Fairy houses and paper giraffe on show in new exhibition

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Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 5:18pm

Freehand is a new exhibition of inspirational craftwork made by local young people and adults in workshops run by the Devon Guild, during 2014-15

Exhibition runs until Sunday 5 July.

The gallery will show objects made in a series of community workshops by Guild makers and artists, who worked with children and young people supported by social services and with complex needs, older people living in supported communities, refugees, adults with learning disabilities and prisoners from HMP Dartmoor. Together they have produced truly inspirational work including large paper mache creatures, tiny houses made from natural material, mosiacs, wire sculpture, and giant ceramic beads (in a project run with local artist Mandie Biscoe at Ellen Tinkham School, Exeter).

The exhibition explores the value of hands-on making through the Freehand project which connects people with little engagement with arts and craft, to creative activities - either as a solitary or a social activity and regardless of age, ability or circumstance.

Free. Open 7 days a week 10am to 5.30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
Telephone: 01626 832 223