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Sculpture exhibition reopens Dartington gallery

PUBLISHED: 16:26 31 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:26 31 July 2014

Jilly Sutton's Blue Ponderer

Jilly Sutton's Blue Ponderer

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The Graffiti Tree features local artists Jilly Sutton and Ian Carr

Dartington gallery will host the exhibition. Photo by Emma CarterDartington gallery will host the exhibition. Photo by Emma Carter

A new exhibition space showcasing local, regional, national and international artists and craftsmen has opened at The Dartington Hall Trust.

The new space will house a rich and diverse programme of 2-, 3- and 4D art, and opens on 1 August with a three-month exhibition of two South Hams-based sculptors.

The Graffiti Tree features work by Jilly Sutton and Ian Carr, and runs from 10am to 5pm each day until 10 October.

The gallery’s curator is artist Emma Carter who led the arts programme at High Cross House until it closed in 2013. Emma had curated a rich programme of visual artwork and residencies for High Cross House, including a programme-in-principle for 2014. Emma Carter says: I’m really excited to be involved in the gallery and give artists a place to show their work, as well as showing some of the work from the Dartington collection.’

An addition to Dartington’s internationally-renowned Arts programme, The Gallery reinforces Dartington’s role in building creative, resilient communities. It will also feature selected items from the Dartington collection alongside relevant exhibits.

Jilly Sutton’s sculptures have been exhibited internationally and are in public and private collections in the UK and abroad. Her carved wooden portrait of the former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion is in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. Ian Carr has exhibited widely including the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, the Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery, Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery, the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, Leeds City Art Gallery and most recently the Bunker Project in south Devon. All artwork will be for sale.

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