Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope everyone had a culture filled festive period and that you all suitably overindulged in the arts this holiday. With celebrations over, hibernation might be the only thing on your January agenda, but we’re here to change that with a handful of events to inject some warmth into the start of 2018. First though, we want to take a quick moment to tell you what we’ve got planned for the year ahead!
The Main Gallery is fully booked for the year and we’ve got 12 stunning exhibitions to bring you between now and December.
We’ll be starting with a short one when we reopen on January 15th, with a retrospective of the works of Richard Slater and Arthur Homeshaw. This will be an exclusive show to Artizan and will only be on for two weeks so do join us to start off 2018 with this special exhibition.
There’s a few new shows to look forward to at the Gallery this year. Our Winter Open remains unchanged and after an incredible end to 2017 we’re already looking forward to repeating this at the end of the year. However, our Summer Open this year will be a little different as we’re excited to announce we will be taking our most popular annual exhibition on tour! Dates and venues are to be confirmed but this is looking to be a great opportunity to once again expand and grow our favourite part of the Artizan Calendar.
And that’s not all that’s changing. In February we’ll be introducing our Garden Gallery Open, a year-long Salon Show which will welcome a changing selection of artists to join us throughout 2018. Run in the same style as our seasonal open shows, this 12-month exhibition will display a rich and diverse selection of local, national and international works. As well as all of this we’ll keep bringing exceptional entertainment to the gallery with an eclectic mix of poetry, cabaret, live music, film and workshop events overseen by our talented hosts.
So that’s a brief look at our 2018, we hope you’re all as excited as we are to continue celebrating Torbay’s cultural offer. But now, back to January and what you can expect from other cultural destinations in the Bay. Speakeasy are back with more great Jazz at the Toorak starting with the Craig Milverton Trio on January 17th. Then over at The Edge, Brixham, you can catch a late panto offering with the touring production of The Three Musketeers January 20th and 21st. And finally, two events you’ll find us at, are down at Torquay Museum. January 13th will see an exclusive screening of The Lost City of Z film, based on the life of Torquay’s very own Percy Fawcett, and as part of the same programme, Simon Akeroyd, Head Gardener for the National Trust’s English Riviera Portfolio, will deliver a talk on The Lives and Times of Legendary Plant Hunters on January 27th. All not to be missed, and all a great way to start 2018!