This was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later;
solo exhibition by Molly Rooke
comes to Studio KIND. in the spring
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 expanded 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.
Englishness is a Moving Target
solo exhibition by Chris Alton
postponed to 27th August
Chris's work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions. In 2012, he founded English Disco Lovers (EDL), an anti-fascist, pro-disco group, which looked to reclaim the EDL acronym of the English Defence League. Drawing upon the history and etymology of disco, as a site of musical resistance, he redeployed the genre in opposition to a contemporary iteration of fascism.
Our next virtual exhibition showcases new work by Braunton local, Niamh Birch
I Don't Care, as long as it's on the Rocks is an exhibition of new works by recent graduate Niamh Birch who, upon completing her Fine Art degree a Bath Spa, returned to her hometown of Braunton. Against the backdrop of having spent so much time in our own domestic spaces in the past year, the exhibition presents compositions that are both familiar and strange; playful and thoughtful.
Cathedral, solo exhibition of new works by Peter Stiles opens as a virtual exhibition
Cathedral is a new solo exhibition of paintings by North Devon-based artist Peter Stiles. Recently he began a series of paintings about football which enabled him to tell stories. The football pictures stemmed from the memory of how, as a small boy, he was torn between loyalty to his local team and supporting a bigger more glamorous club instead. These pictures of footballers have allowed him to explore the relationship between home and a wider cultural context, and the fruitful tension between tending your own neck of the woods and reaching out towards broader horizons.
Schools get involved at Studio KIND.
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.
Go on a virtual tour of the North Devon Arts Christmas exhibition
Missed our exhibition of North Devon Arts members? You can now check out the exhibition from the comfort of your own home.
Studio KIND. opens its doors
Studio KIND. is a new contemporary gallery, artist studio and project space, and Braunton's first dedicated contemporary art space.
The idea of Studio KIND. was born from Richard Gregory, who has run KIND. Design since 2007. After undertaking initial renovations to transform the space, Richard brought Laura on board as co-director.
2020, North Devon Arts Annual Christmas exhibition
Studio KIND.'s first exhibition of 40+ members of the North Devon Arts members working in different visual arts disciplines.
North Devon Arts are a friendly and informal networking group of professional and amateur artists, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile artists, writers, furniture makers, 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.