Aquarius - TAAG Exhibition
Jan
20
to Feb 2

Aquarius - TAAG Exhibition

Aquarius is the sign of the water carrier so this exhibition has a water theme – entries could include seascapes, astrology, rain and more
 
Dates: January 20th  until February 2nd

Artists taking part.  (click image to enlarge)

Colin Lizius

Ann Lunn

I started painting when I moved to Dawlish fifteen years ago. I began sketching our grandchildren then had a go at painting them and loved it!

Soon moved on to other subjects

Now I’m painting in various styles and mediums and the canvases are getting bigger and bigger!

Virginia Griem

I am a potter, a painter and a poet, holding City and Guilds in both drawing and landscape painting. I live in Kingsteignton, but am originally from Buckinghamshire.  My father was an architect and an accomplished artist so art is in my blood.  I have always loved making and painting and now that I have retired from the newspaper industry am enjoying the freedom and time to create.  I am secretary of the Newton Abbot Art Group, and actively involved in the Teignmouth Poetry Festival which takes place every year in March.

Rob Smith

Jane Ripley

Brian Cracknell

Jenny Jenkins

Liz Diamond

Jacqueline Thompson

I have lived in the South West since moving from Leicestershire, with my husband, in 2009. Until I retired, I worked for most of my life in the fashion industry, enjoying many years in fashion design and pattern technology.

My love for painting in all it's forms started when I was around 6 years old, only taking a back seat while I was bringing up my son and holding down a full-time job. I had wanted to go to art college after school, but my parents couldn't afford for me to attend, so I put that idea aside. 

Although I didn't paint often during those years, I still kept some form of painting in the background, for when I had a spare few hours. I now paint in most mediums, according to the most sympathetic approach for the subject in hand, and sometimes just because I find a certain medium exciting - such as Cold Wax Medium with oil pigment, or exploring acrylic abstracts.

My retirement has enabled me to give far more time to my art work, and living in Buckfastleigh exposed to the inspiring Devon countryside, moorlands, woodlands and coast, I feel I could paint forever and still not cover everything that delights me. Perhaps that is why my painting style tends more towards spontaneity, and capturing the emotional response to the subject.

I'm looking forward to the next 10 years, and seeing how my painting develops further, making up for all those years, when painting was literally just a dream.

Michelle Greenwood-Brown

Margaret Sheppard

 

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Old Pictures New Homes
Feb
3
to Feb 16

Old Pictures New Homes

If you have any works of art in good condition that you would like to offer to others then this is the chance for you.

For just £1 – non returnable – we will display up to four of your paintings or high quality prints and offer them for sale during the exhibition (February 3rd to 16th. If successful we will pay you the purchase price less a commission that we will use towards the upkeep and future of the TAAG Centre.

 To take part bring your works of art to the TAAG Centre in Northumberland Place between 5 and 8pm on Thursday February 1st or between 10am and 1pm on Friday 2nd. We will do the rest.

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Creative Minds - Gallery 2
Feb
24
to Mar 2

Creative Minds - Gallery 2

An exhibition of local area artists

Amy Burton-Smith

Lisa Fletcher

David Warren

Jon Bond

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Amy Burton-Smith
Teignmouth-based Artist                      

Amy started her painting career by painting pet portraits and even though she now chooses to paint landscapes, she still spends a lot of time working on pet portrait commissions.

Mostly, she chooses to work in oil paints, however will rarely turn down the opportunity to explore new media. In this exhibition, she has extended herself into producing colouring books and even a one of a kind dress made from the printed artwork of fellow artist, Lisa Fletcher.


She works as an artist for Red Herring Games has recently completed artwork (pencil sketches, ink drawings and oil paintings) for their new murder mystery subscription package. 

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Lisa Fletcher
Paignton Artist  

 

 

My Name is Lisa Fletcher. I reside in Paignton, Devon, and I have been drawing and painting since I could hold a brush.  It hasn’t been until recent years that I’ve started to sell my work or carry out commissions as opposed to simply enjoying the creative journey and gifting the work away to delighted recipients.

Although I like to dabble in most media, I’m happiest with both oil paints and acrylics. What I love about oils, is the wonderful gloss and richness of colours you get when you mix them together, plus the fact you can layer on top of old layers, meaning there is a greater depth enjoyed. Using acrylics, bring excitement to the mix as you have to blend quickly in order to beat the fast drying nature of the paint!  I also love the vibrancy this media brings, and never tire of it’s brightness.

The theme of the work displayed here, is mostly of a meadow nature, the chosen style is formed by using acrylic on canvas. I like to study skies and enjoy stretching the imagination to enhance a sunset. The brighter the better, and I like a stark contrast between land and sky.      

I am happy to discuss any commission requirements with you.

I hope you enjoy looking at the work, and thank you for your time.

Contact details:

Mobile: 07854578160      Email: nothingcompares04@gmail.com

I have a Facebook page entitled: Lisa Fletcher Art

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Inspired by Nature
Mar
3
to Mar 9

Inspired by Nature

An exhibition of paintings by Wendy Hayden-Sadler, Anne Baker & Tony Homer

Saturday 3rd March - Friday 8th March 2018 - 10am - 5 pm - Admission Free

 

Returning to TAAG for their third annual art exhibition are popular local artists Wendy Hayden-Sadler and Anne Baker. This year they are joined by another well-known painter, Tony Homer.

Their exhibition, entitled "Inspired by Nature", will run from Saturday 3rd March to Friday 9th March and feature a fascinating new range of original paintings, giclee prints and greetings cards that always proved popular with visitors and local residents alike.

Whilst the three artists paint in notably contrasting genres, their works all show a great affinity to nature and a love of Teignmouth and the surrounding country side.

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Wendy Hayden Sadler

Wendy is an impressionist landscape artist. She has been painting all her adult life, having exhibited in Hong Kong and Malta before returning to England twenty years ago.

Wendy is a very versatile artist working in a number of different mediums. She has also studied batik-making in Asia and miniature painting at West Dean College, Sussex.

Wendy is qualified to teach art at adult education centres and colleges and previously taught art as an occupational therapy. Her work, which is strongly influenced by the proximity of the moors and the sea, has been exhibited in many galleries and venues in Devon, including several occasions at TAAG.

Anne Baker

Art has held a lifelong interest to Anne. Since her return home to Devon 8 years ago, Anne has continued to broaden her artistic scope by joining Totnes and Teignmouth Art Societies. This has encouraged her to expand her love of nature by introducing the Devon sea and landscapes into her portfolio as well as the abundant bird and animal life.

Over the last five years, she has attended many courses and workshops in order to tighten up her natural flair. This has culminated in a number of successful local exhibitions. 

Tony Homer

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A painter and printmaker based in Devon, Tony's work uses local landscapes, buildings and the sea. He uses these elements as a starting point for his paintings and prints.

He likes to use sketchbooks to collect information and drawing from observation is integral to his work. These studies help him with compositions, colour, form and pattern, which evolve through mark making with pencils, pens and brushes.

 Working outside is important to Tony as he gets his best ideas from things that happen around him. Landscape, rivers and architecture are his main concerns and these form an important part of the focus of his work.

 Back in the studio he will use these early studies to develop his ideas for paintings. Working on three or four ideas, paintings gradually come together and can often result in abstraction but the origins are all from the environment.

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Dec
8
to Dec 14

Landscape exhibition

Artists exhibiting

Rosemary Waine; Silk painter

Ursula Andrejczuk; Painter oils

Michael Neal; Painter and printmaker

Richard Berry; Painter in watercolours and oil.

Tony Homer; painter in acrylics and printmaker.

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Community and Voluntary Groups Exhibition
Jan
6
to Jan 19

Community and Voluntary Groups Exhibition

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Each year TAAG offers local community and voluntary groups space to exhibit details about their organisation free of charge.

Come in to TAAG and see the amazing number of groups who are showing what they do for the town and surrounding area.

Many of them are always on the lookout for new members or volunteers - maybe one is righty for you.

Open daily between 10am and 5pm.

You are invited to take part in the 2018 Community and voluntary groups exhibition from Jan 6th - 19th 2018.

Do you want to hold a FREE event?

In addition we can offer, on a first come first served basis, the opportunity to book a free event in the gallery space for your organization to offer teas and coffees etc. as a promotional/fundraising event. If you want to take advantage of this you can check by emailing us at.  

Info@teignmoutharts.org

This exhibition has proved successful as

a recruitment / publicity event for organisations in the past so TAAG has decided to repeat the free exhibition. Setting up is on Friday 5th January after 5.30pm ready to open at 10am on Saturday 7th.

It is a good opportunity to have a stand/display area showing your work and future activities and for people to leave their contact details. Nearly 40 organisations took advantage last year and we hope to increase the number this coming January.
 
Each organisation has about a metre of wall space in one of our Galleries for a board display and room for a table for leaflets etc. in front. A pull up banner is also suitable. Because this is a rent free activity we will require you to provide a couple days voluntary stewarding of the exhibition.

If you are interested in joining us and/or holding an event please email info@teignmoutharts.org or drop into the TAAG Arts and Community Centre in the
Old Swansons Garage
4/5 Northumberland Place
TeignmouthTQ14 8DD

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Christmas at TAAG
Dec
9
to Jan 5

Christmas at TAAG

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The popular Christmas exhibition from over 25 TAAG artists.

This bonanza of an exhibition will be showing many crafts such as glass, textiles, ceramics and wood turning alongside print making and painting. Something to suit everyone.

The exhibition opens its’ doors on Saturday 9th December and continues into the New year, finally ending on Friday January 5th 2018.

Do't miss out on the opportunity to see just what the artists have been working on.

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Nov
20
to Dec 1

9 Ways of Seeing

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9 ways of seeing is a unique mix of different photographic styles, subjects and messages.

The nine different photographers are all part of the Exeter Camera Club which recently celebrated 125 years as a centre of photographic and creative excellence.

Landscape? Of course. Street and real people? You betcha. Wildlife and nature? Naturally.

Mixed in with a creative swirl of abstract, conceptual and visual art, you won’t regret coming in.

Sponsored by Focal Point Imaging

More details HERE

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The Artist's Journey
Nov
18
to Nov 24

The Artist's Journey

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An exhibition by Dorothy Dawson, Angela Holmes and Pam Brooker

THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY

Video for the exhibition

Who are these mysterious people called artists?  What are their origins?  Is ‘being an artist’ something you are born with, or can you deliberately work up to it?  How do you distinguish between an art and a craft?  How do you distinguish between copying, homage, derivation, inspiration and plagiarism?  How OK is it for an artist to alter their style?  Why do artists choose one medium over another?  Can somebody who only ever works in one style and one medium - the one-trick pony - truly call themselves an artist?

The artist’s journey’ looks at three artists who have made significant moves between styles and media, using both two dimensional art (paintings, drawings, prints) and three (sculpture, ceramics, models).

There will be a visitors book which we hope you will sign and where we would like you to leave a comment.  We do not want ‘great show’ or ‘lovely work’.  We want to know whether it has given you some insight into the above questions - what do you really think?

Dorothy Dawson

Angela Holmes

Pamela Brooker

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Oct
28
to Nov 3

Hermosa Glass - Gallery 2

We are Hermosa Glass or Karen and Mark, we are now husband and wife team who got married this year but have been together for over 9 years.

We mainly work with stained and fused glass enjoying the chance to be creative for ourselves and interpret our client’s ideas into stained glass panels.

We are currently working on a commission for a series of panels depicting scenes in and around Bridport Mark’s old home town. We enjoy working with our clients on their commissions as it gives us a chance to try new styles and appreciate other’s ideas.

Karen is currently experimenting with fused glass structures. We have also been experimenting with discarded/recycled glass.   

 

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Absolutely Everything - Gallery 1
Oct
28
to Nov 3

Absolutely Everything - Gallery 1

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Returning to TAAG for the fourth year running are this artist group, created around a nucleus of former Exeter College FDA students.

Steve Brown, Angela Hilton and Katie Scott-Hamilton recently graduated from Plymouth College of Art; and along with group members, Whitney-Anne Baker, Clare Heaton, and Karen Tarr, are joined this year by Cressida de la Fosse, another PCA graduate, and David Harbott from the Smooth Space art practice.

Between us we have a wide diversity of practice. There will be a variety of work on show and the opportunity for some to sign up for David Harbott’s latest public art project. We’ve titled the exhibition: ‘Absolutely Everything’ …

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The Big Draw 2017
Oct
14
to Oct 27

The Big Draw 2017

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TAAG’s “Animated Magic!” Big Draw Event

What’s On

There’s a whole range of exciting activities taking place between 14-27 October at the Big Draw event at TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth!

This year’s theme is “Living Lines” – aka animation – so come along and watch animations made by local artists and children, and if you want to learn how to make your own animated films, join in with some of the fab workshop activities we’ve got lined up. There is something for everyone, whether you’re 2 or 102!

We’ll be open every day between 10am to 5pm showing animated films made by local artists and children specially for the Big Draw, and displaying “behind the scenes” and still images to give an insight into how the animations were made.

 

Programme of Activities and Workshops

All day every day: Cartoon Hall of Fame: Come and grab some paper and pencils and draw your favourite cartoon character! You can take your picture home or pop it on the wall in our gallery area for everyone to admire! All ages: 

free drawing activity (suggested donation £1 to go to the brilliant Helen Foundation who have partly funded this year’s Big Draw).

18th October: Drive-In Cinema: Make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for tinies. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Under-5s. £3, parents/carers free

 19th and 26th October: Living Lines Drop-In animation workshop: Join Small World Animations’ Claire Evans and make your own hand-drawn animation. 11am-1pm: all ages; free (suggested donation £2)

 21st October: Comics Club Animation Workshop Special! Design, make and animate your own superhero character in this Halloween-themed workshop! Can your superhero defeat the crazy scientist’s diabolical monsters? 10am-12pm: ages 5 and up (5-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); £3 per child; booking essential

 

24th OctoberDrive-In Cinema: Come and make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for 5-10 year olds. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Over 5s and up. £3, parents/carers free; booking essential

Pictures from a Big Draw workshop 

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