Three weeks the gallery will be closed

 

Sunday 22nd March to Saturday 11th April the gallery will be closed as planned exhibitions have been postponed.

 

SENTIENT

Julia Finzel and Bev Knowlden

 

Sunday 12th April to Saturday 18th April  ~ 10am - 5pm daily, except Sunday 2pm - 5pm, closes 4pm Saturday

 

Julia Finzel and Bev Knowlden are returning to Birdwood House with some thought provoking and intriguing prints, sculpture and paintings of animals and humans.

Bev Knowlden sculpts portraits in clay, capturing her subjects with a porosity and fragility. The resulting works can be unsettling, haunting, beautiful but always subtly peppered with personality.

Julia Finzel’s etchings and paintings invite the viewer to pause for thought and honour the sociable and sensitive beings that sustain them, in body and soul.

Both Artists invite curiosity and humour, as we see how similar we actually are.

Bev Knowlden had a piece of sculpture selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2019. She is a member of the South West Sculptors Association.

Julia Finzel is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Dartington Printmakers and The Double Elephant Print workshop.

One week the gallery will be closed

 

Monday 20th April to Saturday 25th April the gallery will be closed as planned exhibitions have been cancelled.

 

Bringing the outside in

The Granite Elements Group

 

Sunday 26th April to Saturday 2nd May  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 10.30 – 3pm, Saturday closes 4pm

 

'Bringing the outside in' is a stunning new exhibition of work by eight artists from the Granite Elements Group, inspired by the natural environment on the Eastern fringe of Dartmoor.

Lead artist Bridget Arnold uses the technique of Cyanotype to capture the essence of plants found along the Granite Tramway, creating vibrant textile art.  Sally Anderson’s printmaking is informed by a lifetime of walking and riding on Dartmoor. Clare Benson has used her outdoor studies of the intense hues of dead bracken and trees in winter on Dartmoor to make embroidered pieces that sing with colour.  Angela Holmes’ ceramic pieces depict rock and bark through the seasons, in colours and textures which can reflect snow-clad sculpted surfaces, blue skies reflected in weathered rock or the emergence of plant life within hidden cracks.  Tony Homer works outdoors in all weathers, collecting information and drawing from observation in sketchbooks that are integral to the formation of his dynamic paintings. Marilyn Murch’s main interest lies in using pattern, texture and colour to describe the shape and form of granite, trees, ferns and fungi through printmaking, creative textiles and mixed media. Prints by Viv Styles depict her current interest in the connections between collecting items from nature and the creation of an inner world of memory.  Cheryl Watson’s ceramics epitomise the colours and textures of stone and lichens, which have been her main influences in developing her iridescent glaze finishes.

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