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...

National Trust Images - Paul Harris

New installation unveiled at Killerton to highlight effects of climate change

From global climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg to forest fires, environmental issues have never been so topical. Although many of us know we need to make sustainable changes, it can be difficult to grasp what the effects of climate change will look like, if we don’t take action.

But now, a new installation at Killerton in Broadclyst, Devon is offering visitors the chance to travel into the future to 2050 and experience the impact of climate change for themselves.

The first-of-its-kind immersive experience, created through CGI and augmented reality technology, will...

Exhibition: Made to Commission

Event Date: 
24/03/2018 - 10:00am to 07/05/2018 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Fore St, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

A new exhibition showing how creative designers can help make the dreams and visions of others, into reality. We take a look behind the workshop doors to see how the commissioning process works. Devon Guild Members reveal their craft making journeys with clients, ranging from personal tokens to large scale public work - low to high budget. Contemporary objects, drawings, sketchbooks and digital works show how they've interpreted a particular brief, problem-solving to mutual success. See Guild website for regular free craft maker events, throughout the exhibition. Launch party: 23 March...

Exhibition: Jerwood Makers Open

Event Date: 
20/01/2018 - 10:00am to 11/03/2018 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity focusing on UK makers who propose to make ambitious, radical work in their first years of practice.

Five artists, Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll, were selected from 271 submissions.

Each received grants to develop and tour new work in a diverse range of materials. Exhibits incorporate chainsaw-carved wood, parian porcelain, repurposed glass, organic waste, vellum and fish skin.

Open 7 days, free. 10am-5.30pm

Art Exhibition "Wislist" by Winnie Chan at the Oddfellows Exeter

Event Date: 
10/05/2017 - 6:00pm to 20/05/2017 - 12:00am
The Oddfellows - Exeter, 60 New North Road, EX4 4EP.

The exhibition explores Winnie’s vision of the capitalist world, viewing desirable commodities from different angles and often with a focus on textile products, in order to resist what she describes as her “shopaholic behaviour and temptation”. Winnie, who graduated from UAL/Chelsea College of Arts with an MA in Fine Art, paints her obsessions into her artworks.

The exhibition is curated by Julian McSweeney and Huanglu Shi for Artsalon+, and is being held in the atmospheric 1st floor room of The Oddfellows - Exeter, at 60 New North Road, EX4 4EP.

The Private View will be...

Art project rises out of Royal Clarence fire

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:54pm

Built up in 1769, burnt out in 2016, the tragedy of the fire at Exeter’s Royal Clarence Hotel has left a scar that’s both physical and psychological in our city.

Yet after destruction comes renewal, a theme that local sculptor Martin Staniforth (known as ‘morth’) is exploring in his creative work.

Martin said: “I’ve noticed that after disaster strikes, often we see nature begin the healing process as tiny plants start to fill the cracks and wasteland left behind. Disaster and renewal are part of the circle of life.”

Now Martin has been allowed to take away over two...

Exhibition: Line Up

Event Date: 
16/01/2016 - 10:00am to 06/03/2016 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

Line Up is an exhibition of contemporary craft curated by interior stylist and author Sania Pell. She explores the relationship between monochrome objects and how they combine and interact in styled groups to present beautiful still lives that can be displayed in any home. Artists include established designer-makers alongside emerging new talents: Another Country, Theo Adamson, Kyra Cane, Jason Collingwood, Bettina Dittlmann, Akiko Hirai, Hyu-jin Jo, Silvia K, Astrid Keller, Sue Lawty, Liz Nilsson, Sania Pell, Brook Sigal, Kaori Tatebayashi, Nicola Tassie, Dr Tim Willey and Derek Wilson...

Devon gallery calls time on unwanted clocks

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:56am

Have you got an old clock that you’d like to become part of an ambitious new art installation at East Devon’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton?

After defeating other competing venues to win the chance to work with celebrated international artist Luke Jerram for this year's Museums at Night festival, staff and volunteers at THG are calling on the community to play an important part in Luke’s installation by bringing their unwanted clocks to the gallery.

Gallery Curator, Angela Blackwell praised the public's support, which saw the gallery winning the national vote and...


Event Date: 
15/05/2015 - 6:30pm
Exeter Phoenix Black Box

Examining the tensions between scientific and spiritual beliefs about the 'birth' of matter and our relationship with the earth, O-B-A-F-G is an experimental audio-theatre piece by Ronald Duncan from 1964. As our perceptions of matter and space have changed quite drastically since the early 60s due to the pace of technological developments, this re-imagining of O-B-A-F-G – a collaboration between digital performance company Blind Ditch, arts event NOSE, the Culture and Review Programme and Phonic FM – explores the possibilities offered by current digital technologies to expand...

Artists speak volumes at Devon Guild

In this new exhibition at the Devon Guild gallery, selected artists will be showcasing unusual artwork made from and inspired by books.