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Journeyman – craft from a bicycle

JOURNEYMAN, the hew exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen gallery at Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, from 18th January to 8th March, is a collection of photographs, film and works by makers who dedicate their lives to a particular craft or passion. It has been put together by Bristol-based cyclist and graphic designer Nick Hand…

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Counterpoint at Sladers Yard

THE new exhibition at Sladers Yard, West Bay, is Counterpoint, recent paintings by Martyn Brewster, Daisy Cook and Brian Graham, with ceramics by Paul Wearing and furniture by Petter Southall. The exhibition runs from Saturday 18th January to Sunday 1st March. Counterpoint is a term most widely used in music, meaning to emphasise by contrast….

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Lucian Freud on screen

LUCIAN Freud, one of the world’s greatest portrait painters, painted himself with the same unflinching eye he brought to his other subjects. For the first time, there is an exhibition of his self-portraits and art-lovers have a chance to see this important show via Exhibition on Screen at local venues including the Marine Theatre at…

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Open prize-winners at Ilminster

WINNERS of the prizes at the 2019 open exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House will be celebrating their success in a special show at the arts centre until 25th January. The eight artists include Devon-based Elaine Dixon, who won the top prize with her enigmatic charcoal drawing Party Time. She says of…

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Let there be light at Sladers Yard

RADIANCE is a theme to which Sladers Yard, the gallery and arts venue in West Bay, regularly returns. This year’s winter show, running to 12th January, features paintings by Fred Cuming, Michael Fairclough, Rachel Fenner, Jeremy Gardiner, David Inshaw, Alfred Stockham, Petter Southall furniture and work by two new exhibitors, ceramicist Franny Owen ceramics and…

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The Art of Tristram Hillier at the Museum of Somerset

THE winter exhibition at the Museum of Somerset at Taunton is a retrospective of the work of Tristram Hillier RA (1905–1983), one of the most accomplished and distinctive 20th-century British artists. Painting for many years from a base in Somerset, Hillier created pictures in a uniquely intense and memorable style. This first retrospective in more…

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Drawn to Craft at Salisbury Arts Centre

SALISBURY Arts Centre always has one of the most interesting and high quality of the winter/Christmas exhibitions. This year’s, Drawn to Craft, until 18th January, features work by some of the top contemporary British Craft practitioners. Drawn to Craft is inspired by drawing and reflects on the drawn line. The exhibition is an opportunity to…

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Bruce Munro lights up Messums

THE art of light is taken to magical heights by the Wiltshire-based artist Bruce Munro who has an exhibition of light installations and works on paper, running from 7th December to 26th January 2020 at Messums Wiltshire, at the Tisbury tithe barn. The exhibition is called Time and Place, and there will be an artist’s…

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Plastic-free workshops at the Devon Guild

VISITORS to the Christmas-New Year exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey have a festive treat at the Christmas Celebration Day on Saturday 7th December. The programme for the day includes workshops encourage shoppers to learn how to go more plastic-free.at Christmas decorations workshops where attendees will be able to make Santa…

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Gary Cook at The Art Stable and other galleries

ECO-ARTIST Gary Cook has work in several galleries including The Art Stable at Child Okeford, as part of the Christmas collection, from 30th November to 20th December. Gary, who lives near Shaftesbury and is best known for his love of trees and his ability to convey their emotional and environmental importance in his paintings, will…

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