Devon Guild exhibitions on tour

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When Devon Guild exhibitions tour to other galleries around the UK, it gives the exhibitors a chance to promote themselves nationally, outside the South West region. We are proud to take major shows such Home Ground with its programme of projects in different communities - to different audiences around the country.

Hilary Paynter - Age of Enlightenment 2016

A body of wood engravings by renowned artist and Guild Member,  Hilary Paynter - with work specifically commissioned on the subject of ageing which has been informed by dialogue and interaction with inter-generational groups. Funded by the Baring Foundation and the Arts Council. 

Press Release 2016 ...       Exhibition information... 

Watch a short film about Hilary's work

Toured to the following venues 2016-17:

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 
Second floor gallery,  Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW
2 July - 31 July 
White Moose Gallery 
Barnstaple EX32 8HX 
5 August - 15 September 11am - 5pm Tuesdays - Fridays & 11am - 2pm Saturdays
Paignton Library, Ageing Well Festival, Torbay TQ4 5AG
20 September - 22 October  
Dorset County Hospital 

Exhibition corridor and café, North Wing L2, Williams Ave, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY
5 November - 7 January  2017 8am - 7pm daily

Royal United Hospitals, Bath BA1 3NG
19 January - 4 May 2017

'Home Ground' exhibition & community project 2015 - 17

For information about our ACE funded touring project and related exhibitions: 'Home Ground' and 'Souvenirs from Home', please go to the exhibitions' events pages on this website to find out more:

Home Ground (2015-16)

Souvenirs from Home (2016-17)

View a short film about Home Ground exhibitor, John Hagger, leather-worker:

Something To Be Admired - John Hagger from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo.

John Makepeace - Enriching the Language of Furniture 2010-11

18 Sept 2010 - 20 Nov 2011
'John Makepeace - Enriching the Language of Furniture', was a major retrospective of this eminent designer, maker and educator. The exhibition focussed on Makepeace’s contribution to contemporary craft and will offer enrichment and learning opportunities to a range of visitors. 
Through film, an exhibition catalogue, reference and research material, along with hand-on activities and further study projects, this exhibition aimed to enhance skills, encourage creative thinking and gain a better understanding of furniture and making.  

Touring document  Press

Essays in Wood - trailer from robert golden on Vimeo.

Press & marketing: High-res. images, press & media information: Watershed PR  
Devon Guild press contact:

Touring schedule:
18 Sept – 29 Oct 2010: The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, TQ13 9AF (South West)>
7 Nov – 24 Dec 2010: Harley Gallery, S80 3LW (East Midlands)
15 Jan – 5 March 2011: Collins Gallery, G1 1XQ (Scotland)
16 March – 15 April: Somerset House, WC2R 1LA (London)
26 April – 16 July 2011: Crafts Study Centre, GU9 7DS (South East)
23 Sept – 20 Nov 2011: Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB (Yorkshire)

This Devon Guild of Craftsmen touring exhibition was generously funded by Arts Council England.

The exhibition was also kindly sponsored by Steele Raymond LLP, Solicitors.

Re-making the Past - 6 Makers Respond to Pre-history

At Devon Guild 2015. Available to hire.

A contemporary and educational group exhibition from artists who have developed exciting new work, which reflects a common fascination with the ancient past. They focus on themes that forge links across the visual arts and archaeology, inspired by curriculum-rich sources including Bronze Age artefacts and Neolithic sites. Established artists Mary Butcher, Susan Kinley, Helen Marton, Syann van Niftrik and Wright & Teague show mainly sculptural work in natural fibres, metal, resin and ceramics with wall based installations in enamels, glass and textiles.

Co-curated by Susan Kinley, glass artist and Devon Guild of Craftsmen Member. Exhibition at Devon Guild 2015... 

Re-making the Past will offer valuable opportunities for collaboration and information exchange between artists, audiences and new partners, which can include schools, universities, museums and heritage sites. These can take the form of talks, workshops and site visits that will encourage a dialogue between artists, archaeologists and participants. Resources and content include:
-Artworks by 6 artists
-Handling collection
-Educational interpretation

Size: Designed to fit 140m sq but flexible in its arrangement.
Availability: Launching Devon Guild of Craftsmen 21 March – 10 May 2015
Touring to Crafts Study Centre, Farnham 9 June – 18 July 2015
Available late July 2015 onwards
Cost: £1000 plus VAT.  Fee for exhibition plus one way transport within the UK and insurance nail to nail. Exhibition swapping can be negotiated.

Further info: Saffron Wynne, Exhibitions Manager: / 01626832223

Images (top: Sue Kinley 'Home') 


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