Jaana Erkkilä-Hill


Monday 18th March to Saturday 23rd March  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


Jaana Erkkilä-Hill is interested in the spiritual and metaphysical dimensions of life. She brings legends and invisible worlds into life in her multi-coloured woodcuts. Some of the creatures in her images live in holes and caves or under the bare sky, like deviants of the world, still so different from human beings.

Jaana lives in Finland and South West England, Totnes, in UK. Living in two countries has raised also a question about what is a home in contemporary world, how do we define concepts like belonging, home territory; to be at home or to be away from somewhere.

Jaana Erkkilä-Hill is an artist and the Professor of Visual arts in University of Lapland. Her research interests are in artistic thinking, nature, silence and meaning of art in society.

Keith Woodhouse


Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


An exhibition of work by Keith Woodhouse. For more information please visit keithwoodhouse.co.uk

Beth Heaney


Sunday 31st March to Saturday 6th April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


The Gallery will become a working studio for a week and you are invited to come and observe, chat, work... or not! Involving video projections, performance, works on paper and mini provocations Beth Heaney presents research into housework and the everyday through the practice of expanded drawing.  The project Working-Drawing highlights aspects of drawing philosophy and the politics of invisible labour, marking where these journeys meet.  


Contact info:

Beth Heaney



Dyed and Stitched in Devon

Liz Swinbank and Janet Andrews


Sunday 7th April to Saturday 13th April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily except Sunday 10am - 4pm


A collaborative textile exhibition by Jan and Liz, textile artists living and creating in Devon.

Each piece of work has an element that has been dyed by hand using a variety of dying methods. Cyanotype, sun and eco dying, rusting, painting, dipping or bleaching have all contributed to the fabrics, threads and papers that we have used to create a wide range of textile pieces.

We love to sew and both hand and/or machine stitching is used to enhance and embellish our work.

Our work is often inspired by the natural world, from hedgerows and gardens to beaches and woodland and the changing seasons.

An endless source of material matches our endless enthusiasm for textiles.

Totnes & Dartington Open Art Studios Exhibition 2019


Sunday 14th April to Saturday 20th April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily

Except Sunday 2pm- 5pm, closes 4pm on Saturday


Totnes & Dartington Open Studios are holding their annual collective exhibition at Birdwood House.

We will be celebrating the wealth of diverse talent in and around this captivating town on the River Dart. Open Studios provides a platform for local artists to share their work with visitors, giving access to spaces not normally seen by the public.

The actual Open Art Studios event takes place 5 weeks later, from May 24th – 27th, where 32 artists welcome you into their studios.

10 of our members are taking sabbaticals this year, but they will still have the opportunity to show their work at Birdwood, along side the other 32 members.

Open Studios brochures will be available at our Birdwood Show, giving information on all the artists, locations, maps, opening times etc.


Out of the Ashes

Teign Artists


Sunday 21st April to Saturday 27th April  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily 4pm Saturday

(Private view, open to all 3 - 5pm Sunday 21st April)


Teign Artists have been a varied collaborative group for a whole decade and are marking the end of their collaboration with this their final exhibition together - “Out of The Ashes ...”


Teign Artists are known for working with an interesting and wide variety of creative media in fresh and exciting ways. “Out of the Ashes” will be a combination of eight artists’ work from the group; some showing retrospective, but mostly current and new work …with a glimpse of what may come next.


The eight Teign Artists exhibiting are: Rachael Bennett (landscape painting and drawing), Luci Coles (mixed media painting and sculpture ), Patricia Ferns (textiles and silk painting), Josie Gould (contemporary landscape painting and  textiles), Mei Lim (photography, painting and printmaking), Elizabeth Rashley (lino prints), Ray Vyse (Digital art and Anisotropic Art), and Ben Yates (mixed 3D media ).


"Out of the Ashes” will be marked by a symbolic burning of a 14' tall reclaimed wood sculpture by Ben Yates, held prior to the exhibition, the remnants of which will become the medium of some of the exhibited works.


Contact info: Josie Gould -  josiegould@yahoo.co.uk

Mandala Creative - Mandala lighting


Monday 29th April to Saturday 4th May  ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily


Benjamin has been a mixed media artist for 33 years, with Painting as his foundation. He works in rich colours, and textures, creating large oil on canvas, abstract landscapes.

Most of his recent works are energetic responses to Nature's building blocks in Phi; the spiral and complex patterns and waveforms that make up Nature on all scales.

Benjamin is currently working mostly in light as a Light Artist. His most popular piece being ‘Rainbow in the Dark’.

Painting has always been Benjamin's therapy, transforming negative into positive through visual expression.

This Is Benjamins second exhibition in painting for a long time after working abroad. He has returned to his roots living and working in South Devon.




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