Pick of the Week 2015

November's Picks Selected by Sophie Cummings

November 22-29

Image: Susie Brooks

Winter Craft Fair

Pound Arts
Saturday 28 November, 10-4pm

A showcase for arts and crafts from the south west region with artists who use contemporary and traditional approaches and skills to make their work.

'This craft fair should be a perfect opportunity to combine Christmas shopping with seeing the work of craftspeople from the region.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 16-22

Terry Frost

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
Until Saturday 9 January

On the event of Terry Frost’s (1915–2003) centenary, this exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s most significant paintings, collages and sculptural forms from public and private collections across the UK.

'This retrospective marks 100 years since the abstract artist Terry Frost was born. It will explore his use of colour and construction throughout his career. Although this exhibition will go on to Leeds, it seems apt to see the exhibition in Cornwall, as the artists, landscape and atmosphere of St Ives had such a powerful influence on his art.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 9-15

The Jarman Award 2015

Plymouth Arts Centre 
Thursday 12 November 6pm

Meet the UK artists breaking boundaries in moving image. Fall into genre-bending documentaries and lyrical time-travelling tapestries on the big screen with the latest works from the six shortlisted artists for this year’s Jarman Award - Adam Chodzko, Seamus Harahan, Gail Pickering, Alia Syed, Bedwyr Williams and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

'Plymouth Arts Centre plays host to this year’s Jarman Award. The award celebrates innovative artist filmmakers and is sure to be a visually arresting and thought provoking evening. Many previous winners have gone on to great international success so it’s a great opportunity to see some exciting work by emerging talent.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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November 2-8

Theaster Gates 'Sanctum'

Sanctum at Temple Gate Church
Until Saturday 21 November

Chicago-based artist, Theaster Gates, will stage his first public project in the UK this autumn by building a temporary site for a continuous programme of performance in the ruin of Temple Church in Bristol. Entitled ‘Sanctum’, the artist has invited musicians and performers across Bristol to sustain a performance of sound and spoken word continuously for 24 days, 24 hours a day.

'Theaster Gates’ exhibition at Artes Mundi in Cardiff has been one of my highlights of the year so far. Sanctum looks to build on Gates’ interest in spirituality, community and belief in a temporary structure built amid the ruins of Bristol’s Temple Church. The schedule is being kept a secret, but music, poetry and performance will all feature, as well as a lecture from Gates himself.'

Guest Editor Sophie Cummings

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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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