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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET INVOLVED IN TWO NEW PROJECTS -
We are thrilled to announce that Arts Council England have approved our bid for £33,826 to fund our ‘Dartmoor Vision’ project. Dartmoor Vision extends the work of Green Hill Arts beyond the gallery and into the local community.
This two year project will pilot a residency programme that invites artists to have a dialogue with our unique locality, using contemporary art to engage in a creative process of place-making and re-imagining the lives of residents and visitors to our town.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of partnerships being activated to support meaningful engagement, animate public space and form a hub for the surrounding rural arts ecology” said Andrea Foxwell, Chair of Green Hill Arts.
The National Lottery, Awards for All scheme is funding an ‘off-shoot’ of the main project called ‘Growing Dartmoor’ to the tune of £10,000 – this is based on growing and sharing vegetables and flowers fit for two feasts which will be happening in Moretonhampstead this Summer”.
In essence, the main aim of both projects is to inspire a wide range of people, bring people together and break down barriers to accessing contemporary art, workshops and performances. It really is a ‘growing’ thing……………..GET INVOLVED - email email@example.com for more info
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full volunteer training is given and an option to shadow an existing team member is also offered.
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.
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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