New Ashburton gallery about to open celebrating work of Robert Lenkiewicz
May05

New Ashburton gallery about to open celebrating work of Robert Lenkiewicz

ROBERT LENKIEWICZ – PHOTOGRAPHS © MIKE ALSFORD Reuben Lenkiewicz, son of the late artist Robert Lenkiewicz, is about to open a new gallery in North Street, Ashburton featuring his father’s work. The Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art Gallery will, however, be far more than just a gallery. Built of Dartmoor granite, the 16th Century building ranges over five different floors. It has been completely restored to its original features,...

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Vibrant and creative new Art House launching in South Brent
Dec18

Vibrant and creative new Art House launching in South Brent

PHOTO CREDITS: FLO PEARSON A new creative space is being launched at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent. Set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) this year, Art House is an arts, making and mending space at the Old School Community Centre, half of which is being restored into two beautiful studios suitable for art and craft. The new enterprise will be offering regular classes in printmaking, ceramics, life drawing,...

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24 arts and culture organisations in Devon to receive £3.7m from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Nov09

24 arts and culture organisations in Devon to receive £3.7m from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

CASTLE DROGO, WHICH RECEIVED £442,000 INTHE LATEST FUNDING RAFT © Tim Hodson The Government has announced a £257 million package to help save 1,385 arts organisations across the country. It is part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the biggest one-off investment in culture in our nation’s history. The South West is to receive £26.5 million to support local organisations and 24 theatres, arts venues, museums and culture...

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Amateur photographer with an eye for a view
Oct16

Amateur photographer with an eye for a view

Copyright Margaret Spittle Amateur photographer Margaret Spittles captured this delightful photograph of the sun rising whilst out walking on Dartmoor recently. She shared a little about her interest in photography and the moor: “Since I was in my teens I have always been interested in images, and nature, and initially I tried to capture these by painting. Being part of the wonderful countryside that surrounds us encouraged me to...

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Devon artist James Murch creates powerful trio of NHS portraits
Oct02

Devon artist James Murch creates powerful trio of NHS portraits

During lockdown, painter James Murch responded to a call for artists by fellow artist Tom Croft, on the online social media platform Instagram. Tom was looking for artists to create portraits of NHS staff, as a means of giving them something beneficial during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. James shared why he responded: “My decision to take part was, for me, a way to help lift the spirits in a small way and inject some...

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