This September, Exeter’s leading independent Contemporary Arts exhibition centre, Exeter Phoenix, will present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond.
Those good arts bods over at Plymouth College of Art have put together a list of their 10 artists to watch at their Breaking Through degree show, 2017.
22-year-old Kieran Naish from Beckenham, Kent has won the first People’s Prize offered as part of the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers national art competition. He wins £2,000 for his oil painting, View from Tate Modern (see above).
The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art will host international artist Noam Toran’s solo exhibition The Jungle, the first in a series of immersive works drawing from the traditions of political theatre and performing arts from the first half of the 20th century.
Contemporary artworks demonstrating high levels of quality and vision have been selected to feature in a dual-site exhibition for the second Plymouth Contemporary.
First held in 2006, the Exeter Contemporary Open is one of the UK’s most prominent regional contemporary art competitions, culminating in an annual exhibition at Exeter Phoenix, the South West’s foremost multi-artform venue and exhibition centre. Exeter Contemporary Open provides an important national platform for contemporary visual art with an emphasis on supporting new and emerging talent alongside more established artists.
Contemporary art gallery White Moose, based in Barnstaple, has just been awarded a grant of just under £15,000 by the Arts Council England National Lottery fund. The money will enable White Moose – co-owned by Julie Gavin and Stella Levy – to commission ground-breaking artist Marcus Lanyon to create his first solo show, a thought provoking and at times disturbing, exhibition ‘Age of Panic.’