This events diary highlights art exhibitions, events, talks, book signings and demonstrations across the UK either organised by Creative Coverage or featuring Creative Coverage members. This is the place to find out what's going on in the contemporary art world.
Elaine Peto ceramics, Simon Drew, Dartmouth.
Charles Jamieson exhibits throughout the year at Red Rag Gallery, Bath and Brownston Gallery, Devon.
Chair of the Contemporary Glass Society, Sue Purser Hope has been accepted to join a collective with 11 other artists, which runs a gallery called Number 21 in Reepham, Norfolk.
The Creative Coverage Virtual Exhibition featuring over 200 works of art: paintings, sculpture, ceramics and glass priced from just £32 to £12,500.
Exhibition catalogue (read before visiting the exhibition)
Until August 20, 2021
Richard Blacklaw-Jones, Haverhub, Quay Street, Haverford West, Pembrokeshire.
April 12, 2021 onwards
Wayne Attwood PRBSA has two paintings in Best of British, The Holt Gallery, Norfolk. The paintings are: I of You, oil on canvas, 40x40inches, £3200 and The rainbow in which I swim, oil on canvas, 39 x 39inches, £3200
May 7 to September 30, 2021
Nicola Axe, Form in Nature sculpture exhibition, Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP.
May 17 to July 30, 2021
Creative Coverage Joint Exhibition, Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire featuring the botanical paintings of Sally Pinhey and the impressionist landscape paintings of Joanna Commings.
May 17 to August 2021
Caz Scott, The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge, Dorset BH20 5PE.
A magnificent Nicola Axe sculpture
June 12 to August 30, 2021
Nicola Axe, Density and Lightness, an exhibition of the South West Sculptors at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon EX1 1HS.
Liz Knox, Artist of the Month, Glasgow Art Club, Scotland.
July 9 to 24, 2021
The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6HE: Ann Armitage, Patrick Gibbs and Teresa Lawton.
July 10 to 25, 2021
Moira Purver sculptures, Susie Lidstone and Maria Ellis paintings, AppArt, Prior's Field School, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH
July 17 to August 1, 2021
10am to 5pm daily - Richard Whittlestone Summer Exhibition, Wildlife Gallery, Brooms Barn, Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PF. Tel. 01246 582720 www.richardwhittlestone.co.uk
July 19 to 25, 2021
Simon Fowler, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon.
July 20 to August 1, 2021
Nigel Moores exhibits his Hidden Hearts series in Out of the blue, Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HA. Hidden Hearts is a series of originals and prints on archival paper, created during the lockdowns of 2020/21. They are a response to the altruism displayed by so many in these extraordinary times. Nigel hopes that they are a whimsical visual reminder of how we were protected, comforted and connected by these heroes, despite our isolation from one another. A minimum of 10 per cent will be donated to food banks run by the Trussell Trust.
July 22 to August 3, 2021
Pearl Gatehouse exhibits her painting The Bright Field at Southern Contemporaries, Shaftesbury, Dorset.
July 23, 2021
1030am to 345pm Amanda Jackson open studio, Elmhurst Studio and Gardens, Welby Lane, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0TD. Tel. 01664 851314, 07763 390299.
July 23 to 25, 2021
Paul Smith, Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria CA11 9TH. https://potfest.co.uk/in-the-park
WW2 Pillbox, foreshore, The Fleet, Weymouth, oil on panel by Dick Hewitson
Dover Quad Pill Box, off A28 Kent, oil on canvas, 50 x 90cm £1650 by Philippa Beale
July 27 to December 4, 2021
Concrete Castles: Britain's War Defences of 1940 Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Army Museum. As part of a year-long programme of events telling the stories of Cornwall and the Second World War, Bodmin Keep is mounting an exciting new art exhibition entitled Concrete Castles: Britain's War Defences of 1940. The exhibition, which runs from July 27 to December 4, explores Britain's World War 2 defence structures, especially pillboxes, that are found on the coast and in the landscape. Works by 30 contemporary artists are represented in this exhibition including Dick Hewitson and Cornwall born Philippa Beale; both Creative Coverage members. “Our work celebrates these unsung structures that we so often ignore and take for granted,” says Philippa. In reaction to the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940, Britain hastily constructed 89,000 pillboxes around the coast and across the countryside and these have since been described as 20th century castles. While a few of the more impressive have been restored and are even tourist attractions others are long-forgotten and dilapidated. Many have become ruinous and half-hidden by encroaching nature. Concrete Castles celebrates these small but iconic buildings that were designed to protect Britain in times of war. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue including essays on the war artists who painted the subjects when new.
July 30 to September 30, 2021
Creative Coverage Group Show, Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire featuring: Joanna Commings, Pearl Gatehouse and Linda Saul.
August 20 to 22, 2021
Barbara Gittings ceramics, Art in Clay, Windsor.
August 21 to September 5, 2021
Liz Knox, joint exhibition, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Scotland.
August 27 to 29, 2021
Sarah Pye, Stonor Park Craft Fair (Henley on Thames)
August 28 to 30, 2021
Barbara Gittings, Pashley Manor Gardens, Contemporary Craft Show.
September 3 and 4, 2021
Mathé Shepheard, Sutton Coldfield Art Trail.
September 4 to 5, 2021
Sarah Pye, Art at the Herb Farm (Sonning Common).
September 4 to 12, 2021
Silvia Pastore opens her studio as part of Hereford Art Week. The Studio, Barnfield Farm, Leominster HR6 0RB.
One of Barbara Gittings' new bowls, which will feature in the Bircham Gallery exhibition
September 10 to October 6, 2021
Barbara Gittings exhibition of 40 ceramics, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk.
September 11, 2021
8.30am to 5.30pm Sarah Pye, The Henley Show.
September 11 to 26, 2021
Nicola Axe, Devon Open Studio, The School Room, Teigngrace, Devon.
September 18 to early October, 2021
Pat Regnart, Somerset Open Studios. In the barn at the end of Pat's garden, Wheathill, Over Stratton, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5LG. Tel. 01460 240528
Charles Jamieson exhibition, Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Bruton, Somerset.
Bronwyn Williams-Ellis in her studio
November 27, 2021 to February 26, 2022
Bronwyn Williams-Ellis RCA, A Mythological Bestiary, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
April 4 to 30, 2022
Creative Coverage Exhibition featuring Dawn Harries, Austen Pinkerton and Richard Blacklaw-Jones, Torch Theatre, Pembrokeshire.
April 19 to May 14, 2022
Creative Coverage Exhibition, Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster, Somerset.