Our inspiring exhibition programme provides a platform for local and national artists. The themed exhibitions represent a diverse approach to making.
Our dedicated exhibition space hosts a dynamic range of art and contemporary craft throughout the year and incorporates stimulating associated events and workshops.
An exciting programme of inspiring exhibitions alongside a series of creative events and workshop.
5 January – 9 February
Private view Friday 4 January 5–7pm
Creative sketchbook part 1 Saturday 19 January 10am–4pm
Creative sketchbook part 2 Saturday 26 January 10am–4pm
Inspired by 15 years of passion for ice, glaciers and the effects of global warming in Antarctica and on Innuit communities in the Arctic, this exhibition is presented in sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, stitched textiles and photography.
MAY CONTAIN SEEDS
16 February – 23 March
Private view Friday 15 February 6–8 pm
A larger than life collection of Chris’s latest sculptures in steel and recycled metal, inspired by natural form.
COURSE OF EVENTS
30 March – 4 May
Private view Friday 29 March 6–8pm
Artist talk q&a Saturday 13 April 2pm–4pm
A celebration of movement, change and the ground beneath our feet in paintings based on the colours and textures of rocks and other collected materials.
OH, THERE’S A FACE
11 May – 8 June
Meet the artist Saturday 11 May 4–6:30pm
Charcoal drawing workshop Saturday 18 May 2:30-4:30pm
Large drawings of everyday faces hung as crowds that will watch you as you watch them. Just fleeting glances of everyday faces.
15 June – 20 July
Meet the artist Saturday 15 June 3-4pm
Painting, drawing and printmaking combined in this exhibition of colour, texture and composition by this group, including Brian Bishop, Martyn Brewster, Bonnie Brown, Fran Donovan, Michelle Griffiths, Ursula Leach, and Peter Symons.
27 July – 24 August
Meet the artists Saturday 3 August 2-4 pm
Gail Mason, Tina Hill, Sara Parsons, Stephanie Wooster, Nicki Campbell.
iD artists was formed in 2012 to allow a group of interdisciplinary artists to exhibit together. We currently have 5 artists, working in a range of disciplines including Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles and Book Arts.
CIRCLE OF TREES
Artists’ books by the ABCD group.
31 August – 7 September
Private view Friday 30 August 6-8 pm
A love of words, materials and imaginative book construction results in a wonderfully varied and intriguing exhibition.
YOUR ART HERE3
21 September – 6 October
Our annual exhibition and chance to purchase postcard sized original artworks which have been made by artists, professional and amateur, who have kindly donated them to help fund our community outreach work.
14 September – 6 October
We work together regularly at the Dove Etching Studio in Butleigh, inspiring and supporting each other. In addition to printmaking, we will be showing other aspects of our working practice: Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting.
Bronwen Bradshaw, Terry Budgen, Pennie Elfick, Jenny Graham, Rosalind Marchant, Tony Martin, Vera Sheaf and Jacy Wall.
Donna Lawley Hopton
Winner of the British Wildlife Open 2018
12 October – 9 November
Painter of British wildlife, based in Lympstone, Devon – concerned with declining biodiversity
and the loss of wild spaces.
South West Textile Group
16 November – 24 December
Private view Friday 15 November 6-9 pm
This exhibition presents explorations of wastage in the earths natural resources and how that waste can be put to good use.