Pick of the Week 2015

December's Picks Selected by Grace Davies

December 7-13

Wish You Were Here? & Simon Bayliss: Arcadia

Hestercombe Gallery
Until Sunday 28 February

Wish You Were Here? is selected from Jeremy Cooper’s major artists’ postcards collection, presenting works by over 200 artists.

Arcadia presents artist Simon Bayliss' idiosyncratic vision of Hestercombe as a pastoral utopia, accelerated using wit and fast-paced imagery, informed through his responses to the gardens through painting en plein air and writing poetry. 

'A quirky and fascinating collection of artists postcards ranging from Joseph Beuys to Rachel Whiteread, all beautifully installed and displayed. Alongside is an exhibition of works by resident artist Simon Bayliss. Including watercolours made en plein air, poetry and text - it is a potent exploration of place and personal identity.'

VASW Director Grace Davies
Grace selects December's Pick of the Week

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November 30 - December 6

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter

Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Until Saturday 16 January

This exhibition examines the breadth and depth of the practice of Gerhard Richter, recognised as one of the world’s most significant living artists, through a carefully chosen selection of paintings and prints.

'A rich selection of Richter's works spanning several decades that includes some very special works such as 48 Portraits - inspirational, mysterious, magnificent.'

VASW Director Grace Davies
Grace selects December's Pick of the Week

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What's On

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Plymouth Art Weekender 2018


Tuesday 09 January 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

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.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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