Growing Dartmoor - Community Project

Growing Dartmoor - Community Project

A year ago we put our heads together with artist Nicky Thompson (of ‘Portraits of Moretonhampstead') to discuss her idea.  It’s amazingly straightforward and universal, based on  growing and sharing - vegetables in our gardens, window boxes, allotments, favourite recipes to share, and at least one splendid Feast to cook up. The primary school also have a lottery funded project: Grow, Cook, Compost and Recycle - we are pooling our skills and knowledge.

In the town, some of the doing will be digging, sowing seeds, planting, weeding tending, harvesting plants and noticing bugs. We will be inspired by speakers who know about our local plant life, wild creatures and ecosystems and can unveil some of the mysteries that mother nature hides from us. There will be lots of ‘arty’ stuff to join in with, one being making ‘bugs on sticks’ to celebrate our insect population,  making a wild and wonderful carnival entry - so this will be a chance to make that ‘flying beastie’,  and be part of a swarm.

When not teaching, in her allotment or tending to her bees, Nicky will be working with different groups in the town to print beautiful decorative table cloths for the feast using Cyanotype and Anthotype photographic printing methods.

Another strand of the project is to work on making a meaningful ceremony to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on 11.11.18. This will involve clay, building a kiln and an all night outside firing. We are also working with the Parish Council, thinking about regenerative spaces, how we might be able to manage the graveyard in a more wildlife friendly way, whilst keeping it tidy and tended. We are thinking together about planting bulbs which can naturalise: snowdrops and wood anemones, wild daffodils and bluebells .... perhaps poppies, and lavender.

Follow developments and news on our Facebook Page @GrowingDartmoor2018

 

An Evening of Italian Art and Food

An Evening of Italian Art and Food

Join us for an evening of Italian art and food. 

Art Historian Jonathan Camp will return to give a talk on Caravaggio's The Incredulity of St. Thomas and you will be treated to a delicious three course Italian meal.

A bar will also be available to complete the evening. 

Proceeds from the event will go to ArtRaft who provides creative sessions for older people within our community.

Tickets only £19 and the event will take place in Moretonhampstead Parish Hall.

Please let us know any special dietary requirements at time of booking

Italian Art and Food Evening
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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.

 

Painting Demonstration by Louise Courtnell

Painting Demonstration by Louise Courtnell


There will be a demonstration of tonal painting by Louise Courtnell, artist and former
student of Robert Lenkiewicz.

Working at her easel, Louise Courtnell will show Lenkiewicz's renowned technique forteaching aspiring artists the essential methods of figurative painting, or "the tone of the
tone, the shape of the shape, the colour of the colour", as the artist used to call his
approach

The event will take place at the Parish Hall, Moretonhampstead 

Booking essential

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Illustrated Lecture by Author Dr Mark Price

Illustrated Lecture by Author Dr Mark Price


The first official biography of Robert Lenkiewicz is under preparation and author Dr Mark Price will be giving a presentation of this work in progress.

The illustrated talk will draw upon research in Lenkiewicz’ personal diaries, together with hundreds of hours of interviews with family, friends and companions of the artist.

Meet at the Gallery - timings to be confirmed. 

There will be a licensed BAR on the night.

Booking essential as limited places.

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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!

Community Feast

Community Feast

 

'Grow, make, share and eat'

A chance to come together as a community to share a dish that is special to us and sample food prepared with fruit and veg grown by local growers.

There will be live music and an Auction on the day - raising funds for ArtRaft.

Four views on Dartmoor

Four views on Dartmoor

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.

 

Paper Flower Making

Paper Flower Making

Join botanical artist Bee Watson from Wild Hive for a morning of paper flower making at Green Hill Arts.

Learn to create a beautiful handcrafted paper anemone in a friendly welcoming class suitable for people of all creative abilities.

All Materials supplied.

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A Year on Dartmoor - Anita Reynolds

A Year on Dartmoor - Anita Reynolds

Anita Reynolds has a deep connection to the moors: ‘I feel the need to be in wild places. For this project I want to explore all of Dartmoor National Park, not just the familiar and easy to access bits - but also the really remote areas...... the only criteria I have set is that I will visit every one of the 365 square miles within the park. How I respond will depend on what I find.’

This exhibition contains work from the early stages of what may turn out to be a five year project and includes printmaking and painting, supported by sketchbooks, mini-prints produced in ‘the van’ Anita’s mobile studio, photography and film.

Christmas Art and Craft Show

Christmas Art and Craft Show

Returning for Winter 2018, our Christmas Festival of Art and Craft is the perfect place to buy truly unique gifts.

A showcase of quality, locally made works including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, paintings, candles, cards, willow and leather!

Green Hill is using this winter season to show and sell work from many artists new to the gallery as well as from celebrated local makers