This was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later, Molly Rooke
Molly Rooke, a multi-disciplinary artist and educator living and working between Somerset and Devon, explores preservation and longing through collections of images and ephemera. This was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later showcases a new body of work exploring themes of preservation and restoration through coastal geography and heritage. Using traditional methods of domestic fixing and repair in an expended form, the work focuses on the degradation and erosion of the Somerset and Devon coastline, and what might be considered futile attempts to protect it from being eroded any further.
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30th April - 22nd May 2021
SWARM, Braunton Academy Pop-up exhibition
27th May - 1st June 2021
SWARM showcases the incredible talents of Year 7 art students at Braunton Academy. Over the past few months they’ve been working on a project exploring the structure, importance and variety of insects. The exhibition will display 150 sculptures made from an eclectic array of materials, with every student in Year 7 contributing their work. This will be presented alongside a selection of 2D work that responds to these themes.
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5th - 18th June 2021
Following on from a successful show in December 2020, North Devon Arts group returns to Studio KIND. for their summer exhibition. North Devon Arts is a friendly and informal networking group of professional and amateur artists, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile artists, printmakers and stained-glass artists. The summer exhibition will showcase work made during any of the three lockdowns throughout the pandemic.
At Once and a Touch Away, Gabriela Giroletti
25th June - 17th July 2021
Gabriela Giroletti is a Brazilian-born painter living and working in London. Through her impasto painting style, Gabriela is developing a unique symbolic glossary, characterised by the constant tension between the pictorial and human presence - the imagined and the material. Existing somewhere between abstract and figurative, painting and drawing, micro and macro, body and nature, still life and landscape, simple and complex, her work performs a push and pull game between body and mind; making and thinking. At Once and a Touch Away showcases new large-scale paintings developed throughout 2020 and 2021.
Matter, Media and Energy, Ian Andrews
Media, Matter and Energy is part of Ian's The Sketchbook and the Collider series, developed in collaboration with Professor Nikolopoulos from the University of Birmingham particle physics group. Ian Andrews uses drawing to build equivalents between the visual forces inherent in the language of drawing and particle interactions explored within the field of particle physics. Both are elemental building blocks of these diverse specialisms that reveal a history of shared ideas on the nature of reality since the early 20th Century. Media, Matter and Energy is a new site-specific installation of large-scale drawings that explore the naturally occurring radioactive material that can be found in North Devon.
30th July - 21st August 2021
Englishness is a Moving Target, Chris Alton
Chris Alton is an artist and curator, who grew up in Braunton, North Devon. His work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions. In 2021 he founded English Disco Lovers (EDL), an anti-facist, pro-disco group, which looked to reclaim the EDL acronym of the English Defence Leave. Other recent projects include a video essay on the trident as a cypher for colonial intent, and a typeface based on the silhouettes of migratory birds. Englishness is a Moving Target brings together a selection of old and new work produced over the last 9 years.
27th August - 18th September 2021
12th March - 24th April 2021
Studio KIND. is excited to present the work of recent graduate and Braunton local, Niamh Birch. Upon completing her degree in Contemporary Arts Practice at Bath Spa in 2019, Niamh moved back to her hometown in North Devon. Inspired by story-telling and domestic settings, Niamh works predominantly with oil paint and pastels, portraying the imagery of everyday objects through impasto mark-making and bright, bold colours. Underpinned by a light-heartedness and humour, Niamh’s subject-matter nods towards still life and traditional symbolism, whilst also addressing our everyday associations through familial imagery.
Cathedral, Peter Stiles
15th January - 6th March 2021
Cathedral is a new solo exhibition of paintings by North Devon-based artist Peter Stiles. On leaving The Slade, Peter Stiles began to paint the landscape of North Devon and has continued to do so. His work is constructed using the layers of memory that have accrued around the places that he has painted so often. He composes pictures in order to convey emotion and a sense of grandeur and space.
North Devon Arts is a friendly and informal networking group of professional and amateur artists, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile artists, printmakers and stained-glass artists. NDA was set up in 1998 to enable artists, and those interested in the arts, to find a way to connect and develop across a large rural area, and the dispersed communities within it. 2020 is the theme of the North Devon Arts Christmas exhibition, giving members the chance to showcase work made during lockdown and in response to the challenges everyone has faced this year.