In 1945 French painter Jean Dubuffet said: “Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it. It runs away as soon as one says its name: it loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called.” So it’s probably just as well he gave it a name, L’Art Brut. The concept was developed with Outsider Art, which is where the latest exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre comes in.
An event in Plymouth is set to transform a car park into a drive-in from the earliest days of the phenomenon for a theatrical event of bellhops, usherettes and dancers performing to big-band hits of the 30s and 40s.
Images, objects, sounds and movements call up hidden worlds and almost-forgotten things at the Immersive Worlds contemporary art exhibition at the Spanish Barn, Torquay
The first large scale exhibition spanning the printmaking career of painter Howard Hodgkin comes to the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford from March to June. Turner Prize winner and subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain, Howard Hodgkin is one of the UK’s most celebrated and best loved living artists.
This week The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter is hosting Josh’s Monsters, an utterly compelling new drama from celebrated North Devon company Multistory. My attendance at yesternight’s opening was a challenging but fulfilling experience.
Independent Exeter fashion store Off The Hook has a contemporary art exhibition amongst its display of clothes and shoes.