CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

Spring Exhibition at Lantic Gallery in Tiverton

PUBLISHED: 13:44 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 February 2013

Spring Exhibition at Lantic Gallery in Tiverton

Spring Exhibition at Lantic Gallery in Tiverton

This spring Lantic Gallery is pleased to exhibit work from three leading West Country artists; Ian Mackay, Jane Ryan and Shirley Foote.

This spring Lantic Gallery is pleased to exhibit work from three leading West Country artists. The beautifully constructed and delightful automata by Ian Mackay and the quirky, distinctively painted automata by Jane Ryan, complemented by the abstract landscapes of Shirley Foote.


Jane Ryan studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and moved to West Cornwall in 1988, she uses a lot of reclaimed wood, appreciating the history of the material and recently she has been using oak which is good to work with gives a lot of weight to the pieces. All of Janes pieces are one off, no two are the same although they have recurrent themes over the years which reflect her seaside home, gardening, food and she hopes that her work is infused with genuine humour. She has always been more interested in decoration and form than clever mechanics and her toys have simple mechanisms designed to charm rather than to amaze.


Ian Mackay grew up in South London, and began a lifetime's journey westwards with a ceramics degree at High Wycombe, followed by Small Studio Practice at Hereford College of Art. After a Crafts Council Training Grant he worked under Toymaker Jim Edmiston in 1989 and then settled in Bath and began his own toymaking and automata business with the help of a Crafts Council. Since then he has exhibited widely in Britain; in Germany, America and Japan.


Shirley Foote studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol and Bath and lives in Cornwall. Before starting to paint full time in 1998 she worked professionally in ceramics for 30 years concentrating on sculptural forms, including stoneware animals and boats. Inspiration comes from many sources; landscapes, rock strata, cracks in walls, rusty patches on old metal, but most of all from wild, isolated landscapes and marks of man on the land. Painting for me is like going on a journey, you are not always sure where you are going, sometimes you dont remember where you have been, but you instinctively know when you get there. I believe that there is a right time for everythingnow is my time to paint.

Exhibition runs from 13thApril to 11ththMay 2013. The Exhibition will be held at Lantic Gallery, 38 Gold Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6PY. For more information please visitwww.lanticgallery.co.uk, emailinfo@lanticgallery.co.ukor call 01884 259888


0 comments

More from Out & About

Yesterday, 16:33

With breathtaking beaches, rolling countryside, stately homes and unique villages, it’s no wonder high-profile film productions flock to Devon - how well do you know the movies that have set up camp here however?

Read more
Yesterday, 15:17

Whether it’s on our beautiful beaches, in our magnificent moors or within our stunning stately homes, film productions are constantly setting up in Devon. Here are 16 that you might not know used the county as a filming location

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

From angry spirits to headless horses and ghoulish monks, Devon has more than a few supernatural stories to get your skin crawling. We have picked 11 haunted places in the county

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October is the perfect time to discover the joys of Exmoor. Jennette Baxter of Visit Exmoor suggests five great ways to enjoy autumn on the moor

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wild camping can be one of the best ways to escape the crowds for a night or two and lose yourself in the landscape - SOPHIE PAVELLE chooses her five favourite places to ‘wild-life’ camp in Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From sandy beaches and lighthouse-topped cliffs to views of the Jurassic Coast, the Devon coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. We pick 10 of the prettiest routes to take

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Take our quiz to find out how well you really know Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As the weather starts to warm up and the Devon countryside beckons, LIZZIE JANE of the National Trust in the South West offers plenty of walk ideas for you to try. Whether you want a relaxed Sunday stroll or a more strenuous hike, here are 10 walks across Devon (and beyond) to help you escape the crowds and head off the beaten track

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The South West Coast Path is celebrating 40 years by calling on people to help raise £40,000. To show their support, teams from Devon’s top tourist attractions are preparing to take to the trail. CHRISSY HARRIS finds out more

Read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Away from the hustle of places like Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, North Devon is peppered with tiny coves, empty beaches and wooded walks leading to secluded bays that feel a million miles away from the tourist trail. BECKY DICKINSON reveals her pick of the best kept secrets on the North Devon coast

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018

As part of her regular series where she visits Devon’s best places for 24 hours, Lydia Tewkesbury has this time been to Sidmouth

Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ranging from rocky and windy walkways along the South West Coast Path to the sandy beaches on the picturesque coastline, the district of North Devon is one of the prettiest coastal areas in the South West of England. In no particular order, here are 10 of the prettiest villages in the district of North Devon

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In Devon’s towns and cities there’s an awful lot you can do in just 24 hours. For her regular feature, Lydia Tewkesbury travels to see what you can do in a day in Kingsbridge

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Villages in Devon are some of the prettiest in the South West. From beautiful little hamlets on the outskirts of the moors to seaside communities, we pick 10 villages in Devon you need to visit

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search