The Shippon Gallery opened in September 2017 to show sculptures and drawings by Dave King in biannual displays. Usually these are shown alongside works by a guest artist, most recently Joel Fisher (above). But the next exhibition Then & Now will be entirely of works by King selected from the past 50 years. It features his latest commission, Think Slow, Act Fast (below right at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen).
The gallery is located in rural East Devon between Axminster and Chard. See the Contact page for directions. It opens most weekends between 11am and 5pm but it is advisable to check first. It is also possible to visit on weekdays by prior arrangement. 01460 220021 / alisonoldhamart@googlemail.
The Shippon News has reviews of exhibitions by Alison Oldham, pictured above at the Royal Academy with Antony Gormley’s sculptures Body and Fruit, whose materials are described as cast iron and air. She was the Research Fellow of Falmouth College of Art/Tate St Ives and art correspondent of Oracle teletext and the Ham & High. Each review focuses on a work of art that she’d like to take home.
This section comprises a review of Into the Night at the Barbican Art Gallery followed by a new book on Frances Aviva Blane, FAB., then information on Patrick Jones’ home exhibition and book launches during Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival and an account of Chris Orr’s talk at the Ilminster Literary Festival on his illustrated book The Miserable Life of Fabulous Artists.
The Archive reviews begin Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy followed by Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday at the Holburne Museum, Bath followed by Lee Krasner’s Living Colour at the Barbican Art Gallery, The World As Yet Unseen: Women Artists in Conversation with Partou Zia at Falmouth Art Gallery, On Paper at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism at the Royal West of England Academy, Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde at the Barbican in London, and 50 Years, 50 Artists at Annely Juda Fine Art in London.
It continues with Virginia Woolf: An exhibition Inspired by her Writings, most recently at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, then of Trail@14 at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Riverside Gallery in Bovey Tracey, the Royal West of England Academy’s 166th Annual Open, and an exhibition of prints in Budleigh Salterton – Looking For Jeffery Edwards; the prints are for sale through the gallery.
Also included: Frances Aviva Blane’s Broken Heads Broken Paint and Howard Hodgkin’s Last Paintings, both in London, and Westcountry shows Sculpture @ The Walled Garden in Moreton, Dorset (below), then Jane Hedges, Chris Dunseath and Jacy Wall in Dorset Art Weeks 2018, Kate Westbrook’s Diana and Actaeon at The Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis and David Haughton in St Just at Penlee House, Penzance.