Open Exhibition 2019

Open Exhibition 2019

Green Hill Arts invited artists working in any medium, to submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration by our selection panel of five professional artists. We take great pleasure in finding the best of the region’s otherwise hidden talent and showcasing their work. We were thrilled with the response.

Our reward is a professionally curated exhibition that shows to a wide audience and uses this distinctive purpose-built gallery to support the diversity of arts practice in our local area. Green Hill Arts Open Exhibition team is again, delighted to be working with Devon Life magazine on this South-West call to artists.

OUR JUDGES WERE - Tim Bolton (Vice Principle of Plymouth College of Art), Jenny Southam (Ceramicist) , Isabella Whitworth (Textile Artist), Sarah Hoskins (Painter) and Monique Jeffery Jones (Jeweller).

Join our Bees!

Join our Bees!

This summer artist Angharad Barlow is creating an installation looking at the wonderful world and wisdom of the Bee.

We would like you to join our creative Pollinator Meadow and add yourself as a bee to our hive………..

Draw, paint, scribble and stitch etc a bee on to a piece of fabric this will then be stitched onto the ‘skirt’ of the installation.

Guidelines:

Bees need to be roughly between 10 and 15cms, no bigger.

Try and avoid really thick heavy fabric, so we can keep the overall weight to minimum. Natural fabrics take colour better than synthetic.

You can use any medium you like, it does not have to be fixed or waterproof.

Please write your name close, alongside the edge of your bee.

Deliver finished items to Green Hill Arts.  Deadline 20th August 2019

Contact Angharad on angharad.barlow@googlemail.com or Georgie on georgie@greenhillarts.co.uk

Tutored Life Drawing Workshop with Nicky Scott

Tutored Life Drawing Workshop with Nicky Scott

Everyone can draw. Children draw without being taught. They learn a foreign language without being taught sometimes two or more! So why do we mostly seem to lose any sense of fun and ability to draw as we grow older?  Betty Edwards has written a really great book on this called ‘Drawing on the right side of the brain’ in which she describes techniques which you can use to learn how to see, because that is really what we need to be able to do.

Come and explore some of these technique artists use, using a life model.  No experience necessary.  Lots of short sketches building up to longer ones.  A perfect tutored session for new artists and students.

Materials and paper can be provided but do bring any of you own materials should you wish – pencils, pens, paper etc. 

Nicky Scott Drawing Workshop
15.00
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HrIVE: our community and the flora of the moors

HrIVE: our community and the flora of the moors

This generous and inspired exhibition features newly commissioned works by Nicky Thompson, Amy Shelton and Angharad Barlow, three artists who have been working with the community of Moretonhampstead throughout 2018 and 2019 as part of Green Hills Arts Dartmoor Vision and Growing Dartmoor Project.

 

Nicky Thompson will show her new series of atmospheric Ambrotype images of local growers’ glass-houses. Using the Victorian Wet Collodion technique, where the images appear on glass plates, Nicky has documented the diverse and very personal glass buildings situated in gardens and allotments across the town.  Amy Shelton has created a bespoke light-box artwork Anthology: Moretonhampstead Herbarium, made from a unique collection of pressed flowers which were gathered across the seasons by the community of Moretonhampstead to be permanently installed in the local health centre. The artwork celebrates  the biodiverse flora growing in the towns hedgerows, gardens and allotments.  

 

Angharad Barlow will exhibit her visionary giant covered willow skep ‘The Bee Temple’ part of her work committed to educate and involve human communities in bee life, and to bring about better understanding of how in the greater scheme of things ‘they’ are more like ‘us’ than we care to imagine. The exhibition will also include a unique beeswax composite artwork created by pupils at Moretonhampstead Primary School, and a series of individual botanical artworks made by residents at Coppelia House in workshops led by Amy Shelton.

 

All the artworks in this exhibition reflect the rich culture that surrounds the growing of agricultural, wild and cultivated plants across the allotments, parks gardens and hedgerows our wonderful ancient town. Interdependencies between young and old, human and non-human is what our exhibition tHrIVE is all about.

 

Wet Collodian One Day Workshop

Wet Collodian One Day Workshop

We are offering a subsidised introductory wet plate collodion workshops in Moretonhampstead with Nicky. This Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion Workshop will take  the participants through the basic steps of making glass plates from start to finish. The materials, chemicals and equipment will all be explained and you will then spend the day making your own plates to take home. 

There are limited spaces, and they are designed for people that have already have some photography knowledge. The small group sizes will ensure all participants receive quality tuition and support. All the workshops are currently focusing on the making of ambrotypes, direct positives on glass.

Nicky Thompson is an artist who lives and works in Moretonhampstead. Her main practice is Wet Plate Collodion Photography (Ambrotypes). This Victorian process involves coating plates of glass (or tin ) with a chemical known as collodion, which is then sensitised to light by submerging the plate in a silver nitrate solution. Using a traditional large format bellows camera and while the plate is still wet, an exposure is made and a latent image formed. A developer is used to bring out the image and lastly the plate is bathed in a fixing solution to remove the unused silver particles. To make a single plate takes about 30 minutes.

One Day Wet Collodian Workshop - 20 Sept
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Winter Art and Craft Show

Winter Art and Craft Show

Returning for Winter 2019, 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