Pick of the Week 2017

November's Guest Editor: Stuart Crewes

Image: AWE Board of Directors, L-R: Naomi Hart, Rob Mulholland, Deborah Clark and Stuart Crewes. Photo by James Millar.

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This November Stuart Crewes, Creative Director of Art Week Exeter, is making the selection.

Stuart Crewes is based in Exeter, where he sits on the Cultural Partnership steering group, representing practitioners, and chairs the Visual Arts Forum. He is also the Creative Director of Art Week Exeter and has produced an annual city-wide art event on Exeter’s streets – NOSE – since 2011.

Art Week Exeter (AWE) was developed from a desire to promote the cultural ecology of the city. It frames and highlights the visual and performance art programming of Exeter’s venues, offers a platform for cultural organisations and commissioners, and promotes artists showing their work – in studios, galleries and non-art spaces. AWE also works to foster and support civic engagement and outcomes alongside high-quality exhibitions of international standing.

Stuart graduated from Dartington College of Arts in the early 90s; his practice is as a site- and object-sensitive artist. His experience working in health and social care, with socially progressive movements and supporting people to create social-action projects, all contribute to his interest in inclusivity, consultation and participation.

Art Week Exeter will take place during 21–29 May 2018 and will feature a new commission by NOSE, where a proposal by a city resident will become the newest piece of public art on the High Street.




What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 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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