Some of the Westcountry’s leading artists are taking part in a unique pop-up Christmas art event which starts today (December 1st) in Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour.
21 Days of Art runs until December 21st in an empty unit at East Quay House involving some of the region’s best-loved artists including popular Plymouth painter Brian Pollard and Westcountry wildlife artist Dick Twinney, with a different artist in residence every day to meet visitors, sign prints and books, and give demonstrations and tutorials.
The pop-up Christmas event will offer an opportunity to purchase original art works, as well as to view displays of classic and contemporary art.
There will also be a chance to purchase prints and a handful of original paintings by acclaimed local artist Robert Lenkiewicz, including ‘The Study of Susan Preston’.
21 Days of Art will be open every day from 10.30am – 4.30pm in unit one at East Quay House in Sutton Harbour – formerly the roco y lola restaurant - adjacent to The China House pub.
Artists taking part include:
Plymouth painter Brian Pollard – visiting from 11am-3pm on Tues 9th Dec
Westcountry wildlife artist Dick Twinney – visiting from 11am-4pm on Fri 12th Dec
Cornish painter David Gray – visiting on Sat 13th Dec
Devon textile artist Jackie Gale – visiting on Tues 16th Dec
Westcountry painter Claire Rice – visiting on Sat 6th & Sun 7th Dec
Watercolour artist and tutor Louise Bougourd – visiting on Thurs 4th, Fri 5th, Thurs 18th Dec & Fri 19th Dec
The event is the result of a collaboration between the Barbican-based Kaya Gallery and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, which is hosting the showcase as part of its drive to use any empty units to benefit the community.
Norman Holmes from the Kaya Gallery, who is organising the event, said: “21 Days of Art is going to be a fantastic event with a chance to view and buy original pieces from some of the best-known and best-loved artists in the Westcountry but there will be so much more going on too, with artists visiting every day to chat to visitors and to sign prints, books or calendars.
“We’re especially excited to be welcoming Brian Pollard, such an enormously popular artist locally, as well as so many other well-known artists who have all enthusiastically agreed to take part.”
Find out more about 21 Days of Art at www.experiencesuttonharbour.co.uk and visit www.kayagallery.co.uk to see the full schedule of visiting artists.