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New Ashburton gallery about to open celebrating work of Robert Lenkiewicz Members Public

ROBERT LENKIEWICZ – PHOTOGRAPHS © MIKE ALSFORDReuben Lenkiewicz, son of the late artist Robert Lenkiewicz, is about to open a new gallery in North Street, Ashburton featuring his father’s work. The Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art Gallery will, however, be far more than just a gallery. Built of Dartmoor granite, the 16th

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Vibrant and creative new Art House launching in South Brent Members Public

PHOTO CREDITS: FLO PEARSONA new creative space is being launched at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent. Set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) this year, Art House is an arts, making and mending space at the Old School Community Centre, half of which is being restored

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24 arts and culture organisations in Devon to receive £3.7m from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Members Public

CASTLE DROGO, WHICH RECEIVED £442,000 IN THE LATEST FUNDING RAFT © Tim HodsonThe Government has announced a £257 million package to help save 1,385 arts organisations across the country. It is part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the biggest one-off investment in culture in our nation’

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Amateur photographer with an eye for a view Members Public

Copyright Margaret SpittlesAmateur photographer Margaret Spittles captured this delightful photograph of the sun rising whilst out walking on Dartmoor recently. She shared a little about her interest in photography and the moor: “Since I was in my teens I have always been interested in images, and nature, and initially I

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Devon artist James Murch creates powerful trio of NHS portraits Members Public

During lockdown, painter James Murch responded to a call for artists by fellow artist Tom Croft, on the online social media platform Instagram. Tom was looking for artists to create portraits of NHS staff, as a means of giving them something beneficial during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. James

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Public invited to make and contribute quilt patches for community Quarantine Quilt Project Members Public

The Crediton area arts organisation Significant Seams is inviting the Devon-wide public to make patches for a community quilt artwork about living through the pandemic. Everyone is encouraged to contribute a patch to share their story and to benefit from the health and wellbeing benefits of the activity. Nominations for

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Darts Farm supports UK artists with new sculpture trail Members Public

Topsham-based Darts Farm has collaborated with some of our country’s best sculptors to create its first ever sculpture trail around the farm and wetlands. Visitors can weave their way around the iconic farm and bird-hide, spotting 30 incredible handmade sculptures as they go; from willow to wire, driftwood to

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Karen Chapman
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Substantial and poignant album from new Dartmoor band Gravity Machine Members Public

Pulling together a huge tapestry of influences, ranging from A Perfect Circle to William Orbit via Peter Gabriel and Soundgarden, Dartmoor-based Gravity Machine have released debut single Dreamtime, from their forthcoming album Red. Core of the band is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Niall Parker and Bob Shoesmith on drums, with guest

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