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Giving the Outsiders a home. Plymouth Arts Centre exhibition A Life in Art: Monka Kinley

Monika Kinleya: a life in art at Plymouth Arts Centre

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.

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Howard Hodgkin prints at Burton Gallery, Bideford

Howard Hodgkin

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.

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Josh’s Monsters at The Bike Shed Theatre is intimate, immersive and utterly compelling

Josh's Monsters

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.

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