North Devon’s Art Bazaar, with the regions top artists and makers under one for just one day, takes place on at South Molton Assembly Rooms, on Friday, November 13, from noon til 9pm.
Exeter artists will be opening their doors to the public again for Exeter’s fourth Open Studios event which runs from Friday to Sunday, November 6-8.
imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative performance theatre companies, are set to follow up the critical success of their last production, Hotel Methuselah, with their play, Kellerman, at Exeter Northcott on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21 at 7.30pm.
Exeter Northcott is hosting work from 12 artists from The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in its foyer and café bar. The contemporary selection features a dynamic range of art work, including ceramics, jewellery, glass work and landscape and abstract painting.
The Exeter Phoenix has four incubator studio spaces that are available for periods of either six months or one year to Devon-based artists working in any artform.
There’s a free intensive drama workshop for those aged 13 and above taking place in Exeter from Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30.
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Dress Rehearsal Mayflower Steps Fri 19th June
Finished two further large mirror boats as spares in the morning and then drove down to Plymouth for noon.
Artist Zoë Hyde will be at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, today (Saturday, October 10) for a Drawing Frenzy as the gallery takes part in the national Big Draw event from 10am – 4pm.
Stir social networking site Twitter with the social activity of taking tea and add the the group activity of sightseeing tours and you could come up with a Twittour, a social and cultural event inspired by virtual social networking.
The Ways With Words Festival, held annually at Dartington Hall, Devon, has been shortlisted for this year’s Country Life awards in the category Local Country Event.
Dance in Devon is on the look out to commission an experienced, independent evaluator with a good knowledge of the dance sector to devise and implement an evaluation strategy, which measures the effectiveness of the organisation from April 2007- April 2010.
Jane Perkins is an artist who re-uses the objects that she finds to create what she calls ‘memory brooches’. This technique has now developed into portraiture, which you can see at The Cafe in Topham as part of Devon Open Studios
Lee Morgan spoke to her about the progression of her work
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Rehearsal Mayflower Steps 13th June
I have made new sets of prototypes for the large boats, white and mirrored.
Glorious day! Took the train down for morning rehearsal. Packed with people – lucky that the big boats were flat pack and I could put them on the luggage rack, and that a bus was waiting at Plymouth railway station to ferry me down to the Barbican otherwise there were some potential Charlie Chaplin moments for sure.
Rehearsal Mayflower Steps Monday 8th June 2pm
Stephan had asked me over the phone if I could make a prototype boat with sides higher than the original large prototype and also waterproof the boats with a view to the dancers launching them in the water at the end of the performance.
Laringytis 15th May
Struck down with laryingitis .
Made flag boat and pilgrim boats for my own amusement, using the basic boat template as a starting boat and then just seeing where my imagination took me
This project is prompting me to develop my own work in ways I never could have imagined which is great.
Thinking about how I can develop the basic concept and where I can launch these new vessels is giving me plenty of food for thought.
The annual summer exhibition at the White Space gallery in Totnes has a collection of new work from both gallery and invited artists, and runs until September 3.
The Teignmouth Trail’s wearable art show, where visual artists have been asked to collaborate with other art disciplines and experiment, takes place on Monday, July 27.
Continue reading Trail wearable art show, where art meets fashion meets recycling
Exeter Northcott’s Romeo & Juliet is in Rougemont Gardens, and runs until August 8. These are just some of images from the production from Devon Digital.
Performance poet Hannah Silva got in touch to tell us about Boat on the Water, at the Mayflower Marina, in Plymouth on Friday July 31 and Saturday, August 1.
There will be 54 artists on show at the Torre Abbey Contemporary Open. Going by the spicy monica of TACO, there will be around 80 pieces of work on show until August 31.
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Sketching of different configurations 3 May
I have started to sketch out various configurations for boats by the series of blue doors along from the Mayflower steps.
My current thoughts are that the boats shouldn’t be in the water at the beginning of the performance (after what happened at Maidencombe). They would also detract attention away from the dancers.
Rather than tethering the boats in the water and running the risk of some capsizing and sinking before the end of the performance, the boats could be configured (beforehand and/or by dancers?) into patterns or groups that might anticipate and be suggestive of what is to come.
At the end of the performance some of the boats could be released and float off into the sunset (weather permitting!!) to create a strong final image . We would need to fish out the remains of the boats once the performance was over.