Press Release - February 2019 Relaunch

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

“Last year saw some awe-inspiring programming across the bay and we know there’s plenty more to come in 2019. We’re looking forward to keeping pace with this progress and hopefully exceeding the expectations of our artists and audiences this year.”

After a record breaking 2018, Artizan Gallery looks forward to relaunching in February with their five Artizan Artists. This two-week celebratory show marks the start of a full 2019 programme of exhibitions and events which are certain to inspire, challenge and delight Torbay audiences in the year ahead.


2018 saw huge growth for art and culture in Torbay with venues across the three towns stepping up to achieve new standards of excellence for its communities and visitors. “As we start off the New Year, it’s almost an intimidating position to be in.” says Julie Brandon, Director of Artizan Gallery, “Last year saw some awe-inspiring programming across the bay and we know there’s plenty more to come in 2019. We’re looking forward to keeping pace with this progress and hopefully exceeding the expectations of our artists and audiences this year.”


At the start of February, Artizan will announce the full calendar of exhibitions to be hosted at its main gallery premises on Lucius Street at their official relaunch event February 13th, 18:00-20:00.


To celebrate the reopening of the gallery after a two-month period of maintenance they’ll be welcoming five of their 2018 Artizan Artists for a two-week showcase looking back on exhibited works from the previous year. This diverse group of contemporary, south Devon artists is made up of award-winning photographic artist, Kirsteen Titchener, South West Academician, Martin Dutton, the UKs first colour changing resin artist, Jo West, leading contemporary fine artist, F. G. Davis, and chair of Torbay Guild of Artists, Susan Cavaliere.


However, if 2018 is anything to go by, this calendar of exhibitions is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of Artizan’s offer for the year ahead. “We’ve got some big ideas for external projects as well as developing spaces here on Lucius Street which we’re looking forward to announcing in the Spring,” says Julie.


Artizan Gallery reopens on February 13th, 18:00-20:00 with an exhibition from Artizan Artists. For more information on Artizan Gallery visit www.artizangallery.co.uk or for what to expect in 2019 head to www.art-hub.co.uk/2019. More details on their February relaunch can be found at www.art-hub.co.uk/feb19.



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