Forthcoming artist's exhibitions are listed below. (Please notify us of your next exhibition).
The Promenade -
Kingsbridge - Devon- TQ7 1JD
tel: 01548 854708
Our gallery is available for hire, and applications are now invited for exhibitions in 2018.
1 – 6 August
Sea Sense celebrates our oceans and coastline, drawing attention to the way we treat the seas and highlighting the dangers of plastics.
The House Group consists of Alison and Ella Theaker and Rod Birtles. For this exhibition we have invited Emma Carter, The Island Artist, to take part. We have run workshops in three local primary schools, focusing on art and the environment, and the work created by the pupils is included in the show.
Here in south Devon the sea is a playground, holiday destination and escape from everyday life. More importantly, the planet is 70% water, and without the seas our lives on land would not be possible. Through photography, mixed media, collage, objets trouve, sculpture and print, Sea Sense also investigates how we treat the ocean that sustains us. A particular focus is plastic: we produce so much, only for it to end up in the sea and in the food chain. The exhibition includes sunsets and seascapes, but also art works made from plastic found on beaches. It seeks to explore how we risk destroying the very thing that makes our lives possible. There will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the feeling of being by the sea through a video installation, and even a sandpit where children and adults can play on the beach!
Rod Birtles – The Raft of the Medusa, reimagined
Alison Theaker – Fruits de Mer (objets trouve, 18” high)
8 – 16 August 2017
Jenny Evans, Cheri Hunston & Shirley Kirkcaldy
Opening View: Tuesday 8 August, 6 - 9 pm
Three artists inspired by the West Country landscape and the wildlife within it: Shirley Kirkcaldy, Cheri Hunston and Jenny Evans present a collection of paintings, drawings and textiles exploring a shared passion for the sea and the moor. The narrative will include the unseen processes behind the final images, including sketchbooks, photographs and the artists at work in the gallery.
Cheri Hunston says, “Living on Dartmoor is just perfect for me because I’m fascinated by nature and animals. Through my work I want to share the beauty, the magic, the emotions, the complex relationships and the mostly unseen stories that are around us every day in the natural world.
My focus is to capture the essence in line, form, composition and texture through a single ink nib. Being as realistic as possible but adding a fantastical twist, such as the glint in the animals’ eyes, a tilt of the head, a ruffled feather or a crooked smile, I want to engage the viewers’ imagination and emotions so they can also feel the childlike wonder and complete the picture and the narrative that the art suggests.”
Jenny Evans is an emerging textile artist. Born in Plymouth and currently studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University, her love for textiles is a relatively recent development in her artistic career. She has already been commissioned by the National Marine Aquarium to create a collection of 6 original pieces of work and 40 prints and has been Artist in Residence at the London Wetlands Centre, in partnership with the British Dragonfly Society. Her work can be seen at several galleries in north Devon. Jenny will be drawing in the gallery during the exhibition.
Shirley Kirkcaldy says, “Surrounded as I am by the visceral expansiveness of Dartmoor and the dramatic coastline of the Southwest Peninsula, the exploration of land and sea is a constant element in my artwork. What I see and feel in this natural landscape has a profound emotional ability to connect me to its ancient past, often reflecting my mood and never failing to remind me of nature’s superiority and strength: evocative, wild and enigmatic. To convey a sense of place I use mark-making and paint, through which I am able to communicate a personal significance and ever changing life-force within the landscape.”
Cheri Hunston – Horace
Jenny Evans – A Trip to the Fishmongers
Shirley Kirkcaldy – Autumn Sky over Dartmoor
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2017 promises to be a very special year for the SHAF Arts Trail in October as we have the largest ever number of artists participating this year. It will also be the first year that the trail runs over a two week period from October the 14th until the 29th.
Artists will be showcasing diverse disciplines such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, textiles, jewellery, printing, wood turning and more. They will welcome visitors to their venues right across the South Hams region to enjoy work of a very high standard.
The SHAF brochure is getting a new look this year. It will list all the details of participating artists and venues, and will be available from September at many outlets across the South Hams.
22 George Place, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3NY
tel: 01752 222676
KARST is Plymouth’s largest independent contemporary art venue in Plymouth, comprising a free public gallery space and artists’ studios.
GALLERY: Wednesday-Saturday 11-5pm
During exhibition periods only or by appointment only.
The gallery is free admission.
Open 10am to 5pm daily. Free entry.
1st Floor (Over the café) Avon Mill Garden Centre
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Ongoing Exhibition of 'THREE HARES TRAIL'.
A collection of oil paintings of the 17 churches with their 29 carved roof bosses of this mystical symbol.
Location: Ludgate Fine Art, 20 The Square, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AB
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Telephone: 01647 433287
Open daily - between 10am to 4.30pm (Except Sundays) running throughout the summer and into the autumn.
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