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Lar Cann: Exhibition
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Lar Cann: Exhibition at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham
November 11 - December 10, 10am - 4pm Tues - Sun

Entitled Dyworth Pow Gwyrven (it translates from the Cornish, From Elvan Country), the show continues the exploration Lar Cann's long-held theme of landscape influenced by quarrying and mineralogy.

Film: Preparing Work for Delivery and Hanging
Thursday October 26, 2017
Preparing Work for Delivery and Hanging

Film by Bob Mountjoy explaining how prepare work for delivery and hanging:

Open Exhibition at Exeter Castle
Friday October 13, 2017
Open Exhibition At Exeter Castle

November 14 - 25

This year's Open Exhibition will be at Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU

Robert Mountjoy: Penwith Academicians Show Film
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Robert Mountjoy: Penwith Academicians Show Film

Film documenting SWAc at Penwith Gallery 2017 by Academician Robert Mountjoy:

Karen McEndoo Made NAPA Member
Sunday October 1, 2017
Karen McEndoo Made NAPA Member

SWAc member Karen McEndoo has recently been made a member of the National Acrylic Painters Association.

Karens work is also on show at The Penwith Gallery and St Ives Society of Artists as well as the Tregony Gallery and The Meta in Penzance.

NAPA was established in 1985 and exhibit in galleries all around the uk including the Crypt Gallery in St Ives. Their website for further details and social media sites is:


Karen McEndoo

Academicians at Tincleton Gallery
Monday September 11, 2017
Autumn Exhibition at Tincleton Gallery

This show includes works by Robert Mountjoy, Mary Gillett, Jenny Sutton as well other regular gallery artists.

Tincleton Gallery, Tincleton.

Private View: 6-8 pm Friday 15 September 2017.

The exhibition continues until Sunday 5 November 2017.

Normal gallery hours are 10am to 5pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Detail from Three apricots in a shallow bowl by Robert Mountjoy

Academicians Exhibition at Penwith Gallery
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Academicians Exhibition at Penwith Gallery

The Academicians Exhibition will open this Saturday, September 9th at the Penwith Society of Arts Gallery, Penwith.

David Norman:Watercolour Exhibition
Thursday August 24, 2017
David Norman: Watercolour Exhibition.

Academician David Norman's Watercolour exhibition will be at Birdwood House, Totnes, 9th-14th October.

Alan Cotton: Exhibition at Messum's Fine Art
Thursday August 24, 2017
Alan Cotton: Exhibition at Messum's Fine Art

28, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG

Tuesday 12th September - Friday 6th October 2017

Oils and Works on Paper

During his travels around the world as a working painter Alan has accumulated many books full of drawings, watercolours and pastels. These are the source material for all the oil paintings, most of which are completed back in his Devon studio. As he regards these as a series of personal memories, he has held on to them. With plans for a new book being launched next year in London, however, he and his dealer, David Messum, felt that exhibiting a collection of works on paper, along side some of the oil paintings would make an interesting exhibition, where people could see the gestation of the ideas in the relation to the completed paintings in oils.

In this show there are 78 pieces of work from locations as diverse as Venice, Piemonte, Provence, Tuscany, Isle of Skye, Hartland and the West Coast of Ireland.

Academicians, Associates and Friends of the Academy, are warmly invited to the all day Private View on Tuesday 12th September

Tuscany - Cherry Orchard in Evening Light 91x102 cm

SWAc Academicians: Dartmoor Otters
Thursday August 24, 2017
Academicians Paint Dartmoor Otters

One hundred Otter sculptures, many by top artists, including seventeen Academicians and two former members of the South West Academy, can be seen at venues around Dartmoor throughout the summer. Visitors to the moor can go on an Otter Trail to discover all the otters and there are prizes to be won. These otters will be on Dartmoor until the end of September after which they will be auctioned to raise money for the conservation of Dartmoor National Park Whilst some of the artists have chosen to paint in their own individual styles, others have gone for the comic element, With Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Batman and even a bespectacled nun making their appearance in venues around the moor.

The online bidding is now open. You can find out more about the otter trails and online auction to bid for your favourite otter by going to www.moorotters.co.uk. Thirty otters, by top artist, known as the Golden Artists will go on to the live auction at Bearne’s, Hampton and Littlewood Auctioneers in Exeter and this will take place of Saturday 30th September. For more information about the live auction contact Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood Tel. 01392 413100 or email info@bhandl.co.uk

Otters above:

1. An Otter for All Seasons by Alan Cotton
2. Ottery Otter by Phil Creek
3. Elementary, My Dear Otter by Ann L. Roe (Jones)

Sarah Woolfenden: Exhibition/Event
Thursday August 24, 2017
Sarah Woolfenden: Exhibition / Event

Meet Academician Sarah Woolfenden at The National Trust Gallery, Widecombe in the Moor, on Saturday 2nd September 11 - 3pm at the start of her pen & ink drawings and prints of trees exhibition 1st - 30th September

Bob Mountjoy: Delamore Park 2017 Film
Saturday June 3, 2017
Film by Bob Mountjoy:
SWAc at Delamore Park Gallery

Film documenting SWAc at Delamore Park Gallery 2017 by Academician Robert Mountjoy:

Bob Mountjoy: Winter Exhibition Film
Sunday April 30, 2017
Film by Bob Mountjoy: SWAc Winter Exhibition

Academician Bob Mountjoy has made a film documenting the SWAC Winter Exhibition at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery 2017:

Cheques to Charity
Monday February 27, 2017
Presentation of cheques to Alzheimer's Society
and Home Start

The Academy was pleased to follow up its Charity Postcard Auction by presenting cheques to the Alzheimer's Society and Home Start. The presentation took place at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton during the Academy's Winter Exhibition.

The Chair of the Academy, Phil Creek, and Academician Alan Cotton presented the charitable donations (£1,500) to Louise Empson and Rachel Kidd of the Alzheimer's Society and to Rachel Gillmore representing Home Start.The Chair of Trustees for Home Start, Jan Campbell-Young, passed on her thanks to all of the artists and The Academy for their generous donation to Home Start (Exeter and Devon) and said:

"We will be using the money to train and support an additional 12 volunteers for home visiting to families in Cranbrook and Honiton. As a charity we face urgent funding challenges so this donation is extremely timely to ensure we keep the service open to vulnerable families in our part of Devon."

Alan Bourne and Lar Cann: Exhibition
Tuesday February 7, 2017
Alan Bourne and Lar Cann: Exhibition
Saturday 21 January - Saturday 4 March 2017

The Plymouth History Centre is a major scheme in the heart of the city with the vision to transform the existing Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings into an exciting new visitor attraction that highlights Plymouth and its place in the world.

Set to open in spring 2020 as part of the city’s Mayflower 400 commemorations, the Museum and Art Gallery has closed and the Council House is one of several settings for PCMAG - On Tour. The Plymouth Society of Artists has been invited to open with the first of a series of exhibitions over the next three years.

There will be the opportunity to find out more about the Society and meet some of the members discussing the work on show in a “Bite Size” lunchtime talk on Wednesday 23 February from 1.00 - 1.40pm.

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