The Natural World & Birds, Bees and Flowers
Jan
19
to Jan 25

The Natural World & Birds, Bees and Flowers

Felicity Hughes

Felicity choses to paint flowers as they lend themselves very well to the vibrant water colours now available , mainly painting wet in wet she now also use inks, inktense and also Brusho.  Her other art work is pottery, having taken this up again after a 30 year break.  She has recently been learning how to throw pots on the wheel using porcelain. Felicity says she loves the white of the clay and decorates using a 'sgraffito' technique.

Virginia Griem

 " I have been painting for many years, but in recently my painting has become much more experimental. When I work with clay I feel that the clay often shows me what shape it wants to be, and of course I don't know how the final piece will look until it comes out of the kiln.   I have been trying to have a similar relationship with paint, a sort of conversation.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes I don't know what a painting is going to look like, or what the subject is, until I have worked on it over various sessions.  I find this way of working very exciting."  Most of the paintings on show will be acrylics, but Virginia also works in watercolour and ink, as well as stoneware ceramics.

Clare Jenkinson

She has always had a love of drawing and went on to study botanical illustration at Birmingham University, founding the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists with fellow students.  The discipline of observational drawing underlies and informs both her design work and painting, and working from life studying natural forms – flowering plants, shells, fungi, insects – is an instrinsic part of her practice.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Botanical Inspirations’ at RAMM, Exeter, SWAc Open at Exeter Castle, Artizan ‘The Power of Three’ , Open exhibitions at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, ‘Tor to Shore’ at Birdwood House and Devon Open Studios at TAAG in Teignmouth.

Clare exhibits regularly in Teignmouth where she is now based, at the TAAG centre and with Teignmouth Art Society.  

Her work is also represented at Gallery Number 2 in Dawlish, and online on Torbay arthub, Art Gallery SW and her own website: clarejenkinson.co.uk

Anne Read

Anne enjoys the challenge of watercolour and has recently started to experiment with different techniques using tissue paper or gesso to add random depth and texture to her paintings.She considers herself very lucky to live in Devon where there is such a wealth of beautiful coastline and countryside to inspire her.

Clare Benson

Clare draws from observation, often outdoors on the eastern edge of Dartmoor where she lives. Oil pastels are a favourite medium, and she tries to capture the colours of the landscape in changing seasons and weather.

For this exhibitionClare has chosen some studies of wild flowers and plants, both seen close-up and as they appear in the landscape.

Rhian Wyn Harrison works from her home studio in Paignton, creating quirky and colourful mixed media art. 

She repurposes old books, newspapers and maps as both the backgrounds and the inspiration for her work. Her challenge is always to find an unexpected interpretation between word and image. Rhian draws straight onto the vintage papers, then enhances with colour, using inks, gouache and soft pastels, finally adding a sprinkle of wit or humour with hand-stamped lettering.

Her distinct style lends itself to many subjects and themes. Rhian has built an extensive local following, successfully exhibiting at a number of Devon galleries, including Delamore Arts, SWAc Open and Torre Abbey. 

She has recently been selected as one of the UNESCO Global Geopark ambassador artists for Torbay.

www.rhianwynharrison.com

www.facebook.com/rhianwynharrisonillustrations

ROGER LISSENDEN WIRE SCULPTOR

Having learnt the basics from renowned wire sculptor Celia Smith I have progressed to develop my own styles and techniques.

My original inspiration was the bird life of Devon’s coast and countryside. This allowed me to create life and movement in my interpretation of the subjects. 

Encouraged by success at my latest exhibitions and falling back on the design aspect of my commercial career I have sculpted a series of impressionist silhouettes based on the human form and abstract shapes from nature .

I will be showing new works in my original style at the forthcoming  exhibition.

Des Maxwell Clark is a watercolourist specialising in landscape and natural history subjects. He also paints more "off the wall" subjects in great detail, such as a naughty cat who has knocked over a vase of flowers. He has exhibited many times at TAAG, five times at the South West Academy and last summer at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. This exhibition will include some very detailed studies of flowers and birds, reflecting Des's past as a scientist.

He will be joined by his wife Anna Grayson, who was the first woman to present a "Natural World" programme for BBC 2. She is now an artist, currently best known for her Pastiche Photography of famous works of art. She will be showing some of her work for this exhibition including homages to Van Gogh's Sunflowers and to Georgia O'Keefe's flower close-ups.

Gill Greatorex

I am driven with a desire to expunge the world of waste in every form and turn it into something beautiful. Plastic clinging to trees and hedges, graphically traumatised squashed cans beside the road, sweetie wrappers glistening beguilingly after the chocolate has long gone. All my life I have hoarded just about everything. I believe you can tell the age of the hoarder by counting the species of artful detritus in their cupboards and shelves. 

There is something especially ludicrously luscious about a pile of foil milk bottle tops in many different colours waiting to be turned into sculptures, colour sorted t-shirts ready to hook into rag rugs and assorted other rubbish about to be recycled into something stunning. I’m especially excited by the intertwingling of rural crafts such as cob and willow with twinkly adornments such as disco balls, foil, sparkly beads and CDs.

I live in Bishopsteignton where my mantra is the five (not three!) Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resplendent display, Responsible disposal. In 2005 I founded an Outdoor Art group in our village (BOAG) to have fun making art out of found waste and sustainable materials. We have displayed many award-winning sculptures on Teignmouth seafront using an array of materials such as plastics, CDs and squashed drinks cans. One of the largest, ‘The Hub’ made from 1,500 hub caps, was bought by Eden Project.

My ultimate mission is to make jewel-encrusted dog poo so desirable that it is never left anywhere hanging in plastic bags!

Anne Gwynn

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Digging for Victory
Feb
23
to Mar 1

Digging for Victory

An Exhibition of art, photos and zines by the Analogue Collective, Whitney-Anne Baker, Steve Brown, David Harbott, Cress de la Fosse, Clare Heaton, Angela Hilton, Liz Lockyear, Jane Perkins, Laura Reeves, Rachel Rose, Karen Tarr, Matt Thomas, Jez Winship and Sue Freestone.

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Mar
9
to Mar 15

Multimedia Art Show

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Catherine Kennedy

Artist Statement

The strong tides and rough seas of the Devon coastline inspire my work. These large waves have influence a series of oil paintings started 5 years ago that have amounted to 47 so far. The rivers around Dartmoor and long exposure photographic images of water have influence another series of paintings started recently. I am interested in looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique and like the idea of taking it to another medium and exploring the results.

Following the initial painting and drying process I applying glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work. I may go back to a canvas on several occasions over a period of time until I am completely satisfied with the texture and depth of colour in the finished painting.

Born in Buckinghamshire, I move to Devon 14 years ago and am now based in Teignmouth, Devon. I visited the Torbay area on a regular basis as I child and the coastal imagery I encountered influenced my work. Painting from an early age it wasn’t until I reached my mid 30’s that I went to art school, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. I admire the free use of large brush strokes and textures Maggi Hambling shows in her wave paintings. I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.

Emma Pritchard

Biography

Emma is an illustrator recently graduated from Plymouth College of Art. Her style is defined by her use of simple shapes and bold, limited colours within traditional screen printing and digital work. Emma is largely inspired by the natural world and her travels both around the world and within her local area. She enjoys taking imagery and reducing it into its basic form and exploring the play between positive and negative shapes.

Website: emmaeloise.co.uk

Email: emma_eloise@hotmail.co.uk

Instagram: @emmaeloiseart

Marcus Nodwell

Artist Statement

My Northern Irish roots act as a foundation for investigating my identity as an artist. By exploring the narrative of my own identity, I use extension, large brush strokes and continuous line throughout my practice to convey a sense of my own personality in my work. I demonstrate freedom, open- mindedness and self-discovery through the medium of acrylic and continuous line while carefully depicting my own artistic journey. I draw inspiration specifically from Jean – Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning and Alberto Giacometti, in order to fully establish my own unique artistic vision. I have recently graduated from Plymouth College of Art, with a 2:1 in ‘Painting, Drawing & Printmaking’;. I am currently studying an MA in Painting at Plymouth College of Art.

Paddy Tuohy

Artist Statement

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to look at what I’m doing . I’m very humbled to have sold some of my paintings . I was born on the north side of Dublin in the mid 60’s, by the time I’d left for the UK in 1984 I was washed up and burnt out, through savage childhood trauma’s and my behaviour , unbreakable & stubborn “ouch” I left school and home at 12 !. you can imagine how that worked out !!! I only came to painting 3 or 4 years ago & taught meself , after a lifetime of depression & stress.

I was diagnosed with bpd in January 2016 ‘at 50’ I was so angry !!! So I started painting , again but, something new came out, the healing had begun :) I have now found an outlet, with painting I can let go and switch off all the negativity , highly recommend for stress relief . Inspired by my two beautiful Daughters :) I don’t feel very confident as I’m not good with detail but love to express some of what I’m feeling on a canvas. Again , thanks for the visit.

Paul Littlejohns

Artist Statement

Hi my name is Paul Littlejohns and I am a self taught artist from Exeter, I have always been good at art.

I had a accident in 2000, but still managed to work until 2015. I am 60 years old now and I paint 3 or 4 times a week and I mostly use oils.

My tel No is 07519918550.

Rory Kennedy

Artist Statement

I am an illustration graduate that likes to work in pen and ink with a focus on line work. I think the detail created by line work is very intriguing and I am inspired by Victorian prints that have an immense amount of detailed line work. My work revolves mainly around realism and narrative as I find it interesting how the two interplay. I do all my line work by hand with a selection of different pens that have a variety of thickness. All the colour work is done digitally; I find this is the best way to get a lot of contrast in line work, as digital lines don’t have that variety of mark.

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Mar
16
to Mar 29

Teignmouth Poetry Festival - Song and Dance Exhibition

From Saturday 16th March, TAAG will host a two-week exhibition of artwork and accompanying poetry.  This will be the 6th consecutive year that Teignmouth Poetry Festival has filled the galleries with collaborative work – the result of many months in which visual artists and poets have focused together on one particular theme.  This year it’s ‘Song & Dance’ – expect vibrant colours, movement, lyricism…

All five previous exhibitions have been spectacularly successful; visitors to Teignmouth, staying in town for the Festival, have been hugely impressed with the quality of work on show and by the Arts Quarter generally.

On the opening night, Sat 16th March, Teignmouth’s own shanty crew, the Back Beach Boyz, will raise the roof in the Festival’s first Fringe event.  And on Saturday 23rd March the Festival itself comes to TAAG when many of the poets involved will read the poems on display; this free event was one of last year’s highlights.

Full details of the Poetry Festival, which is supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England and the Town Council, are on the website www.poetryteignmouth.com . Tickets for all Festival events are available from the Teignmouth Pavilions box office.

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Jan
5
to Jan 18

Voluntary/Community Groups

The following are taking part in this exhibition

Teignmouth Gardening Society

Teignmouth Fairtrade

Friends of Teignmouth Cemetery

Teignmouth Twinning 

RNLI

Red Rock Harmony

Teignmouth Players

TIAF Teignmouth International Art Forum

Non-fiction reading group

Teign Heartbeat

Friends of Teignmouth Orangery

TAAG

TRAIL

TAAG Workshops

Pavilions Teignmouth

Neighbourhood Plan

Teignmouth Poetry Festival

Horsemanship for Health

Teignmouth Ramblers

TAAG Mahjong group 

Teignmouth Art Society

Friends of Eastcliff Park

Teignmouth Film Society

U3A

The Helen Foundation

Teign Heritage

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TAAG at Christmas
Dec
15
to Jan 4

TAAG at Christmas

Over 25 artists with a variety of items for you at Christmas.

Artists exhibiting

Amy McCarthy

Angie Jenner

Annabel Jones

Clare Fowley

Dawn Robinson

Emma Appels-Riley

Emma Stanley-Clark

Fay Berry

Glynis Lupton

Hermosa Glass

Jacqueline Colclough

Jan White

Julia Vella

Kwerty Crafts

Michelle Greenwood-Brown

Migglet

Mike Wall

Mike Leaman

Nicolette Dann

Pam Brooker

Patricia Wares

Sally Davis

Sam Lock

Tony Berry

Veronica Boniface

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Within the Frame - Six personal visions
Dec
8
to Dec 14

Within the Frame - Six personal visions

Artists exhibiting


Ursula Andrejczuk - Painter - Oils

Ursula paints many of her pictures outdoors so her studio is quite compact and has to fit into a backpack. She takes it to her favourite spots, like Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve in autumn, heathland and woods above Dawlish and Dartmoor with its beautiful rivers. 

She works mostly in alla prima technique, which means finishing a picture in one session finding this way of painting exciting, engaging and at times unpredictable – especially when there are interruptions like a herd of curious cows, sudden rain or a change in light conditions. When the easel is set up and secured she starts with pencil thumbnail sketches of the subject, testing various points of view and establishing major elements of the composition. Then she draws with a brush and applies washes of diluted oil paint to block main colours and shapes.  Using thicker paint, she continues to work on pattern of lights and colour harmony, while adjusting the shapes and edges. 

Richard Berry - Painter in Watercolours and Oils

After moving from Shaldon to Ashburton in the middle 1970s, I first started to paint in 1985. To begin with I only used watercolours, but over the years l have also worked with oils and pastels, and many of my later paintings have been produced using mixed media.

My preferred subjects are landscapes, and a lot of my works have been inspired by living on the edge of Dartmoor. I enjoy painting the moorland and I especially enjoy painting the River Dart. I love to focus on the river banks covered in trees, the reflections in the water and the dramatic effects of the seasons on the landscape.

Further from home, on visits to France I have also been inspired to paint similar landscapes that I’ve come across there, such as the Loire River and the harbour in Honfleur. I have exhibited and sold paintings in both England and France, as there is a market for them in both countries.

Rosemary Waine -Silk Painter

Rosie has been working in the south west for some time working on silk painting referencing her local environment which includes south Devon. Her recent work on Dartmoor shows her versatility to evoke mood and atmosphere within this complex media.

She is a member of the Dartmoor artists group thar exhibited every year in Ashburton.

Her work in this exhibition uses complex techniques achieving outstanding visual effects within the compositions she designs.

An evocation of place and the transient quality of weather and light come together forming an evocation of surface, texture, colour and for

Mike Neal - Painter, garden architect, teacher, lecturer and Printmaker

Mike was born in Wolverhampton and tended the art college there completing a degree in Fine Art.

He also attended Birmingham art college at Margret street under the Tutor Arthur Hughes who was an inspirational art tutor during the one year PGCE course.

Mike went on to teach art and design and also developed his interest in garden design.

He also continues to explore lino printmaking producing outstanding multi coloured prints.

His paintings in oil and watercolour play with contemporary themes of cubism and abstraction retaining a strong link to observation. Within his work you can see a subtle play of light, shade and composition often including humorous references to objects and landscape that play with form and content.

 He has kindly agreed to exhibit with us this year and his work will inspire us all.

Anne Reed


Tony Homer - Painter in Acrylics and Printmaker

Painter and printmaker based in Devon. My work uses local landscapes, buildings and the sea. I use these elements as a starting point for my paintings and prints. 

I like to use sketchbooks to collect information and drawing from observation is integral to my work. These studies help me with compositions, colour, form and pattern, which evolve through mark making with pencils, pens and brushes.

Working outside is important to me as I get my best ideas from things that happen around me. Developing an abstracted and stylized composition are my main concerns and these form an important part of the focus of my work. 

Back in the studio I will use these early studies to develop my ideas for paintings. Working on three or four paintings at the same time ideas gradually come together and can often result in abstraction. 

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Affordable Art Fair - Teignmouth Art Society Christmas Exhibition
Dec
1
to Dec 7

Affordable Art Fair - Teignmouth Art Society Christmas Exhibition

Artists taking part include

Clare Jenkinson; Keith Bowcock

Cynthia Mosley; Chris Pitman

Jayne Farleigh; Jan Newton; Anne Doggett


Joyce Boyne

Keith Bowcock

Clare Jenkinson

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More to See - Dartmoor and Beyond
Nov
24
to Nov 30

More to See - Dartmoor and Beyond

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Dr Jill Clarance

Jill is an amateur artist who is retired and has lived and worked on Dartmoor for many years.  She is also a keen yachtsman. 

Her mother and father moved to Shaldon after the second world war when Jill was a youngster and owned and ran the Round House Hotel. 

So she also has many fond memories of Shaldon and the River Teign. As the title of the exhibition suggests Jill paints landscapes and seascapes.

All the proceeds of her work are going to charity.

Beatrice Fisher

Beatrice has been painting for several years and works in oil on canvas and mixed media. Her paintings are inspired by life and nature, they are colourful and eclectic

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Landmarks
Nov
24
to Nov 30

Landmarks

'Landmarks' is a group of 5 artists exhibiting together for the first time.

They work in a range of styles and media, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, glass, linoprint, woodcut, lithography, etching, and waterless lithography. 

Artists taking part are -

Mike Nicholls

Time and Space by Mike Nicholls



Rob Parrish

Prairie Roadhouse by Rob Parrish

  

Jayne Farleigh

Sunset Jayne Farleigh

 

Jenny Day

Snowscape by Jenny Day - Oil

 

June Saul

Rockpool by June Saul - Lithograph

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Granite Elements - Winter Exhibition
Nov
17
to Nov 23

Granite Elements - Winter Exhibition

Artists taking part are Mei Lim , Bridget Arnold, Viv Styles, Clare Benson, Cheryl Watson, Marilyn Murch, Sue Windsor 

Gallery 1

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Bridget Arnold

sun printed material hand made lampshades

Mei Lim

Viv Styles

Angela Holmes

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Arts and Crafts Autumn Exhibition
Nov
10
to Nov 16

Arts and Crafts Autumn Exhibition





The group consists of 9 exhibitors from Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Torquay coming together in the Main Gallery at TAAG November 10-16.


This exhibition is a eclectic mix of Art and Crafts- paintings, pottery, wood carvings, textiles and interesting bird boxes.


The artists hope to delight their visitors with affordable and one off, original items.

Exhibitors are 

Jan Newton - pottery paintings

Virginia Griem - paintings pottery 

Jacqui Thompson -paintings

Brett Miller-Pottery 

Pat Tout- paintings 

Fernly Tout- small woodwork

Kathie Weedon - Pottery 

Keith Williams - bird houses

Paula Williams- Arts and Crafts

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Jan Newton

I have worn many hats during my journey through life. My sewing machine was my best friend for many years as I love texture and colour so I made my own clothes and domestic items i.e. curtains

Then I started repairing Antique Dolls and Old Teddy Bears which led me to creating and making Collectors Bears for adults for over 10 year. I won a few awards nationally for the bears. At this time I also wrote articles for a monthly Bear Magazine. I also helped in the family Antique business.

I then turned my hand to painting which opened up a whole new world to me, creating mainly in watercolour.

Currently I am wearing a potters hat and have discovered clay, kilns and glazes. I am 3D again as I enjoy slab building as opposed to the wheel. I create and make mostly animal figures in pottery which have found homes al over England.



Virginia Griem

will be exhibiting both paintings and hand built pots. " I have been painting for many years, but in recently my painting has become much more experimental. When I work with clay I feel that the clay often shows me what shape it wants to be, and of course I don't know how the final piece will look until it comes out of the kiln.   I have been trying to have a similar relationship with paint, a sort of conversation.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes I don't know what a painting is going to look like, or what the subject is, until I have worked on it over various sessions.  I find this way of working very exciting."  Most of the paintings on show will be acrylics, but Virginia also works in watercolour and ink, as well as stoneware ceramics.

Brett Miller

Pat Tout

Fernly Tout

Keith and Paula Williams

Keith and Paula retired a few years ago and now spend time on doing what they really enjoy.

While Keith spends time in his shed making and designing in wood Paula loves to try lots of media, from watercolours to felt crafts, and lots more.

They have lived in Torquay all their married life (nearly 42 years) and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

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Gallery 2 - The Art of Collaboration
Nov
3
to Nov 16

Gallery 2 - The Art of Collaboration

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An exhibition exploring the transition from photograph to word to painting. A collaboration of Newton Abbot Photographic Society, Newton Abbot and Chudleigh Writers Groups, and Newton Abbot Art Group.


The black and white image was powerful. The face had a hypnotic stare that penetrated into my very soul, even when the photo was slipped back into the confines of the large brown envelope. Thoughts whirled around in my head. Who was he? Why was he there? What was he doing? I needed to know his story. The only way I would get to know the truth to understand him more would be to study the photograph in greater detail.

I returned to the envelope and began to slide out the photo carefully.

The attention to detail was intense. On closer look the eyes appear to change from light- hearted emotion to become sinister and complex. They appear to move with mood and rhythm. Are they searching for a connection, possibly spiritual or philosophical reflection? 

Suddenly there seems greater appreciation and understanding of meaning. I felt as though the image was taking on an identity beyond black and white. Now it was producing texture and shades of life in grades of silvery white and chalky grey. The Portrait’s eyelids were sunken under his heavy boned forehead. One eyebrow was raised in a quizzical or challenging mode, whilst the other remained still. This focussed look was capable of challenging any thought.

Could he be an Orator or Greek Orthodox Priest? I wondered. I notice his high cheek bones, aristocratic nose leading to his wild and hairy greyish moustache. His tiny mouth shelters behind all the hair. His thin lips are closed but hide the smallest smile of tight satisfaction.

His face grows on me. He appears to have weathered well during his journey through life. He seems strong, steadfast and safe in spirit.

He is confident in his own skin. There is a spirit of wellbeing about him. His hat gives him status and a sense of authority. He wears at least three outer garments which gives me the impression that he is a traveller of some kind. He is authentic. I feel as though he is willing his thoughts through the page to make contact. He has a ley line of spirituality that is timeless and tangible that connects with me.

I realise that I am witnessing something quite inconceivable. This Icon, this image is telling me his story through the power of thought. He has travelled through time. His rites of passage are his beliefs and religious doctrines. He wants to give Humanity a chance. He believes in the common good and encourages everyone to feel empowered. His eyes show the look of wisdom. His eyes watch and wait for a response. His voice remains quiet whilst listening to others, who then are ready to appreciate his words.  He understands the nature of time. Time to reflect. Time to question. Time to debate. Above all, he wants to reassure belief. Belief in life.

As I looked again at the photograph and the power of the image, I suddenly realised his name. It was Methuselah.


Yesterday,

Mother sat me on a counter

in the village corner shop.

                                                            Today’s small child, without plaits,

                                                            leaned on an outside wooden window frame…

There, out of reach, sat glass jars

glitter-filled with boiled sugars,

yellow cubes, square and coated.

                                                            Beyond reach, open shelves held plastic plates

                                                            and squat green and blue polythene bags…

Some tumbled from a wide neck,

crashed against metal,

I can hear the rattle.

                                                            Below, stood red and silver cans,

                                                            above a microwave, of sorts…

A bevel-edged scoop tipped them,

golden as jewels,

into a white triangular paper bag.

                                                            A half empty mug peered over chalk boards,

                                                            ‘Harbour’ and ‘Captain’s’ fare - £4.60, £3.60… 

Mine passed over a single bronze coin, 

a dandelion on its back,

a brass treasure.  

Her mother craned her neck…


 ‘All is safely gathered in’, so runs the harvest hymn; but how often are these words wishful thinking, especially to farmers whose crops lie battered and useless, victim to our increasingly unreliable British climate?

To produce ripened golden grain, in perfect condition and ready to harvest, while skies are blue, must be every farmer’s dream, in the knowledge that it will be safely stored while dry and its quality unspoilt, a task that, once completed, brings a warm sense of satisfaction and achievement to all involved.

Nowadays, many of the heavier tasks that are part of modern farming are made easy with the help of large expensive machines, such as balers and threshers, saving major amounts of time and energy. Technology has, as with so many things, changed the face of farming unrecognisably over the years.

Because of the huge cost of this farm machinery however, many farmers, especially smaller ones, are forced to share or hire. This often involves a deadline, making them work even harder to complete a job within the time allocated. Despite modern aids, there is still plenty of labouring work requiring strong, fit young farmers.

Farm machines are generally kept in immaculate condition and painted in bright striking colours, making a vivid picture, especially while harvesting golden crops under blue skies and scudding white clouds. While the thresher separates wheat from straw the men must constantly work, using their pitchforks, to keep it feeding the machine in forkfuls, while controlling the engine’s speed. Although the crop itself is light this can nevertheless be hot and thirsty work on a warm summer’s day, especially with a deadline to work to.

When the task is finished the men enjoy well-deserved mugs of tea. Later, after some equally welcome farm food, tired muscles begin to relax, laughter dominates and yarns are shared, with nostalgic tales of farming experiences past and present, while pints of ale and cider are supped around the long much scrubbed farmhouse table. If only it could talk, it too would have tales to tell!

Tales of amusement and danger, sad and happy memories, many spiced over time by imagination and re-telling, including personal and unique reminiscences of childhood adventures in the hayfields and more, gradually merge with the day’s threshing and baling reflections as pints are downed and drowsiness sets in.

Talking of haystacks…Now, wherever did I put that needle?


Sunshine, calm blue water deckchair-primed

Ocean empty ripe for daydreaming

No cloned Clipper on the horizon handsome on the eye

But a shimmering oil tanker stark outline softened

Headed for the Emirates

Imaginary pencil plucked from pocket point sharp

He traces her route on an imaginary may

Bay of Biscay, Suez Canal, Nile River, Red Sea, the Port of Fujairah

On an imaginary list he ticks off places he longs to see

One day soon

And deck-chair bound sleeps the sleep of the just


Rooms within rooms, light within light.

Infinite choice for those who dare.

All colour is contained in that pure white.

 

So step out where the treasure beckons bright,

With courage in your heart, and be aware-

Rooms lead to rooms and light leads on to light.

 

Endless potential when your thoughts take flight!

Though shadows cling still to the form you wear,

All colour is contained in that bright white.

 

Directionless, here is both left and right.

Step bravely, no time now to stand and stare.

Rooms lead to rooms and light leads on to light.

 

Eyes open now in multiversal sight,

Yours to decide – the quantum field is there.

All colour is enhanced in that clear white.

 

A wave? A particle? Yours to delight!

Step onwards, fearless, into that void where

Rooms contain rooms and light embraces light,

And colour comes to birth in shining white.


    “Sue get Harold’s lead on quick!” Our black Labrador scratched at the door and made muffled half barks.  He needed to get out!  We did too!

    We were happy at first to relax, read, prepare and enjoy eating good food. Going out only to replenish logs for the fire.   A force ten howling gale and raging torrents of icy rain kept us inside for two days. Far too long!  We hurriedly donned warm coats and hats. Our winter break at the cottage had become for us all, incarceration.  

    Outside the gasping dog pulled against the lead, snuffling and marking as we trotted along down the lane towards the beach.  Gradually calmed, we released him to explore freely.  We felt like escapee hens from a battery farm.  A lull!  We relished the cold wind.  To the beach!

    We clambered breathlessly up the steep sandy path through the dunes, with anticipation of the view across our favourite place.  The wide crescent beach stretched before us.  The tide was going out.  The wet sand glistened in gold patches, as weak rays of sun shone down through small gaps in the steely grey bank of clouds, borne by the wind.

    Large breakers rolled in, curling and collapsing in a bubbling frenzy on to the sand – creating a misty haze which hung in the air above the sea.  A few plucky gulls soared above our heads on the freezing wind.  Lone figures stood near the edge of the breakers staring out to sea.

    We broke into spontaneous laughter as we noticed below us the unexpected hundred or more people thronging on the sands, milling about, chatting together or ambling in all directions; enjoying the fresh air and exercise; the scene reminiscent of Antarctic King Penguins; huddling for warmth or purposefully waddling along.

   Couples, family groups, single people mingled uniformly swathed in large down jackets or waterproofs, hoods up, hats and gloves on.  Parents and grandparents vigilantly watched over their wandering children or amused them playing tag in the limited open spaces.  Errant dogs scampered around alone or in packs, to retrieve balls launched from plastic ball-throwers by their attentive owners.  We watched the crowd transfixed!   So many! Why here?!

    Suddenly Harold slid down the dune.  We followed stumbling.  He shot off towards the sea and we ran after him laughing and gasping in the sea air. The wind in our faces!  Freedom!

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Gallery 1 - Variety
Nov
3
to Nov 9

Gallery 1 - Variety

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Liz Diamond

Liz Diamond lives in Teignmouth, having made the exodus from the Home Counties twenty two years ago.  

“I had a vision of living near the sea and came to Teignmouth, stood on the back beach, and knew this was the place I was destined to live in.”
 Liz has worked as a cleaner, Home Help, shop assistant, factory assembler, typist, silver service waitress, social work assistant and Special Needs and Primary school teacher.  She is also eclectic in her artistic interests, having been an award-winning poet, a Picador published novelist, a published short story writer, and once had a play she had written performed by professional actors at St Albans Art Centre.  

As well as writing, Liz has also had a long-standing interest in art, having worked in pastel, oils and clay.  Her main direction nowadays is to explore the wide versatility of acrylics and its capacity for being used with other materials to produce works with significant textural qualities.  Liz will often prime the canvas with materials such as wood filler, papier mache, or strips of tissue set in gel, that she will then put gesso on and paint over, producing the richly textured paintings, such as her mackerel and seascapes, that she is getting known for.  

Liz took part in the Devon Open Studios this year.  Her fish paintings received much positive feedback. “Good enough to eat,” somebody commented.


Ranulf Rayner

Ranulf was trained by Wilfred Blunt, brother of Anthony Blunt the spy, who went on from teaching at college to being in charge of the Queen’s collection.   Many years later in 1977 he started writing books, which he found other artists to illustrate including his wife, Annette, who also paints dogs and horses, although he completed many of the line drawings. HeI painted most of the artist’s work in watercolour first.

Since that time a busy life has limited his production although he has found time to finish several large marine paintings in oils on canvass, which have sold mainly at auction, with two currently in a London gallery.   More recently Ranulf has been painting in resins on aluminium, a method he has developed which gives great depth and luminosity.  The paintings are indestructible and also appropriate for damp situations such as bathrooms.

Apart from his marine paintings he also specialise in less expensive underwater scenes, and sea birds.  Having been born in nearby Bishopsteignton, Ranulf has had a life long passion for the sea. 


Jeremy Holloway

Unknown Artist creates intricate Woodblocks – but who is he or she?

(and there’s a link to the original “Flower Fairy” illustrations....)

Approximately 30 years ago Jeremy Holloway, then living in West Dorset, was given a box of approximately 50 wood blocks by his (now deceased) mother. She had been given them by an elderly lady who lived in the same village as she did, namely Winterborne Zelston, near Blandford in Dorset. 

The woodblocks had apparently belonged to the lady’s sister, who had a connection with the original Flower Fairy illustrations. It is possible that the same engraver was responsible for the illustrations that have adorned not just the flower fairy books but a plethora of associated memorabilia to go with them. What the actual link is however is unknown.

For almost 10 years the woodblocks were stored at, and on a permanent loan to, the TAAG gallery and arts centre in Teignmouth.  It was not until Jeremy was introduced to Jenny Pery, art historian and artist (also a wood engraver) living in Bovey Tracey, that he considered an exhibition of the engravings. Jenny has printed all the blocks and only now can their true beauty be seen. Whilst Jeremy can legitimately offer the prints for sale, he is very keen to find out who is responsible for the blocks. Jenny believes they were all produced by the same person, probably a female, in the 1930s or 1940s, as book illustrations. Apart from that neither Jeremy nor Jenny have any idea when the engravings were originally created or who did them.

It would be wonderful to solve the mystery. As they were most likely designed as illustrations for books of the period, it would be lovely to hear if anyone recognises them, or could offer any information about them. And of course we could then give the wood engraver the credit he or she deserves.

These beautiful, if mysterious, woodblock engravings are being exhibited at the TAAG Gallery and Arts Centre in Teignmouth Devon from Saturday 3rdNovember to Friday 9thNovember. 


Patricia Wares

Patricia was born and raised in Brighton Sussex where she married and eventually had two sons. Initially she trained and became a qualified hairdresser but changed her occupation, after the birth of her sons, to nursing. After time working on the wards of the NHS hospitals she joined the Nuffield Group to train and qualify as a Operation Department Practitioner (ODP)

Her Husbands work bought them to Devon in 2001 at which time she decided to retire.

During the school years she always enjoyed the art lessons although she did not develop any of the skills beyond that of the classroom, from leaving school she did not paint or draw again.

Having retired and completed all the work involved with the upheaval of moving home she needed something to occupy my mind. Remembering her interest in art at school Patricia looked for and found a tutor to teach her the art of painting and drawing. She was fortunate to find someone able to cope with her inabilities and encourage her to join a local art group in Kingsteignton.

She quickly learned which media mixes she could use and now has a diverse range of artwork.

Recently Patricia was asked to produce a step by step article on the uses of Pebeo acrylic paints which featured in The Paint Magazine.

She is currently a committee member of the Kingsteignton Friday Art Group, a member of the Kingskerswell Art Group, the Devon Art Society and Torbay Guild of Artists.

She have exhibited paintings, some of which have won awards, at various venues.

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Back Beach Artists
Oct
27
to Nov 2

Back Beach Artists

Artists taking part (click on Images to enlarge)

Rob Parrish

Kath Loram

Barbara Armstrong

Keith Bowcock


Clare Jenkinson

Andy Tapper

Trish Edwards



Janette Waldron

Nicky Noble


Cecilia Sharam



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Shape & Shadow - South West Sculptors
Oct
6
to Oct 19

Shape & Shadow - South West Sculptors

Shape & Shadow

South West Sculptors Association will be exhibiting in TAAG, Teignmouth Arts Centre for the first time, bringing an eclectic mixture of sculptures titled “Shape and Shadow”

SWS sculptors is an inclusive group of, at present, 24 sculptors whose aim is to collaborate and promote their passion for sculpture. It was seeded in 2003 through initiative of Totnes bases sculptors and has grown in strength to embrace sculptors distributed throughout Devon.

The richness of the group has been in forging friendships, sharing problems, aims and resources in the context of sculpture.

Rotating gatherings throughout our different homes and studios can be likened to a magical theatre opening into unique creative atmospheres and spaces from moorland to coastline. It is fascinating to understand people differently through what they make. There is a strong figurative impulse within the work yet figures are as diverse as the personalities behind them and include realistic and conceptual, mythological and humorous, elegant and erotic. In complement, there is plenty of abstract work which draws inspiration from elements and environments, the universal and the spiritual.

This year members have participated in outdoor sculpture shows including Dartington Gardens, Delamore House, Ivybidge and the Mythic Garden, Chagford. We are currently looking forward to an exciting new exhibiting opportunity at Exeter Cathedral in 2019. In the meantime, we invite you to journey through the group's work where smaller works for home as well as garden can be enjoyed in the more intimate environment of TAAG.

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Angela Holmes, Anne-Marie Moss, Bev Knowlden, David Newman
Derek Cadle, Helen Ridehalgh, Hilary Bradt, Jan O'Highway
Jenny Distin, Martin Staniforth, Melanie Guy, Miguel Valentini
Nicola Axe, Rose Ellis, Tati Dennehy

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Dawlish & Teignmouth Camera Club
Sep
29
to Oct 5

Dawlish & Teignmouth Camera Club

Dawlish & Teignmouth Camera Club Members' Exhibition

A celebration of photography of the local area and beyond in digital and print images.

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The Cause
Sep
24
to Sep 28

The Cause

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Poetry at the Cause Exhibition at TAAG - On Tuesday afternoon the exhibition will be supplemented by local poets who will read their poems as a stimulus for discussion. 
The Poets are Liz Diamond, alongside Julie-ann Rowell, Veronica Aaronson, Virginia Griem and Jennie Osboune. They will be reading a mixture of their own poems and others about strong women. 
The poetry reading is at 3pm. 

We also have games loaned to us from Parliamentary Education and outreach. The games are thoroughly enjoyable whilst uncovering a riches of information which got participants into animated discussion on Monday afternoon. 

Everyone is welcome to come and play the games at any time. Groups also welcome.

 

2018 is the centenary of the very first votes for some women and Dreadnought marks this centenary with a tour of its new play, The Cause, which will be at Teignmouth Pavilions on Wednesday 26th September, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
 
T.A.A.G. and Dreadnought South West, who toured Oxygen in 2013 about the women’s suffrage pilgrimage, are collaborating on an exciting week-long event (24th to 28th September) to exhibit and share work in response to the Rebellious Sounds Project and, in particular, to The Cause.
 
The Cause marks the achievements and different methods of activism of two women leaders from the suffrage campaign, Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett. It explores the impact of a life time of campaigning whilst also looking forward to the present day and where we are now in relationship to gender equality and violence towards women and girls.
 
Artists have been asked the question ‘What has changed and where are we now?

 The response through art and poetry reflect on these questions and inspires debate in this exciting week long exhibition and series of events.

 Come and see this work that celebrates women's lives, voices and stories.

 The exhibition takes on many causes. Deborah Frish’s metal, restrictive corset sets the scene for Avenda Burnell Walsh’s latest work, ‘Emmeline’ in her series ‘The corsets are off’. Clare Seal follows on the theme with suffragette slogans embroidered into a corset ‘Courage Calls’. The removal of restrictive corsets was a symbol of the suffragettes of their fight for freedom and democratic rights. 

Liz Lockyear has taken the theme from Shakespeare’s ‘A winter’s Tale’ that tells the story of a Queen stripped of her status by her husband consumed by jealousy and fear leading to madness. His abuse of power is centuries old and the result of a patriarchal society that can still poison the relationship between men and women. 

Other events include an EqualiTeas Workshop with Monday 24th at 2pm run by Thomas Williams from the Parliamentary Education and Outreach team. 

 Poet, Jenny Osborne is holding an afternoon of poetry reading and discussion, ‘Womens’s Voices’, on Tuesday 25that 3pm. 

All welcome to the exhibition daily 10am-5pm and workshops at TAAG Arts and Community Centre at 4/5 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth. TQ14 8DD

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Devon Open Studios - Seven Studios @ TAAG
Sep
7
to Sep 23

Devon Open Studios - Seven Studios @ TAAG

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The TAAG display for the annual Devon Open Studios 

7 artists are taking part and will be there most of their time painting and demonstrating their various styles and work.

Artists -

Barbara Watkins
Clare Jenkinson
Donna Hogarth
Jane Branch
Kathryn Loram
Michelle Greenwood-Brown
Shirley Taylor

Workshops available during the exhibition...

Tuesday 11th September 1.30 - 4pm - CLARE JENKINSON 'Plant Portraits' observational drawing from plants £5

Wednesday 12th 1.30 - 4pm - JANE BRANCH 'Expressive Charcoal' drawing workshop, please bring a putty rubber and watercolour paper (booking required)

Sunday 16th 10.30am - 1pm - DONNA HOGARTH 'Mixed media collage ' £5

Monday 17th 10am - 4pm - MICHELLE GREENWOOD-BROWN Mosaic Heart workshop £35 (booking required)

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Indoor TRAIL
Aug
11
to Sep 6

Indoor TRAIL

The Annual Indoor TRAIL exhibition presents more artworks made using recycled materials.

This Year's artists are Mike Yates, Ben Yates, Sam Lock, Black Dog Beach Glass, Camphill Devon, Clare Seal, Amy McCarthy, Rik Pitman, Phil Weave, Peter and Vera Stride, Margaret Sheppard.

Free Workshops

Recycled Art workshops will be running from 11th August to 5th September.

All workshops, resources and facilities are provided free and will be open 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm daily for everyone.

These workshops have been made possible with funding from Teignmouth Town Council

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TAAG Summer Open Exhibition
Jul
28
to Aug 10

TAAG Summer Open Exhibition

Artists showing work include:

Fay Berry

After many years as a Graphic Designer I retired and started to paint in watercolours. Living in Devon the moors and sea are a constant source of subject matter. The magical combination of paper, water and pigment capturing the fleeting moments of light on the sea, the rugged moorland and shimmering colours of the seasons never fails to inspire me..

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Catherine Denison

Catherine was born in Bristol.   She sells her art as originals, reproductions and greetings cards, trading under the name of 'Dartizen'.  Colour is a key feature in Catherine’s art.  She produces inspired pieces, often experimental, neo-cubist or abstract in nature, particularly enjoying working with acrylics and encaustic wax.  

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Clare Fowley

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Jane Ripley

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Sally Davis

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Michelle Greenwood-Brown

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Katryn Loram

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Margaret Sheppard

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Jennifer Jenkins

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Lisa Fletcher

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Avenda Burnell Walsh

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Rob Parrish

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Inspired Images
Jul
21
to Jul 27

Inspired Images

Artists taking part are

Keith Bowcock; Mike Wall; Rob Parrish; Jan White; Andy Tapper
Nicky Noble; Chris Pitman; Emma Stanley-Clarke; Avenda Burnell-Walsh

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Keith Bowcock

Keith Bowcock of the Teignmouth Art Society entered a competition in the magazine International Artist in the subject “ Seascapes ,Rivers and Lakes “ , open to all subscribers from every continent . His reward was to be notified that first he had been shortlisted for consideration and subsequently later advised that he had become a top ten prize winner !

His oil painting “ The Thrill Seekers “ depicts 2 mountaineers scaling towering cliffs above a surging Atlantic sea on the South West`s coastline .

Keith says  ... “ I was thrilled to be informed that I would be given a full page coverage in the February 2018 Magazine .I never dreamt that I would ever achieve something like this and I would strongly recommend some of our excellent local artists to have a go themselves – you just never know ! “

Jan White

A career in education preceded the opportunity to indulge in her passion for exploring the British Coast, recording detail of findings, forming the inspiration and vision for watercolour paintings. Travelling nationally, exploring and absorbing individual elements of the landscape, sketching to verify, using pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and photography for later use (provided by an enthusiastic husband’s expertise!) to deliver an everlasting memory of the many stunning and vibrant wildlife and surroundings.

Jan is self-taught and her Paintings and Limited Edition Giclee Prints are often recognised by the continued flow of her artwork on to the mount, which she creates by hand embellishment, ensuring a unique and totally individual piece of art.  

In 2016 Jan won Best Watercolour Painting at NAAG Art exhibition and last year was been awarded the June Urban Memorial Cup at the Torbay Guild of Artists 50th Exhibition for Best Watercolour Painting. She was also delighted that year to exhibit in the Biennale internationale des arts et de la culture in Perros Guirec, France.

A number of workshops in the West Country have contributed to her development and she continues to soak up knowledge and skills from other artists sharing the same passion

Living the dream!

Nicky Noble

Since graduating from Plymouth College of Art in 2017 with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts degree specialising in ceramics, my work is still evolving and refining. Nature is my constant inspiration, especially the landscape, hedgerows, cliffs and beaches near to the River Teign where I regularly walk and explore.

I work mainly with layered, rolled and pinched porcelain and porcelain paper clay forms, enhanced with a variety of oxides which I am able to once fire. More recently I have been experimenting with coloured slips, underglazes and making and testing high fired glazes, as well as other clay bodies. I am constantly excited by and drawn to what many perceive to be nature’s imperfections and try to communicate my own vision of perfection and beauty in form, surface texture and decoration.

I am enjoying the experience of being a free practitioner, investigating new ideas, techniques and learning new skills, and aim to expand my practice to include other methods of hand-building, as well as thrown work. I am looking forward to seeing where this takes me.

To see more examples of what I have been doing, have a look at my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nobleceramics or on Instagram at www.intagram.com/nobleceramics or for further information, email me on outlook.com at nicky.noble@live.com.

 

Emma Stanley-Clarke

 I started painting 10 years ago after a Career in Ballet which taught me self motivation & to strive for perfection.

It is important to me to provide visual detail & accuracy of the initial subject. ( not everyone’s cup of tea!)

This sense of order acts as a shield against the  unpredictability & lurking caos of the outside world.

 I won the SWAC People’s Choice Award 2017 With my painting of Haytor Quarry  

It’s a pity artists can’t let the work Speak for itself!!!

Rob Parrish

Rob Parrish is intrigued by colour and his head bursts with ideas...and seeking looseness and imagination to paint more abstractly. After years of using pastels he is coming round to acrylics to enablehime to achieve those objectives.

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Avenda Burnell-Walsh

Avenda believes in a free form of expression. Her series of paintings called ‘The corsets are off… and they are not going back on’ is a reference to the suffragette cause.  Her portraits free the real sitters of Holbein, Vermeer and Klimt from the constraints of corsets and convention. Avenda imagines a conversation that might have been left hanging in the artistic air … and proposes a dialogue with painters who will surely follow.

Avenda says “I seek to give the sitters a modern voice. The corset is off, and it is not going back on. ‘One is bigger than the other, get over it.’ ‘That’s the last time I’m going to wax my upper lip, get over it.’ ‘This studio is freezing and I’m not even getting the minimum wage and no idea what I can make for supper.’ It’s 2018 and women will no longer be compelled to be beautiful for their audience; only for themselves, and on their own terms.”

 

 

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ARTFUSION
Jul
14
to Jul 20

ARTFUSION

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The Fusion Art exhibition at Teignmouth TAAG (from Sat 14th of July till 20th) marks the return of the five artists coming back with new ideas and two more names added to the list in to present a shared vision in various forms of individual expressions.

The common theme for all artists is exploration of the human condition, bringing to public the elements of being, the exploration of the unknown and attempting to translate what's not yet fully imaginable.

 This year's line up includes:

 Kerry Broom-head Brown, a British painter and a sculptor residing in Netherlands where she works in the Transformatie studio in Arnham and exhibits in her own gallery ''Forrest Edge Gallery'' in De Steeg. Kerry has travelled extensively with her artwork in Italy and the UK. Not limiting herself to any one style it can be likened to a stream of consciousness, where imagination is the only limit, with the flow of the creative force taking control, rather than trying to conform to a form is about pushing it and expressing what's close to the experience.

 Rosy Tydeman you may know as the lovely owner of The Glorious Art House where a lot of her handiwork is displayed. With the arsenal of big clocks, delicate smiling dolls, Rosy attempts to remind us of the small little treasures we are surrounded by if we only force ourselves to find time to stop and look.  

 Angie Joy Jenner is an illustrator with the body of work including charcoal, chalk pastel, acrylic, and monochord pieces portraying the process of being human, using the art to record experiences of events and the universality of those experiences to understand ourselves a bit bitter and through that have a positive impact on the world.

Jirka Ptacek, a Czech born painter, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, after holding exhibitions throughout the Czech Republic and Germany, Jirka has found a new source of inspiration in the raw beauty of South Devon, and working in various styles and themes using art to  reflect the world around us: from urban landscapes consumed by shadows to awe inspiring inhuman beauty of the sea, they are there to allow the viewer the escape from the stresses and turmoil of the day to day world.

 Chris Ress – a sculptor and painter with a playful and unstructured approach to his work, bringing out something out of the chaos and mess which he unashamedly enjoys making, often utilising whatever materials are available at the time, varying from metal to wood.

Marcus – a new addition to the group. Marcus trained as a graphic artist, photographer, fine artist and a Holistic therapist– all of which impact each of the pieces and are essential in their creation, and where inspiration can be found aside from the influence of otherworldly and spiritual side of our lives.

 Lastly they are joined by Andrew May, a poet and a writer. Andrew works in collaboration with Marcus to bring out written word in new, unusual, interactive forms which explore emotional themes, focus on the understanding of oneself or at least acceptance and taking on responsibility for ones existence. Maybe then, when we work through denial, accepting our capabilities, good and bad we can lift ourselves up, and if we are honest and strong enough we'll be a rock for others to lean on.

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Quadriga 2
Jul
7
to Jul 13

Quadriga 2

A harmonious exhibition of contemporary art by local artists.

Impressionist and abstract work together with wire sculptures motivated by reactions to nature, mood and feeling will fill the gallery with fresh and stimulating pieces to challenge viewers' imaginations

SANDRA LISSENDEN

The struggle and joy of creating a work may not always be a long process but one has to draw on every corner of the mind to capture what is in one’s imagination. The subject matter hides so many mysteries and I strive to  reveal what lies beyond.

 

CHANTALL ASHWELL

I'm in awe - intrigued - at the force and impact of essential elements in our existence and this is what motivates my work. 

Through an evolving portfolio of techniques I hope to offer alternative perspectives, working and reworking qualities and characteristics with different treatments which inspire unexpected reaction.

I like to work free from accepted interpretation as it's my belief that the imagination has no boundaries and depth of emotion may be revealed through art. 

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ROGER LISSENDEN - WIRE SCULPTOR

Having learnt  the basics from renowned wire sculptor Celia Smith I have progressed to develop my own styles and techniques.

My original inspiration was the bird life of Devon’s coast and countryside. This allowed me to create life and movement in my interpretation of the subjects.

Encouraged by success at my latest exhibitions and falling back on the design aspect of my commercial career I have sculpted a series of impressionist silhouettes based on the human form and abstract shapes from nature .

 I will be showing this collection along with new works in my original style at the forthcoming exhibition.

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Fibre Art Exhibition - Joanna Gosling + Isabelle Jourdan
Jun
30
to Jul 6

Fibre Art Exhibition - Joanna Gosling + Isabelle Jourdan

Colour, texture, form

Fibre Artists, Isabelle Jourdan and Jo Gosling use colour, texture and form in explorations related to both the Bauhaus tradition and Peruvian textiles. In addition to their artistic practice, between them they have a wealth of experience in the field of psychology and spiritual practice. For both, the passion for fibre art makes their art a sacred and devotional practice.

Isabelle and Jo look forward to welcoming you and during the exhibition, will be delighted to demonstrate techniques used in their work, with a variety of yarns including some hand-spun.

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Jun
23
to Jun 29

In Nature's Colours

Artists taking part 

Charmain Hebbard -Sunset on Mull

Carol Courtier -Quiet day at Trevone

Clare Jenkinson - Passiflora

Rose Jenkinson- Sencha

Mike Nicholls -Time and Space

Elaine Best - Together

Wendy Dominguez- Tree

Jenny Day- Rivers of Colour

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Jun
9
to Jun 22

Newton Abbot Art Group

Newton Abbot Art Group return to TAAG with their 2018 Summer Exhibition of original paintings, prints, and ceramics.  Newton Abbot Art Group have over 70 members, and many of the paintings being exhibited  have been completed at their twice weekly studio sessions when they meet as a Group.  

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition all are welcome to a cream tea to be served in TAAG on Saturday 9th June at 2.30 pm, when there will be a short ceremony awarding trophies for best artworks.

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Devon Tapestry Weavers Exhibition - Gallery 1
Jun
2
to Jun 8

Devon Tapestry Weavers Exhibition - Gallery 1

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Textures of Weaving: contemporary tapestry weaving.

Devon Tapestry Weavers are holding an exhibition of their work entitled ‘Textures of Weaving’ at the Teignmouth Arts Action Group Gallery in Devon between 10am and 5pm from Saturday 2ndto Friday 8thJune.  

There has been a resurgence of interest in tapestry weaving in the last few years and Devon Tapestry Weavers are committed to bringing the traditional art of tapestry weaving into the 21stcentury. In a fast-paced world with instant gratification, tapestry weaving is a slow, meditative process requiring a minimum of equipment and accessible to everyone. Come and see weavers in action and have a go yourself!

For more information, please contact:

Paulette Furnival

E: paulette.furnival@btopenworld.com

Mobile: 07718 539 458

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May
26
to Jun 1

Paintings by the TEIGN - AGERS

Artists taking part

 

Gill Michael - Watercolour Animals, Landscapes, Seascapes in quirky colours

Yvonne Grylls - Oils, watercolour, Pebeo, you name it and Yvonne will have tried it.  

Carol Warren - Oils, acrylics, Carol experiments and is always keen to learn something new.  She is at present working on the concept of abstracts.

Ann Beves - Watercolour and acrylic,  Ann has a joyful nature and it comes across in her paintings, which are often comedic animals which can’t help make you smile.

Ann Denning. - Pastel and acrylic paintings often larger than the norm.  Ann paints in a free nature her paintings reflect this.  They verge on the impressionists style.

Yvonne Grylls

Yvonne is an Amateur artist who was born in Teignmouth and attended the Teignmouth Grammar School. She has always enjoyed creating so when she retired she decided to try painting and absolutely has a passion for it.

Watercolour, Acrylic, Waterbased Oils and now experimenting with Pebeo glass paint.. Yvonne has exhibited and sold locally and surrounding areas. She paints Montages of local villages and towns and has been fortunate to have sold to Council Offices for them to send away as gifts for Twinning including Teignmouth. 

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Irresistible People & Places
May
19
to May 25

Irresistible People & Places

 

An exhibition by Denise Mills & Emma Stanley-Clarke

Denise Mills 

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Denise is a self taught artist living in Dawlish and a member of Teignmouth Art Society, Dawlish Painters and the Dawlish Art Society.

She has won 'Best in Show' awards in all three societies.

She paints mainly in acrylic, her favourite medium, and enjoys painting animals, boats, seascapes, portraits and, more recently abstracts and landscapes.

Some off her paintings are now abroad in Spain, the USA, France, Singapore and also nearer home in Hampton Court Palace.

Although she suffers a lot from arthritis she hopes to carry on painting for some time yet. Happy Days!

 

Emma Stanley-Clarke

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