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North Devon Art Exhibition

Being the ‘Festival Director of Art’ means that ultimately I will offend someone when I don’t select them – who needs to be popular? I would prefer the title curator, which is technically what I have been for over three years.

From the Archives: Your Art at the West Buckland Festival (Thursday September 18th and ended on Sunday September 21st) began with an evening preview on the Thursday in St Peter’s Church. There were dozens of works of art – paintings, sculptures, photographs, … Continue reading ?

In contemporary art, the title curator is given to a person who better produces knowledge and better picture of any situation. This might involve finding a strategy for display. Thematic, conceptual and formal approaches are all prevalent. In addition to selecting works, the curator often is responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other supporting content for the exhibition.

I am slowly getting the list together of artist who will be invited to exhibit at the West Buckland Festival in September 2011.

The aim of the The Gallery exhibition, which runs during the West Buckland Festival, is promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc.

Exhibitors are all artists and crafts people from North Devon. Artists are invited to enter Works of Art that are new or that have not been exhibited before. We expect that there will be up to 100 Works of Art to view and enjoy. Many Works will be on sale and can be acquired during the Preview and throughout the Festival weekend.

Devon Artists DirectoryNormal Conditions of The Gallery ExhibitionWest Buckland Festival reserves the right to hang the exhibition as they think appropriate and to refuse to exhibit a work if it is regarded as being unsuitable.West Buckland Festival cannot be held liable for any damage or loss, so those exhibiting are exhibiting at their own risk.West Buckland Festival have prioritized original work over prints.Work is offered for sale but a commission of 20% will be charged (deducted form sale price). The total cost of work must be paid to the festival who will issue artists with the balance less commission.


For a full list of exhibitions, workshops and evening performances please visit: It’s Cabaret Time! An all star cast hosted by your MC JONATHAN RALPH 7:30 -10:00 pm in St Peter’s Church with HARRY THE PIANO ‘‘the best pianist in the civilized world’ – Jonathan RossContinue reading ?

This Window – ‘Cassette Culture’: Notes on exhibition of paintings and prints: “Where are the references for my next exhibition? Action Painting – Pollock . Print dribbled paint. Soft pink landscapes (1980 ) Richard…”

Curating the West Buckland Festival exhibition

It is with great pleasure I am pleased to announce that I am curating the exhibition at the West Buckland Exhibition for 2010. This event is supported by Lady Margaret Fortescue and The Countess of Arran

The Gallery‘ 2010

Drawing  above by Peter Bright


During the festival
The Gallery exhibition will enable visitors to view and in some cases buy works of art by local Devon artists. The Gallery will be in St Peter’s Church, West Buckland and will be open during the festival period.

The aim of the The Gallery exhibition is to enable and promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc.


The objects in this exhibition have been selected by Peter Bright. A full list of exhibiting artists will be published as soon as possible.

West Buckland Festival is a festival of music, entertainment and leisure, held in a small village on the edge of Exmoor. This year’s festival featured more than a dozen events between 9th and 12th September 2010.