Pick of the Week 2017

September's Picks selected by Field Notes

September 4-10

Image Credit: Warren Orchard courtesy Situations

The Tale


Friday 8 September – Sunday 24 September

A unique kind of arts trail, The Tale guides you on a journey of discovery around the coast of Torbay – from the streets of Torquay, through hidden coves & historic harbours of Brixham, to the quarry of Berry Head Nature Reserve. Along the way you’ll encounter performances & installations from internationally acclaimed artists, created especially for Torbay.

'We love Situations' work, and from day 1 of setting up Field Notes they have been our checkpoint for what good public art can be. This project looks set to be no different.'

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September 11-17

Image Credit: Photograph by Felicity Hammond, 'Land's End' 2017

Togetherness: Notes on Outrage

Kestle Barton

Saturday 9 September – Saturday 4 November

Togetherness: Notes on Outrage presents new works by artists Felicity Hammond, Polly Tootal and Shaun C Badham. Alongside, temporary works and film screenings feature artists Joseph Townshend, Catherine Yass, Jason Wood, Mark Jenkin, Matthew Burgess and Jamie George. The exhibition celebrates the pioneering work of the architecture critic Ian Nairn whose 1955 edition of Architectural Review, entitled Outrage, revolutionised architectural criticism.

'This is a group show of really exciting up-and-coming artists in an exquisite setting. Kestle Barton nestles above Frenchman's creek, so give yourself some time to explore the area, including Kestle’s extensive grounds, which are also home to artist Paul Chaney’s encampment.'

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September 18-24

Plymouth Art Weekender 2017

Across Plymouth

Friday 22 September – Sunday 24 September

This ambitious three day event takes place across the city, confidently celebrating Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, and promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. The Weekender showcases a wide and diverse range of activity for all ages including a large array of events and exhibitions throughout the city by local, national and international artists.

'Our top picks of the weekend are: We The People Are The Work Launch nights, new works by Edwin Burdis & Tom Woolner, and Bram Thomas Arnold commissioned by Visual Arts Plymouth, and over 100 projects in more than 50 venues across the city. It's pretty awe inspiring to see artists from Plymouth and beyond coming together for one weekend to fill the city with art, workshops...and parties…'

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September 25-October 1

All the People Screening + Q&A with Adam Chodzko

Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset

Friday 29 September 2017, 7.30 - 9.30pm

In this beautifully absorbing programme, we find people casting their futures by re-imagining Britain’s rural past. The title is drawn from the county’s fiercely independent 1911 motto ‘all the people of Somerset’ and gathers powerful stories of creative culture, agricultural work and scientific investigations from the hinterlands.

'Wow! What an amazing line-up of artist films. Curated by Josephine Lanyon, Strode Theatre is showing this programme of works by Luke Fowler, Ben Rivers, Sarah Miles and Adam Chodzko. Sounds like a good excuse to go to the cinema in Somerset.'

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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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