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)
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
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.
September 9, 2021 onwards
Gerry Defries solo exhibition, Goodman Derrick, St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD. By invitation only but can easily be arranged for subsequent dates as the opening night is full (90 confirmed).
September 11 to October 30, 2021
Contemporary Glass Society Life Forms exhibition featuring pieces by Roberta Mason and Mim Brigham, Pyramid Gallery, York, Yorkshire.
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
September 19, 2021 until at least the end of the year
Joanna Commings is exhibiting eight of her paintings at farm shop, restaurant and gallery Tre Pol and Pen, Lexant, Cornwall.
Bird with Jug by Jill Barthorpe
Jill Barthorpe is the featured artist at John Noott Gallery, Broadway.
October 2, 2021 (Preview 6 to 8pm) onwards
Simon Fowler exhibition, Artizan Gallery, Torquay, Devon.
A Matheson porcelain vases each ht 30cm x 30cm wide
October 5 to November 13, 2021
Andrew Matheson RBSA has two vases (above) in the RBSA Craft Gallery, Birmingham to celebrate 50 years of exhibiting at the RBSA from 1971 to 2021.
October 6, 2021 onwards
Edward Robinson, Mosaic Gallery, Woburn, Bedfordshire.
October 7, 2021 onwards
Charles Jamieson exhibition, Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Bruton, Somerset.
October 8, 2021 onwards
Peter Thwaites, Wild Mushroom Art exhibition, RHS Rosemoor, Devon.
October 8 (Preview 6 to 9pm) onwards
Keith Tutt: Tree Portrait, West Wing, Kimberley Hall, Barnham Broom Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0RT.
October 8 to October 23, 2021
The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire: Maureen Davies, David Howell and Bruce Yardley.
October 12 to October 23, 2021
11am to 5pm Wendy Clouse, Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HA. Tel. 0208 9425865.
Shorebreak and Ohana by Roberta Mason at Turner Contemporary
October 22 to February 20, 2022
Roberta Mason has had Shorebreak and Ohana selected from over 4,200 submissions by nearly 1,400 artists for the Turner Contemporary Open Exhibition.
October 27 and 28, 2021
11am to 4pm Wendy Clouse, The Orangery, Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Halliford TW17 8SG.
Michele White PPRBSA, Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition, RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA.
November 1 to December 31, 2021
Creative Coverage Virtual Exhibition. Deadline for entries: October 1.
November 12 (Preview 5pm to 7pm with refreshments) to 14, 2021
10am to 5pm L. Paul Matthews open house, 23 High Street, Puddletown, Dorset DT2 8RT.
November 13 to November 27, 2021
Nigel Moores, Language of Colour, Sou Sou West Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Dorset DT6 6HG.
A Storm is Coming 2 - a lioness by L. Paul Matthews
November 27, 2021 to February 26, 2022
Bronwyn Williams-Ellis RCA, A Mythological Bestiary, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
February 26 and 27, 2022
Stand no 79 Miranda Pender, Bath Art Fair, Bath Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset.
Charles Jamieson and John Atkinson exhibition, Diss, Norfolk.
April to September 2022
Creative Coverage exhibitions resume at Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire. This year there will be two joint exhibitions. Artists to be confirmed.
April 4 to 30, 2022
Creative Coverage Exhibition featuring Dawn Harries, Austen Pinkerton and Richard Blacklaw-Jones, Torch Theatre, Pembrokeshire.
April 15 to May 15, 2022
Simon Fowler, PBLC Exhibition Room, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH.
April 19 to May 14, 2022
Creative Coverage Exhibition, Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster, Somerset.
June 25 to July 15, 2022
The Contemporary Glass Society Earth, Sea, Sky Exhibition, London Glassblowing Gallery. Curated by Cathryn Shilling.