Exeter Gallery: Moor to Sea
12th July - 29th August 2016
Alan Cotton, one of the most revered artists in our midst, was invited by the Brook Gallery to select a body of work from artists across the UK known for their love and portrayal of the West Country. From the sandy beaches of Dorset, to the creeks and inlets of Devon, viaSomerset's high cliffs and Cornwall's secluded coves, the West Country landscape is as diverse as it is long, as portrayed by the varied artist styles included in Moor to Sea.
Budleigh Salterton Gallery: Grosvenor Inspired Exhibition
15th July - 28th August 2016
The British Grosvenor School of Modern Art was opened in 1925 by Claude Flight and Iain MacNab. Flight taught the art of lino-cutting and MacNab taught wood engraving.
Claude Flight taught students to produce multi-colour linocut prints by using different blocks for each colour. Flight’s work celebrated the speed, movement and hustle of modern life in the 1920s and 30s, with dominant themes of sport and transport. Many contemporary artists attempt to capture the essence of the Grosvenor School by producing these incredibly complex and angular linocuts, few however succeed in the way that Paul Cleden, Lisa Takahashi and Andrew Pavitt do. Their prints notably capture the spirit of the genre whilst putting their own individual styling and nuances into the work.
One of the most prestigious art galleries in Devon, the Brook Gallery in Budleigh Salterton, came into existence in 1997 as a gallery with specialisation in Fine Art original print. Importantly, whilst still embracing these principles, the gallery has been able to extend its reach and media presence to incorporate most other fine art disciplines including paintings, and 3 dimensional works. Over our 18 years, Brook has flourished, having acquired an enviable reputation across the UK and beyond, consulting, sourcing and installing the best Fine Art into beautiful homes like yours, exciting hostelries and exceptional hotels together with the some of the best professional offices and establishments across the UK.
This new and exciting centre for art continues to inspire all who visit. The gallery itself shows a further diverse range of original, compelling and collectable work, extending our repertoire by further incorporating new talent alongside our previously celebrated collection, allowing us to respond to the new and exciting projects coming our way. In addition to this, our newly implemented outreach programme is aimed to challenge and develop its participants and its viewers alike.
September 15th - October 30th 2016 : Moor to Sea
Alan Cotton, one of the most revered artists in our midst, was invited by the Brook Gallery to select a body of work from artists across the UK known for their love and portrayal of the West Country.
Christmas Exhibition: JP Reynolds
Easter: Mila Furstova
An exhibition showcasing recent work from internationally exhibited artist Mila Furstova.
June - July 2017: Kathleen Caddick
A retrospective celebrating Kathleen's 80th Birthday.