Pick of the Week 2015

December's Picks Selected by Grace Davies

December 7-13

Wish You Were Here? & Simon Bayliss: Arcadia

Hestercombe Gallery
Until Sunday 28 February

Wish You Were Here? is selected from Jeremy Cooper’s major artists’ postcards collection, presenting works by over 200 artists.

Arcadia presents artist Simon Bayliss' idiosyncratic vision of Hestercombe as a pastoral utopia, accelerated using wit and fast-paced imagery, informed through his responses to the gardens through painting en plein air and writing poetry. 

'A quirky and fascinating collection of artists postcards ranging from Joseph Beuys to Rachel Whiteread, all beautifully installed and displayed. Alongside is an exhibition of works by resident artist Simon Bayliss. Including watercolours made en plein air, poetry and text - it is a potent exploration of place and personal identity.'

VASW Director Grace Davies
Grace selects December's Pick of the Week

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November 30 - December 6

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter

Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Until Saturday 16 January

This exhibition examines the breadth and depth of the practice of Gerhard Richter, recognised as one of the world’s most significant living artists, through a carefully chosen selection of paintings and prints.

'A rich selection of Richter's works spanning several decades that includes some very special works such as 48 Portraits - inspirational, mysterious, magnificent.'

VASW Director Grace Davies
Grace selects December's Pick of the Week

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What's On

Craft Workshops

Various Venues

Friday 08 February 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Linda Brothwell Conversations in Making

Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE

Friday 24 May 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Tuesday 18 June 2019 – Sunday 15 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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