Art Raft - Creative Workshop

Art Raft - Creative Workshop

Green Hill Arts is supporting Art Raft for Health, an arts-based project to help local older people who are living with dementia or social isolation.

Art Raft is co-facilitated by two practicing artists, Lucy Patrick and Melinda Schwakhofer. 

Lucy has a background in Art and Design and has worked extensively in the local community in various capacities. She is also undergoing training as a carer.  Melinda has a background in Counselling Psychology and a deep interest in the positive influence of creativity on mental health.

The 90-minute sessions are held on Wednesday mornings at Moretonhampstead Health Centre from 10.30-12.00.

Each session is loosely structured to encourage individual expression.  Each participant is given the space to socialise and explore their own creativity at their own pace, in their own way. 

Sessions include gentle dance/exercise, cognitive stimulation, singing and music making, creative activity, and listening to music, poetry and stories.

Contact Lucy 01647 440600 or Melinda 01647 440971 for more information.

 

Altered Sheds - A Project raising money for ShelterBox

Altered Sheds - A Project raising money for ShelterBox

This participatory project has was first shown at the Impressions 6 exhibition at Plymouth University, then Hatherleigh Festival and now Green Hill Arts, it will be shown at other galleries / events in the future as it builds in size.

It is fascinating to see the results of each individuals alterations and hardly ever what I would expect from those I know! Hopefully you will enjoy studying them all individually and as a whole and then participate - as you can see there are alterations by skilled artists and those with a simple idea or simply the spirit to join in.

It works as follows: You donate £4 and I give you a polaroid sized photograph taken in the Chernobyl exclusion zone that is simply a ‘shed’ with a pathway leading to it.

You are then free to modify it in anyway you wish. The only restriction is that it stays the same size.

You then return the altered print to me (Claire Gladstone) for inclusion in the exhibition - All participants will be credited. Profit from the £4 will go to the charity Shelter Box, which provides shelter for families made homeless by war and trauma. (over £500 raised so far)

Originally each shed was hand printed from a polymer plate on a traditional Rochat etching press - which took time and experience - unfortunately several people have chosen to simply keep the print! So after around 100 inkings, I have had to decide to use digital copies, expertly printed onto etching quality paper. You are very welcome to buy a print for £4 to keep, or I can hand print you an original print for £10 on request.

The altered prints will remain as my property, to be exhibited as a whole work and not to be sold. You get to be creative, the work is shown in various galleries and raises money for a worthwhile charity. Please note that by taking part you agree to the above information.

Please look on Instagram at some examples: alteredsheds  I will endeavour to include every single shed on the site with all participants credited.

I also have a just giving page - Altered Sheds Art Project

I hope you enjoy altering your shed, look forward to receiving it back and including your work in the next exhibition - or if you are quick this one too!

VISIT THE UPSTAIRS AT GREEN HILL FOR MORE INFO!

 

In Extremis Images of Landscape

In Extremis Images of Landscape

C.R. Brownridge and Deborah Westmancoat

This exhibition is concerned with understanding landscape and our place within it.

Both exhibiting artists have worked extensively in the South West, particularly Somerset and Devon.  C. R. Brownridge (1947-2010) was intensely interested in the visual drama of landscape in extremis when high winds, snow, ice or heavy rains had charged a specific landscape with raking light or intense stillness.  This interest was underpinned by study of weather and climate change due to global warming. Flooded landscapes became a life long interest as well as a source of enduring concern. 

Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter based in Somerset.  She is engaged in a long-term project researching the four classical stages of alchemy and how these might become apparent within the natural environment.  Streamwater, puddles, hoar frost and hailstones were collected from sites around Dartmoor and incorporated into recent paintings, each subtly referencing the inherent mystery and charge of water found in quiet places.

Our changing weather - A Talk by Catherine Wright and Katy Macleod

Our changing weather - A Talk by Catherine Wright and Katy Macleod

Weather is all around us and influences and impacts our daily lives. As part of Green Hill Arts’ exhibition In Extremis – Images of Landscape we will be hosting an evening with Katy and Catherine who will be discussing weather and climate from their two contrasting perspectives.

In Extremis features the work of Katy’s late husband C R Brownridge and the artist Deborah Westmancoat. Katy will describe how weather and climate inspired and influenced her late husband’s work.

Catherine is a Director with the Environment Agency where the science and impact of weather and climate change is part of her everyday work. She will describe how understanding landscape can help society adapt for future weather extremes.

Catherine will talk about the science of our changing weather and how this impacts on our daily life and how we manage for the extremes.

Ticket £8 for adults and £5 for students and concessions. Ticket price will include a drink

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Printmaking workshop with Anita Reynolds

Printmaking workshop with Anita Reynolds

Participants will create prints incorporating their own words from the question "What does Dartmoor mean to you?"

These can be descriptive such as fauna and flora, geological & industrial, linked to weather, sounds, as well as emotional responses to the national park.

A fun and creative day.

Print making day workshop with Anita Reynolds
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Children's drop-in printmaking workshop with Anita Reynolds

Children's drop-in printmaking workshop with Anita Reynolds

Participants will create prints incorporating their own words from the question "What does Dartmoor mean to you?"

These can be descriptive such as fauna and flora, geological & industrial, linked to weather, sounds, as well as emotional responses to the national park.

A fun, drop in session for children (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Life Drawing at Green Hill - April

Life Drawing at Green Hill - April

A Life Drawing day session with professional models, male and female, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the Parish Hall.

All welcome, whether established artist or absolute beginner.

You certainly don't have to be any good to get started as in our opinion drawing is far too important to be left to experts!

Please note this is NOT a tutored session.

The day runs from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm in the Parish Hall (opposite Green Hill Art Gallery)

Life Drawing Day - 16 April Session
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Cyanotype Workshop with Nicky Thompson

Cyanotype Workshop with Nicky Thompson

Come and join artist Nicky Thompson to create your very own Cyanotypes (a Victorian photographic process that creates characteristically blue prints).

A fun, creative session - All materials provided but do feel free to bring anything you may like to use.

 

Nicky Thompson Cyanotype Workshop
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Selected Works - Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Selected Works - Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Lenkiewicz drew inspiration from the people of Plymouth, using them as models for large public murals and reflecting their lives in exhibitions or ‘Projects’ on social issues which uncovered taboo themes such as ‘vagrancy’, ‘mental handicap’, old age and death. 

Showing diary notes, preparatory sketches and finished canvasses this exhibition curated by The Lenkiewicz Foundation, provides insight into some of the ideas and inspiration behind his work and reveals a side of his creativity that is seldom seen.

 

Life Drawing at Green Hill - June

Life Drawing at Green Hill - June

A Life Drawing day session with professional models, male and female, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the Parish Hall.

All welcome, whether established artist or absolute beginner.

You certainly don't have to be any good to get started as in our opinion drawing is far too important to be left to experts!

Please note this is NOT a tutored session.

The day runs from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm in the Parish Hall (opposite Green Hill Art Gallery)

Life Drawing Day - 11 June Session
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Flag Festival 2018

Flag Festival 2018

The All singing and All dancing Moretonhampstead! 

It’s all about us and we just can’t help ourselves. The town turns into an open air gallery with well over a hundred beautiful hand-made flags decorating the streets.

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES!

Dartmoor Photography

Dartmoor Photography

A REAL treat - four of the best under one roof....

We are showcasing new work from the finest Dartmoor photographers; Chris Chapman, John Curno and Cedar Shaw plus a wonderful collection of farming images from the turn of the twentieth century by the artist Cecil Hunt.

There will be a number of events taking place during the show.