On the occasion of Esme’s 90th birthday we are delighted to present a selection of work made by one of West Cokers most talented residents.
Esme’s approach to making art comes from a desire to make, to use her hands. The love of materials is always evident from the richly layered embroideries that contain hours of work to the evocative and playful experiments with wax and burning.
This exhibition brings together a selection of work made from the past 20 years alongside an early embroidery that was made at the age of 15.
Dates: 13 July – 7 December 2017
Venue: Upstairs at Inn The Square, 1 Church Street, West Coker, Somerset BA22 9BD
Our friends over at b-side are launching a new programme of one day assemblies for artists, curators and producers.
SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017 12 – 5pm
Join b-side on Portland for a day of conversation, activity and sharing of creative practices. We live and work in turbulent times, live information can be shared across the world outside of traditional media in minutes.
How are artists responding to these multiple political and social challenges?
Featuring contributions from artists Dickie Beau, Paul Soulellis, Paula Crutchlow, Farhad Berahman, Katy Bauer and producers Counterpoints Arts, Artsadmin and b-side , all kept in some kind of order by Gordon Dalton from Visual Arts South West.
Preston Street Union, an affiliation of artists in and around Exeter, invites OSR associates (friends and followers) to contribute instructions to feed into The PSU Random Art Machine.
To contribute instructions, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your response to any of the following categories (deadline 30th April 2017):
Name a title for an unknown artwork
Name a location (anything from the Arctic to your elbow)
Name an object or material (anything from an elephant to an emoji)
Name a process or action (anything from singing to squishing)
Over the course of Art Week Exeter, Preston Street Union will generate new works of art following the randomly generated instructions they have been given. Expect chaos, destruction and a few random moments of genius. PSU warmly invites any OSR associates who would like to get more involved, to join them for a hands-on session during Art Week Exeter (13th – 21st May 2017). Please email as above to arrange.
Regions of Light opens this Saturday 18th March at Hestercombe Gallery. The exhibition showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with contemporary pieces by multi-media artist Rebecca Chesney, painter Paul Desborough and photographer Jem Southam.
Image: 21 March 2016′ from the work ‘a bend in the river’ Jem Southam
Inspired by Eastern European clubhouses for workers, the Newlyn Art Gallery will be transformed into an establishment of recreational activity connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts. Hosted by a different Cultural Secretary each week, The Palace of Culture will nourish both body and mind with workshops, performance and other stimulating pursuits designed to fight cultureless leisure. Our friends Keiken Collective will be taking over the gallery between 25-31 March…. find out more about what they will be up to here