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Pop up art exhibition at Renaissance Babbacombe raises money for good causes

Authored by Mary

A Pop-Up Art Exhibition hosted at Renaissance Babbacombe earlier in the year has raised £500 for two charities. Attracting nearly 100 art lovers to view an eclectic mix of artistic work by artists from across the English Riviera during its two-week opening in March, visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for their two favourite artists. The two artists with the highest number of votes...

One of the winning paintings 'Mannings Pit' by Graciella Sillence-Dreyer from Barnstaple's Pilton Bl

CPRE Devon inundated with competition entries from children in lockdown who showed they care about the countryside

Authored by sharon goble

Devon’s schoolchildren have shown how much they care about the countryside by entering CPRE Devon’s 2020 Art and Writing competitions in their droves. This year the Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE received more entries than ever before and from all corners of the county.

In both competitions, held throughout the months of lockdown, primary schoolchildren demonstrated how...

Devon countryside charity’s 2020 competitions provide a creative outlet for stay-at-home schoolchildren

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England hopes its 2020 art and writing competitions, open for entries from 18 May, will provide a creative outlet for primary schoolchildren across the county, many of whom are spending more time than usual indoors this spring because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

CPRE Devon's two children's competitions are a fun way to...

Connecting with nature during isolation

Authored by Mary

As part of their Culture + Climate programme 2020, THG has teamed up with East Devon AONB to share NATURE SHORTS: an online series showcasing art practices which inspire, build creativity and deepen our connection with nature.

NATURE SHORTS explores how we can connect with nature during isolation, sharing different artistic approaches to land and space. The highlighted artists work...

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

Authored by Mary

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

The work of art is a large sculpture of an anthropomorphic crab. It’s a humorous object measuring almost half a metre long with grinning eyes, a curling moustache, cropped beard and smile of uneven teeth.

It was made in June 1880...

Inaugural exhibition for Open Arms East Devon at THG

Authored by News Desk

Open Arms East Devon, the Honiton-based mental health group are launching their first ever exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton.

This thought-provoking exhibition will feature work created by members of Open Arms in their weekly art sessions. It includes painting, clay masks, prints, ceramics and sculptures.

Open Arms East Devon is a group founded by Garry...

Winners of the Rotary Club of Plymouth Young Artist of the Year competition 2019

Authored by plymouthcollegeofart

Duru Tanir from Plymouth College and Ashlyn Watts and Isobel Battley from Devonport High School for Girls have each been awarded first prize for their respective age groups in a ceremony held at Plymouth College of Art for the Rotary Club of Plymouth’s Young Artist of the Year 2019 competition.

For the second year running, thanks goes to The Clemas Trust, as students from the Quay...

MAKE 2019 - exhibition of Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

Saturday 16 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

Our annual Christmas selling exhibition of handmade contemporary crafts by the finest designer-makers across the UK. Such variety of materials and price range mean the Guild is ideal for Christmas shopping when seeking thoughtful gifts for someone special. Events include Felt Slipper Making on 23 November (£55) and a Christmas Celebration Day (free) on 7 December.

Free entry, open daily 10am - 5.30pm

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Fore St., Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

Telephone: 01626 832223

Devon schoolgirls triumph in countryside charity’s art and writing competitions

Authored by sharon goble

More primary school pupils than ever before entered this year's children's art and writing competitions run by the countryside charity CPRE Devon. Many schools took part for the first time, including several in Plymouth and Exeter.

After careful deliberation, the top individual prizes went to a five-year-old girl from Exeter and two ten-year-old girls from Tavistock.

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Competitions call on Devon's schoolchildren to capture the countryside in pictures and words

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has launched its 2019 art and writing competitions for primary schoolchildren - calling on them to use their creativity to capture Devon's coast and countryside.

CPRE Devon's two children's competitions are a fun way to encourage outdoor learning and help youngsters engage with and enjoy the great outdoors. There...

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