Dartmoor Arts Project is hosting its sixth annual summer school in and around Drewsteignton this coming July. Last year’s summer school was full to capacity with over 120 artists, architects, printmakers and performers joining the school from all over the country and further afield. This year’s summer school has new courses on offer as well as some of the more well known ones.
Ian Carr is having a solo exhibition at Kingsbridge’s Harbour House this summer.
This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke is bringing his celebrated art project, the 15 foot inflatable RedBall to the UK. Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, it arrives on the streets of the English Riviera in Torbay in June.
An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.
There was a giddy sense of occasion as our party of seven academics in search of culture and free drinks entered the atrium of the Plymouth City Museum. We arrived as the opening speeches were progressing and huddled under the Chinese flag dresses, trying not to giggle too overtly as we were jostled intermittently by a large robot triffid.
The annual Appledore Visual Arts Festival is a cornucopia of inspiration and imagination, a four-day celebration of the best of visual arts with an impressive range of exhibitions, workshops, art-creation events, talks and walks to stimulate and excite everyone.
Artist Henry Bruce – he of the controversial Giant’s Chair at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon – is painting a skeletal 21-metre high oak tree fluorescent pink to celebrate the beauty of nature and the evolving life of trees as part of the Delamore Arts and Sculpture exhibition.
Ignite is Exeter’s new festival on the block, filling the shoes of the city’s former fringe festival.
Get set for a whirlwind journey through history this summer courtesy of Shakespeare and The Elysium Theatre Company.
In 2010, the 2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize went to the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford for the first time. The exhibition was so popular they decided to bring it to the South West again in 2012.
The Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, is holding Art in Mind its third exhibition of work by contemporary, national and international professional artists. All the work exhibited will be for sale, including pottery and drawings from Gallery 36.
Who can fail but be inspired by a big RedBall? The RedBall, which rolls into Torbay on Saturday, June 2, has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
Over the coming weeks Plymouth College of Art will become a hive of illustrating activity, starting on Monday March 5 when The Gallery will begin hosting the longest-running illustration exhibition in the UK Images 35: Best of Illustration 2011, organised by the Association of Illustrators.
Comedy can often be uncomfortable, and clowns give you the heebie-jeebies, not least with the territory they explore.
Photography students from Plymouth College of Art are inviting members of the public to come in for a free photo shoot at their pop-up photography studio in the college’s city centre shop, One Zero Nine on Cornwall Street.
Two exhibitions at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen have a similar hue.
Somerset Art Weeks are taking place again in September 2012, with a fortnight of open studios focusing on the artist as an individual.
Exeter’s Gloss Gallery is having an exhibition of new artists for 2012.
Young Plymouth Arts Centre are offering up their response to the British Art Show 7’s entry to and departure from the city with their Then There Was Sky… exhibition.
The history and the graphic power of the Tart Card – the piece of paper stuck in phone booths to advertise certain ‘services’ – is explored in the titularly titled Tart Cards exhibition at Plymouth College of Art’s Viewpoint gallery.
Backward Glance, an award-winning production from multi-story theatre company – they picked up a Creativity Award prize in Prague in 2009 – is at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.
Guy Martin’s photographs of the Arab Spring of 2011 in Egypt and Libya will be on display in an exhibition at The Poly, Falmouth.