Grow Exeter | Aug 13, 2018 | 0
Poltimore House Holds Upcoming Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Poltimore House announces ‘Age & Beauty’ its first exhibition of contemporary art and craft, the weekend of 14-15 July 2018
The Friends of Poltimore House are excited to announce the first exhibition of contemporary art and craft to be held at this historic venue.
Exhibitors are all local artists working in a wide variety of media from printing to glass and include: Alice Antliff; Bethany Antliff; Michael Baldwin; Mim Brigham; Rebecca Child; Christine Cole; Christopher Custons-Cole; Helen Creedy; Emily Hakin; Katherine Howes; Kirstie Montague; Ratna Saksena; Karen Waterlow and Helena Whitten.
Poltimore House is unique as an exhibition space and a number of artists have taken the building and its history as inspiration for their work.
Exhibiting artist Emily Hakin:
“As an artist I am interested in history and conservation, archiving, memory, story telling and challenging disappearance through drawing. Although my practice is mainly graphite based, I am excited to work with mixed media in response to my time spent at Poltimore House and I look forward to expanding my use of materials and experimenting with display.”
Helen Creedy, curator of the exhibition adds:
“Having been a volunteer for the past 6 years at Poltimore House I find it to be a unique and inspirational exhibition space, both as an artist and as a curator. In choosing the theme of ‘Age & Beauty’ for the exhibition I was keen for the artists to be inspired by the building and contrast the concepts of age and beauty in all its forms.”
Poltimore House is an historic manor house on the outskirts of Exeter built in the 1550s and it was here that the Treaty of Exeter was negotiated during the English Civil War. In the 20th century it was a school and a hospital, and is now in need of much restoration although the House remains Grade II* listed. Narrowly missing the top prize on the BBC TV series Restoration over 15 years ago, the Poltimore House Trust which bought the building in 1999 has been fighting to save this important part of Exeter’s heritage.
The exhibition is being held at Poltimore House on Saturday and Sunday 14-15 July from 10am to 5pm. Entrance Adult £3.00, child under 16 free. The grounds and chapel café will also be open for visitors to enjoy. For more information visit the News and Events pages on www.poltimore.org