Moor Otter Trail

Moor Otter Trail

The coming summer season is going to see an interesting influx of guests to Dartmoor National Park and surrounding Gateway Towns.  100 Moor Otters which will be colourfully kitted out in all sorts of shades and mediums.  Before you start to think about being overrun by these little guys worry not, they are 3 foot tall sculptures and have been painted by artists from around the region and indeed around the country and WE ARE HOSTING ONE!

They will all contribute and give input to make a very interesting and interactive Otter Trail which will officially start on 1st June and run through to 15th September 2017. 

The objectives behind the project are twofold, firstly as a fundraiser for the DNP it will generate income which will enable specific identified conservation projects to be undertaken around the Park. Secondly, it will drive tourists, visitors and local residents around the route as they follow the Trail.

It is hoped that people will visit villages and towns that they would not as a rule have reason to drop in on.

Otter Trail booklets showing images of all the Otters will be produced and made available at host locations and tourist information points.  Anybody who finds and lists the unique reference codes of 20 Moor Otters, will be entered into a draw to win a range of spot prizes.  If visitors see an Otter that they really like, they can make an online bid for the Otter and if they are successful they will take ownership of it at the end of the event.

30 Golden Otters will be selected to go forward to a live auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, in Exeter on 30th September 2017.  The online auction will close the following week. 

 

 

Green Hill Open 2017

Green Hill Open 2017

Green Hill Arts is delighted to be working with Devon Life magazine and local Country Hotel and Spa, The Ilsington, on this South-west call to artists.

Artists, working in any medium, are invited to submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration. The aim of the Open is to find and reward the best of our regions artists in an open to all visual art competition.

This exhibition offers artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally curated and public-facing show. 

The voting is over and we can reveal 35 finalists (well done all!) - 

Mei Lim, Paul Moody, Diana Boyer, Deborah Westmancoat, Jeremy Diggle, Sarah Hoskins, Karen Murrell, Francesca Owen, Dorothy Hanna, Sally Hunton, Jennifer Amon, Janette Staton, Terry Hurt, Danielle Barlow, Elizabeth Osborne, Peter Ward, Helen Melland, Louise Thompson, Claire Mont Smith, Sonje Hibbert, Rachel Van der Steen, Catherine Cartwright, Ric Horner, Nigel Grist, David Beech, Judy Meakin, Jane Roper, Linda Gordon, Penny Simpson, Ron Pyatt, Faith Chevannes, Clark Nicol, John Curno, Claire Gladstone, Mary Needham

 

 

 

 

Botanical Monoprinting Day

Botanical Monoprinting Day

Come and create seasonal monoprints - combining hand cut stencils, leaves and stems, we will make layered prints with lots of textures, shapes and colours.

Learn how to use the little printing press as well!

This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and more experienced students.

Come and have fun and leave with 4-5 stunning prints!

The workshop runs from 10am to 3pm - Bring a packed lunch

We are also offering the same workshop on the 30 September, again 10 -3pm

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Art Raft - Creative Workshops

Art Raft - Creative Workshops

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.

Two local artists – Lucy Patrick and Melinda Schwakhofer – run the weekly creative sessions. 

Sessions run on Wednesday mornings at Moreton Health Centre from 10.30-12.00.

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

Life Drawing Day

Life Drawing Day


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. We plan to do short poses in the morning and a series of longer ones in the afternoon.

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!

We do have spare easels, chairs and a limited number of tables for you to borrow should you wish - please call Georgie on 01647 440775 to discuss

Tea and coffee available - please bring your own lunch.

 

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Forestry Ventures – a century of change in Fingle Woods

Forestry Ventures – a century of change in Fingle Woods

In 2016 the Woodland Trust and National Trust received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the ancient woodland at Fingle.

As the work proceeds we are learning more and more about the historical significance of this important landscape.

This multi-media exhibition reflects some of the pioneering changes in woodland management enacted here over the last century. It tells the story of the people who worked and lived here and the way they won a living on the dramatic steep slopes of the Teign Valley on the northern edge of Dartmoor.

It will also showcase the achievements and challenges of the current restoration and how this too is literally unearthing history on our doorsteps.

The Country Wife

The Country Wife

Performances of Restoration comedies are few and far between nowadays, and when a really fine one, of probably the very best example of the genre, turns up, it should not be ignored. The Crediton Art Centre's resident drama group, The Brown Paper Bag Theatre Company, performed William Wycherley's 1675 play, The Country Wife, over four nights in Crediton during January to great critical acclaim, and are bringing the show, for one night, to Moretonhampstead Parish Hall.

With a very strong cast, fabulous late 17th century style costumes (elegantly made almost entirely from Charity Shop curtain material), and dance tunes of the time from a string and wind quartet, director Julian Wild has created a fast-paced and very funny interpretation of Wycherley's satirical portrait of sex, love and marriage in the decadent Restoration era.

Beautifully written, very funny and sharply clever in its psychological portrayals, the play has three plot strands interwoven with, at it's heart, a lie, that by constant repetition, spreads out through society and becomes the accepted truth, as many people become affected by it. A remarkably contemporary theme!

The fact that the play is rarely performed means it is highly recommended to all students of, History, English and Drama who might otherwise not get to see a live performance of a drama from that fascinating time when the English theatre returned, after Cromwell, with a new kind of writer and actor ( including women for the first time), and with satirical bite.

It's recommended to anyone fancying a good, funny, and rude evening's entertainment or, indeed, just a chance to see a small, local, theatre company performing at the top of their game.

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Botanical Monoprinting Day

Botanical Monoprinting Day

Come and create seasonal monoprints - combining hand cut stencils, leaves and stems, we will make layered prints with lots of textures, shapes and colours.

Learn how to use the little printing press as well!

Suitable for complete beginners or more experienced students.

Come and have fun and leave with 4-5 stunning prints!

The workshop runs from 10am to 3pm - Bring a packed lunch

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Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Returning for Winter 2017, our Christmas Festival of Art and Craft is the perfect place to buy truly unique gifts.

Don’t miss the gallery’s quality showcase of locally made jewellery, chocolates, textiles, ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, wood, willow and leather works.

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.