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The last oak bark tannery – traditional process captured in Paul Glendell’s photographic exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Tannery: Photographs by Paul Glendell
Exhibition: 5 January – 4 March 2018
Venue: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey,
Devon TQ13 9AF

The last oak bark tannery in the UK at Colyton in Devon is celebrated in the black and white photographs of Paul Glendell showing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey.

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Jem Southam’s Rivers and Streams to inspire Waterlines at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen for the Big Draw

Rivers and Stream image by Jem Southam
Rivers and Stream image by Jem Southam

Using the images of Jem Southam’s Rivers and Streams exhibition as a starting point, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen has created Waterlines, two-days of free drop-in Big Draw activities for half-term.

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Arts marketing internship opportunity at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Do you want to build your work experience in the largest contemporary crafts organisation in the South West? Devon Guild of Craftsmen is offering marketing internships this summer running from July to September.

They are looking for lively individuals with an interest in people to assist with market research, conducting face-to-face interviews with our visitors at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey.

There will be a training day and staff support to get you started. This voluntary, part-time role will include inputting data and working with our office and marketing staff to build on recent research and develop a better picture of our current audience.

Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to: gain experience of other aspects of arts marketing; develop insight into the running of a gallery and visitor attraction; practice and develop marketing and administrative skills; and apply your experience to career-related skills and interests.

Candidates must be IT literate and confident in dealing with the public. This is a voluntary (unpaid) post and hours are negotiable.

The bods at the Guild can offer reimbursement for travel expenses, but you will arrange your own transport to Bovey Tracey.

If you’re interested, in the first instance, drop ’em an email by June 20 to devonguild@crafts.org.uk with a short statement about why you are interested in this opportunity at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (max 250 words) plus your current CV.

The original interactive gaming consoles: Heather Smith on the Tall Stories automata, at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Tall Stories

Look and definitely touch is the theme of the exhibition Tall Stories, currently running at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey. Based in a bright, whitewashed room within the old mill building, visitors are encouraged to play (carefully!) with the collection of automata and kinetic sculptures and discover the stories they have to tell.

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Tall Stories at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen: motions and emotions in automata and storytelling exhibition

Rachel Larkins' Yew Figure at the Devon Guild of Craftsment

The exhibition is called Tall Stories, but it could equally go by the name Moving Stories, what with all the motions stimulating emotions at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey with its new exploration of storytelling through automata.

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