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.
First held in 2006, the Exeter Contemporary Open is one of the UK’s most prominent regional contemporary art competitions, culminating in an annual exhibition at Exeter Phoenix, the South West’s foremost multi-artform venue and exhibition centre. Exeter Contemporary Open provides an important national platform for contemporary visual art with an emphasis on supporting new and emerging talent alongside more established artists.
Emily Speed is ‘concerned with how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and with how a person occupies their own psychological space’. Sick building syndrome was once all the rage, and now we may well be looking at sick country syndrome, which could give Emily’s Classically inspired show an added edge when it pops into the Exeter Phoenix.
This September Devon’s leading contemporary arts centre, the Exeter Phoenix, will present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond.
India Dance South West was launched in 2015 and now Vibha Selvaratnam is presenting the UK premiere of her new work Nayika (Heroine) at the Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday, March 22 2016.
Three artists, Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt announced as joint recipients of the prestigious Overall award for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015 at Exeter Phoenix. In a break from tradition each artist will receive a £500 prize.
Growing up between Syria and Spain, Antonio Marguet attributes a childhood fascination with sculpting plastic objects to the influence of his father’s bubble-gum factory.