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Dartmoor's leading dedicated Art Gallery, Shop and Studios


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Dartmoor's leading dedicated Art Gallery, Shop and Studios


 

Who we are

Based in Moretonhampstead and one of Devon's most prominent Art Galleries, Green Hill  is attracting the attention of some of the most respected South West Artists. Names such as Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, and Peter Stiles have become synonymous with Green Hill over the last five years  having exhibited in the Gallery's large attractive contemporary space, and supported Green Hill’s developing programme.

Within this imaginatively converted former Primary School there is an Art Shop, and creative workspaces for hire, mixed use offices, a Youth Centre and Heritage Archive.

 


Our Heritage

From Bronze Age settlements to this year’s carnival, you can explore Moretonhampstead’s rich heritage at Greenhill. Touch-screen presentations, visual materials and locally written books and pamphlets are on permanent display together with exhibitions in the gallery. If you would like help researching the history of local people and places, please look at the wealth of archive materials at Green Hill listed at www.moretonarchives.org.uk and some are also reproduced at www.moretonhampstead.org.uk. Use the contact tab on either website if you have any inquiries or would like to consult the archives in person. Please let us know also if you have any documents, photos or artefacts of local people and places that we could archive or make a copy for the archives.

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The Gallery


The Gallery


Measuring just over 56 m²  the exhibition space is contemporary, light and airy, offering a versatile backdrop for any installation. The adaptable hanging system is discrete and the lighting precise, allowing for subtlety and drama whether work is hung or freestanding.

The space is available for hire at certain times within the planned programme with curatorial assistance. PR and event previews can be organised. A new exhibition is held roughly every six weeks offering visitors a varied programme of contemporary visual art, explored through associated talks and presentations.

Green Hill reinforces its presence in the community by regularly drawing in local artists; an annual 'Local Open' showcases work from around Dartmoor. The aim is to stimulate curiosity through Art which captures the imagination and allows exposure to new mediums and genres. 

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Represented Artists


Represented Artists


We represent artists across a wide spectrum and pride ourselves on being committed to trends and the development of new talent as well as working with established artists with distinguished reputations such as:

Clive Bowen, Penny Simpson, Susan Derges, Peter Randall Page, Danny Holmes Adams, Nicholas White, Trevor Felcey, Sabine Nemet, Taja, Yuli Somme, Bethan Jones, Keith Smith, Miriam Boy, Angharad Barlow, Sally Hinchliffe, Keith Smith, Sue Deakin, Anita Reynolds, Isabel Merrick, Doug Fitch to name just a few!

We welcome new artists both in our gallery shop and in the exhibition space.  Interested artists should contact Georgiana on georgie@greenhillarts.co.uk.

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Studios at green hill


Studios at green hill


We have five light and airy working studios at Green Hill - all are currently rented out BUT do contact us if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

The studios are on low-cost, easy in/easy out terms with stand alone workspace. We have a vibrant active artistic community here at Green Hill and are always looking for other artists/crafts people to join us. There are opportunities to show your work when you take on a studio and to have open studio sessions. 

We also have office space for creative industries available to let at Green Hill too.

Why not join our new, mixed use community development based in Moretonhampstead with our active, resident arts and crafts community. Get in touch via our contact page to check room specifications, availability and prices.

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Dartmoor Vision


Dartmoor Vision


the story so far……

In 2018 our ACE and Lottery Funded project ‘Dartmoor Vision’ invigorated our Moretonhampstead community in a myriad of ways.

We wanted to extend our work outside the gallery walls to support artists to create new work inspired by our unique location and bring the whole community together to celebrate and link with each other.

New relationships and connections have been fired up and beautiful new work made through our many creative workshops and events. Artists and community working together.

‘Lively’, ‘profound’, ‘brilliant’

Activities intertwined and fed each other, gaining momentum through informal links and community groups that somehow fermented pockets of energy, playfulness, joy and meaning.

We want to tell our story of connecting our community and have photos, films, art works and stories to share - a mere glimpse below:

Over 60 volunteers have engaged with us to date, their support is invaluable - THANK YOU - THANK YOU

GROWING

OVER 60 helpers, volunteers and growers have been involved so far

We ran Community seed swaps, created pop-up gardens and planters in the town, pressed locally grown flowers and weeds (!), ate, cooked and created works of art at the allotments.

“Fun” “Exciting” “Great getting hands dirty” “ Didn’t know I could grow!”

“Good to see where food comes from” “ The suspense!”

FEASTING

Weeks of growing, days of picking and prepping, hours of helping, moments of performance and seconds of hesitation to demolish…..

“Two people have stopped me in the street to say how much they enjoyed the feast – the atmosphere, the way the hall had been transformed, the food, entertainment…it felt really good…..a lovely evening”

“Saturday evening was a proper warm hug of a do. Up there with one of the loveliest times in Moreton I’ve had. So big up to you and the team!”

“Just to say what an amazing event the Feast was. It was lovely to be part of it and many congratulations to you and everyone involved in the arts, workshops, growing and cooking food. I love the way it touched the whole community from the school to older residents.”

“Big hugs all round. It was a wonderful event and so great to be part of it”

LEARNING

Over 200 pupils at the school chopped and prepped their own grown or locally sourced produce. Food producers came and discussed their livelihood linking with the school’s curriculum and embedding in to their learning.

Our artists worked at the local school and in the community - We ran clay figure making sessions, printmaking, cyanoptype, recycling, seed swaps, bee house building and encouraged children to created their own artworks inspired by the bees.

17 Workshops - over 750 participants

“It  was  an  excellent  workshop  with  an  opportunity  for  the  children  to  try  a   form  of  art  that  is  not  readily  open  to  them.    The  teaching  was  very  good  and  it  was  all  hands-on  fun.    There  was  plenty  of  time  and  encouragement  to  try  different  styles  and  some  lovely  professional  looking  artwork  to  bring  home.    Next  time  it  would  be  lovely  to  have  a  parent  and  child  workshop  as  I  was  longing  to  have  a  go  myself!”      

“The  bug  workshop  was  a  fantastic  way  of  allowing  all  the  children  in  the  school  to  take  on  the  same  challenge.    They  formed  the  centre  piece  of  our  school  art  exhibition,  to  which  the  parents  were  invited,  and  proved  a  great  way  to  involve  parents   in  discussions  with  their  children  about  artwork  in  school’  Anne  Burns - Deputy  Head  teacher 

SEEING

3 Dartmoor focused exhibitions attracting over 4500 Visitors

200 exhibition/event/performance days

OUR ARTISTS - Deborah Westmancoat (Contemporary Artist), Chris Chapman, Cedar Shaw (Photographers), Anita Reynolds (Print maker), Nicky Thompson (Wet collodian Photographer), Angharad Barlow (Jeweler and Environmentalist), Amy Shelton

Remembering

9 Special events/performances – 1020 audience

Over 200 figures were made by the school children, the Youth Club, Art Raft, residents at Coppelia House and the wider community.  They were fired an outdoor Bottle Kiln (built by Nic Collins, Sabine Nemet, helped by Spanish students and the Youth Club) at our Community Feast.

A Vigil in the church marked 100 years since the end of WW1. An installation was set up by members of the community, artists, the Youth Club and some History Society members who wrote the 36 slates representing the men from Moretonhampstead who died in WWI.

‘I just wanted to say what an emotional and moving experience the WW1 commemorative vigil was.  It brought out a wonderful community spirit.  To be able to read about all the young men from our town who fought and died for future generations was truly humble thought obviously went into the vigil and it will stay in our thoughts for many months to come.  Thank you to all involved.’

 ‘I think the vigil is an amazing thing and a fitting tribute to those who lived and died to give us the life we enjoy today’

‘This is so Moreton’   ‘So proud’   

 ‘Please covey congratulations and thanks for everyone at Green hill Arts who were involved with the WWI commemorations. What an amazing weekend! Visitors and locals alike were very impressed with the displays’ Resident.

Special thanks to Rowan Howse and Merlin Howse for helping create the time-lapse video above.

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ArtRaft for Health


ArtRaft for Health


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 facilitated by Melinda Schwakhofer and supported by Maya Holmes who brings her experience as a carer to this new role as a volunteer for this service.

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. 

Melinda 01647 440971 for more information.

 

NEWS

We are thrilled to announce that ArtRaft has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Moretonhampstead.

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To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers. Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a 5% reward for themselves, and a further 1% goes to local causes like ours.  Co-op members can decide which local group they would like to back by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership. We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.

If you’re not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online at www.coop.co.uk.


TURNING OF THE YEAR 2019 EVENT

Moretonhampstead at its best. A packed Parish Hall, performers giving it their all, and an audience warmed to the cockles. £750 was raised to support out much-loved Art Raft project.

 

Special thanks to our funders

D'Oyly Carte Grant

Percy Bilton Grant

WG Edwards Charitable Foundation

League of Friends Donation        

Barchester's Charitable Foundation Donation             

Film Club Donation to ArtRaft from Dartmoor Entertainers Showing      

Turning of the Year Event 2018/19

 

 
 
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Become a Friend


 

 

Become a Friend


 

 

Another way to support us is to become a Friend or Patron

Becoming a Friend will ensure our ongoing success.  Your contributions will help support our developing programme of quality exhibitions and lively related events and workshops.

You can become part of an expanding community of enthusiasts helping us grow and be recognised for celebrating and developing the arts and heritage.

Annual subscriptions for an Individual Friend is £20.00, Joint Friends (at one address) is £35.00 and Student Friends £10.00.

Friends benefit from:

  • Invitations to Private Views and previews
  • Friends only special events
  • Monthly email updates and news
  • Opportunities to be more involved in the gallery and at fund-raising events
  • Discounts on workshops and talks
  • Discounts and offers at local pubs and cafe
  • Special heritage, art and architectural history themed talks, tours and visits by Moretonhampstead History Society
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COME AND JOIN IN


COME AND JOIN IN


VOLUNTEERING AT GREEN HILL - 

Whether you have a real passion for the Arts or simply enjoy being in a creative, inspiring and  fun environment then volunteering at Green Hill could be just right for you.  

We have a small and friendly team who keep our gallery alive - the main proportion of staff at Green Hill are voluntary, giving up their time to assist in the smooth running of the gallery, managing everything from welcoming visitors, serving customers, helping at events and talking to our visitors!

Volunteers benefit from:

  • Invitations to Private Views

  • Opportunities to be more involved in the gallery and at fund-raising events

  • Discounts on workshops and talks

  • Discounts on sales from the shop

  • Discounts in Central Cafe, The White Hart and The Horse!

Whatever help you can give you will feel a valued part of the team where ever your interests and skills lie - call in to the gallery to find out more or email georgie@greenhillarts.co.uk.

Full volunteer training is given and an option to shadow an existing team member is also offered.

 

 

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