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Venue 42 Devon Disability Collective Hub

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  • 30 years of CEDA Arts

    2018 sees CEDA celebrating its 30th anniversary. This exhibition looks back at 30 years’ worth of artist development, work and projects delivered with and by disabled artists.

  • CEDA Community Mosaic Workshop

    Working with CEDA Artist in Residence Ros Hammond, come along and drop in with this collaborative workshop and contribute towards a new piece of art celebrating Exeter and its creative community.

Rachael Jamieson

Paintings of people together: in cafes, queuing, playing, walking, chatting and celebrating – as well as individual portraits. It is a varied and lively collection, with cards, prints and original work available.

Venue 25 Oxfam Music and Art Shop

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  • Loves to be Loved: Paintings by Janet Sainsbury

    New paintings celebrating pop music, including LP-sized portraits of musicians and smaller paintings of pop fans. The work will be for sale with 50% of proceeds going to Oxfam.

Venue 26 4 The Mint

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  • Laurel Keeley

    Laurel’s ceramics have become less about the decorative surface, and more about an integration of surface with form. Her paintings have emerged as a parallel force to this new work.

  • Hazel Johnson Paintings

    Hazel Johnson achieved her Painting degree from Camberwell College of Arts. Her current project are portraits of 'lost' movie stars based on a catalog found rummaging in charity shops.

Venue 24 NR Studio

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  • LP-EDITS

    Searching for originality, LP-Edits is an artist not afraid to experiment with new ideas. Screen printing and hand cut stencils painted over expressive use of graffiti colours… and the signature LP(!?) is found on all pieces.

Venue 23 Exeter Picturehouse

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  • Constructed Narratives

    Constructed Narratives bring together works by students studying UAL Foundation Diploma Lens Media at Exeter School of Art. The work focuses on staged/constructed imagery that suggest a narrative which the viewer will ultimately decipher.

Advice Pavilion

A small pod-like pavilion, covered in life advice gathered from residents and community hubs in and around St. James. It’s a monument to the wisdom of our neighbours, a celebration of what we all have to offer each other.

Venue F Jurys Inn

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  • LP-Edits

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Most of my art is in a graffiti spray paint, most are made with the use of hand designed and cut stencil format with abstract backgrounds...”

Venue 10 St Stephen’s Church

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  • Laurel Keeley and James Tatum: Uncommon Ground

    Local artists Laurel Keeley and James Tatum are showing recent ceramics and paintings inspired by the landscape of the south west. This new collaboration brings together a fresh and energetic approach in colour and form, to both paintings and ceramics.

Wheelchair printing

Working with Double Elephant Print Workshop, CEDA members will creating giant prints using their wheelchairs.

Phonic FM

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  • The EAR Show

    Tune in for the sixth edition of the Exeter Art Radio (EAR) Show on Phonic FM. Join our presenters and guests as they discuss art practice, exhibitions and highlights from AWE. You can join in with the chat by calling or texting 01392 434577, by mentioning @phonicfm on Twitter or by leaving a message on Facebook.

Venue 27 Tuckers Hall

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  • Exeter School of Art’s Fine Artists

    University-level Fine Art students from Exeter School of Art will be making work in response to sites in and around Exeter. The work can be viewed in several locations across the city, including the 547-year-old Tucker’s Hall.

Exeter photo walk with Jim Wileman

Learn how photographer Jim Wileman engages with his subject, sets up a shot and makes images come to life. Chat about equipment and techniques while taking your own photos. Suitable for all abilities and cameras, from DSLRs to mobile phones.

Christophe Szpajdel: Lord of the Logos

From stoner, rock, metal band logos to something that reaches wider horizons: pop culture, fashion design: quotes turned into calligraphy and other stylized drawings. This exhibition explains his journey.

Venue 11 TOPOS Exeter

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  • CANTEEN

    Nine contemporary artists’ new work. A multi-sensory experience of sound, painting, film, sculpture, installation, drawing and eating. An exhibition and events exploring relationships between our intimate, personal, local, global, communal and cosmic worlds.

Laurel Keeley

Laurel’s ceramics have become less about the decorative surface, and more about an integration of surface with form. Her paintings have emerged as a parallel force to this new work.

Drop-in printmaking taster session

Drop-in workshop. Pop in, take a look, take part and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers on hand to help you create a print for yourself.

Constructed Narratives

Constructed Narratives bring together works by students studying UAL Foundation Diploma Lens Media at Exeter School of Art. The work focuses on staged/constructed imagery that suggest a narrative which the viewer will ultimately decipher.

Richard Weeks

An exhibition of vibrant and original abstract paintings by local abstract artist Richard Weeks . These expressionist paintings do not attempt to imitate or represent anything, but hopefully evoke a response from their viewer through the strong colour,shape, and line marking form.

Tamara Savchenko

Tamara mainly works with oils and acrylics. Her work is abstract and has two distinctive directions. One is abstract/cubist style, in which she paints portraits, landscapes, flowers etc. The other direction is abstract expressionist paintings.

Lord of the Logos workshop

Join Christophe Szpajdel, the internationally acclaimed and go-to designer of heavy metal logos - for a 2hr session to design your own logo/s. Following his 2016 commissions for Rhianna and Metallica and work for Foo Fighters, we are lucky to be able to offer insight into the working process of a designer at the top of his game.

Venue 28 The Roots Foundation Barber Shop

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  • Alright Mate?

    Writer Cally Hayes and artist Hugh McCann have collaborated to create an art installation that gets you talking about male mental health in an easy and accessible way. Using both audio and visual mediums, join us in the conversation.

Venue 41 EVA Studios

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  • The Blood of a Poet

    Widsith & Deor and guests present a performance inspired by the work of Jean Cocteau.

  • Kenson Low

    Paintings of both natural and industrial landscapes. Recent work includes: Studies and paintings of Dartmoor from a 9 month plein air painting exercise. Industrial multi media satellite images of a Port Talbot project.

Venue 20 Exeter Central Station

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  • Exeter School of Art Exhibition

    A series of images showcasing the work of the Foundation Degree Fine Art, Graphic Communication & Photography students of Exeter School of Art.

Mai's stairwell studio

Mai’s work is surreal, inventive and playful. Expanding through three floors, Mai will showcase her early paintings and monochrome work as well as her most current work: an exploration of colour in an explosive manner.

Q R Manning

Working in art and illustration, inspired by wildlife, folklore and fantasy in watercolours, inks and mixed media. Browse work from sketchbook to canvas.

Venue 5 Exeter Phoenix

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  • Artist’s talk: Steffi Klenz

    Join ‘Another Spring’ artist Steffi Klenz as she talks about her artistic practice, which moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video installation.

  • Art Machina

    Showcasing a range of finished digital art created by children and young people during Daisi's (Devon Art in Schools Initiative) Machina project, as well as information about the digital skills, techniques and processes that have been developed by working with local digital artists.

Elizabeth Jardine

Sublime, semi-abstract woodland paintings drawn from periods of immersion in the landscape. Meet the artist, see new paintings and work-in progress. For more information please visit Elizabeth's website: http://www.elizabethjardine.com

Beth Luxton

Beth combines photographic screen printing and painting to create vibrant monochromatic work. She unites fragments and layers within the frame of a single image, mixing the temporalities and spatial forms of the painted, the printed and the digitally rendered.

Exeter Illustrators: Be Inspired

Illustration exhibition showcasing a broad range of creative talent on Exeter’s doorstep. Beautifully sited by Exeter’s canal and featuring the diverse artistic styles of locally based professional illustrators. You name it, they’ve scribbled it! Artworks and publications for sale.

Jess Davies

Jess Davies makes reduction linocut and drypoint prints about the Devon landscape. She often uses unusual, striking, but simple compositions to summon up the essence of a place, and is known for using a marriage of strong and subdued colours in her work.

Venue 40 The Welcome Cafe

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  • Exeter Illustrators: Be Inspired

    Illustration exhibition showcasing a broad range of creative talent on Exeter’s doorstep. Beautifully sited by Exeter’s canal and featuring the diverse artistic styles of locally based professional illustrators. You name it, they’ve scribbled it! Artworks and publications for sale.

Veronica Gosling

Imaginative and humorous work in many media. Zany lamps, freely painted household pottery, 'During the Night' prints and paintings. Hanging bicycles, umbrellas, and other sculptures in a wild, magical garden.

The Art of War: a discussion event

Join kennardphillipps – internationally renowned artists Cat Phillipps and Peter Kennard – for a presentation of recent work followed by a discussion event around contemporary politics and cultural production. This event is produced in association with the University of Exeter Arts & Culture department. See kennardphillipps’ work in Another Spring exhibition at Exeter Phoenix.

Electrical Art Challenge

Want to know more about using electricity? Got the spark but not sure where to start? Come and learn through play. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

Alfie’s Night Out

A new book created especially for RAMM, by children’s book illustrator Victoria Byron, takes children on a wonderful museum tour. Alfie is a sparrow living in a RAMM gallery, what happens when the museum comes alive and Alfie starts exploring?

30 years of CEDA Arts

2018 sees CEDA celebrating its 30th anniversary. This exhibition looks back at 30 years’ worth of artist development, work and projects delivered with and by disabled artists.

Venue 38 Boatyard Bakery

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  • ice report

    Naomi has been Leverhulme Trust/University of Sheffield artist in residence 2017-18. She has been working with the ice scientists in the geography department and on field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Having been shown in Sheffield and at the Royal Geographical Society in London, this work will be touring the UK and Europe.

  • ice report: illustrated talk

    An illustrated talk by Naomi Hart, with sketchbook images and photos from field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Looking at the inspiration behind the work in her exhibition and her experience of working with scientists at the University of Sheffield.

Alright Mate?

Writer Cally Hayes and artist Hugh McCann have collaborated to create an art installation that gets you talking about male mental health in an easy and accessible way. Using both audio and visual mediums, join us in the conversation.

Marie-Noëlle Sculptures

Work in local and Mediterranean marble, life size portraits in bronze. In 2017 Marie-Noëlle started working in Carrara, Italy on a new series, some of which will be on display in the studio.

Protest Poster Workshop

Create a series of two-colour posters using a vintage Risograph machine. Combine collaged source material with marker pens and stencils to create your template. Workshop leaders will also discuss legal ways of sharing your posters with the wider public and shouting your subversive message to the world!

Artist’s talk: Steffi Klenz

Join ‘Another Spring’ artist Steffi Klenz as she talks about her artistic practice, which moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video installation.

Beth Emily Richards: Poor Copy

Artist Beth Emily Richards presents a new performance work that investigates the blurry line between history and myth, responding to recent historical narratives of Michael Jackson’s visits to Devon: regional history that has transcended into urban legend.

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  • Alfie’s Night Out

    A new book created especially for RAMM, by children’s book illustrator Victoria Byron, takes children on a wonderful museum tour. Alfie is a sparrow living in a RAMM gallery, what happens when the museum comes alive and Alfie starts exploring?

  • V&A: Embracing the past, preserving the future

    Dr.Tristram Hunt, V&A Director, discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the museum today. He also examines, in a time of Brexit, Netflix and artificial intelligence, the challenges and opportunities museums face.

AWEsome Printmaking kids workshops

Short bookable printmaking sessions for children aged 8+. While you drop off and pick up your child, take a few minutes to browse the artwork in the studio. All sales raise funds and will further Double Elephant’s work in the community.

Venue 3 St Martin’s Church

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  • Shortplayer + Jem Finer in conversation

    By adjusting the variables that control Longplayer, new compositions can be created that might last only a very short time. Composer-curator Emma Welton, with musicians from the University of Exeter, realises one of these compositions in a live setting. Followed by Longplayer artist Jem Finer in conversation with sound artist and broadcaster Alice Armstrong.

  • Jem Finer: Longplayer

    Longplayer is a 1000-year-long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on 31 December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it can be heard online; through an app; and at listening posts around the world.

Venue 39 4 Williams Avenue

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  • Annabel Potter: Animal Glass Designs

    Celebrating animals and nature with mixed media paintings, hand painted glassware and a new animal alphabet colouring book. Cards and coasters also available.

LP-Edits

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Most of my art is in a graffiti spray paint, most are made with the use of hand designed and cut stencil format with abstract backgrounds...”

Willow Paterson

I am a watercolour artist. I am inspired by the countryside and coastline of Devon and sometimes further afield. In particular the objects I find along the shoreline, such as shells, broken pottery, seaweeds, driftwood and sea creatures.

Bags of Fun!

Magic Carpet participants have decided to help their art escape the studio! All of the Exeter and Honiton groups have been making multi-media forays into the world of fashion and you can pick up your own individual, affordable piece of the action.

Collective

A group exhibition of new work from students on Plymouth University's MA Contemporary Art Practice course, showcasing a variety of mediums and artistic practice.

Venue 50 Exeter City Futures

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  • ARRAY

    Our energy system is the beating heart of civilization and the unseen web that binds us all together. It is changing fast, in ways that will affect all of us: but many people find energy dull and boring. Artists have always played a part in revolutions, but what are they doing now? In this talk we’ll explore how artists are pioneering ways to help us better connect to our energy system.

Kenson Low

Paintings of both natural and industrial landscapes. Recent work includes: Studies and paintings of Dartmoor from a 9 month plein air painting exercise. Industrial multi media satellite images of a Port Talbot project.

Lynn Bailey: Printmaker

Dartmoor, Devon hedgerows, birds, butterflies and bees create a buzz in Lynn’s busy studio packed full of all kinds of printmaking. Plus bags, cards and all manner of curiosities from her prints – perfect for gifts.

Naomi Hart

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I have been travelling all my life and I record my journeys in sketches and paintings. In this exhibition, I will explore how myth and reality can coincide within the same landscape...”

Peter Randall-Page: Geometry of Desire IV

Internationally exhibited and acclaimed sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA Elect brings Geometry of Desire IV to St Martin’s Church. Carved sinuously from Rossi Luanda marble and mounted on an oak stand, the sculpture evokes universal organic forms, at the same time pleasing and atavistic.

A to Z Storybook Sculpture

A giant cardboard book sculpture created by artist James Lake. Walk into the book and discover the storybook characters.

Venue 52 Princesshay

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  • Wheelchair printing

    Working with Double Elephant Print Workshop, CEDA members will creating giant prints using their wheelchairs.

  • Artistic Debris

    Using photography and digital techniques, artist Mark Ware has created four portraits od CEDA members.

ice report: illustrated talk

An illustrated talk by Naomi Hart, with sketchbook images and photos from field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Looking at the inspiration behind the work in her exhibition and her experience of working with scientists at the University of Sheffield.

Shortplayer + Jem Finer in conversation

By adjusting the variables that control Longplayer, new compositions can be created that might last only a very short time. Composer-curator Emma Welton, with musicians from the University of Exeter, realises one of these compositions in a live setting. Followed by Longplayer artist Jem Finer in conversation with sound artist and broadcaster Alice Armstrong.

Susan Thomson

I paint flowers, birds and animals in watercolour. I am inspired by many subjects and create freer works in acrylic, print and mixed media. Originals and prints, framed and unframed and many different cards are on display.

Terrarium

The terrarium in this exhibition celebrates the notion of beautiful botanical worlds captured under glass. Ideas of Handmade Crafts in Cabinets-of-Curiosities accumulate in a display of flowers, plants and foliage. The arrangement is cut and constructed from hand-painted copy/re-cycled paper

ŞÖHRET BAŞARAN HOWELLS: WALKING THROUGH ABSTRACTION

Şöhret is playfully exploring different avenues of abstraction using mainly acrylics on canvas. She likes to express feelings and moods through colours, shapes, inspired by human figure and symbols in the universe. Original paintings, prints and cards available for sale.

John Abraham

John returned to painting in 2012 and since then his work has been featured in many exhibitions in the West Country including several solo exhibitions. Painting mainly Land and Seascapes he works from his Somerset Studio.

A Quiet Night In

A Quiet Night in has been putting on concerts of quiet contemporary music in Exeter since 2014. Join them for an evening that explores the creative possibilities of close listening, quiet and silence. Pay what you decide, on the door.

Venue B Cathedral Financial Management

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  • Nicola Hendry

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I’m a local artist and am absolutely in love with nature, especially the local wildlife...”

Benjamin J Borley

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “These portraits form part of a series titled 8 1/2 Women, which was originally conceived as an exhibition for a cinema...”

The changing face of childhood: A curator-led tour

This tour will guide you through Exeter’s fine art collection, focusing on the changing face of childhood and child iconography from the 17th to the 20th century. The tour will examine works by James Gandy, Richard Cosway and James Leakey.

Venue 9 St Petrock’s Church

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  • Exeter’s Vanished Rock Venues and other stories

    Photos, zines, booklets, podcasts and other storytelling about or from Exeter, including writers and artists from the Listening to the City podcast group, Exeter Phoenix Artists’ Writing Group, Analogue Collective zine group, and others.

Magical Mini Market

A miniature market of beautiful, affordable, handmade and handcrafted treasures and curios in the Gallery.

Give us a Hand

ImPerfect Perfect’s exhibition ‘Give us a Hand‘ has been created by bringing the artist, the performer and the public together. A collection created by the coming together and a joining of hands. A celebration of women, recognition, unity and a reminder of how far we still have to go.

Sheila J Thorne

Non-figurative abstract expressionist paintings celebrating my emotional response to colour. I apply layers of acrylic paint freely to the canvas on the floor with improvised tools, not brushes, thus allowing the image to develop spontaneously.

Venue 43 1 Miller Close

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  • Minecraft my home

    Create giant virtual sculptures. Turn homes into castles. Subvert urban design: cover it with flowers. Pave the streets with gold. St Loye is the patron of miners and goldsmiths, so we created St Loyes in Minecraft… Come and play!

Venue 31 31 St Leonards Road

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  • Ben Bennett

    Plenty of framed and unframed acrylic paintings as well as tabletop-sized 3D (mixed media) art as well as the opportunity to view my studio/flat.

  • Lynn Bailey: Printmaker

    Dartmoor, Devon hedgerows, birds, butterflies and bees create a buzz in Lynn’s busy studio packed full of all kinds of printmaking. Plus bags, cards and all manner of curiosities from her prints – perfect for gifts.

Venue 12 Co-Lab

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  • Richard Nolan

    A collection of mixed media pieces ranging from the whimsical to the political. Vibrant, eye-catching work taking inspiration from artists from Lichtenstein to Basquiat to street art.

V&A: Embracing the past, preserving the future

Dr.Tristram Hunt, V&A Director, discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the museum today. He also examines, in a time of Brexit, Netflix and artificial intelligence, the challenges and opportunities museums face.

Venue 32 7 Jennifer Close

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  • Jane Lawrence

    I enjoy experimenting and making unusual art from textiles. I have for sale affordable hand felted individual pieces using both wet and dry felting methods and other interesting work.

Venue 34 Exeter Northcott Theatre

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  • Laura Henning

    Bright and colourful, large scale acrylic portraits.

Music installation

To celebrate CEDA’s 30th anniversary, sound artist Daisy Higman has worked with CEDA members to create a soundscape inspired by popular music of the last 30 years.

The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival

The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival series was established by multi-media artist Beth Fox to offer artists the opportunity to have their films screened in a cinema setting and watched in their entirety. The programme is selected via a democratic open call accessible to national and international artists at any stage of their career.

Richard Nolan

A collection of mixed media pieces ranging from the whimsical to the political. Vibrant, eye-catching work taking inspiration from artists from Lichtenstein to Basquiat to street art.

ATOI: Binlang

Amy and Oliver Thomas-Irvine are a collaborative duo that live and work in Cornwall. They work in sculpture, found-object, collage, photography, performance as well as by-products from performance-based installations.

Venue A Amos Lighting + Home

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  • Naomi Hart

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I have been travelling all my life and I record my journeys in sketches and paintings. In this exhibition, I will explore how myth and reality can coincide within the same landscape...”

Venue 15 81a Mount Pleasant Road

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  • Q R Manning

    Working in art and illustration, inspired by wildlife, folklore and fantasy in watercolours, inks and mixed media. Browse work from sketchbook to canvas.

Venue 1 AWEsome Art Space

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  • AWEsome Art Fair

    Art Week Exeter celebrates a broad ecology of arts across the city. Here’s your chance to get a look at it all in one place! You’ll hopefully have already enjoyed the past six months’ worth of exhibitions at this venue, now for the crowning show...

  • Bags of Fun!

    Magic Carpet participants have decided to help their art escape the studio! All of the Exeter and Honiton groups have been making multi-media forays into the world of fashion and you can pick up your own individual, affordable piece of the action.

Katya Romankevich

Large colourful abstract work created using lino as a print surface on which to print multi-layer blocks of colour and texture. Each mark leads to the next and intuitively links with the colours and textures developing on the paper.

We Built This City

We Built This City is constructed from cells, personal units; many have been made through workshops with young and vulnerable people, each one a considered study of what we call 'home'. The project is purposely engaging with people from very different walks of life, to bring a valuable sharing of perspectives.

EVA Studios group exhibition

An eclectic collection of artists’ studios. There will be a group exhibition including illustration, figurative and abstract painting, metalwork, glass, ceramics and more.

Venue 18 Boston Tea Party

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  • The Architect-Walker: a mis-guide

    Four architect-walking explorations of the city, from Wrights & Sites, the people who walked the ‘Exeter Mis-Guide’ all the way to ‘A Mis-Guide to Anywhere’…

  • The Architect-Walker

    An exhibition of collaged photographs by artist Stuart Crewes. These are illustrations taken from The Architect-Walker by Wrights & Sites – the south west’s foremost practitioners of the dérive – published by Triarchy Press. Exhibition includes a limited-edition RISO print.

LP-EDITS

Searching for originality, LP-Edits is an artist not afraid to experiment with new ideas. Screen printing and hand cut stencils painted over expressive use of graffiti colours… and the signature LP(!?) is found on all pieces.

Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Childhood

Before the enlightenment, children in art appeared as miniature adults. Later Victorian works emphasised childhood innocence and romanticism. The changing face of childhood and child iconography, from the 17th to the 20th century, can be explored throughout this exhibition.

Land Matters: After Process

Land Matters explores indeterminacy and how the landscape of copper and iron industrial mining locations in Devon is encountered and represented. Laurie Reynolds is an artist who works with camera and landscape with a focus on the process of collaboration with the materials that comprise the landscape.

Venue 4 Exeter Cathedral

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  • We Built This City

    We Built This City is constructed from cells, personal units; many have been made through workshops with young and vulnerable people, each one a considered study of what we call 'home'. The project is purposely engaging with people from very different walks of life, to bring a valuable sharing of perspectives.

Steven Bramble

Sharing the wonderful Studio 36 to show recent work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink and pencil. Also a company of puppets.

Annabel Potter: Animal Glass Designs

Celebrating animals and nature with mixed media paintings, hand painted glassware and a new animal alphabet colouring book. Cards and coasters also available.

Venue E Wilkinson Grant

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  • Stella Tripp

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Since childhood I have used art to try to understand the world; to explore the nature of reality, both gentle and brutal: the fragility of the world and our engagement with it.”

Venue 2 Southernhay

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  • Art Car Boot Sale

    AWE’s ever-popular Art Car Boot Sale returns, this year on Southernhay. Check out the fantastic range of affordable and outrageous art available in a relaxed market atmosphere. A heady mix of artists, makers, performers and curiosities. With engaging activities, drinks and laughs.

Venue D Inspired Dental Care

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  • Winnie Chan + Stella Tripp

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I see making art as a way to communicate with others, through messages and expression.”

Another Spring

Curated by art historian, critic and curator Dr Jean Wainwright, Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. It reflects on current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society.

Welcome

Welcome to the third blast of Art Week Exeter (AWE). It’s been an interesting year and not just in the art world: we’re certainly seeing it reflected in the work on show in 2018’s festival. Robin Doyle’s impressive We Built This City has been hands-on with diverse communities around the city to create a spectacle […]

Pop Art in Print

From Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst, this exhibition offers a comprehensive and exciting view of artists working in this style from the 1960s to the early-2000s. Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Architect-Walker

An exhibition of collaged photographs by artist Stuart Crewes. These are illustrations taken from The Architect-Walker by Wrights & Sites – the south west’s foremost practitioners of the dérive – published by Triarchy Press. Exhibition includes a limited-edition RISO print.

Venue 17 Chococo

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  • CEDA Ceramics

    Enjoy some handmade chocolates and a cuppa in this special cafe in Gandy Street. At the same time stop and admire the special collection of ceramics created by artists at CEDA with professional ceramicist Emily Parr.

Ellen Tinkham College Animation

Discovering, exploring and creating pixilated animation, students with complex and profound learning difficulties from Ellen Tinkham College worked with artist in residence Rhodri Cooper to produce this mind-bending short film.

Venue 46 Quay Art Gallery

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  • John Abraham

    John returned to painting in 2012 and since then his work has been featured in many exhibitions in the West Country including several solo exhibitions. Painting mainly Land and Seascapes he works from his Somerset Studio.

Lyndsey Gates

Glass artist working with glass and wood, across methods including stained glass, 3D geometric design and kiln work, often combined with hand crafted second-loved wood to create wall and stand alone features.

Stella Tripp

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Since childhood I have used art to try to understand the world; to explore the nature of reality, both gentle and brutal: the fragility of the world and our engagement with it.”

Greater Than I

A panel of scientists, academics and artists (including Longplayer artist Jem Finer) meet to consider creative responses to space, time, society and environment: matters with scale greater than a human lifetime. Hosted by artist and curator Alex Murdin.

Venue 49 Eastdon Farm

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  • Richard Weeks

    An exhibition of vibrant and original abstract paintings by local abstract artist Richard Weeks . These expressionist paintings do not attempt to imitate or represent anything, but hopefully evoke a response from their viewer through the strong colour,shape, and line marking form.

  • Tamara Savchenko

    Tamara mainly works with oils and acrylics. Her work is abstract and has two distinctive directions. One is abstract/cubist style, in which she paints portraits, landscapes, flowers etc. The other direction is abstract expressionist paintings.

Laura Henning

Bright and bold portraits painted in acrylic on canvas.

AWEsome posters: drop in screenprint session

Drop-in workshop. Take a look, print a poster & pick up some artwork. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers will be on hand to help you print a poster.

Venue 7 2 Roman Gate

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  • Joy Anderson

    In my latest work on perspex I am interested in 'excavating' or carving out solid painterly shapes. I am enjoying the process of hollowing out these slab-like forms, building within them or chipping away at their painted edges.

  • Land Matters: After Process

    Land Matters explores indeterminacy and how the landscape of copper and iron industrial mining locations in Devon is encountered and represented. Laurie Reynolds is an artist who works with camera and landscape with a focus on the process of collaboration with the materials that comprise the landscape.

Jane Lawrence

I enjoy experimenting and making unusual art from textiles. I have for sale affordable hand felted individual pieces using both wet and dry felting methods and other interesting work.

Art Machina

Showcasing a range of finished digital art created by children and young people during Daisi's (Devon Art in Schools Initiative) Machina project, as well as information about the digital skills, techniques and processes that have been developed by working with local digital artists.

Winnie Chan + Stella Tripp

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I see making art as a way to communicate with others, through messages and expression.”

Hazel Johnson Paintings

Hazel Johnson achieved her Painting degree from Camberwell College of Arts. Her current project are portraits of 'lost' movie stars based on a catalog found rummaging in charity shops.

Laurel Keeley and James Tatum: Uncommon Ground

Local artists Laurel Keeley and James Tatum are showing recent ceramics and paintings inspired by the landscape of the south west. This new collaboration brings together a fresh and energetic approach in colour and form, to both paintings and ceramics.

Venue B Cartridges Law

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  • Benjamin J Borley

    Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “These portraits form part of a series titled 8 1/2 Women, which was originally conceived as an exhibition for a cinema...”

Uncommon Ground

Local Artists, Laurel Keeley and James Tatum are showing recent ceramics and paintings inspired by the landscapes of the South West. This exhibition is a celebration in different media of the varied and beautiful land and coasts that surround us.

Venue 37 17 Maple Road

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  • Alasdair Urquhart

    Sketchbooks and new work from an artist’s residency on the Isles Of Scilly. Set pieces, depicting detailed scenes from nature with rich colouring and texture, reflecting Alasdair’s own deep interest in ecology and the human condition, the lives of people and their work.

Venue 36 The ArtHouse

Taking place here…

  • ŞÖHRET BAŞARAN HOWELLS: WALKING THROUGH ABSTRACTION

    Şöhret is playfully exploring different avenues of abstraction using mainly acrylics on canvas. She likes to express feelings and moods through colours, shapes, inspired by human figure and symbols in the universe. Original paintings, prints and cards available for sale.

AWEsome Art Fair

Art Week Exeter celebrates a broad ecology of arts across the city. Here’s your chance to get a look at it all in one place! You’ll hopefully have already enjoyed the past six months’ worth of exhibitions at this venue, now for the crowning show...

Build your own solar phone charger

Ever wondered just what goes on inside a solar panel? Ready to take clean energy into your own hands? Stumped by watts, amps and volts? This full day workshop goes back to basics, to take you from zero to hand-made solar panel – with the future of energy explored along the way. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

The Lonely Arts Column

LAC First dates

Venue 21 5 Silver Terrace

Taking place here…

  • Mai's stairwell studio

    Mai’s work is surreal, inventive and playful. Expanding through three floors, Mai will showcase her early paintings and monochrome work as well as her most current work: an exploration of colour in an explosive manner.

Joy Anderson

In my latest work on perspex I am interested in 'excavating' or carving out solid painterly shapes. I am enjoying the process of hollowing out these slab-like forms, building within them or chipping away at their painted edges.

Investing in Arts & Culture

A public conversation between international arts organisations, academics and regional culture-makers to address the benefits and constraints of private and public funding for arts and culture.

Art Car Boot Sale

AWE’s ever-popular Art Car Boot Sale returns, this year on Southernhay. Check out the fantastic range of affordable and outrageous art available in a relaxed market atmosphere. A heady mix of artists, makers, performers and curiosities. With engaging activities, drinks and laughs.

Exeter School of Art End of Year Show

From painting and sculpture to photographic prints and exciting design solutions, the work exhibited at the Yard Gallery in the Centre for the Creative Industries is a broad range of art and design created by the Foundation Degree students of Exeter School of Art.

Minecraft my home

Create giant virtual sculptures. Turn homes into castles. Subvert urban design: cover it with flowers. Pave the streets with gold. St Loye is the patron of miners and goldsmiths, so we created St Loyes in Minecraft… Come and play!

Sound Walks

Starting in the gardens/entrance of St Sidwell’s Community Centre, artist Laura Denning leads a tangled tour of the area, and finishing at TOPOS, where participants can view the ‘CANTEEN’ show at their leisure.

Gordon Hill

A one-time famous international football referee, who now enjoys working on paper exploring a wide variety of colour and techniques.

CEDA Ceramics

Enjoy some handmade chocolates and a cuppa in this special cafe in Gandy Street. At the same time stop and admire the special collection of ceramics created by artists at CEDA with professional ceramicist Emily Parr.

Venue 47 Quay Gardens Sculpture Studio

Taking place here…

  • Marie-Noëlle Sculptures

    Work in local and Mediterranean marble, life size portraits in bronze. In 2017 Marie-Noëlle started working in Carrara, Italy on a new series, some of which will be on display in the studio.

The Blood of a Poet

Widsith & Deor and guests present a performance inspired by the work of Jean Cocteau.

CANTEEN

Nine contemporary artists’ new work. A multi-sensory experience of sound, painting, film, sculpture, installation, drawing and eating. An exhibition and events exploring relationships between our intimate, personal, local, global, communal and cosmic worlds.

Anthi Kay Ceramics

My ceramics, whether thrown or hand built, take on a very simplistic shape and form which then carries through to the glazing with a contemporary but classic feel. My hope is they are seen as both aesthetic and practical in their use.

Jayne Farleigh

An exhibition of paintings of wildlife, landscapes and estuary scenes. I am inspired by animals and birds, and also the ever changing estuaries in Devon. My paintings are from photographs, sketches and memories of what is seen and felt.

Venue 30 16 Franklin Street

Taking place here…

  • Winnie Chan

    MA Fine Art graduate of Chelsea College of Arts. Originally from Hong Kong, have based in Penzance, Lancaster and London before Exeter. Her works are her life experiences, introspection, journey in finding true happiness, interconnectedness between our consumption patterns and environment

CEDA Community Mosaic Workshop

Working with CEDA Artist in Residence Ros Hammond, come along and drop in with this collaborative workshop and contribute towards a new piece of art celebrating Exeter and its creative community.

Venue 19 Exeter School of Art

Taking place here…

  • Exeter School of Art End of Year Show

    From painting and sculpture to photographic prints and exciting design solutions, the work exhibited at the Yard Gallery in the Centre for the Creative Industries is a broad range of art and design created by the Foundation Degree students of Exeter School of Art.

  • Exeter School of Art FdA End of Year Event

    This is the end of year party for our Foundation Degree Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Photography students. Join us for a glass of wine and see all the wonderful work our students have created over the year.

Ben Bennett

Plenty of framed and unframed acrylic paintings as well as tabletop-sized 3D (mixed media) art as well as the opportunity to view my studio/flat.

The EAR Show

Tune in for the sixth edition of the Exeter Art Radio (EAR) Show on Phonic FM. Join our presenters and guests as they discuss art practice, exhibitions and highlights from AWE. You can join in with the chat by calling or texting 01392 434577, by mentioning @phonicfm on Twitter or by leaving a message on Facebook.

Sound Walks

Starting in the gardens/entrance of St Sidwell’s Community Centre, artist Laura Denning leads a tangled tour of the area, and finishing at TOPOS, where participants can view the ‘CANTEEN’ show at their leisure.

Exeter School of Art Exhibition

A series of images showcasing the work of the Foundation Degree Fine Art, Graphic Communication & Photography students of Exeter School of Art.

We Are Fans: Zine Workshop

Join artists Pineapple Falls and Beth Emily Richards in making your own zine! Taking inspiration from ’90s fanzine culture, they’ll be collaging, drawing, and photocopying to create your own zine to take away and share. All materials provided.

Lord of the Logos Fest

Phonic FM and Art Week Exeter present a micro-fest for Lord of the Logos, Christophe Szpajdel. Featuring an illustrated talk, short documentary by Luke Hagan, doom/stoner rock DJ set by DJ Deadly Marvin and live performance by doom/sludge band Witch Hammer (UK). www.lordofthelogos.com

Venue 45 Sail Loft Studio

Taking place here…

  • Caroline Hart wallpaperboats

    Abstract boat paintings using ink and pastel on vintage maps, framed in rustic reclaimed frames resembling the hulls of boats outside the studio on Topsham Quay, together with drypoint and monoprints of abstract boats and buoys.

  • Anthi Kay Ceramics

    My ceramics, whether thrown or hand built, take on a very simplistic shape and form which then carries through to the glazing with a contemporary but classic feel. My hope is they are seen as both aesthetic and practical in their use.

Exeter’s Vanished Rock Venues and other stories

Photos, zines, booklets, podcasts and other storytelling about or from Exeter, including writers and artists from the Listening to the City podcast group, Exeter Phoenix Artists’ Writing Group, Analogue Collective zine group, and others.

Loves to be Loved: Paintings by Janet Sainsbury

New paintings celebrating pop music, including LP-sized portraits of musicians and smaller paintings of pop fans. The work will be for sale with 50% of proceeds going to Oxfam.

Venue 48 The Summerhouse

Taking place here…

  • Jayne Farleigh

    An exhibition of paintings of wildlife, landscapes and estuary scenes. I am inspired by animals and birds, and also the ever changing estuaries in Devon. My paintings are from photographs, sketches and memories of what is seen and felt.

  • Willow Paterson

    I am a watercolour artist. I am inspired by the countryside and coastline of Devon and sometimes further afield. In particular the objects I find along the shoreline, such as shells, broken pottery, seaweeds, driftwood and sea creatures.

Venue 33 9 Jennifer Close

Taking place here…

  • Rachael Jamieson

    Paintings of people together: in cafes, queuing, playing, walking, chatting and celebrating – as well as individual portraits. It is a varied and lively collection, with cards, prints and original work available.

Art around the city

AWE gave a shout-out to artists, students and creative people across the city, in a bid to fill our visual landscape with art. At a time when advertising shouts at us and everything seems to be vying for our attention, we feel it's good to provide a space that isn't trying to sell you something, but transport you to a different place.

Artistic Debris

Using photography and digital techniques, artist Mark Ware has created four portraits od CEDA members.

Sound Walks

Starting in the gardens/entrance of St Sidwell’s Community Centre, artist Laura Denning leads a tangled tour of the area, and finishing at TOPOS, where participants can view the ‘CANTEEN’ show at their leisure.

Venue 14 Queen’s Crescent Garden

Taking place here…

  • Advice Pavilion

    A small pod-like pavilion, covered in life advice gathered from residents and community hubs in and around St. James. It’s a monument to the wisdom of our neighbours, a celebration of what we all have to offer each other.

Jem Finer: Longplayer

Longplayer is a 1000-year-long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on 31 December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it can be heard online; through an app; and at listening posts around the world.

Winnie Chan

MA Fine Art graduate of Chelsea College of Arts. Originally from Hong Kong, have based in Penzance, Lancaster and London before Exeter. Her works are her life experiences, introspection, journey in finding true happiness, interconnectedness between our consumption patterns and environment

Venue 29 Studio 36

Taking place here…

  • Gordon Hill

    A one-time famous international football referee, who now enjoys working on paper exploring a wide variety of colour and techniques.

  • Steven Bramble

    Sharing the wonderful Studio 36 to show recent work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink and pencil. Also a company of puppets.

Venue 44 13 Greatwood Terrace

Taking place here…

  • Susan Thomson

    I paint flowers, birds and animals in watercolour. I am inspired by many subjects and create freer works in acrylic, print and mixed media. Originals and prints, framed and unframed and many different cards are on display.

The Art Vending Machine

Featuring the artwork of twelve selected artists from across the UK and the globe, the Art Vending Machine vends affordable artwork for the people of Exeter. In small packets you will discover an amazing array of micro sculptures, tiny books, intricate sketches, live poetry recordings, experimental filmography and much more. With the clunk of a coin own, buy art.

Exeter School of Art FdA End of Year Event

This is the end of year party for our Foundation Degree Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Photography students. Join us for a glass of wine and see all the wonderful work our students have created over the year.

Venue 22 Exeter Community Centre

Taking place here…

  • Christophe Szpajdel: Lord of the Logos

    From stoner, rock, metal band logos to something that reaches wider horizons: pop culture, fashion design: quotes turned into calligraphy and other stylized drawings. This exhibition explains his journey.

  • Electrical Art Challenge

    Want to know more about using electricity? Got the spark but not sure where to start? Come and learn through play. All materials are included and no previous experience is required.

ice report

Naomi has been Leverhulme Trust/University of Sheffield artist in residence 2017-18. She has been working with the ice scientists in the geography department and on field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Having been shown in Sheffield and at the Royal Geographical Society in London, this work will be touring the UK and Europe.

Alasdair Urquhart

Sketchbooks and new work from an artist’s residency on the Isles Of Scilly. Set pieces, depicting detailed scenes from nature with rich colouring and texture, reflecting Alasdair’s own deep interest in ecology and the human condition, the lives of people and their work.

Venue 16 Double Elephant Print Workshop

Taking place here…

  • Drop-in printmaking taster session

    Drop-in workshop. Pop in, take a look, take part and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers on hand to help you create a print for yourself.

  • Totally Totes: drop-in screenprint session

    Drop-in workshop. Take a look, print a tote and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers will be on hand to help you screenprint a tote bag.

Double Elephant Print Workshop open studio

Affordable prints to suit every pocket, plus the chance to look round the studio where they were made. You can also have a go: printmakers will be on hand to help you print posters and tote bags.

Nicola Hendry

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I’m a local artist and am absolutely in love with nature, especially the local wildlife...”

Exeter in ceramics + RAMM in 360 degrees

Drop by to see a ceramics display inspired by the museum’s objects and created by CEDA (Community Equality Disability Action), assisted by ceramicist Emily Parr. You’re also invited to view their 360-degree digital views of the museum through headsets.

Galleries R Us

Over the course of AWE, Preston Street Union will roam the streets of Exeter, constructing their temporary artspace at various points of interest and activity, then taking it down and moving on.

Venue 35 7 Elm Grove Road

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  • Sheila J Thorne

    Non-figurative abstract expressionist paintings celebrating my emotional response to colour. I apply layers of acrylic paint freely to the canvas on the floor with improvised tools, not brushes, thus allowing the image to develop spontaneously.

  • Katya Romankevich

    Large colourful abstract work created using lino as a print surface on which to print multi-layer blocks of colour and texture. Each mark leads to the next and intuitively links with the colours and textures developing on the paper.

Totally Totes: drop-in screenprint session

Drop-in workshop. Take a look, print a tote and take away. Affordable prints to suit every pocket plus look round the studio where it was made. You can also have a go! Two printmakers will be on hand to help you screenprint a tote bag.

Venue 8 Exeter Library

Taking place here…

  • Terrarium

    The terrarium in this exhibition celebrates the notion of beautiful botanical worlds captured under glass. Ideas of Handmade Crafts in Cabinets-of-Curiosities accumulate in a display of flowers, plants and foliage. The arrangement is cut and constructed from hand-painted copy/re-cycled paper

  • A to Z Storybook Sculpture

    A giant cardboard book sculpture created by artist James Lake. Walk into the book and discover the storybook characters.

Venue 51 St Sidwell’s Community Centre

Taking place here…

  • Sound Walks

    Starting in the gardens/entrance of St Sidwell’s Community Centre, artist Laura Denning leads a tangled tour of the area, and finishing at TOPOS, where participants can view the ‘CANTEEN’ show at their leisure.

  • Sound Walks

    Starting in the gardens/entrance of St Sidwell’s Community Centre, artist Laura Denning leads a tangled tour of the area, and finishing at TOPOS, where participants can view the ‘CANTEEN’ show at their leisure.

Laura Henning

Bright and colourful, large scale acrylic portraits.

Another Spring: Curator’s Tour

Join the exhibition’s curator, art historian and critic Dr Jean Wainwright for a special tour of ‘Another Spring’. Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. The exhibition reflects on the current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society, where the debated question of citizenship, the foundation for identity and political governance is tied to ultranationalist concerns and increased measures to regulate and control the movement of people across borders. The fear of national invasion and the economic erosion by an ‘outsider’ increasingly throws into question whether moving across borders will become even more difficult in years to come.

ARRAY

Our energy system is the beating heart of civilization and the unseen web that binds us all together. It is changing fast, in ways that will affect all of us: but many people find energy dull and boring. Artists have always played a part in revolutions, but what are they doing now? In this talk we’ll explore how artists are pioneering ways to help us better connect to our energy system.

Creative Hub Social

Want to indulge in a spot of creative networking? Get yourself down to the bar at Exeter Phoenix for a complimentary drink and catch up with the Art Week Exeter crowd.

Exeter School of Art’s Fine Artists

University-level Fine Art students from Exeter School of Art will be making work in response to sites in and around Exeter. The work can be viewed in several locations across the city, including the 547-year-old Tucker’s Hall.

The Architect-Walker: a mis-guide

Four architect-walking explorations of the city, from Wrights & Sites, the people who walked the ‘Exeter Mis-Guide’ all the way to ‘A Mis-Guide to Anywhere’…

Venue 13 Richer Sounds

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  • Ellen Tinkham College Animation

    Discovering, exploring and creating pixilated animation, students with complex and profound learning difficulties from Ellen Tinkham College worked with artist in residence Rhodri Cooper to produce this mind-bending short film.

Caroline Hart wallpaperboats

Abstract boat paintings using ink and pastel on vintage maps, framed in rustic reclaimed frames resembling the hulls of boats outside the studio on Topsham Quay, together with drypoint and monoprints of abstract boats and buoys.