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Courses and workshops
Budleigh Art Club member, Brenda Thomas, is giving a talk on
colourful textile pictures in the naive style
All Saints and District Village Hall near Axminster EX13 7LX Saturday 7th March - Tea and coffee available from 10am.
This is an event organised by The Quilters Guild. £15 for the talk and workshop with a reduction for the talk only. No need to book. Brenda makes happy, colourful textile pictures in the naive style, often featuring South West seaside villages and her dog, Murphy. After winning several awards Brenda had a touring exhibition with Grosvenor shows in 2018. In 2019 she had a solo exhibition at Cowslip Workshops in Launceston, where she also teaches. Brenda will talk about how she began, show numerous examples of her work and explain how the pictures were made. The talk will end at about 12 noon. If you're staying for the workshop, please bring a packed lunch. In the afternoon there is an optionalmini workshop for which Brenda will provide a pattern.
Requirements: Sewing machine (bring the manual) Threads Scissors Fabric - small pieces and colourful scraps( there will be a box of scraps to dig into) Some blues and greens for sea, sky and land Bondaweb (can be bought at the workshop) Mini iron and mini board if possible (can be shared) If you need any more information please contact Brenda firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 18th September ALAN COTTON Drawn to Paint Public Hall • 2pm • £10 (Students: £8) The art historian Jenny Pery, author of Alan Cotton – Giving Life a Shape and the new book, Alan Cotton – Drawn to Paint, talks to one of Britain’s most successful landscape painters about his career. Alan has been represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art in London for over 30 years and has paintings in public and private, including royal, collections worldwide. They’ll explore some of the amusing and scary moments during his travels all over the world, including as Tour Artist in the Southern Hemisphere with Prince Charles and as Expedition Artist to Everest with Sir David Hempleman-Adams. With honorary and academic posts at leading institutions, including the University of Exeter, and founding member of the South West Academy, his is a stellar career with much to share.
Thursday 19th September DR SUZANNE FAGENCE COOPER To See Clearly - Why Ruskin Matters Temple Church • 10am • £12 (Students: £10) John Ruskin, born 200 years ago this year, was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era as well as an art patron, draughtsman, water- colourist, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. A true polymath, he wrote on geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy, producing essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals and even a fairy tale. The celebrated 19th- and 20th-century art historian, Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper, who was Research Fellow at the V&A and author of Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais, filmed with a script by Emma Thompson, delves into Ruskin’s writings and life, and uncovers the dizzying clarity of his vision, including opinions on fake news, women’s education, democratisation of culture and climate change which are compellingly prescient.
Tickets availability from the Tourist Information Office or online at budlitfest.org.uk
Alan Cotton Exhibition 2019 David Messum Fine Art at Lords Wood Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Private View over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September until 7th October
This year Alan Cotton’s Exhibition with David Messum will be held in the wonderful galleries at Lords Wood, It is here that Messum’s show all their Old Masters collection, including the Newlyn School of Artists. Alan is very proud to be the only contemporary artist that David has ever invited to have a one-man show at Lords Wood, which is David and Millie Messum’s home, once belonging to Lytton Strachey’s brother-in-law and one of the country retreats of the Bloomsbury Group.
In the grounds of Lords Wood David has created a beautiful Sculpture garden by some of the sculptors he represents, with an abundance of water features all of which visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore and enjoy.
The exhibition will include 50 new paintings from the West Coast of Ireland, Provence and Transylvania and will also be the national launch of his new book “Alan Cotton – Drawn to Paint” by Jenny Pery. A new film about Alan and his work is being filmed by Steve Russell Studios, at his studio in Colaton Raleigh and will be shown at the exhibition. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Alan Cotton Exhibition September 2019
“Drawn to Paint - Works on Paper” Brook Gallery Budleigh Salterton Private View Friday 6th September - 1st October
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2019
Alan Cotton in Conversation with Jenny Pery launch of their new book
“Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint”
The art historian Jenny Pery, author of Alan Cotton – Giving Life a Shape and the new book, Alan Cotton – Drawn to Paint, talks to one of Britain’s most successful landscape painters about his career. Alan has been represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art in London for over 30 years and has paintings in public and private collections worldwide, including the royal collection. They’ll explore some of the amusing and scary moments during his travels all over the world, including as Tour Artist in the Southern Hemisphere with Prince Charles and as Expedition Artist to Everest with Sir David Hempleman-Adams. With honorary and academic posts at leading institutions, including the Universities of Exeter and Bath, and a founding member of the South West Academy, his is a stellar career with much to share.