Pick of the Week

June's Picks selected by Groundwork

June 4  – 10

Rose Wylie – History Painting

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Saturday 9 June – Saturday 15 September

Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature.

'It’ll be brilliant to see Rose Wylie’s History Painting in Cornwall. Curated by Ben Borthwick, Director of Plymouth Arts Centre, the exhibition includes recent and large-scale works as well as Ben Rivers’ beautiful film What Means Something, filmed on visits to Wylie’s studio.'

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June 11 – 17

Another Spring

Exeter Phoenix

Until Sunday 17 June

This exhibition brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists to reflect on the current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society.

'Curated by Dr Jean Wainwright, Another Spring is a group exhibition that includes work by Forensic Architecture and Andreas Angelidakis. Reflecting on questions of citizenship, free movement and nationalist identities, it's on our list to catch before it closes.'

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June 18 – 24

Groundwork: Rosemary Lee, Passage for Par

Par Beach, St Austell

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June

Passage for Par is a dance performance created specially for and presented on Par Beach, conceived and directed by choreographer Rosemary Lee.

'At the turn of the tide 30 women will slowly cross the beach like a moving sculpture. Timed to coincide with the summer solstice, when daylight hours are longest, each performance will last approximately 90 minutes. Passage for Par is free to attend and everyone is welcome.'

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June 25 – July 1

Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Until Sunday 9 September

Alexander Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the twentieth century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension and the actuality of real-time experience into his work.

'We’re looking forward to a trip to Hauser & Wirth Somerset to see this major solo exhibition of works by Alexander Calder, the majority of which have never before been exhibited in the UK. Including large-scale and mobile outdoor sculptures, one of which features a found cow vertebra – moooving.'

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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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