Category Archives: South West

Watershed announces shortlist for the £30,000 Playable City Award 2013

The City You Dream of Project
The City You Dream of Project, shortliested for the Playable City Award

The £30,000 Playable City Award was launched by Bristol’s Watershed October this year to challenge artists from all over the world to bring together creative technologies, art and play to surprise and engage audiences by bringing a sense of wonder into public spaces.

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Enjoy ‘stuff’! We Can Have It All, at the Spacex

Laura White image
Image: Laura White, We Can Have It All, (detail) Spacex, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

We Can Have It All, refreshingly declares the title of Laura White’s solo show at the Spacex gallery, Exeter. The show promises to question value, taste and our relationship with consumer culture.

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Botched and beautiful, sculptural furniture with abstract balance: Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter

Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons
Michael Samuels, Tragedy of the Commons, 2012. Photo Roberto Rubalcava & Beate Sonnenberg. Courtesy Rokeby, London

Anyone who’s tried to put furniture together can feel an affinity to Michael Samuels’ This Was Tomorrow at the Spacex, Exeter.

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Jobs on offer at one of the South West’s leading galleries

The Spacex on Preston Street
The Spacex on Preston Street, Exeter

Founded in 1974, Spacex is a leading contemporary art gallery located in the centre of Exeter. The diverse programme encourages the public to engage with the latest developments in contemporary art through a changing exhibitions programme, which includes new commissions, projects and activities.

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Born on a Dartmoor morning, Wild Nights Young Company is still going strong

Wild Nights Young Company
Wild Nights Young Company

On a wild night in 2004, far from civilization in a remote valley on Dartmoor, a group of creative teenagers were camping out with with their drama group run by MED Theatre.

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Devon artist turns to crowd funding to complete work that explores womanhood

Sanctae
Sanctae detail from the indiegogo site

Devon artist Ione Rucquoi has turned to crowd funding site indiegogo to help raise a portion of the funds needed to finish her two-year photographic installation Sanctae.

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Sculptural exhibition at Combe Trenchard, Devon, features new work from Chris Amey

Foreigner at the Edge
Chris Amey's Foreigner at the Edge

Sculptor Chris Amey has new work at the Sculptural exhibition at Combe Trenchard. We spoke to Chris about his Foreigner at the Edge work at Heathercombe in September 2010, covering his background, inspiration, and the role of an artist in society, and much more.

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Ways With Words Bursary scheme 2012 – free festival passes for young people aged between 17-25

Ways With Words
Ways With Words is offering young people a chance to attend the festival

The Telegraph Ways With Words festival of words and ideas is continuing to offer its successful bursary scheme for the much-loved 10-day festival this year at Dartington Hall.

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Bursaries for young and emerging artists at the Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School

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Group teaching at the Dartmoor Arts Project

The Dartmoor Arts Project, which takes place in Drewsteignton from July 22-28, is offering bursaries to young and emerging artists and those with limited finances to join the summer school this year. Bursaries cover up to 50% of the summer school fees.

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