Conversations in Colour, an exhibition showcasing work by the Budding Friends Age UK group that meets at Studio 36 was officially opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Kate Hannan, on 4th May. Many guests and artists involved in the project were present. The exhibition at the Front of House Gallery of the Barnfield Theatre ran until 31st May.
by Sabine Jesse-Kniesel
What a great start it was for our new gallery, which will soon be preparing for Steven Bramble’s work in Art Week Exeter at the end of May.
In the meantime the gallery gave a briefish home to a few witty drawings by Sabine Jesse-Kniesel, a German artist who was a spirited exhibitor in our past life on May Hill in Gloucestershire, as was Philip Weaver whose pages from a sketchbook mix lively drawings with journalistic descriptions. Not a big exhibition, that will come later, but a very interesting one!
Gordon Hill’s colourful expressions will remain up for a while, until his exploration of trees in various landscapes takes its place.
Our new gallery space opened in March with exhibitions from Gareth Williams and Gordon Hill.
Gareth Williams – Black Throated Diver
Gordon Hill 2018
We were sold out for this event which was a great success!
A Beginner’s Guide to Birds through the Seasons drew on the rich traditions of birds in songs and in folklore. A Mischief of Magpies mixed old and new ballads, and ancient songs with new arrangements, offered on some extraordinary instruments and interwoven with spoken words and ornithological poetry. Together the Magpies weaved a nest of bright, shiny and surprising things which happened to have caught their eyes and ears.
A Mischief of Magpies is a collaboration between multi-musicians Nick Peed and Philip Robinson of “A Bold Set of Ruffians” (amongst many other bands), and Pippa Marriott, writer, reader and twitcher.