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Creativity, history and the notion of rural queer identity: Simon Bayliss Kangaroo Beach and Past-Oral at the Exeter Phoenix

Apparently, ‘There really is a beach in Western Australia where kangaroos swim in the sea and sunbathe afterward,’ according to Mary Reufle. It’s Mary’s intriguing essay that has inspired Simon Bayliss’s new show Kangaroo Beach at the Exeter Phoenix.

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‘It’s all about having conversations and making connections’: Artists announced for Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

This September, Exeter’s leading independent Contemporary Arts exhibition centre, Exeter Phoenix, will present a significant showcase exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond.

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Conversations colouring in a mushroom cloud: The Age of Panic and the optimism of Marcus Lanyon

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.

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Artists are invited to submit work to national platform for contemporary visual arts

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.

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Your space or mine? Emily Speed’s Body Builders at the Exeter Phoenix

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.

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8 emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK and beyond: Exeter Contemporary Open 2016

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.

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Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt share Exeter Contemporary Open award

LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt
LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt

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.

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Tanya Morel creates a world of wry melancholy and tattooed women

The eagle-eyed art aficionados of the south west and beyond will have recognised the presence of a somewhat insolent looking woman popping up hither and thither. The image in question is that Greedy Gwen, who’s been at the National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London in September 2014; the RWA show in Bristol, and has now made her way to the cover of Ma Bain‘s latest album.

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PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS in Exeter: an engaging assemblage of diverse artistic thinking

The PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS has rounded up more than 50 renowned artists to ‘explore contemporary artists’ manifestos and works inspired by the manifesto format’, and it’s coming to the Exeter Phoenix.

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Any High Street Volkhardt Müller (interview)

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Volkhardt Müller: ‘Looking at the high street is quite shocking to pretty much any foreigner when they come to England for the first time’

For German artist Volkhardt Müller, the British high street is in the curious position of being uniquely generic; a multi-faceted Jekyll and Hyde-type thorough-fare of gaudy shops, brash behaviour, business-like buzz and encounter, depending what time of the day you catch it.

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