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...

Exeter artist Adam Garratt is part of a new portrait series ‘Ticket To Your Happy Place’

Exeter resident, Adam Garratt, is part of a new portrait series called ‘Ticket To Your Happy Place’ shot by photographer Tom Oldham and commissioned by The National Lottery. The portrait series celebrates all the places that make us happy, that we love to visit, and have missed over the past year. Adam’s happy place is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter.

The portraits have been commissioned to celebrate The National Lottery Open Week, which offers discounts and free entry at participating venues from 5 -13 June, and The National Lottery Cinema Weekend,...

Thomas Shapcot (aka Jeremy James Taylor MBE) reads the Royal Charter from King James 1st

Incorporation of Weavers Fullers and Shearmen celebrate 400th anniversary of granting of Royal Charter by King James I

On 3rd August 1620, a sizeable crowd gathered in Fore Street, Exeter in front of Tuckers Hall to greet Thomas Shapcot who had journeyed from London on horseback bearing the Royal Charter granted by King James 1 to allow the Weavers Fullers and Shearmen of the City to become an Incorporation. This charter gave the Incorporation the seal of approval to become a self-governing body in order to protect the trades and mysteries of cloth-making from outside influences, who had interfered and reduced the quality of Exeter Cloth, affecting the reputation, reducing demand and the price to an...

The Exeter College graduate behind one of art’s biggest lockdown trends 

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Sun, 07/05/2020 - 10:33am

An Exeter College art graduate has been the inspiration behind one of lockdown’s more unique art trends.

Since the Government’s lockdown of the country in March, a number of artists have been looking for an outlet for their creative flair and have taken to recreating classic pieces of art from the comfort of their own home using photography.

But Anna Grayson, from Teignmouth, has been producing work like this for years, having originally experimented with this photographic art style while studying an Access to Higher Education Art course with Exeter College in 2012....

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...

Exeter artist in heats for Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Artist Greg Mason (57) from Exeter has been chosen from hundreds to compete against eight artists and alongside a further 50 “wildcard” artists in the fourth heat of this year’s Landscape Artist of the Year series, produced by award winning production company Storyvault Films.

The programme started on Tuesday 16th October on Sky Arts at 8pm, and Greg appears in the fourth heat which goes out on 6th November. It is hosted by new co-presenter - actor and art-lover Stephen Mangan alongside Joan Bakewell.

Those taking part are challenged to create a piece of art depicting...

Local artist represented by Devon gallery

Dartmoor artist Shirley Kirkcaldy is celebrating after her work has been selected to be represented by a new Devon gallery.

The Tidal Gallery, which opens at Victoria Place, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, on July 22 will be exhibiting eight of Shirley’s latest landscapes and seascapes.

“It is pleasing that galleries are increasingly showing interest in my work,” says Shirley, who was recently featured artist in Dartmoor and Devon Life magazines.

Shirley’s work is informed by what she experiences when in the landscape – an intuitive response to a place and time. Working...

Devon artist raises £10,000 for special care babies

When Devon artist Jennie Rhodes was asked to create a picture in aid of the Torbay Special Care Baby Unit and Exeter Neonatal Unit, little did she realise the units’ tiny tots would play a major part in her design, which raised an amazing £10,000 at a charity auction.

Jennie’s aim was to produce a picture that was not only unique but also relevant to the babies cared for at the units, so she enlisted the help of Vanessa Diamond, Ward Sister at Torbay Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit.

With parents’ permission, Vanessa and her staff captured the babies’ tiny footprints in...

IKEA partners with Exeter artist to unveil glass sculpture of an original Exeter Clinker

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:54am

Home furnishings retailer, IKEA, yesterday unveiled a striking sculpture made from over 500 pieces of colourful IKEA glassware as the finale of its “Wonderful Everyday Tour” – a series of unique mini-events and installations that were created to give Exeter and Devon locals a taste of the ‘Wonderful Everyday’ to celebrate IKEA’s arrival in the city. The retailer has partnered with talented local artist, Roop Johnstone, on the design of The Glass Boat, to pay homage to Exeter’s rich maritime history and the city’s unique heritage. The sculpture will be on display at Princesshay Shopping...