Pick of the Week

February's Picks selected by CHAMP

February 5 – 11

Image Credit: Alistair Grant, 2016

Topographies: A seminar on space, place and sensation

Hestercombe Gardens

Tuesday 6 February, 11am – 5pm

Topographies is a one-day seminar exploring how we make sense of different landscapes, through contemporary art practice and creative geographies. Artists and researchers lead a series of discussions around the remote and the connected, the mapping of invisible and imagined spaces, and how technology is changing our relationship to landscape.

'We think this one-day seminar looks incredibly interesting; we are very interested in social geography and imagined spaces – "I am obsessed with borders and the implications these have on physical and social landscapes, so this sounds right up my street (after a medium-length coach ride)" ' – Deirdre C

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February 12 – 18

Image Credit: Marcin Rusak, Nature of Things, (detail) shellack, various tree resins, flour, beeswax, flowers, steel; Originally commissioned for Jerwood Makers Open 2017, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Photo: Anna Arca

Jerwood Makers Open

Devon Guild

Until Sunday 11 March

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity focusing on UK makers who propose to make ambitious, radical work in their first years of practice.

'This is a great showcase of a variety of forward-thinking makers and sculpture artists. This exhibition comprises a variety of mutli-disciplinary practices with a diverse use of materials and compositions. As a sculpture artist myself Jerwood offers a great opportunity to artists early in their career by funding them to create work.' – Alice J

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February 19 – 25

Image Credit: Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw: What Remains

The Exchange, Penzance

Until Saturday 12 May

A solo exhibition bringing together a number of works by Tim Shaw, the acclaimed sculptor and Royal Academician.

'We picked this one because it provoked a lot of discussion amongst us and that’s what art should do – to make us question and investigate. We need to go and have a good debate. In other words…we’re not (Tim) SHAW-re about his work.'

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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

Empire Through the Lens

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

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 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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