Green Hill Open exhibition 2022

Today (7th April) the Moretonhampstead-based Green Hill Gallery on Dartmoor has been able to launch its popular Open exhibition once more, in conjunction with Devon Life magazine, and I am delighted to again have had one of my multiple exposure images selected.

I took a trip to the gallery this morning and at 11am it was already quite busy with visitors. There are an impressive 159 exhibits in the gallery’s modest space, including paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. I was only able to stay for a short while this morning and was rather overwhelmed by the quality and variety of the art on display, but will re-visit if I can late next week.

I submitted three images for potential inclusion in the Open, back in February, so I thought it worth reproducing them all here. The first photograph below was the one that was eventually selected, and it seems that most ‘2D’ art creators have been limited to one exhibit each, because of lack of wall space. The chosen image is called Pool below Saddle Tor, Dartmoor, Winter 2022 and I printed it to A3 size on Marrutt Traditional Baryta paper. If you visit the gallery I’d be interested to hear what you think!

Image 2 was made last spring in the woodlands high above Chudleigh, as well as more woodlands on lower ground, and patterns created by the River Teign down in the Teign valley.

Image 3 was made a couple of years ago from several exposures of deep blue-black rocks, molluscs and seaweed on the beach at Teignmouth.

There were so many highly original works of art in the gallery, that I couldn’t possibly take it all in on such a brief visit. I did especially enjoy Our Starlings II, by Faith Chevannes and Singing in the Rain II by Paul Moody, as well as the wonderful Waiting (37 weeks) by Matilda Macmillan. But to be honest there will be more favourites each time I visit, so I do highly recommend you visit too, if you can. You have plenty of time because the exhibition will be on until 11th June, although the gallery is just open Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am – 4pm. The gallery’s flyer is reproduced below.

Thanks for reading!

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