Special Events @ Broomhill
15th Anniversary Celebrations
Broomhill is celebrating its 15th year of providing high quality arts to the community since it opened in 1997. We mark our anniversary with an exciting range of indoor and outdoor exhibitions, installations, music events and a mouth-watering Summer celebration menu...join the celebrations!
Carol Peace Exhibition
Patron of RWA and co-founder the Bristol Drawing School, Carol Peace is an internationally renowned sculptor specialising in human form and expressive movement.
In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, Carol Peace will be showing her sculptures and drawings on the lawn and in the gallery at Broomhill from Easter in an exhibition called ‘Silent Moments - Observations of Human Life’. Entry to Gallery is free.
Broomhill National Sculpture Prize
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize with an annual prize fund of £15,000 in 2009 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK-based sculptors.
The judging panel for 2012 includes internationally renowned sculptor Abigail Fallis, celebrated artist Rupert Gatfield; Dean Sampson, Creative Director at Bray Leino; Kate Jago, editor of Proof Magazine and Broomhill owners, Rinus and Aniet van de Sande.
Gallery Exhibitions 2012
A series of exhibitions will be on in the Broomhill Gallery throughout 2012. Including paintings of North Devon sceneries by Mike Woollacott, ceramic forms in stoneware clay by Mary Cunliffe and hand-coloured wood engraving and prints by Jay Luttman-Johnson.
NDA Squared Exhibition will be showcasing 2-D and 3-D work from members of the North Devon Arts group from 01-31 July 2012.
North Devon Arts
North Devon Arts is a friendly and informal networking group of professional and amateur artists and anyone with an interest in the arts. Our current membership includes painters, potters, graphic designers, textile artists, writers, sculptors, furniture makers, print makers, photographers, stained glass artists, teachers and others with an interest in the arts. You do not have to be a practising artist to join - membership is open to anyone.
We have retained the listings for 2011 so you can see what you missed!
National Sculpture Prize Awards Evening
Featuring Music from Jenna Witts and Amy Newton
Join us for an evening of music and delicious food in celebration of the 2011 National Sculpture Prize Winners, Suzanne Hobbs and Wenqin Chen.
Thu 17 Nov 2011 • 20:00
Enjoy acoustic folk and country solo sets from two of the South West’s top young female singer songwriters.
Jenna Witts - Folk/Acoustic/Roots.
A free spirit with an effortless natural talent, Jenna has been writing songs since she was 12 and is an accomplished keyboard player and acoustic guitarist. The young West Country singer songwriter has supported a number of well-known musicians including Seth Lakeman, Martyn Joseph, Phil Beer, Martin Simpson and Boo Hewerdine. The title track of her new album ‘BROTHER’ has recently had airplay on Aled Jones Sunday morning show on Radio 2.
“Staggering maturity, winning delivery and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music” — Daily Telegraph (re Jenna Witts)
Amy Newton - Folk/Country/Jazz
Amy is a singer songwriter based in Devon England. Her highly developed and individualistic guitar work and catchy choruses remain with you long after she has stopped playing.
£10.00 including a Mediterranean tapas buffet.
Booking is essential - 01271 850262
About the land
Exhibition at Broomhill
21 - 30 October 2011 • Admission Free
Mud pies, strange sounds and layers of pigment are brought together in a fascinating exhibition at Broomhill Arts and Sculpture Gallery throughout October half term week. Artists Brenda Jet and sibling duo Martin Winfield and Claire Winfield will be around to chat about their work.
Brenda Jet • Installation, painting, photography
“I have lived in Devon for 11 years and have been the artist in the garden at Broomhill over the last year. The work that I am choosing to show in this exhibition is a reflection of that. I have known Claire and Martin for over a decade and we have worked together on a number of projects at Broomhill celebrating the beauty of Devon.”
Wales based artist Martin Winfield • Sound installation, photography
“Much of my work is based on photography and also in this exhibition I will be gathering live sounds from the Broomhill Sculpture Garden and weaving them into an evolving mix.”
Claire Winfield • Painting
“Although I am based in Oxfordshire much of the inspiration for my painting comes from the dynamic coastal landscape of North Devon. The gallery at Broomhill therefore makes the perfect venue in which to show my ideas.”
Open daily: 12:00-17:00
Thu/Fri: 12 :00-20:00
Matt Harvey: Wondermentalist
Thu 15 Sep 2011 • 19:30
Poet, broadcaster, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club via Radio 4’s Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. Expect wordplay and wistfulness, poignancy and po-faced cheek, with poems and stories about IT and potatoes, petty theft and public nudity, streakers, superheroes and slugs.
“Very funny...” — The Independent
“...not only funny, but tender and true.” — The Guardian
“One of the country's finest performance poets” — The Scotsman
£7.50 per person performance only. £12.50 performance plus Mediterranean Tapas buffet.
Booking is essential - 01271 850262
Square Picture Show by North Devon Arts
Artwork by Alison Nicholson
Photos by David Green
In The Stables: Wed-Sun, 12:00-15;00 until end August 2011
‘The Elements’ is the theme for The Square Picture Show this year. It has inspired paintings of the coastline and our weather as well as more unusual interpretations! Drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and printmaking will also be on display.
The exhibition will be stewarded by a NDA member who can help with local knowledge about the artists.
All work is reasonably priced and under £199. When work is sold it will immediately be replaced ensuring the exhibition stays fresh – so well worth more than one visit.
You can always follow up with tea on the terrace or by paying to view the Sculpture Garden at Broomhill.
Disabled parking and toilets next to the Stables Gallery and access to the main Gallery.