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Crowdfunding success for Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation Spacex

Spacex, Exeter’s contemporary visual arts organisation, has successfully raised £10,000 to support its new artists residency programme. Hundreds of people have donated money to the campaign, and in return will receive artworks, posters and publications.

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Spacex kickstarter aims for artist residencies and public events

Spacex, Exeter’s acclaimed contemporary visual art organisation, is at a challenging yet exciting point in its 40 year history. After temporary closure in response to funding cuts, the organisation has transformed the way it works. In place of being a gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions Spacex now produces projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners.

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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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White Male, 36 Years Old, Average Height, No Pets, Out of Shape and Anxious

When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.

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Enjoy ‘stuff’! We Can Have It All, at the Spacex

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Image: Laura White, We Can Have It All, (detail) Spacex, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

We Can Have It All, refreshingly declares the title of Laura White’s solo show at the Spacex gallery, Exeter. The show promises to question value, taste and our relationship with consumer culture.

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A Strange Wild Song at The Bike Shed Theatre

A Strange Wild Song
Sandra Dieckmann‘s design for A Strange Wild Song

This wonderful poster design for Rhum and Clay’s new show A Strange Wild Song by Sandra Dieckmann deserves to be seen, as does the show, which is apparently inspired by a First World War event, and is now at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

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