Pick of the Week 2017

October's Picks selected by Hand in Glove

October 2-8

Image Credit: Grayson Perry, Gay Black Cats MC, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Stephen White

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Arnolfini, Bristol

Until Sunday 24 December

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! tackles one of Perry’s primary concerns: how contemporary art can best address a diverse cross section of society.

'We admire Grayson Perry for his ability to communicate on many levels and make art accessible for all. This is a fantastic opportunity to see a wide range of his latest works, including a film screening room. The galleries at Arnolfini are buzzing and there’s a sense of optimism for the future following a difficult time of funding cuts.' 

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October 9-15

Image Credit: WTWB4 drw#93 Digital Drawing

The Dynamics of Drifting

Hestercombe, Taunton

Until Sunday 5 November

People flow, vessels drift, ink runs, light trails, tracks are traced: The Dynamics of Drifting presents a series of Tim Knowles’ works that forge and record passages through land and water.

'We’re really excited to pay a long overdue visit to Hestercombe for Tim Knowles’ first solo show in the UK. We’re particularly looking forward to discovering more about Where the Wind Blows, Knowles’ prototype wind-walking device and its proposed journeys.'

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October 16-22

Image Credit: Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine (We The People Are The Work)

Karst, Plymouth

Until Saturday 18 November

For We The People Are The Work Fontaine has produced a series of new works that tackle the questions of morality, agency and freedom of speech through illuminated text in the space. Lifting quotes from Donald Trump and the Brexit debate, she creates a visual and conceptual polyphony where the viewer is invited to take a position.

'As a year overshadowed by Brexit and Trump begins to draw in we’re looking forward to seeing what new works they've produced for the show at Karst!'

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October 23-29

Image Credit: Howard Hodgkin, Goanese, 1990-91

Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Until Sunday 7 January 2018

India on Paper explores Hodgkin’s love affair with India and features a range of works on paper including paintings, editioned prints and hand-coloured impressions made between 1967 and 2012.

'Howard Hodgkin’s love of vibrant colour is celebrated in this exhibition of India-themed works including gouache paintings and hand coloured prints. This tribute of sorts, following his recent death, will celebrate his connection with the city of Bath.'

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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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