Showing until 29 September 2020
CIRCLE Summer is a group exhibition featuring a variety of latest works by our core group while also including guest artists. This exhibition is showing across two floors, focusing on painting, textile, sculpture and limited edition prints.
CIRCLE has an eclectic approach to sourcing and presenting artists from the UK, Europe and further afield. Strong personal style and excellent craftsmanship are prerequisite as well as showing artists whose work stems directly from the living landscape.
Stephen Smith works from his studio in Plymouth, predominantly painting, drawing and constructing objects. He is known for his versatile process led by a hand drawn style within graphic compositions.
His work is drawn from conspiracy theory, bit-rot, black holes, psycho-geographic post-traumatic landscapes. His work has presented his work internationally including; MU – Holland, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art -UK and the Nam June Paik Centre – South Korea.
Spencer Shakespeare is an internationally exhibiting artist previously based on the Gold Coast, Australia and now the UK, Cornwall. His colourful and painterly works play on the edge of abstraction and explore grand themes of mythology, manifestation and primal connection, all paying homage to his greatest muse and inspiration, mother nature.
Amy Wright has a preoccupation with capturing abandoned landscapes; the discarded, ignored and untamed. Plants are depicted wildly and landscapes are tiered and towering with obscured horizon lines.
Wright works in mixed media – predominately oil, acrylic and prismacolour pencil – and her painting methodology is reminiscent to that of collage, where the whole is made up of cropped fragments. Pattern, shape, texture and colour are core to her practice and create a sensory narrative of the landscape.
Wright was a finalist in the ‘Little Things Art Prize’ at Saint Cloche Gallery and the ‘John Leslie Art Prize’ at Gippsland Gallery and has exhibited in several group and solo shows around Australia. CIRCLE is excited to be showing her work in the UK for the very first time.
20 Jul – 20 Aug 2019 | Floor 1
22 – 28 Jun 2019 | Floor 1
CIRCLE Spring 2019
21 Mar – 12 June 2019 | Floor 1 + 2
02 – 31 Mar 2019 | Floor 2
CIRCLE Winter 2019
30 Nov 2018 – 20 Mar 2019 | Floor 2
30 Nov – 29 Dec 2018 | Floor 1
CIRCLE Summer 2018
30 Jun – 22 Sep 2018 | Floor 1 + 2
CIRCLE Spring 2018
5 May – 30 Jun 2018 | Floor 1 + 2
CIRCLE Summer 2017
21 Jun – 20 Sep 2017 | Floor 1
CIRCLE Spring 2017
2 May – 28 Jun 2017 | Floor 1 + 2
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