Pick of the Week 2016

April's Picks selected by Martyn Cross

April 25 - May 1

Kelly Best: All Walls Are Interrupted

Plymouth Arts Centre
Until Saturday 11 June

Kelly Best’s site specific drawing installations respond to the architecture of the galleries they inhabit, expanding beyond the flat surface and in some cases creating three dimensional optical illusions.

'I’ve always missed the opportunity to see Kelly Best’s work so I’m really excited to see what she’s come up with for The Plymouth Arts Centre. All Walls Are Interrupted will showcase new site-specific drawings that move beyond the flat surface. Recently awarded the Creative Wales British School at Rome Fellowship, this is a great opportunity to see some work by an artist at the top of their game.'

Guest Editor Martyn Cross

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April 18-24

BV Open Studios 2016

BV Studios
Preview Friday 22 April 6-10
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 April 11-5pm

BV Studios announce their Sixth OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND, when we welcome you into our 38 studios.

'You’re in for a treat if you’ve never visited BV Open Studios before. With over 125 creatives making work in this former printing works there’s something for everyone – painting, sculpture, film and video, ceramics, sound art… even a pole-dancing studio. You cannot fail to find something of interest, plus you’ll get to meet the artists and maybe even purchase a bit of artwork for a good price too. And of course, in no way am I recommending this just because I have a studio there…'

Guest Editor Martyn Cross

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April 11-17

Charles Richardson: Displacement Behaviour

Exeter Phoenix
Until Saturday 30 April

Artists Talk & Performance
Saturday 16 April, 2.30pm

Displacement Behaviour brings together recent video and new installation works that explore themes of male identity, social digitisation and contemporary cultural uncertainty.

'If you’re a sucker for a plastic carrier bag you’ll love Charles Richardson’s work. To step inside one of his installations is like encountering something from another planet. Strange mute bodies float and rotate in space, bound in the rubbish of our everyday life. We’re allowed to examine these recognisable yet alien forms in extreme close-up as they almost appear to enter our own world, turning and pulsating in a digital void. Well worth a visit just for the technical ambition alone.'

Guest Editor Martyn Cross

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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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