The search begins for Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the title of Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022. Devon CPRE, a South West branch of the countryside charity CPRE, held the competition for the first time last year and was impressed with the quality and quantity of entries from across the county.

The charity is inviting budding young artists to showcase their creativity by capturing Devon’s unique and precious landscapes in the medium of their choice. There are two entry categories - one for teenagers and one for younger children - with cash prizes for the winners....

Strictly Sherlock!

Event Date: 
14/10/2021 - 7:00pm
Cygnet Theatre

Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life some of his greatest and most baffling cases. This original one-man show has been adapted from the originals written by Arthur Conan Doyle. We eschew the excesses and deviations of other adaptations and return to the original source material. An evening of deliciously atmospheric theatre. With tales from his most chilling cases: “The Sussex Vampire”, “The Creeping Man” and “The Devil's Foot! Expect nothing but Strictly Sherlock!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin...

How the Spotlight on Care animation will look at Exeter Phoenix

Spotlight on Care projection

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 6:15pm to 22/10/2021 - 10:15pm
Exeter Phoenix

Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.

Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...

The artist at work on the Exeter Phoenix 'Spotlight on Care' animation

Exeter artist Leo Jamelli shines a spotlight on the nation’s unpaid carers

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:48am

Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli is collaborating with University of Exeter academics Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer and Dr Catriona McKenzie on an emotive contemporary art project entitled Spotlight on Care.

He's created a hand-drawn animation of an unpaid carer from Exeter which will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix after dark in late October. The two-storey high projection will celebrate the millions who work around the clock caring for family and friends at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis...

Devon painter to help find CPRE’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2021

Exeter-based landscape artist Kath Hadden will be giving Devon CPRE the benefit of her expertise this autumn to help find the county’s most talented young landscape artists.

Devon CPRE, the local branch of the countryside charity, recently launched a new competition to find Devon's Best Young Landscape Artist 2021

Budding young artists up to the age of 18 can now compete for the prestigious title, following a rebrand of the charity’s traditional painting competition for children.

The contest allows the county’s under 18s to showcase their artistic skills - and win a...

Devon Art Society Exhibition

Devon Art Society - Summer Art Show

Event Date: 
14/08/2021 - 10:00am to 29/08/2021 - 4:00pm
St Anne’s Hall, Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SN

The Devon Art Society´s Summer Art Show with works for sale, will be held at St. Anne’s Hall, Babbacombe. There will be hundreds of paintings on display. The artists are showing works covering classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and some abstracts too.

Event Date: Saturday, 14th August, 2021 to Sunday, 29th August, 2021

Venue: St Anne’s Hall, Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SN

Open daily 10am - 6pm closing on Sunday 29th at 4pm

Admission is free

Contact: 01803 310600...

Guided Walking Tour of The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

Event Date: 
09/06/2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

This is a small group (10 people), guided walking tour of The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook.

Explore the garden, see the work in progress, and learn about its unique story, its creators and our restoration plans.

The garden is a not-for-profit charitable interest company and all proceeds are reinvested in the restoration and replanting of the garden.

Full details and directions on our website

Booking essential.

Tickets available by clicking on “Book Tickets“ below. Price: £5 Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Bob Dylan brings lyrics to life in launch of latest art collection

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 11/08/2020 - 10:22pm

Bob Dylan’s brand-new art collection, Mondo Scripto , has launched this week, exclusively sold by leading retail art group, Castle Fine Art.

In this second release from the series, Dylan continues the selection of his most renowned lyrics, each originally handwritten by him in pen on paper and accompanied by an original pencil drawing.

The six limited-edition graphics, each hand-signed by Dylan, showcase music released by the artist between 1963 and 1966. Carefully curated and encompassing themes of humanity - from absent love to politics and loss - Mondo Scripto...

Thelma Hulbert Gallery to reopen its doors in July

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Honiton plans to reopen its doors on the 11th July with the relaunch of its acclaimed exhibition: ARTIST ROOMS Richard Long Being in the Moment . This ambitious exhibition, which examines our relationship to the natural world is kick-starting East Devon District Council’s programme of cultural recovery. It will be accompanied by an inspiring new creative programme of art activities, projects and workshops coming soon to a neighbourhood near you.

The gallery has reconfigured the visitor experience to ensure the safety of visitors and staff following...

socially awkward misfit comic book

Exeter cartoonist creates comic book about struggles with anxiety

Authored by dizzypop
Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:17pm

Exeter cartoonist Ross Hendrick has recently completed his latest work, a comic book which humorously yet thoughtfully documents the struggles with social anxiety.

Ross, who has previously worked for such publications as The Beano, Viz and the Express & Echo, is the creator of a popular webcomic called Socially Awkward Misfit. The protagonist is a character called Sam (an acronym of Socially Awkward Misfit) who is loosely based on Ross's own life.

The webcomic deals with issues relating to anxiety, depression and introversion, and has become popular with people from all...