June Creative Hub Publication

Published May 30, 2024

Welcome to your monthly update on all things creative in Exeter.

In our June edition of the Creative Hub Publication, we get to know Associate Artist Eliza Fraser, find out more about upcoming art fair Loves Things, and discover the importance of collaboration in South West Dance Hub’s upcoming performance. Plus lots more! Read the full publication here >>

Hands splayed out in a group emerging from the dark

This month we’ve chatted with our resident dance company South West Dance Hub about what they’ve been working on this term and how collaboration has come into play with their upcoming Evening of Work.

"SWDH supports new & emerging talent offering opportunities to create. We will be showing two new works which explore the relationship between audience & performers, so far this has been a concept in the studio for one of the pieces. This Evening of Work is an important stage in the development of creating dance."

Illustrator and Co-Organiser of Loves Things Art Fair Scotty Gillespie caught up with us for a quick Q+A about what they're looking forward to!

"There are many reasons and benefits to run events like this. It’s just good for the South West creative community as a whole to showcase what we have to offer and also show the diversity of artistic expression there is here."

An art fair set up in the auditorium
Exeter Phoenix Curator Matt Burrows in conversation with artist Grant Foster and Chantal Powell

On Saturday 18th May Grant Foster was joined in conversation by Phoenix Gallery curator Matt Burrows and Dr Chantal Powell, a South-West based artist, educator and curator, whose work is informed by a PhD in psychology and an ongoing study of Jungian theory. The wide-ranging discussion touched on the importance and symbolism of dreams, the many dualities to be found in Grant’s practice, slippage between the past, present and future, alternative thought structures and the process of bringing the exhibition together in the gallery. Listen to the recording of the talk here >>

We also have lots of great events coming up in June including:

Art and Energy: Mossy Carpet Sew On Sessions | Fridays 12 Apr - 21 Jun, 10am - 12.30pm | Free

DOCLAB: June Development Lab | Wed 26 Jun, 7pm - 9.30pm | Free

Loves Things Art Fair | Sun 02 Jun, 10am - 4pm | Free

South West Dance Hub Present an Evening of Dance and Collaboration | Tue 04 Jun, 7.30pm

Want to find out more? Read the full publication on our Creative Hub page here >>