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Art is a conduit to the human soul.

Through paint and ink, metal and wood, pencil and clay we catch a glimpse at the inner feelings of the artist. They invite us to look further than the perimeters of the canvas, to experience the meaning behind every mark, fingerprint and brushstroke.

Whether it's a state of happiness or sorrow, the artist pours their emotion into their process, and in turn the viewer is free to find their own interpretation in the artwork; intertwining their personal joy, despair, passion, grief or rage. The artwork is a mirror into which we gaze, finding pieces of the artist and ourselves.

   
Upcoming Exhibitions
 

  People Make Dartington
Running until 7 December 18
Green Table café & White Hart restaurant and bar, Dartington Hall estate, TQ9 6EL

New photographic exhibition of portraits by emerging artist, Aubrey Simpson who has captured the heart and soul of the people who live and work on the Dartington Hall Estate. People Make Dartington is a powerful new photographic exhibition by young emerging artist Aubrey Simpson featuring portraits of the many varied people who live and work on the Dartington Hall Estate; from mushroom growers and Russian composers to bookbinders and gardeners. The show unveils the stories of how each person came to be a part of the estate, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor, in Totnes, Devon, while celebrating the diverse and enterprising nature of the community...


   

  Human Nature Sculpture Trail
15 September – 25 November 2018
The Bishops Palace, Wells

This autumn will see the atmospheric gardens of The Bishop's Palace in Wells, Somerset, hosting a stunning new sculpture trail, surrounding the medieval buildings with ten striking pieces of art.

Entitled 'Human Nature', the sculpture trail will celebrate the qualities that characterise and define humankind. Curated by Gallery Pangolin, one of the few galleries in the UK which specialise in sculpture, the exhibition will highlight the natural virtues and ways of thinking, feeling and being which are universal to all humankind, while also celebrating and enhancing the acclaimed Inner Gardens of the Palace...


   

  New Artist Fair
14 - 16 September 2018
Old Truman Brewery, London

Over the last eight years New Artist Fair has established itself as one of the most exciting art calendar events. Returning this September to the iconic Old Truman Brewery in London's E1 art district, the fair provides artists with the opportunity to join over one hundred new, emerging and recently established artists to showcase their talent to over 6,000 art lovers, buyers and collectors. New Artist Fair is the original artist-led event which adopts a gallery layout, rather than the booths usually seen at art fairs...


   

  Landmark Autumn Art Fair
19 – 21 October 2018
Landmark Art Centre, Teddington

The Landmark Art Fairs provide a unique setting for individual artists that make high quality fine art to exhibit and sell their work direct to the public. With no galleries or dealers, the focus is on the artist themselves and their stunning array of work, which ranges across all disciplines and mediums from painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics and more...


   

  The ACS Studio Prize 2018

Following the success of the Artists' Collecting Society's inaugural ACS Studio Prize last year, the national open competition has returned for 2018 with five exciting new artists selected as finalists. The prize offers one student or recent graduate £6,000 in order to help them secure studio space in a UK city of their choice, and this year attracted almost 330 submissions.

The finalists have been announced as Anne Griffiths, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Harper, Sara Lavelle and Stella Kapezanou; their work ranging from painting and mixed media to large-scale sculptural pieces...


   
Artists
 

  Pierre Williams interview

Anatomical features and figures are placed against architectural shapes in Pierre William's ceramic sculptures, inspired by the juxtaposing forms found in everyday human interactions with their surroundings. His distinctive style was born from a quick, direct method of decorating; using materials from around his studio to create pieces that, when assembled together, resemble an eclectic museum ceramics cabinet. With his work in private collections internationally and having shown both in the UK and New York, Williams' upcoming exhibitions include the Affordable art fair, Battersea in October and Windsor Contemporary Art Fair in November.

   

  Jess Merlo interview

Organic forms play the part of the muse for emerging contemporary painter and sculptor Jess Merlo, who creates abstract works taking inspiration from natural configurations such as the rock formations found at Bridgewater Bay Beach. Her distinctive forms flow freely between sculpture and paint as she translates initial sketches into finished artworks which exude a sense of ease and calm tranquillity. Her paintings in acrylic on board are also informed by domestic spaces, which help to create the perfectly balanced plays of colour in muted, earthy tones. Since graduating Monash University's Fine Arts programme Merlo has continued to establish herself in the art world, building an impressive body of work. She is a co-founder of the artists-run collective The Lot, with whom she also exhibits.

   
  Cho, Hui-CHin interview

While Cho, Hui-Chin's artworks - which feature bubblegum babies and carved wooden totems in pastel shades - may appear friendly and inviting in an almost childlike manner, more often they are used as sugar-coated motifs to symbolise the darker sides of humanity; death and fetish. Her works are the result of personal struggles; manifesting in paint and wood, with the process of creating a form of therapy. By surfacing elements of romance, sexuality, and the concern for cultural identity, her practice is an attempt to discover solace.