Conversations while colouring in a mushroom cloud is not something you’d usually find yourself discussing, but artist Marcus Lanyon is describing a colouring-in workshop that’s part of his Age of Panic exhibition at the White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple.
Contemporary art gallery White Moose, based in Barnstaple, has just been awarded a grant of just under £15,000 by the Arts Council England National Lottery fund. The money will enable White Moose – co-owned by Julie Gavin and Stella Levy – to commission ground-breaking artist Marcus Lanyon to create his first solo show, a thought provoking and at times disturbing, exhibition ‘Age of Panic.’
An innovative art exhibition celebrating one of North Devon’s most important industries opens on 11th June until 30th July 2016 at White Moose in Barnstaple.
Devon’s folk and community arts organisation Wren Music is holding a series of free information evenings across the county in September. The charity, which is supported by Arts Council England, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council, works with traditional music from Devon, the westcountry and beyond to inspire creativity and celebrate cultural identities. (From a press release.)
Artist Zoe Hyde, who has an exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, until Saturday, October 24, is a successful young woman, but still very much in touch with her inner child. Deborah Smith spoke to her
Zoe’s work is evolving. It used to be about memory, but it is moving into the ‘now.’ She still uses drawings kept by her parents from her childhood, and as her work evolves these are linked in, but her current themes are more about her own mortal presence.
The open studios event is now over and tomorrow the two exhibitions at the Landmark, Ilfracombe and Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple are coming down.
Tom Mostyn’s painting of Barnstaple bridge will be up for auction in London this week.
Musician and poet Colin Shaddick is looking for ukulele players for the Barnstaple Ukulele Strummers, who have their first session on Sunday, March 8, at the New Inn, Goodleigh at 7.30pm.
Schools around Barnstaple have been producing artwork to celebrate the restoration of the town’s famous Albert Clock, commonly known as the Four-faced liar (four clockfaces and not one of them the same time).