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‘Art in itself is an expression of hope’ Raya Herzig on the Aftermath exhibition at Exeter Castle

Raya Herzig

Exeter-based artist Raya Herzig‘s work is featuredin the Aftermath exhibition, which is at Exeter Castle until Sunday, July 4. Raya was born and grew up in Poland. As a child she had been highly talented in music and art, but instead of an early artistic career it was five years of German concentration camps.

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Aftermath exhibition in Exeter. Q&A with artist John McDermott

Aftermath by John McDermott

John McDermott put a scholarship to Glasgow School of Art behind him to join the Royal Navy, where he stayed for 28 years. The Aftermath exhibition, featuring his and Raya Herzig’s works, investigates the conflict of trauma while celebrating the strength of human spirit and promoting the issues surrounding PST in the forces. We caught up with John for an Arts+Culture Q&A…

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Yvonne Coomber’s My Heart’s Garden at The Paragon Gallery: review

Totnes artist Yvonne Coomber

Since taking over the Willy’s Bar venue in Gandy Street, The Paragon Gallery has become one of Exeter’s established galleries, filled with affordable works from local artists and run by owner Emma Bishop. Friday, May 14 saw the private view of Totnes-based painter Yvonne Coomber’s exhibition My Heart’s Garden, depicting abstract wild flower meadows in a glorious riot of colour.

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Portable art and ideas – the Stowage exhibition in Exeter

Stowage is an exhibition of small-scale artworks in the shop windows of Exeter’s West Quarter. One of the curators, Gabrielle Hoad, reveals the thinking behind the show and reflects on the results.

Stowage is about storing things in tight spaces, about making ideas portable, luggage-sized, able to move from place to place. It’s a collection of art built in and around old-fashioned sweet jars that brings together artists and retailers in sometimes unexpected conjunctions.

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Engaging the public in Random Acts of Art. Volkhardt Muller on the Exeter Spacex project

Exeter Spacex Random Acts of Art project

Exeter-based artist Volkhardt Muller is one of three artists with a residency at the Spacex gallery working on the project Random Acts of Art, which aims to focus the gallery on its environs – Exeter’s West Quarter. We got in touch to find out more….

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Exeter’s oldest shopping streets to become a walkthrough gallery in Stowage exhibition

Some of Exeter’s oldest shopping streets will be transformed into a walk-through gallery this spring. Independent traders in the city’s Fore Street and New Bridge Street are hosting small-scale works by more than 20 artists from across the UK.

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Six commissions on offer on politics theme, from Exeter’s Double Elephant Print Workshop and Devon Records Office

Double Elephant Print Workshop and Devon Records Office are calling for submissions of interest from artists of all disciplines wishing to create artwork on the theme of “politics”. The work will be inspired by the resources available at Devon Records Office and must in part be realised through the medium of printmaking.

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The Ministry of Fear at Exeter Northcott soundtrack on AudioBoo!

Theatre Alibi are performing Graham Greene’s The Ministry of Fear is at the Exeter Northcott. Have a listen to this atmospheric live score for double bass and sax and a stunning set and lighting inspired by the bombed-out wreckage of London during the Blitz.

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Job: consultant for partnerships between museums and young people, Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Museum Development Officers in Devon are seeking to appoint a creative freelancer with experience of working with young people and with youth provision in local government to facilitate partnerships between museums and youth services and develop proposals for innovative projects.

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Looking for arts funding? We’ve got some leads!

Looking for funding for your project? We’ve come across of few leads. Check ’em out, and good luck.

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Exeter’s fourth artist-led Open Studios event takes place

Exeter artists will be opening their doors to the public again for Exeter’s fourth Open Studios event which runs from Friday to Sunday, November 6-8.

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Volkhardt Muller’s Cell and Pastoral at Rougement Castle as part of Exeter Open Studios

Volkhardt Muller’s art works Cell and Pastoral, as well as the latest work in progress, will be on display at the former Crown Court, Rougemont Castle, Exeter from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8.

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Plays pop up in Exeter shops on Sidwell Street with Trading Local performances

No more kitchen sink dramas, shop check-out dramas are the order of the day in Trading Local when a series of plays by Devon writers are performed in shops throughout Exeter’s Sidwell Street on Saturday, November 14.

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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in November

A new production of The Winter’s Tale is coming to the Exeter Northcott theatre from Tuesday, November 10 to Saturday, November 14.

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Devon Guild of Craftsmen at the Exeter Northcott theatre

Exeter Northcott is hosting work from 12 artists from The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in its foyer and café bar. The contemporary selection features a dynamic range of art work, including ceramics, jewellery, glass work and landscape and abstract painting.

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External evaluation tender at Dance in Devon

Dance in Devon is on the look out to commission an experienced, independent evaluator with a good knowledge of the dance sector to devise and implement an evaluation strategy, which measures the effectiveness of the organisation from April 2007- April 2010.

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