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Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt share Exeter Contemporary Open award

LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt
LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt

Three artists, Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt announced as joint recipients of the prestigious Overall award for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015 at Exeter Phoenix. In a break from tradition each artist will receive a £500 prize.

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Spacex kickstarter aims for artist residencies and public events

Spacex, Exeter’s acclaimed contemporary visual art organisation, is at a challenging yet exciting point in its 40 year history. After temporary closure in response to funding cuts, the organisation has transformed the way it works. In place of being a gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions Spacex now produces projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners.

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East Midlands team wins bid for region’s first major art show at Venice Biennale

A first of its kind project to showcase East Midlands artists at one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions is expected to inspire a new generation of practitioners, curators and art-lovers.

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The birth of the modern selfie? Early Renaissance research reveals inspiration and lasting influence of images-within-images

The 750-year-old artistic practice which may in part have inspired the modern selfie has been laid bare in research by a Plymouth University academic.

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Answers in an envelope please – designers reveal the items which fire their imaginations

What connects a slightly squashed paper cup, a Swedish tape measure, a tiny wooden model of shoes and a 1/14 scale paper chair? The answer is they are all items of value donated by a host of top designers to feature in a unique exhibition at Plymouth University.

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Open, Creative, Innovative – British Library announces ambitious vision for 2023

Roly Keating, chief executive of the British Library has argued for renewed and sustained investment in the UK’s knowledge infrastructure, as he launches Living Knowledge, an ambitious vision of the Library’s future as it looks towards its 50thanniversary in 2023.

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Borough Road Gallery announces Susan Sluglett as its first Artist in Residence

The Borough Road Gallery at London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Susan Sluglett as the Borough Road Gallery Artist in Residence 2014/15.

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Literary stars at second Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival returns to The Rock following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

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