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Decay, life and consolidation. Q&A with Devon-based sculptor and carpenter Chris Amey

Chris Amey

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

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Exploring ambiguity and illusion with Mick Cartwright’s abstract art (Devon Open Studios feature)

Summer Rain by Michael Cartwright

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

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‘Latter-day expressionism’. The abstract art of Patricia Lomax (Devon Open Studios feature)

Deep Water by Patricia Lomax

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

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New York loft-living stylee meets Plymouth

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.

Exterior of New Street apartment, 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

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Angry enough to sing. Behind the scenes with Plymouth Complaints Choir

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

Plymouth Complaints Choir

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….

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