Harbour House in Kingsbridge is reopening its art gallery for exhibitions following several months of closure. And what better event to launch a new gallery programme than an exhibition of life drawings and paintings from the thriving Friday Life Drawing Group? Body Language ii opens at the South Devon art gallery in September.
This will be an exhibition by a diverse group who enjoy and are excited by the challenge of life drawing and painting. As a drop-in session the numbers vary from week to week, but a core and constant group keeps the momentum of a regular practice in the airy second floor studio at Harbour House.
The models are many and various, each offering their own challenge to the artist. The members take turns at managing sessions with imaginative settings and poses, with anything from just a few minutes or moving poses to a day-long setting and working in depth. The artists work with their own choice of scale and materials.
After the success of the exhibition at Harbour House in 2018, the group is looking forward to the opportunity to exhibit again and to demonstrate the diversity and variety of their individual practices developed in and from these sessions.
There will be a mix of framed work and a less formal presentation of works on paper, and it will be very much a celebration of a long-running artistic activity at Harbour House.
The Body Language ii exhibition includes the work of: Clare Pumfrey, Sue Steele, Mark Grindon Welch, Patricia Hitchens, Annabelle Gregory, John Weston, Helen Petit, Barbara Lancaster, Joan Edwards, Sylvia Wheeldon
The exhibition will open daily from 10am and will operate with all appropriate Covid-19 safety precautions. The show at Harbour House, Kingsbridge, opens on Tuesday 29 September and will close on Sunday 4 October. Admission is free.
top image: Joan Edwards, life study