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.
6 – 18 June
New work by members of the South Hams Arts Forum
Meet the artists: Tuesday 6 June, 6 – 8 pm
Ten members of the South Hams Arts Forum present the annual Contemporary Passions exhibition. For over ten years the artists’ collective has staged a major summer show of new works in a wide range of mediums and styles, a snapshot of the artists’ current work, interests and creative passions.
Sue Farrow-Jones focuses on birds and animals, strong visual themes unifying her new collection which includes screenprinted cotton/hemp scarves, and lampshades made from her linoprints in addition to screenprints on fabric and paper, relief prints and watercolours.
Michele Meyer’s bold and earthy ceramic sculptures are born from her love of all living creatures and a deeply felt optimism in life.
Val Uglow’s mixed media works explore an interest in ageing surfaces, peeling paint and the effects of lichen and moss on ancient stone walls, while pure paint is her medium of choice when responding to our local coastline.
Elaine Sibley’s jewellery is inspired by geometric shapes, objects and forms seen in everyday life.
Gilly Cotter’s inspiration comes from the natural world, particularly birds in their natural environment. She works with handbuilt ceramics, often raku fired, and in printmaking, oils and pastels. Negative space and texture are notable interests in her work.
Jane Mahood is a self-taught mosaicist whose delightful, functional pieces make use of recycled tiles and ceramics, some of which are rescued from the mud of the Kingsbridge estuary.
Nick Cotter describes his photography as ‘digisurrealism’, portraying dream-like scenes through the layering of unexpected elements.
Sally Tapsell-Hall’s layered paintings, collage and textile works reflect a fascination with the layers of time, events, images, history and experience that are encapsulated within a particular place or location. Ideas and images are partially revealed and concealed as she explores the threshold between figurative and abstract imagery.
Stephen Thomas’ watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings explore the visual delights of the South West in all seasons and all weathers.
Teresa Barlow explores fairground imagery through brightly coloured screenprints and ceramic pictures and figures.
20 – 28 June
New works by Cherry Lyons, Wendy Chudley and Caroline Whitehead
Opening View: Tuesday 20 June, 6 – 8 pm
“Celebrating nature in all its glory, our new artwork collections have evolved with endless inspiration through exploration of the natural world: its sights, sounds, scents and emotional experiences.
We will present our artwork in a variety of media and styles whilst an insight into our creative process will be displayed with descriptive mood boards and a selection of personal sketchbooks. Visitors will also be able to meet the artists at work, enjoy an informal chat and have the chance to ‘go wild’ on our exciting Painting with Nature activity table - without a paintbrush in sight!”
Wendy Chudley has a growing passion for painting, using different mediums to capture the essence of the moment in her paintings. As an experimental, mixed media artist, Cherry Lyons is inspired by the rich tapestry of colour-drenched textures and the quality of light to be found in the South West coast, land and seascapes. Caroline Whitehead is an emerging artist who uses freedom of expression, simple mark making and colours beyond reality to capture brief encounters in her preferred medium of pastels.
Cherry Lyons - Swaling Moorland Heath (acrylic on paper 57 x 45cm)
Wendy Chudley – In Motion
30 June – 5 July
An exhibition by the Drawn group: Sue Bown, Helena Clews, Susanne Lowry-Smith and Linda Tudor
Opening View: Friday 30 June, 6 – 8 pm
From different backgrounds four artists converge to share their interest in drawing, with a focus on landscape, figure and text. Taking a creative approach to drawing, materials include paint, pastels, charcoal, printmaking, mixed media and oil paint.
Working with mixed media in a gestural and expressive manner, Sue Bown creates a variety of representational and abstract work: landscape, figure and text, big, bold and fun. Always having an eye for detail and design, Sue has spent much of her working life in marketing and product design for the travel industry, moving in recent years towards mentoring executives wishing to improve and achieve their working aspirations.
Susanne Lowry-Smith studied at Reigate School of Art and Design, Morley College, Westminster, The London Art School and The Royal Drawing School, and has recently spent time drawing in the Life Room at the Royal Academy. She has specialised in printmaking for over 25 years and has exhibited around Britain with the Printmakers Council.
As well as teaching art design in Scotland and England for a number of years, Linda Tudor has exhibited nationwide and in Tokyo and Copenhagen.
Helena Clews studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Institute of Education at the University of London, and Central St Martins. In the last eleven years she has exhibited widely.
7 – 16 July
an exhibition of painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture
Opening view: Friday 7 July, 6 - 8 pm
Alison Veazey’s printmaking and painting is characterised by rich colour and striking composition. Landscape is a strong theme, with inspiration taken from the south west peninsula, the Pembrokeshire coast and the Lake District. Well known locally as a printmaker, her most recent works are on a larger scale, in acrylics and mixed media on canvas.
Sally Fisher’s portfolio spans clay sculpture and paintings and drawings of landscape, portraiture and the nude:
“The human form has tireless beauty, and in my drawings I respond to the natural flow of line, life and movement. I like to work with short poses, or a moving dance sequence where the model pauses for a few moments in each pose. This is a huge challenge and an exciting, energetic and gestural way of drawing. It requires intense looking and practice to capture the anatomical line of limb and spirit.”
Sally attends a portrait class with a two-hour sitting: “I paint in oils direct onto canvas with no previous drawing out. It is the most intense experience of looking and painting I have ever done and the concentration is like a Formula One drive!”
She currently teaches oil painting and life drawing in Oxfordshire, and regularly teaches and demonstrates in all media at local art societies in and around Buckinghamshire.
Alison Veazey – Bluebell Walk (acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm)
Sally Fisher – Tide out at Wonwell (mixed media, 20 x 16”)
18 – 30 July
Oil paintings by Diana Booth, textiles by Jill Cooper and printmaking and handmade books by Caroline Barker
Meet the Artists: Sunday 23 July, 2 - 5 pm
Diana Booth, Caroline Barker and Jill Cooper have exhibited together as 3 Media Mix since 2011, bringing a delightful collection of paintings, textiles, printmaking and handmade books to Harbour House and other local venues. Pursuing individual creative paths, they continue to meet and to explore the local natural environments which create key themes in their exhibitions.
Recent developments include Jill’s use of vibrantly coloured fabrics in her work and an exploration of new textile techniques, while Diana is developing textural qualities in her oil painting and Caroline finds herself using linocut to tell a story.
Caroline Barker, Bigbury Trees (linocut)
Diana Booth – Dipping and Diving (oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm)
Jill Cooper – Sagrada Familia, Blue (quilted textiles)
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)
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Anna Estarriola / Nabb+Teeri / Maggie Madden / Lola González / Niamh O'Malley
Curated by The Finnish Art Agency
Private View: Friday 9th June 2017 - 7-10pm. Exhibition continues until 8th July 2017.
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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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