Costume Life Day

Costume Life day (clothed model) at Hope Hall, Hope Road, EX2 5HS on Thursday 13th December, 10.30 – 4.30 pm £25 whole day, £15 half day, bring your own materials and an easel if you have one – we have a couple.  Lovely relaxed group in a beautiful setting.

RAMM exhibition

All of us who work at Hope Hall will be showing our work at RAMM, Exeter (Museum of the Year 2012) from November 22 to December 5… do come and see this beautiful, prestigious, exciting building and our work in it!

We won!

Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Express and Echo competition to exhibit in RAMM.  I’m so excited I can’t sleep.

November exhibition

We will be holding a group show in the beautiful Hope Hall on 2nd – 4th November, Friday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.  There is a big, red sofa and coffee and cake to sustain you while you gaze on the walls full of beautiful art by Jude Freeman, Steven Bramble, Katya Romankevich, Patsy Yarrow and me!  Hope Hall is at the bottom of Hope Road, at the junction of Butts Road and Wonford Street in Heavitree – EX2 5HS to search for us on a map.

See you there!

Devon Open Studios

Opening my studio at EVA as part of Devon Open Studios – come and see me on the weekends 8,9,   13,14,15,16,   20,21,22 or 23 September.. There are eight of us so you’ll see plenty of variety and we’ll have coffee and cake to cheer you up as you consider what to buy..

I’m at EVA studios, Alphin Brook Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8TH, venue 42 of the Devon Open Studios guide

details and downloadable brochure available here

October drawing

More drawing workshops at the ever-lovely Hope Hall, Exeter EX2 5HS on Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October, 10am – 1pm, coffee and all materials included.

Book  soon to avoid disappointment! Only £15 a session…

Drawing at Hope Hall

..sunshine and happiness!  The summer could only be made perfect with more drawing sessions at Hope Hall on Saturday 4th, 11th and 18th August, 10am – 1pm, £15 each session, coffee (or cold drinks) and all materials included, and if the weather continues like this we can use the garden.  All abilities welcome, booking is essential – send me a message on the contact page.

Picturehouse Exhibition

..starts today!  If you missed my Australia paintings in May, another chance to see them at the Picturehouse cinema in Exeter from today, 24th July until Monday 20th August.  Join me for a drink at the bar next Tuesday 31st July at 7pm.

Australia Talks

I have 3 fantastic speakers during the festival:
Sunday May 20th, 7.30pm
Professor Sam Smiles, Emeritus Professor of Art History at Plymouth University and Tate Research Fellow will be speaking on ‘Light on the Land – 200 years of painting Australia, looking at the artists’ responses to the Australian landscape, offering a general survey of that history from the First Fleet onwards, but concentrating particularly on the idea of Australian nationhood from the end of the 19c and the more recent realisation that Aboriginal understandings of the land needed to be incorporated, too.
Professor Smiles recently curated the hugely successful ‘Into the Light’ exhibition at the newly re-opened RAMM museum in Exeter.  Tickets are going fast – £3, booking essential through or 07763 148619
Thursday May 24th, 7.30pm
Dr Jenny Pickerill, Reader in Environmental Geography at Leicester University ( will be speaking on ‘Why should we care? Australian Indigenous Environmental politics’. Land is a fundamental part of Australian Aboriginal culture and art and the Kimberley region of Australia is facing huge changes with a proposed Gas plant just north of Broome.  Jenny interviewed many of the key players in the local environmental groups and her work looks at alternatives to mining and gas exploration for the Australian economy.
Saturday May 26th, 7.30pm
Film ‘Jila – painted waters of the Great Sandy Desert’ about the giant communal canvas painted by artists of the Great Sandy Desert as part of their Native Title Claim for their ancestral land to the Australian Government.  Stunning images and moving interviews, followed by
Jane Pedersen, of Bristol University, speaking on ‘Living Waters – Australia through the eyes of the artists’.  Jane has lived and worked in North Western Australia and has intimate links with the artists and people of the region. In summer 2011 she worked in Broome as a research assistant, on a Cultural Management Plan, with the Aboriginal corporation, ‘Nyamba Buru Yawuru’ (NBY) (This is Yawuru Country).

Australia Workshops

Monday May 21st 10am – 1pm  £15/£12 concession
Monday May 21st 7pm – 9pm £12/£10concession
Dotpainting workshop – hands-on, all abilities welcome, no experience needed.  Discover the symbols and signs used by many Australian Aboriginal artists and their meanings and make your own Dreaming painting.  Using ready-mixed paints or colours mixed from natural pigments.  All materials provided.

Wednesday May 23rd 10am – 1pm £15/£12 concession

Wednesday May 23rd 7pm – 9pm £12/£10 concession

Draw, paint, write! See examples of travel sketchbook journals and using paints, pencils, pens, photos, materials, glue and your imagination learn to make your own travel journal.  You might remember a favourite holiday or a journey you love to make, or a walk on Dartmoor.  Naomi will guide you in layout, drawing, writing about your experiences so that next time you travel you can keep your own sketchbook journal.
All abilities welcome, no experience necessary. All materials provided.
Friday May 25th 10am – 3pm £30.  Bring lunch
Bookbinding workshop with Jude Freeman – All abilities welcome, no experience necessary.  Jude will show you basic bookbinding methods and teach you techniques to make your own sketchbook in a day.  Jude’s sketchbooks have been tested in the harshest conditions – the ones she made for Naomi survived 3 months in the outback!
All materials provided

Booking is essential for all workshops – go to the contact page

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