Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Well haven’t we been spoilt so far this Summer with the English Riviera bathed in sunshine! It’s already been a great season for culture with show stopping events to keep us occupied 24/7! So far, we’ve explored the Cockington Sculpture Trail organised by the dedicated Marissa Wakefield and Phil Dixon, Torre Abbey’s Last Supper installation by scrap sculptor Giles Walker has left us longing for a second visit, and Brick Built at Torquay Museum is probably the most fun we’ve had in ages! Devon Art Society also celebrated with their summer show over in Babbacombe, and Sands Road had an incredible exhibition of abstract seascapes by Lynsey James which later toured to us at the end of July (art-hub.co.uk/lynseyjames2018).
For us, the Summer has been dominated with some wonderful exhibitions including the launch of the Artizan Summer Open 2018. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for this show, with our preview evening welcoming 200+ people, and the enthusiasm for the exhibition is phenomenal, as visitors and residents join us to celebrate our talented local visual artists. It continues until the middle of August so make sure to visit and explore the 238 works we have on display thanks to some lovely partners and over 100 super creative people! (art-hub.co.uk/summeropen2018)
Summer is of course far from over, so let’s talk about things to come with our August exhibition hot list!
Over in Brixham you can catch the Brixham Art Society Annual Summer Exhibition, with free entry at the Scala Hall from 18th-25th. Then on to Paignton, and you’ll catch Artizan artist Jo West all month at Sands Road (art-hub.co.uk/jowest). Back to Torquay, stop by Artizan for two exhibitions this month; “Aspects of Abstration”, works of Douglas Bardrick (art-hub.co.uk/august2018) and a flash exhibition from Creative Coverage members (art-hub.co.uk/creativecoverage2018). Finally, it’s not quite in Torbay but it does feature two of our favourite Riviera artists. Rhian Wyn Harrison and Lee Pover will be over in Dartmouth at The Flavel for a second year of “Fish and Ships” their quirky coastal inspired exhibition from the 6th until the end of the month.
That’s all we can squeeze in to this update, but as always check out more over on art-hub.co.uk