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Artists are invited to submit work to national platform for contemporary visual arts

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.

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Barnstaple’s White Moose Gallery receives Arts Council England grant for Marcus Lanyon’s ‘Age of Panic’ exhibition and youth workshops

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.’

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Arts in Rural Gloucestershire’s ‘Our Secret Forest’ project wins National Lottery support!

Gloucestershire charity Arts in Rural Gloucestershire (AIR in G) has received £25,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project called ‘Our Secret Forest’. Working in partnership with the Dean Heritage Centre young people from local schools and AIR in G’s youth theatre will explore memories of people who grew up in the Forest of Dean during World War II.

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Exeter’s Castle Fine Art opens pop-up space to rise from flames

Following last year’s devastating fire in Exeter, Castle Fine Art gallery is rising again with a pop-up gallery on Roman Walk. Set to open its doors to the public once more, this Saturday (March 11) is full of anticipation and excitement as the return of Castle Fine Art to the city draws nearer.

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Immense drama and subtle changes: Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competition launches

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched their second joint photography competition to award Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 and Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2017.

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Plymouth College of Art student heads to Cambridge for ARTiculation finals

17-year-old Rose Lovegrove, a first year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production student at Plymouth College of Art, has won the South West regional final of the UK’s tenth national ARTiculation public speaking competition for her presentation based on the work of surrealist filmmaker Švankmajer.

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Artists invited to consider visions of the present and future for 2017 Plymouth Contemporary

The world’s turbulent social and political landscape is among the potential themes artists are being invited to consider for the 2017 Plymouth Contemporary.

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B.O.S.S – The Best Of Summer Show in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

Following the overwhelming popularity of this year’s Graduate Shows, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art has selected some of the most exciting graduating students from across the college to create B.O.S.S, the Best Of Summer Show exhibition. B.O.S.S. collects works that demonstrate excellence, innovation and the ambitions of their creators, and is free and open to members of the public until Wednesday 24 August 2016.

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Two Plymouth College of Art graduates exhibit at world renowned Tate Modern

Last month 19-year-old Carmen Kirkby, from Plymouth, and 21-year-old Anaya Harrup, from Surrey, both of whom recently graduated with Foundation Diplomas in Art and Design from Plymouth College of Art, were selected out of hundreds of international young artists to exhibit at one of the world’s leading art institutions, Tate Modern, in London.

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The Red House and Plymouth College of Art shortlisted for prestigious international architectural award

The Red House, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and home to Plymouth School of Creative Arts, has been shortlisted in the final six for the prestigious international Architects’ Journal AJ100 Building of the Year award, the authoritative study of business of architecture, alongside buildings such as Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, the offices of the President of Argentina.

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Thelma Hulbert Gallery Highly Commended for its contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery has been Highly Commended for its contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, with its event Harrison’s Garden Halloween Spectacular.

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Newly identified earliest known portrait of Francis Drake on display for first time at his Buckland Abbey home

Visitors to Sir Francis Drake’s former home Buckland Abbey in Devon can now see a newly identified portrait of the Elizabethan seafarer on public display for the first time.

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