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Ideford artists step into the unknown as they take to the road

Artists from Ideford got together and hit the road to inspire other artists and those who don’t quite have the confidence to exhibit their work alone. In the first of a series Paul Freestone, railway painter and joint leader of the group explains more about the Ideford Arts on the Road initiative

Railway painter

Well, this was a step into the unknown! Advertising, organising, financing… all we wanted to do was created and take our art out there to share our varied collection of work and ideas.

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Portable art and ideas – the Stowage exhibition in Exeter

Stowage is an exhibition of small-scale artworks in the shop windows of Exeter’s West Quarter. One of the curators, Gabrielle Hoad, reveals the thinking behind the show and reflects on the results.

Stowage is about storing things in tight spaces, about making ideas portable, luggage-sized, able to move from place to place. It’s a collection of art built in and around old-fashioned sweet jars that brings together artists and retailers in sometimes unexpected conjunctions.

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