Galleries - December 2015

DEVON a MARINE HOUSE AT BEER Fore Street, Beer, nr Seaton, Devon EX12 3EF Mixed display by artists including MikeBernard, Andrew Coates, John Hammond, Michael Morgan, Charlie O’Sullivan, Tina Stokes, also glass and ceramics. Excellent Christmas gifts. daily 10–5 t 01297 625257 t @MarineHouseBeer b THELMA HULBERT GALLERY Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX Present Makers 2015. until Dec 19. Selling exhibition exploring the skill and innovation of SW craft makers. Iconic and emerging designer makers showcasetheir broad ranging skills and artistic vision, with unique examples of textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and lighting. Tue–Sat 10–5, admn free t 01404 45006 t @ThelmaHulbert f ThelmaHulbertGallery 26 GALLERIES DECEMBER 2015 MAP 9 UK WEST COUNTRY, CHANNEL ISLANDS EXETER c ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX RAMM’s Fine Art Collection. Until May 8. Local landmarks, British landscapes and a spotlight on an English visionary, Cecil Collins. Whatever the Weather. Until Apr 10. A lively mix of paintings and prints, artefacts, archives and contemporary art exposing humanity’s relationship to the elements. Quay Views. Until Dec 31. A special curation as part of Exeter’s Fine Art; Exeter Canal and theExe. t 01392 265858 DORSET d ARTWAVE WEST Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY Louise McClary: Autumn Exhibition. Until Dec 19. *pr Entwined root patterns, overgrown paths and pools of shining water are all exquisitely suggested in the delicate paintings by LouiseMcClary. Thesupport exhibition includes Heather Duncan, Suchi Chidambaram and Edward Kelly. Wed–Sat 10–4 or by appt t 01297 489746 e THE GALLERY AT 41 41 East Street, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EE The Christmas Collection. Until Dec 24. An exciting and eclectic exhibition by contemporary Dorset artists including painters Richard Price ROI, David Atkins, Felicity House PS, Vicky Finding and Judy Tate, and sculptors Moira Purver SWA, Sue Lansbury, Brendon Murless and Laura Pentreath. Thu–Sat 11–5 & by appt t 01929 480095 f TheGalleryat41 f SLADERS YARD West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL Dream Visions. Recent paintings by Alfred Stockham and his Circle, David Inshaw, Simon Garden, A 3 8 A 3 8 6 A 3 0 A 3 8 6 A 3 7 7 A 3 6 1 A 3 0 A 3 0 A 3 9 A 3 6 A350 M 4 M 5 M 5 Dev no Somerset Dorset Wiltshire Hamp TAUNTON BRIDGWATER STREET WELLS SALISBURY SHERBORNE YEOVIL HONITON CREDITON BIDEFORD BARNSTAPLE OKEHAMPTON TAVISTOCK TOTNES LYME REGIS DORCHESTER WEYMOUTH BOURNEMOUTH POOLE CHR ST HELIER ST PETER PORT WESTON-SUPER-MARE CLEVEDON BRADFORD ON AVON TORQUAY BRIDPORT SWANSEA BLANDFORD IVYBRIDGE BEER SHEPTON MALLET TOPSHAM MODBURY CHANGFORD MORCOMBELAKE AXMINSTER BRAUNTON SWANAGE BRUTON WAREHAM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS JERSEY GUERNSEY BATH BRISTOL PLYMOUTH EXETER e g d h j f i DARTINGTON A M 5 HONITON BEER BUDLEIGH SALTERTON EXETER c b a A Think Like an Artist by Will Gompertz, pbk, £9.99 What is an artist? Arethey beings naturally separated from others, thosewho liveinsidethe box and can’t see beyond normal realms of expression, or are they subtly just clever souls who piece elements of life and observation together to create an original thought and express it? This is a great book, which is BOOK reviews for general consumption, and not aimed specifically at artists – who nonetheless will find it hard to resist picking up, and I would recommend buying it. It is a self help book, about living outside that box, structured around a wide ranging intellect and knowledge of western philosophy, art history and personal experience. Downside: it de-romanticises the aura that artists project. Paul Hooper