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33,000 Miles

33,000 miles – Art exhibition to coincide with Devon Hedge Week.

14/10/11 – 30/10/11

 

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Scorpion fly detail Devon Hedgerow by Lynn Bailey
Scorpion fly detail, Devon Hedgerow

Hedgerows are the most significant wildlife habitat over large stretches of lowland UK and are an essential refuge for a great many woodland and farmland plants and animals.” Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Devon has more hedges remaining than any other county in the UK. It is estimated that there are 53,000 km (33,000 miles) of hedge still in the county, and that we have about 20% of all the species-rich hedges left in the UK.

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Art Haven @ RedEarth

July 16th – July 30th

Thoroughly enjoyed Art Haven’s launch at RedEarth Gallery, (Bickleigh, Devon) on Friday.

This is a lovely and diverse group of artists that I was part of until I recently decided to put more of my energies towards activities at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Part of what’s special about Art Haven’s launch parties is the contribution of music from Art Haven’s sculptor and sound artist Dave Sawyers band Chill Acoustics.

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A Silver Thread

Had a thoroughly exhausting day at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Thursday 23rd June). It’s fascinating being part of the selection committee and I always learn an awful lot from the other craft specialists. It is exhausting because it tends to be a very long day and we all feel very responsible about how we select the pieces that are going to go in the exhibition and what isn’t. There’s strict criteria and we have to justify every decision. Today we were selecting for the summer show which is has it’s launch on Friday 1st July 6-8pm. The title for the show is A Silver Thread and it is to celebrate the Devon Guild having been at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey for 25 years.

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New Studio

I have been settling into my new studio space. The light is fantastic and I’m sure that as I get busier I won’t notice the ‘little old lady’ features quite so much. If this becomes a long term arrangement, then I will consider imposing my own tastes on the decor. But meanwhile, I am very grateful to be able to use such a splendid space just a short walk Read More

2010 Catch-up

March 2010 moved my studio to a new location. This was the third move since relocating Double Elephant Print Workshop from the Old Bakery to the Exeter Phoenix. I had accumulated quite a lot of stuff in the 12 years that I had a studio above the old workshop and it had taken this long to bite the bullet and let my old degree show work go (the metre square boards are being recycled by a painter) – not easy for a natural hoarder, but I do feel lighter for having let go of some of the past.

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