Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019
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 September we welcome artist and curator at Hestercombe Gallery, Tim Martin.
Tim Martin is a Devon based artist/curator interested in collaborative practice with artists and audiences. He is currently curating a programme of activity at the newly opened Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset launched with ‘Leaping the Fence’, which features work by 16 artists, including Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger, Mark Quinn, Gavin Turk, Adam Chodzko and Bill Woodrow, with Tania Kovats’ solo exhibition ‘Oceans’ following in October. Being particularly interested in how Hestercombe can contribute to the visual arts ecology of the South West, alongside exhibitions he is building a residency, dialogue and engagement programme.
Last year Tim co-founded ‘Art Kits’, designing and supplying a set of creative materials for Royal Marines serving in Afghanistan to personally use on the front line. The resulting exhibition ‘Combat Art: Personal Reflections on Afghanistan’ was shown in Taunton and will tour to London later this year, with a follow on project imminent. He also curated ‘Outside In: West’ at the Museum of Somerset; worked with OSR Projects on ‘Palaces & Cabins’ at Salisbury Art Centre; and continues to be a partner in Reveal Somerset. At present he is making work for Somerset Art Weeks open studios event.
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