Gordon Couch Solo Show Art Exhibition

Morley Contemporary Art has second one-man show by Gordon Couch, showing 37 paintings rooted in Gordon’s background as a boat restorer in Cornwall.

Gallery open from 10am to 4pm every day during the exhibition from 20th November to 5th December 2010 at Morley Contemporary Art, Tredis Barn, tredis, Shevoick, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3ER. www.morleyart.co.uk

An exhibition of a single new painting by local artist Nicholas Charles Williams opens at Truro Cathedral.

The painting titled Resonance of Compassion is part of Williams’ current series of works examining the demise of compassion in society and in the wider realm with reference to Afghanistan and Iraq. The work presents an allegory that brings together two disparate acts and invites questions of the impact of compassion and empathy.
The painting was made over many months at his studio, a former lifeboat station, in Newquay. An accompanying four minute film documenting the making of the work and featuring local people from north Cornwall posing as models, can be seen at www.nicholascharleswilliams.co.uk.
Williams has exhibited widely, with solo shows at the Russell-Cotes Museum & Art Gallery, Bournemouth; Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and Liverpool Cathedral for the opening of the European Capital of Culture. In 2001 he was awarded the Hunting Art Prize and in 2008 shortlisted for the Threadneedle Figurative Prize.

Fourth solo show set for success for Amanda Popham

Dancing by Amanda Popham, Ceramic Sculputure
Dancing by Amanda Popham, Ceramic Sculputure

The Steam Gallery at Beer, on the Devon/Dorset border, will have a fourth solo art exhbition of work by sculptural potter Amanda Popham, showcasing her original style of ceramic art which has a worldwide fan base.

From Saturday 6th November 2010, until Friday 19th November 2010 at The Steam Gallery, Beer, Devon EX12 3JB. Contact the gallery on 01297 625114 for an invitation to the private viewing on the first day of the art exhibition from 11am or visit www.steamgallery.co.uk

Autumn Sale of Fine Paintings, Penzance, Cornwall

Barnes Thomas, County Auctioneers, are having an autumn sale of fine paintings on Monday 18th of October at 2.00pm. The paintings on sale can be viewed on the morning of the art auction between 10.00am and the sale commencement.
The art auction is to take place at The Old Customs House, 53 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF.
For further details telephone 0844 800 1688, to view the catalogue online visit www.barnesthomas.co.uk

Giving Lots hosts the Lions of Bath Preview Auction

The wonderfully popular Lions of Bath art installations will soon be leaving the city’s streets. They are now officially for sale!
To raise money for local charities the Lions will be auctioned at two glamorous events on the 15th and 17th of October. For those unable to attend or who want to bid on a lion online, preview bids can be place right now on http://www.givinglots.co.uk .
Local artists have been wonderfully inventive in creating eye-catching works of public art using a lion sculpture as a canvas. Among the 103 lions captivating locals and visitors alike are a lion made to look like an Egyptian Pharaoh, one painted to look like the furthest reaches of the cosmos and a tribute to Michael Jackson. These spectacular artworks have been placed across Bath in a similar way to the successful King Bladud’s pigs project of 2008. These are truly magnificent, collectible pieces of art from the likes of Sir Peter Blake, Nicola Donovan, Nick Walker, James Long and Emma Rose.

Funds raised from this auction will be donated to The Quartet Foundation, Off the Record and the Mayor of Bath’s Relief Fund, giving a huge boost to the great work being done to support the area’s most vulnerable people.

South West Contemporary Art Fair, Totnes, South Devon

Affordable art – Direct from the Artist

The art fair gives artists the chance to network directly with the public and galleries in a relaxed and unstuffy environment and gives buyers the chance to purchase high quality contemporary art direct from the artist.

The next South West Contemporary Art Fair will be held on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of October 2010 at the Totnes Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SF.
Public opening times: 10.30 am to 5pm,  Saturday 23rd and 10.30 am to 5pm Sunday 24th October, 2010.