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What is Art: A User's Guide (A Crash Course in Brain Surgery)

Thursday 01 December 2016

VASW are pleased to announce the date of our annual event, in association with British Art Show, Southampton.

Technical Manager vacancy at Bridport Arts Centre

Monday 24 October 2016

Bridport Arts Centre are seeking to recruit a Technical Manager (Full Time) to support all technical aspects of our live and digital programmes.

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Visual Arts South West is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology. 

We are part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.


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What's on in the South West


Radiant Gallery, 12 Derry's Cross, Plymouth, PL1 2TE

Thursday 21 July 2016 – Monday 31 October 2016

Raw Energy

The Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

Thursday 20 October 2016 – Wednesday 02 November 2016

I am Making Art: Benjamin Owen

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Saturday 05 November 2016

A Deceptive Cadence: Phil Frankland, Vincent Hawkins and Peter Lamb

Exeter Phoenix

Thursday 17 November 2016 – Wednesday 21 December 2016


The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Saturday 07 January 2017

Jacob Wells Bath Centre Session #2 DANCE & ARTS focus

Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacobs Wells Road, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 1DX

Saturday 12 November 2016


Gallery, The Island, Bridewell Street enterance, Bristol, BS1 2LE

Tuesday 25 October 2016 – Saturday 29 October 2016

Natasha Rosling: CHAMBER

Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham

Wednesday 26 October 2016 – Thursday 17 November 2016

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

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