South West Academy at Gloss

It’s autumn again and that means a visit to Exeter’s Gloss gallery for the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts exhibition. As last year these shots are taken with my phone camera – one day I’ll go prepared, I wonder if I would get away with taking pictures!It’s difficult to avoid reflection and also getting a clear background seems impossible, but I hope you enjoy this little peep at the best of the regions art.

sw arts1This piece is called Graal Glass 2 and it’s by Gregory Ford. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, the picture doesn’t do it justice at all.

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Two Circles, Tokushige by Philip Booth

A few that caught my attention

The next two were extra special,

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sw arts 9What do you think? Do you love or hate any of them? None of them will be going home with me I’m afraid, they are out of my price range right now, but I love checking what’s on offer at Gloss and will go back for the Christmas show in a few weeks time.



18 thoughts on “South West Academy at Gloss

  1. I agree with you about the last two being extra special … that quirky bird is fantastical … and I love the girl in the water … so fresh and alive, I can feel the current rocking her gently against her stony underwater support 🙂

    1. It’s called phoenix, firefly and chilli! The light on the girl swimming was amazing and reminded me of Isola Bella in Sicily back in the summer, slipping on the stones trying to climb onto a boat 🙂

  2. Some of these are really covetable, especially the Gregory Ford glass vase. I’m not too sure about the bulging nudes, but I do love the cute little circus people. 🙂

  3. I love the main on the table, there is something very striking about him. I wish I could afford artwork, it is such a great thing to do, support artists, you never know, what you buy may become really valuable one day.

  4. There a quite a few I find to be very interesting. The painting of clowns with hands for a body could be a realconversational piece of art. Of course, the woman swimming is wonderful too. The naked figures of women look like Botero’s work. I wouldn’t like that one because it isn’t an original idea. ALl in all a nice collection of artwork you’ve showcased here, Gilly.
    If the gallery is like most I go to they do not allow photography. The artwork is damaged by the flash. Plus, many artists feel threatened that their artwork will be copied.
    Thanks for posting …..

  5. Love them all especially the last one! Its so hard to paint a person plus under water! I always ask before I take the photos, sometimes they say yes and sometimes no. Nice gallery!

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