Pick of the Week 2014

June's Picks Selected by Joanne Bushnell

June 23-29

David Shrigley: artist's talk

Exeter Phoenix
Tuesday 24 June, 8pm
Admission Fee: £12 (£10 concs)

A talk by the Turner Prize nominated artist, best known for his humorous drawings that make witty, wry and sometimes dark observations on everyday life, giving an insight into his work practice.

'Don't miss David Shrigley's artist talk at Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday.  He's a brilliant speaker, so engaging, and when I've had the pleasure to hear him talk he's put on a great show, so its a real treat to find him in the South West this week.  And while your at Phoenix they've got a wealth of great exhibitions on display including Marie Von Heyl's solo show 'Of Occasional Tables and Alternative Endings' and Anne Deeming's intriguing installation in Gallery 333.'

Joanne Bushnell, Guest Editor

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June 16-22

Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS

Spike Island
Until Sunday 29 June 2014

A painstaking excavation of the period immediately prior to Andy Holden's formal art training, uncovering and recreating an art movement devised by Holden and his friends as adolescents.

'I love Andy Holden's work, and this project surely demonstrates the breadth of his genius. An exploration of the work, thoughts and developments of Holden and his friends as teenagers in Bedford before they set out into professional practice - the exhibition charts the process with humour and intelligence. A visit to Spike Island is always a delight, the exhibition spaces are stunning, the place is vibrant and the programme is inspirational - and I always love to pop round to see the brilliant WORKS|PROJECTS while I'm in Bristol - stimulating stuff indeed.'

Joanne Bushnell, Guest Editor

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June 9-15

Joella Wheatley: Forgotten Lines

Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11:00 - 16:00, Weekends 11:00 - 17:00
Until Sunday 20 July 2014

aspex welcomes back the winner of the 2012 Platform Graduate Award for a solo exhibition of her intricate, intense, mysterious tension filled drawings and paintings.

'This week I want to pick Joella Wheatley's 'Forgotten Lines' which we opened at Aspex on Friday. We are thrilled to welcome back the winner of the Platform Award in 2012, for her first solo show. When I first saw her work at her degree show at Arts University Bournemouth I was stunned by her intricate and jewell like paintings. Following excellent support and advice from the Platform team at CVAN, SE, Joella's work has developed and her confidence has grown, she's a future star in the making.'

Joanne Bushnell, Guest Editor

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June 2-8

Dorset Art Weeks 2014

Dorset Art Weeks 2014
Venues across Dorset
Until Sunday 08 June 2014

At almost all venues the artists, designers or makers will be on-hand to help you engage with the work, keen to talk to you about the extraordinary range of materials, skills and traditions that inform their work.

'Finishing on the 8th, it's the last chance to attend one of the UK's largest open studio events. This gives visitors the opportunity to see the work and poke around the studios of 500 artists, designers and makers who live or practice in Dorset. There's something for everyone, so a little planning with their brochure or on the website is sure to yield a good day out, and what a fabulous opportunity to explore this stunning county.'

Joanne Bushnell, Guest Editor

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What's On

Family Saturdays

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019

Craft Workshops

Various Venues

Friday 08 February 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Life Drawing Classes

Lostwithiel , PL22 0BP

Thursday 14 March 2019 – Sunday 08 March 2020

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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