Animal Nights album cover art
Kathryn Davies is the principal arts officer for Plymouth City Council. We got in touch with a few questions to find out what that involves
Exeter-based artist Raya Herzig‘s work is featuredin the Aftermath exhibition, which is at Exeter Castle until Sunday, July 4. Raya was born and grew up in Poland. As a child she had been highly talented in music and art, but instead of an early artistic career it was five years of German concentration camps.
John McDermott put a scholarship to Glasgow School of Art behind him to join the Royal Navy, where he stayed for 28 years. The Aftermath exhibition, featuring his and Raya Herzig’s works, investigates the conflict of trauma while celebrating the strength of human spirit and promoting the issues surrounding PST in the forces. We caught up with John for an Arts+Culture Q&A…
Spoon carver Jon Mac is part of the Ideford Arts on the Road group, who go on the road to exhibit their work in not-art venues to inspire other artists and encourage art lovers. Here’s his take on the process of going out on the road
The beauty of being a spoon carver is that my skills and the tools I use are easily portable. This gives me a wonderful opportunity to set up and work wherever I choose. I have given myself the challenge of using three simple tools of Nordic Origin: axe, knife and hook knife. These tools are all hand made by Nordic craftsmen. I have great respect for the skills used by First Nations and enjoy the fact that art and everyday objects are often one and the same. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others and raising people’s awareness of traditional skills. The spoons I make have been described as beautiful little pieces of art. They are also of practical use and are designed to be used, handled and held.
Plymouth artist Sandy Wager is a member of the Association of British Naive Artists, and has exhibitions in Totnes and St Ives lined up. Sandy also runs the Plymouth and Devon artists Facebook Group. Here’s her Arts+Culture Q&A