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When the cows came home

Chilcotts’ most recent auction culminated in the reuniting of a painting of rare breed cows with the farmer who had owned them.

The artist, Denise Manning, was commissioned in the late 1980s by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust to capture all the rare farm breeds of the UK on canvas. In collaboration with the Trust, the resulting collection was exhibited on a tour which included the RAMM...

Devon CPRE 'My Outdoors' art competition

Devon CPRE launches competition to find Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the prestigious title of ‘Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist’ following a rebrand of Devon CPRE’s traditional painting competition for children.

The local branch of the countryside charity has decided to open up its annual art competition to under 18s, with new categories for older age groups. It’s a chance for Devon’s young people...

Devon painting shortlisted in national competition

A painting of the Tamar Bridge in Devon has been shortlisted for a national competition which seeks to reveal how businesses have been faring during the coronavirus crisis.

Elisa Trueman, from Callington, Cornwall, entered the PopUp Business School Summer Photo Challenge with a picture of one of her artworks; a painting of the Tamar Bridge on the Devon / Cornwall border between...

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

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...

CPRE Devon launches competitions to celebrate nature and the countryside

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is inviting church communities and primary school children from across the county to enter competitions to celebrate some of the things that make Devon so special.

CPRE Devon has launched three separate competitions this spring and hopes to be inundated with entries.

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2018

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Design to Sell pop-up shop and exhibition

Plymouth College of Art Pre Degree students aged 16 to 19 will be exhibiting and selling their original work as part of the twentieth annual Design to Sell event, held in the college’s Palace Court campus on Buckwell Street, beside the Barbican.

Design to Sell is a collaborative project involving students from the college’s range of Extended Diplomas hosting a public exhibition and pop-up shop where students can sell their work and gain valuable market exposure, as entrepreneurs and professional practitioners.

As an enterprise, Design to Sell gives students the opportunity...

Design to Sell exhibition and pop-up shop

Plymouth College of Art Pre Degree students aged 16 to 19 will be exhibiting and selling their original work as part of the twentieth annual Design to Sell event, held in the college’s Palace Court campus on Buckwell Street, beside the Barbican.

Design to Sell is a collaborative project involving students from the college’s range of Extended Diplomas hosting a public exhibition and pop-up shop where students can sell their work and gain valuable market exposure, as entrepreneurs and professional practitioners.

As an enterprise, Design to Sell gives students the opportunity...

Exhibition: Michael Honnor - painter, printmaker

Part retrospective, this exhibition presents over 70 works by a local artist who grew up on Dartmoor and still works in the solitary ourdoors to create his striking landscapes - usually where sky meets water, moor or coastline. This solo show presents the breadth of Honnor’s work across some 50 years of practice and is an opportunity to explore the synergy of techniques in both his painting and printmaking. Free entry.

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Bidding bon voyage to Beryl

A unique and exceptionally rare Beryl Cook oil painting has sold at Plymouth Auction Rooms and now sets sail for Canada. The original piece of art sold for a staggering £19,200 to an overseas collector, who narrowly outbid a local Plymouth auction-goer.

The painting – titled 'Kissing Time' – is in the much-loved local artist’s distinctively vibrant and fun style. As a Plymouth resident...

Reynolds self-portrait reveals a hidden secret

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s early self-portrait by famous 18th century portrait artist Sir Joshua Reynolds has revealed a hidden secret during conservation treatment.

The painting, which dates from about 1746, was acquired last year along with a sketchbook filled with drawings that Reynolds made while visiting Italy in the early 1750s.

It underwent important...

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