Welcome to The Shippon Gallery

The Shippon Gallery opened in September 2017 to show sculptures and drawings by Dave King in biannual displays alongside works by a guest artist. The current exhibition is Appeto: Public Art & Private Worlds which juxtaposes King’s public and personal sculptures, prints and drawings with George Sherlock’s contemporary marine paintings.

The gallery is located in rural East Devon between Axminster and Chard. See the Contact page for directions. Viewing is by appointment 01460 220021 / alisonoldhamart@googlemail.

The Shippon News has reviews of exhibitions, mainly in the West Country, by Alison Oldham, formerly Research Fellow of Falmouth College of Art/Tate St Ives and visual arts correspondent of Oracle teletext and the Ham & High. Each review focuses on a work of art that she would like to take home.

The lead item is a review of an exhibition of prints in Budleigh Salterton – Looking For Jeffery Edwards. It’s followed by 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 Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, then information about Patrick Jones’s paintings on view at his home in Budleigh Salterton and Sculpture @ The Walled Garden in Moreton, Dorset.

The Archive has two London exhibitions – Frances Aviva Blane’s Broken Heads Broken Paint and Howard Hodgkin’s Last Paintings at the Gagosian, Mayfair, and Westcountry shows including 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 in May and David Haughton in St Just at Penlee House in Penzance earlier this year.