Friday the 8th of November dawned with me and my lovely assistant loading up the car with a big stash of framed artwork and oodles of unframed work. With an improvised little table, a browser and a small step ladder there was only room then for one overnight bag between the two of us. (more…)
When the staff at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s shop at Bovey Tracey asked if I could contribute some work to a themed display
they are calling Botanical Discoveries, I decided to discover the importance of Nettles. We all love butterflies but most of us hate caterpillars and we’re not exactly fond of nettles. And if we don’t allow space for the nettles, there will be no caterpillars to transform into some of our most loved butterflies.
I have been very lucky to have two brand new opportunities to display and hopefully sell my artwork.
The first opportunity is a brand new gallery in Axminster. This is The Light Gallery and Studio recently opened and run by Joy White and Drew Yapp. What with the River Cottage Café, the Marle Gallery and White Space just around the corner there are even more reasons to visit Axminster. (more…)
I love open studio events.
For Exeter Open Studios 2013, my studio is venue 25 at 46 Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LQ.
I’m open for Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March – 11am to 6pm. There are a couple of special items that are only available during open studio events. I would love it if you could come during Exeter Open Studios which is happening in March for the very first time. But do remember that studio visits can be arranged at other times if you can’t make it this time.
It undeniably a lot of work knocking my studio into shape, but I think it’s worth it. Take a look here for a fun VIDEO!
For more about Exeter Open Studios take a look at their website.
Excited to be invited to help launch a new gallery space in Exeter.
The space is to be found in the Centre for Creative Industries building at Exeter College just off Queen Street. Very happy to be invited to show with some top class artists.
There was a great atmospere at the launch with music and canapés provided by the students. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the canapés were so good at the gallery launch at Exeter College when Michael Caines is one of the governors. Well done to the young people studying hospitality and catering.
In September I took part in Devon Open Studios (DOS) for the first time in years.
I had been quite happy taking part in just Exeter Open Studios (EOS) for the past few years. But I was aware that there was a strong possibility that EOS wouldn’t take place this November. This was mainly due to the person who organised EOS for the past couple of years being seriously ill. That person has since made a good recovery, but my hunch was correct and EOS has been postponed to spring 2013.
Time has been passing alarmingly fast and the launch date for the exhibition 33,000 Miles is only a few days away. I had been intending to show you glimpses of the other artists work at intervals over the past few weeks, but life has been far too hectic!
So here are a few last minute glimpses that I hope will whet your appetite to come to the launch on Friday (or any time over the following two weeks – excluding Mondays).
I would like to give you a glimpse of the artwork that some of my colleagues are creating for the exhibition 33,000 Miles.
First a reminder – the exhibition is called 33,000 Miles because that is approximately how many miles of hedgerow there are in Devon! This is more than any other county and we have more ancient hedgerow than anywhere else too.
And 33,000 Miles is an art exhibition with workshops featuring 6 Devon based artists running from 15 – 30th October at RedEarth Galler, Bickliegh. See previous news for details of the other artists. http://lynnbailey.co.uk/print/30000miles
33,000 miles – Art exhibition to coincide with Devon Hedge Week.
14/10/11 – 30/10/11
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“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.