UPCOMING EVENTS This is a list of exhibitions and events taking place in the South West and other counties. For more information about these events use “Click here” which will take you to the original websites.
Exhibitions in the Taunton Library 2019
Phoenix Camera Club: from 25th November until 7th December
William Blake: The Artist from 11th September 2019 – 2nd February 2020 @ Tate Britain. Experience Blake’s visionary art the way he wanted it to be seen. Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent. Click here for details.
Being human: An exhibition of modern sculpture: 5th October 2019 – 4th October 2020 @ Bristol Museum and art gallery. Presenting work from Bristol’s collection, this exhibition is a powerful visual feast by a significant group of artists. Their work focuses on themes of beauty, identity, sexuality and existential angst in the aftermath of war. Click here for details.
Andrew Hardwick: 4th November – 7th December 2019 @ Atkinson Gallery, Street. is a Bristol based artist and a Royal West of England Academician. His studio is based on a farm where the River Severn turns into the sea; a landscape surrounded by industry and new housing estates. Hardwick’s paintings give us a narrative of this landscape which he recalls from childhood explorations and adult observation, communicated to the viewer through layers of board, canvas, netting, wire and various paints supported by battens, which offer a purposely warped structure to the work which is not confined by the rectangle format. Click here for details.
The art of Tristram Hillier: Landscapes of the mind: 9th November 2019 – 18th of April 2020 @ The Museum of Somerset. Tristram Hillier RA (1905-1983) was one of the most accomplished and distinctive 20th century British artists. Painting for many years from a base in Somerset, he created pictures in a uniquely intense and memorable style. Click here for details.
Jackie Curties: Celebrating the landscapes and wildlife of the Somerset Levels – 16th November 2019 – 18th January 2020 @ Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury. This exhibition brings together artworks by the printmaker Jackie Curtis, produced in response to the landscapes and wildlife of the Somerset Levels. Click here for details.
South West Textile Group: Wasted – 16th November 2019 – 24th December 2019 @ Acearts in Somerton. This exhibition presents explorations of wastage in the earths natural resources and how that waste can be put to good use. Click here for details.
Open Prizewinners’ Exhibition from 2nd of January 2020 – 25th January 2020 @ Ilminster Arts Centre. An eclectic exhibition featuring a wide range of styles and media – paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. Participating artists: Elaine Dixon, John Davey, Sam Dodd, Nicky Clarke, Michael Tarr, Philip Dudman, Chris Dunseath, Nancy Farmer. Click here for details.
Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait: Wednesday 15th January 2020 – 6pm & Sunday 19th January – 1pm @ Phoenix Exeter. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the ground-breaking series of award-winning films that brings the world’s greatest exhibitions, artists and galleries to cinemas around the world. Click here for details.
A Glorious Gallimaufry: 27th January 2020 – 15th February 2020 @ Ilminster Arts Centre. This exhibition brings together a truly exhilarating range of artists, whose work covers a spectrum of subject matter and mediums. Participating artists: Mark Beesley, Peter Carter, Jamie Condon, Jan Godfrey, Aarron Ferns, Ann Jarrett, Judy May, Keith Reeves, Vanessa Worrall, Rod West, Pat Amos. Click here for details.
Easter in Art: Wednesday 8th April 2020 – 6pm & Sunday 12th April 2020 – 1pm @ Phoenix Exeter. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the ground-breaking series of award-winning films that brings the world’s greatest exhibitions, artists and galleries to cinemas around the world.
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Pre-Raphaelites: 16th May 2020 – 27 September 2020 @ Bristol Museum and art gallery. This exhibition takes a fresh look at the Pre-Raphaelite movement and focuses on paintings of knights and medieval heroines. Click here for details.
Frida Kahlo: Wednesday 8th July 2020 – 6pm & Wednesday 12th July 2020 – 1pm @ Phoenix Exeter. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the ground-breaking series of award-winning films that brings the world’s greatest exhibitions, artists and galleries to cinemas around the world. Click here for details.