Let us hope that 2018 is going to be a better year than 2017 both politically, socially and culturally. There didn't seem to be much in the way of artists resistance and reflection of the awful political mess and saddening rise of right-wing extremism. Very much a year of knee-jerk reaction, pessimism, obtuse stupidity and a distinct lack of altruism. In an effort to re-balance this we are attempting to organise an exhibition towards the end of the year tentatively entitled 'Resistance' - details to follow.
What ever you think the purpose of contemporary art is, at the very least it should reflect the time in which it was made and perhaps at its best contribute to or even up-date contemporary culture?
Rant completed, we have some fabulous exhibitions in the pipeline this year kicking off with a series of mixed media abstracts by Donna Hogarth in February (images and details to follow). I'm really looking forward to it and we would love for you to attend the private view - I will post dates and times etc next week.
Here are some high-lights of 2017...
Shelley dressed as Frida Kahlo for the Teignmouth 'walk in the sea' on Boxing Day in support of RNLI. Olive sporting the gallery colours and Violet roped in as one of our minions.
The Christmas Window
Frida Guy November
Villo Varga photographs
Amy McCarthy installing work for Devon Open Studios
Amy McCarthy and Michelle Greenwood-Brown in residence for Devon Open Studios
The Devon Open Studios Safari organised by Rachael Bennett
Nice Little piece in 'Devon Life'
Thank you Devon Life
'Six Degrees of Separation' Support4co charity exhibition
Rachael Bennett exhibition
Jane Perkins 'Contemporary Classics' exhibition
Anna Grayson 'Contemporary Classics' Exhibition
Caroline Wightman Exhibition
Megan Players 'Valentine Blush' Exhibition
Martin Dowding 'Valentine Blush' Exhibition
What a busy year it's been!
Again... let's hope for a Happy New year