Thousands turn out for the Man Engine visit

Aug 13, 2016

Intriguing news for many local to Cornwall and to some nationally, even internationally, has been the staged journey of the tallest puppet ever built in the UK. Despite uncharacteristic summer weather, huge numbers invaded the village of Minions to see the visit of the Man Engine on its journey through Cornwall. It was  probably the greatest number of people ever to gather in this tiny village. The narrow approach roads on the high moor were clogged with traffic well in advance of its appearance to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the ten distinct Cornish mining districts being made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Plymouth Society showing in the city: 9th - 30th April 2016

Apr 15, 2016

Once again Artmill has mounted a mixed exhibition of paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by members of the Plymouth Society of Artists in this well appointed and deceptively spacious gallery. The Society has an established position in the gallery’s annual programme, this show being the ninth.


Trustees’ ambition comes to fruition.

Mar 14, 2016

The Brownston Gallery, in the heart of historic Modbury, South Devon, plays host to an exhibition of paintings from members of the South West Academy. In widening the group of partners it has extended and enhanced the public awareness of the work of the Academy and its Academicians, to paraphrase the words of the Chair of Trustees.


Combined show heralds in Spring

Mar 3, 2016

Opening the new season in the Penwith Gallery, St Ives is a joint exhibition of Members and Associates of the Society. The combined exhibits fill both the Main and the New Galleries with a vibrant mix of paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics.


Chief Executive of Devon County Council opens the South West Academy’s latest exhibition

Jan 13, 2016

The Academy has broken new ground with this exhibition: venturing further east than has been the norm over recent years it has enhanced its relationship with the region in presenting a  show in Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Curator and Manager, Angela Blackwell, began by reminding the large numbers at Saturday’s private view of two events to be staged over the period of the exhibition. The first, a tour by Prof. Alan Cotton, FRSA and founder member of SWAc, the second, a workshop from fellow academician Robert Mountjoy.