Pick of the Week 2015

November's Picks Selected by Sophie Cummings

November 22-29


Image: Susie Brooks

Winter Craft Fair

Pound Arts
Saturday 28 November, 10-4pm

A showcase for arts and crafts from the south west region with artists who use contemporary and traditional approaches and skills to make their work.

'This craft fair should be a perfect opportunity to combine Christmas shopping with seeing the work of craftspeople from the region.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 16-22

Terry Frost

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
Until Saturday 9 January

On the event of Terry Frost’s (1915–2003) centenary, this exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s most significant paintings, collages and sculptural forms from public and private collections across the UK.

'This retrospective marks 100 years since the abstract artist Terry Frost was born. It will explore his use of colour and construction throughout his career. Although this exhibition will go on to Leeds, it seems apt to see the exhibition in Cornwall, as the artists, landscape and atmosphere of St Ives had such a powerful influence on his art.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 9-15

The Jarman Award 2015

Plymouth Arts Centre 
Thursday 12 November 6pm

Meet the UK artists breaking boundaries in moving image. Fall into genre-bending documentaries and lyrical time-travelling tapestries on the big screen with the latest works from the six shortlisted artists for this year’s Jarman Award - Adam Chodzko, Seamus Harahan, Gail Pickering, Alia Syed, Bedwyr Williams and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

'Plymouth Arts Centre plays host to this year’s Jarman Award. The award celebrates innovative artist filmmakers and is sure to be a visually arresting and thought provoking evening. Many previous winners have gone on to great international success so it’s a great opportunity to see some exciting work by emerging talent.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 2-8

Theaster Gates 'Sanctum'

Sanctum at Temple Gate Church
Situations
Until Saturday 21 November

Chicago-based artist, Theaster Gates, will stage his first public project in the UK this autumn by building a temporary site for a continuous programme of performance in the ruin of Temple Church in Bristol. Entitled ‘Sanctum’, the artist has invited musicians and performers across Bristol to sustain a performance of sound and spoken word continuously for 24 days, 24 hours a day.

'Theaster Gates’ exhibition at Artes Mundi in Cardiff has been one of my highlights of the year so far. Sanctum looks to build on Gates’ interest in spirituality, community and belief in a temporary structure built amid the ruins of Bristol’s Temple Church. The schedule is being kept a secret, but music, poetry and performance will all feature, as well as a lecture from Gates himself.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

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

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

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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