2015 Local Art Show Entry No 7: Unite Through Art
24 March 2015
Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they need your votes. Voting coupons from the newspaper must reach Express & Echo before noon on Tuesday 31 March. The winner will be announced on Thursday 2 April and the exhibition will run from Saturday 25 April to Sunday 10 May.
Entry No 7: Unite Through Art in their own words
We’re United Through Art, driven by bringing people together through the medium of art. Whatever the creative passion and skillset. With one of our members living on Dartmoor, we’ve taken this opportunity to capture breadth and diversity of Devon’s creativity with an exhibition for the community, by the community.
This Project sets out to bring together the crafts and passions of twenty individuals living and working in Dartmoor and Exeter, through the medium of photography. Documenting their unique relationship with Devon, and bringing to life and eclectic community spirit in the process.
From established artist Peter Randall-Page, working on Dartmoor as his main source of inspiration, to younger artist Laura Hemming-Lowe, currently working on a community project called ‘One more question’ in Exeter. As well as rural talisman and women who carry out creative activities on a daily basis that largely go unnoticed – farmers, a mathematician, an orienteering instructor and a sheepdog trainer will be included. This exhibition unites all manner of creativity taking place in Devon. We believe that with the support of RAMM and the Exeter public, we can showcase the rich tapestry of creativity and community in Devon in a unique celebration of artforms.
Seven local art groups are competing:
• Art Haven • Devon Art Society
• Exeter Art Society
• Farringdon Society of Arts
• Green to Grey
• Topsham Art Group
• United Through Art