Category: Events

at Studio 36 and elsewhere

Why Not, What If? A big success at St Sidwell’s

Why Not, What If? – an exploration of the whys and wherefores of ‘Don’t’, conceived by Veronica Gosling and ‘inspired’ by numerous officious signs and notices – played to a sell-out audience at St Sidwell’s Centre on March 22. There were performances from poets Susan Taylor, Simon Williams & Fiona Leishman, songwriter Peter Farrie and compere/comedian Jeff Sleeman. Work by Steven Bramble, James Turner, Laura Baudin, Tim Coles & Dylan Thomas (!) was also presented.

Thank you and your talented team for a fantastic evening.  We enjoyed every minute.

The team at St Sidwell’s, led by Dave Wright, were brilliant hosts and they made delicious food for the interval. A night to remember!

A packed audience

Jeff Sleeman

Susan Taylor & Simon Williams

Peter Farrie

Fiona Leishman

Simon Williams recites Do Not Go Gentle… by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Steven Bramble’s artwork

In the interval the audience enjoyed delicious food prepared by the team at St Sidwell’s


A successful Sunday at Studio 36!

Our open day on 27th November was a great success, there was fine music from Joe Skivington & Phil Bonser, lots of lively conversation, a café with tasty soup & cakes and much artwork being perused and purchased.

Open Studio & Sculpture Garden – June 28th – 30th

Norman Bowler

We opened our Studios, the garden was great, the artists keen and we had on the Sunday a performance of voice and music, with Norman Bowler (actor, roles in Softly Softly and Emmerdale) and flautist Ruth Molins giving a rendering of the RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.

On Saturday Peter Farrie played a short set of his songs and Paul Morris improvised on the piano.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS. Gordon Hill, one time international football referee and educator, has for the last years been experimenting in various media and now is working on wild drawings, faces, and landscapes; Julian Duckham, as always working on tables, shelves, built in and built out, restoration , and so on in his workshop here at Studio 36. Cass Stoddart, turned up here recently to help with anything, with a portfolio of interesting tree drawings and abstract paintings. He’s an Exeter Man, born and bred, educated at Exeter college, he walks on Dartmoor, the South Devon Coast and about town, using his camera to remind him of things to paint, which he says he does on the floor dipping thin bamboo into paint. Veronica Gosling lives and works here on all sorts of things, and enjoys especially hanging things in trees. Deborah Lowe’s stained glass panels are always here, she’s a very old friend of Veronica’s who puts them out at any opportunity: they are so good!