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Current / Upcoming Exhibitions

CIRCLE Spring 

05 MAY – 30 JUNE 2018

CIRCLE is delighted to launch its Spring exhibition on the first floor of the gallery, featuring an exciting mix of work by Ben Allen, Simon Gaiger, Peter Hayes, Sax Impey, Wil Jansen, Daniel Miles, Trudy Montgomery, John O’Carroll, Ivo Ringe, Mimi Robson and Marie-Jose Robben. All works will be available to view online and opening from 5th May continuing until 30th June 2018.

Chris Seaber

Nets and Other Entanglements

26 MAY – 23 JUNE 2018 (Upper Gallery)

Chris Seaber conflates painting and drawing with the potential that a two-dimensional image has to be an object. The works hanging on the gallery wall might be labelled assemblages, a form of sculpture comprised of objects so put together that they make a cohesive visual whole; they could equally be drawings or, for those that include paint, paintings. Conceivably they project out just enough into the real world to stop being purely a painting or drawing and become an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to. Where they forego the support of a canvas stretcher they hang and flop like soft sculpture. When they have a tight formal structure they become constructions with a disciplined approach to composition in which chromatic relationships that shift across a strict system of variation are explored through rigorous repetition. Seaber’s works are essentially abstractions but even here they defy easy categorisation (…)

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ART FOCUS / Emily Crookshank

02 JUNE, 12 – 4pm

02 – 30 JUNE

Circle have invited Emily Crookshank, a young and emerging printmaker, to join us at the gallery on the 2nd of June to talk about her current series of work. All work will be available to purchase online and delivery available.

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Emily will be spending time in Cornwall this Summer making study drawings for an exhibition of mono and intaglio prints later this year.

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As part of our core group, Emily’s work is available to view throughout the year.

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ART FOCUS / Trudy Montgomery

The Mothers & The Daughters

16 JUNE, 12 – 4pm

CIRCLE have invited Trudy Montgomery to talk about her latest series ‘The Mothers & The Daughters’ all of which are the offspring of original abstract paintings referencing and honouring the Divine Feminine in all women. These paintings were conceived while the artist was pregnant and are only now, after a four year gestation, ready for presentation in the world.

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The series will be on show until June 30th as part of our mixed Spring exhibition on the first floor.

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Wadebridge Primary Academy Presents:

LETS FACE IT

29 JUNE – 02 JULY

Work all done individually and in groups by Year 6 ( aged 11and 12 yrs ) at Wadebridge Primary Academy in a project to support their curriculum learning project about aspects of WW2 WORKING WITH South West Academy academician Sean Hewitt. The project combined ideas associated with photo montage, the colour of Les Fauves and the work of Picasso.  The collages photos were used from sources that included 1940’s film stars, people in uniform and world leaders.

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Sean Hewitt works alongside members of teaching staff launching creative arts projects in Bridge multi academy trust schools. He is also a abstract painter exhibiting throughout the South West and London and his work is in collections in the USA, France, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Wales and The Netherlands.

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Future Exhibitions

Emily Crookshank – Art Focus / Monoprint Series, 02 – 23 June 2018

Trudy Montgomery – Art Focus / The Mother & The Daughter Series, 16 June – 30 July 2018

Lets Face It  – 29 June – 2nd July 2018 (Upper Gallery)

Jelena Sredanovic – Art Focus / Clouds + Reflections, 30 June – 25 July 2018

CIRCLE Summer – Mixed Group Exhibition, 07 July – 29 September  (Upper Gallery)

Antonina Szram – ‘bourn’, 28th July – 12 July 2-18 (Upper Gallery)

HOUSE OF ARTISTS –  Group Exhibition, 4 August – 8 September 2018

COASTLINES – Fine Art Photography Show featuring Joni Sternbach and Caroline Marrack, 22 September – 20 October 2018

CIRCLE Winter – Mixed Group Exhibition, 30 November – 15 January 2019

Summer Highlights

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House of Artists

04 AUG – 08 SEP 2018

A group show of diverse, talented and well collected artists who can be found cutting, spraying, painting, throwing and spilling onto canvas in studios and spaces from London to LA. The exhibition will include a selection of original works and limited edition prints.

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Coastlines

A fine art photography exhibition featuring 

Joni Sternbach and Caroline Marrack

22 SEP – 20 OCT  2018

CIRCLE are curating a show of contemporary analogue photography by two distinctive artists who have found inspiration on the north Cornish coast. Surfing and coastal walking are common activities which become the subjects for compelling images when viewed with a sensitive eye and a responsive lens. In a world of digital media, taking photographs with older, slower tools enables the artist to work within the limitations of the camera, making a space for poetry.

Past Exhibitions

    PINE FERODA

    Original Woodblock Prints

    26th MAR – 28th APR 2018

    This exhibition is made up of a series of large scale woodcuts by Pine Feroda including individual prints by the four artists who make up the Pine Feroda print collective. Pine Feroda only work on large scale prints and they use the glorious coast of North Devon and it’s craggy rock formations, tumultuous seas and the play of light upon water as their inspirational subject matter.

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    CIRCLE WINTER

    Group Exhibition

    30 NOV – 18 MAR 2018

    A group exhibition featuring works by John O’Carroll, Ben Allen, Simon Gaiger, Peter Hayes, Michael Olsen, Ivo Ringe, Dan Miles, Jenny Beavan and Adam Halls. In addition we will be introducing works by three new artists to the gallery, painters Sax Impey, Kerry Harding and print artist Emily Crookshank.

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    Simon Gaiger and Genevieve Claisse

     14 OCT – 25 NOV 2017

    In curating SOLID MODERN we have chosen artists whose cardinal form stems from the Modern movements of Cubism, Di Stijl and Surrealism. Simon Gaiger from Wales and Parisian Genevieve Claisse have suitably different takes on abstraction.

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    Adam Halls 

    In The Spirit of Place

    17 SEP – 7 OCT 2017

    Adam Halls is tucked into the corner of a small hut, his studio. On his right hangs a work in progress, glistening in the cold day light. I look through the shed window at the full grass fields, beyond, to the valley and over the moor; this is Adams palette. I study the unfinished embroidery – the wavering layers of late summer yellows and muted greens: Adams colours in Adams place.

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    Henry Beazley

    Hanging In The Balance

    21 AUG – 14 SEP 2017

    The young artists studio is a small patch in a room full of fork trucks. Henry Beazley’s rusted iron sculptures jostle for space in the dimly lit storeroom. When disentangled, I find Henry’s abstract offerings quirky and engaging, resembling the modernist sculpture of David Smith, who was the first artist to work directly with welded metal. On second thought they seem to be made in the spirit of Catalan sculptor Julio Gonzalez who was famous for his expressive use of iron in modern sculpture.

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    Ben Allen

    Meditations

    15 JUNE – 29 JULY 2017

    Walking into the cool aesthetically tasteful gallery which seamlessly blends fine art and fine craft, I am dazzled by a show of lucent colour in a white room under a blue sky. Stylistically experimental and pulsating with life, Ben Allen’s new abstract paintings, at first sight, seem to be born from sixties America – Painters like Frank Stella and Kenneth Noland.

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