Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Wednesday 31 July 2019
September 28 - October 4
Preview: Friday 2 October, 6-11pm, £8/6
Continues until Sunday 4 October
An audio-visual installation event bringing together Jana Winderen's Evaporation and Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker's Fell.
'The combination of both works could be like the soundtrack to the ice age and watching the earth being created. Ecological and climate change concerns will obviously be the forefront, but it promises to be something more alien that that, something unknown from the past or the future.'
Plymouth Art Weekender
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 September
This ambitious three-day event will celebrate Plymouth as a contemporary art destination, capturing a wide range of activity from large-scale exhibitions to interventions in public spaces and participatory events for all ages.
'As Festival Coordinator for the Weekender I am prone to bias, but I feel it is well deserved here, given the feel good factor that Plymouth has in abundance. That, combined with 85 projects and over 300 (count ‘em) artists, from Gerhard Richter to recent graduates makes me rather proud of Plymouth. The quality and mass participation in the programme is staggering, showcasing local, national and international artists across three days. Commissions such a Bedwyr Williams’ radio jingle will be a highlight, as will the participation of the Plymouth public in organising their own projects and events. Bring open minds and sensible shoes. Have a good weekender.'
Until Sunday 27 September
'At the time of writing I haven’t been, but you would have had to live on Mars not to have seen the perfectly managed PR machine crank up a few hundred notches. With over 50 artists, there’s a lot to see other than Banksy, but it’s his gig. I’m much more interested in the production, the management, the sheer scale of pulling off such a public art spectacle and its attraction to the public than Banksy’s work, which is still a bitter pill to swallow.'
Friday 11 September - Saturday 31 October
Henny Acloque, Kelly Best, Jack Burton, Gordon Dalton, Dickon Drury, Jamie Holman, Daniel Sean Kelly, McGilvary White, Paul Merrick, Tom Pitt, Nina Royle,Ruaidhri Ryan, Mimei Thompson, Josephine Wood.
Exeter Contemporary Open is an annual, open submission exhibition that presents work from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK.
This year’s selection panel consisted of artist Sean Edwards, artist, writer and curator Cedar Lewisohn, independent curator Jennie Syson and Phoenix Gallery curator Matt Burrows.
'Yes, I am in it, and very pleased I am too. Open Submissions are a hotly contested area of differing opinions, and I have been on both sides of the fence. I always feel if the judges are good, that previous exhibitions have been well received and that the gallery is respected and the possibility of opportunities that follow are attractive then I see applying as a way of promoting my work. Exeter Open has all that in spades, and I’m lucky enough to be showing alongside artists such as Henny Acloque and Mimei Thompson.'
August 31 - September 6
Test Space, Spike Island
Saturday 5 - Sunday 20 September
Preview Friday 4 September, 6-9pm
Spike Island's Test Space will be taken over by young artists and creatives aged 16-25, with an exhibition of new work considering 'The Politics Of Representation'.
'A corridor space in a studio complex doesn’t sound like it should be one of the most exciting places to see new work, but it is. Over the past few years Test Space has consistently shown new art and artists, works in progress, open submissions and does what it says on the tin. It is a test space for new work, such as this by the hard-to-reach age range of 16-25 year old artists.'
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