Dark Sky Festival Exhibition
October Friday 22nd , Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th. Open from 10am – 6pm
Exmoors’ annual Dark Sky Festival has been running for 5 years. In 2011 Exmoor was designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve. With minimal light pollution, on a cloudless night, you can see the Milky Way, thousands of stars and astronomical sights with the naked eye.
This year, for the first time, an exciting exhibition has been organised, prompted by the ENPA as part of The Festival, with the artists taking their inspiration from the Exmoor Dark Skies they know so well.
Exhibiting artists: Clare Shepherd, Julia Manning, Isobel Wood, David Wood, Judith Westcott, Jackie Curtis, Rev David Weir, Leo Davey, Caroline McMillan Davey, Jessamy Keily, Veronica Clegg, Lyn Mowat, Hilary Adair, Jane Mowat, David Jessup, Sebastian Chance, Gail Mason, Pennie Elfick, Sue Lowe, Stephanie Max-Dubos, Micaela Beckett, Celia Minoprio, Rosie MacCurrach, Rose Davey, Jane Hudson, Louis Down and Jo Minoprio
A large and varied collection of artworks to awaken the senses, with over 60 works hanging, to inspire and delight.
If you are interested to hear more about the Dark Skies Festival and all the events going on then visit: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival
Do come along for a warm welcome to this wonderful venue in the heart of Exmoor, dogs and wellingtons included. Refreshments offered.
Wheelchair access to only the downstairs half of the exhibition. Car parking off the road. Directions below.
THE ARBOREALISTS: TREES AND WOODLAND OF EXMOOR
November Saturday 13th through to and including Sunday 28th
Open 10am-7pm 13th and 14th. Weekdays 11am-4pm
In support of CareMoor, a brand new Woods and Trees Appeal, I am excited to be hosting an exhibition of works by the Arborealists, a group of Internationally acclaimed artists from all around the UK who share a passion for trees. The works on display will explore Exmoors’ most important woodlands and in some cases individual trees.
The Arborealists were formed in 2013, the brain-child of curator and artist Tim Craven. Their works have been shown all over the country, and further afield, but never before on Exmoor www.arborealists.com
Tim Craven, Sebastian Chance, Angela Rumble, Claire Cansick, Alex Egan, Paul Newman, Philippa Beale, Jo Minoprio, Blaze Cyan, Richard Bavin, Buckmaster/French, Ann Blockley, Annabel Cullen, Fiona McIntyre, Stella Carr, Jacqui Wedlake-Hatton, Peter Ursem, Robert Brooks, Gary Cook, John Blandy.
Directions: for those of you who have never been before, Sat Navs do bring you right to the farm, BUT, if approaching from the north your sat nav will bring you through a ford which is normally perfectly passable. But, in times of torrential rains it can become impassable! There are two alternative approaches, both explained below.
From the Tiverton to Barnstaple link road : (20 minutes max) Turn off to North Molton, continue straight, through N.Molton, up, up to Exmoor, after 15 minutes (from linkroad) you will pass the Sportsmans Inn on your left, 100 yds later bear left signposted Landacre. Follow on, over cattle grid, down to bridge, over the river and half way up the other side you will come to farm buildings. Turn in on the right and follow signs.
From Exford : (7 minutes) Go over the bridge, (leaving The White Horse Inn on your right behind you) and immediately turn left, continue up the hill to the crossroads, go straight over and down to the ford. (If it has rained substantially there is a way round to avoid) Through the ford, up the other side, across the moor and start going down hill, you will get to farm buildings and here you turn in on the left and follow the signs.
From Exford avoiding the ford : (first part same as above)….. up the hill to the crossroads, then turn right and after 200 yds a tiny turning to the left, with no signpost, turn left down this single track tarmac road, past a farmyard and bear left at small junction, continue on for half a mile, eventually up a very steep hill and turn sharp right at the top, continue up the hill, over the cattlegrid across the moor and down the hill where the farmyard is on your left, turn in and follow signs to parking.
From Withypool avoiding the ford: (7 minutes) Go over the bridge in Withypool, leaving the shop and tea rooms behind you, after 50yds turn right, continue straight for approx two miles up and over the moor. You will come to a turning to the right signposted Landacre, turn right. Continue straight down to the river, over the bridge, and half way up the other side to farm buildings, turn in on the right and follow signs to parking.