Jo Minoprio – Artist and Gallery owner

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FUTURE EXHIBITIONS I AM SHOWING IN  2022 – 2023

2022

November – CHRISTMAS SHOW AT LANACRE BARN GALLERY

Joint show Nov.19th- Dec 4th, with Clare Shepherd, Luke Martineau, Merlyn Chesterman, Nikos Michalopoulos, Deborah Hudson, Louis Down, Nancy Bixby, Bella Martineau, Georgina MacMillan, Sue Helm, Bronwen Coe and myself Jo Minoprio

December – BERMONDSEY PROJECT SPACE

” A Sense of Place” – a joint show curated by Philippa Beale   Dec 2022

2023

March – Lanacre Barn Gallery

“Fabulous Fish”  March 24th – April 6th

Joint show with Jessamy Keily, Julian Witts, Liane Stevenson, Julia Manning,  Celia Minoprio, Jo Downs, Susie Gascogne, Julie Orpen and myself Jo Minoprio.

This exhibition is entering new territory!  Underwater Life.

My studio/gallery, Lanacre Barn Gallery, and home, are high up on the moor, commanding glorious views across the River Barle, with all the inspiration an artist could need right there at my fingertips.“Design in Nature” is what I am continually searching for,  my discovery of various tree circles and special tree groups has led me to produce a series of ‘Tree Top’ photographs which you can find on this website, along side what I refer to as my Tree Portraits.

Since 2012 I have organised exhibitions in my gallery, a converted barn on a working farm. They are often held in conjunction with Somerset Art Week, a two week event every Sep/Oct. I have also started having a pre-Christmas show around the mid/end of November.

I find artists who’s work I like and respect and ask them to join me, trying particularly to promote those that live on Exmoor and the South West,  and others, who although not local, share my passion for the moor. I have mostly continued the main theme of ‘Exmoor’ and the N.Devon/Somerset coast, thereby creating a gallery for Exmoor. I also like to involve one or  two emerging artists, offering a chance to hang their pictures, often for the first time.

EXHIBITIONS THAT I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, EITHER AT LANACRE BARN OR ELSEWHERE SINCE 2012

2022

July  – DARTMOOR TREES AND WOODLAND  – Exhibition with The Arborealists,  Art Mill Gallery, Plymouth  July 9th – August 21st

September – HEDGE TREES PLEASE  – Joint exhibition curated by Lyn Mowat running over one w/e during Somerset Art Weeks,  Sep 30th – October 2nd at Brompton Ralph Village Hall.

2021

EXMOOR TREES AND WOODLAND AT LANACRE BARN GALLERY – Exhibition with The Arborealists

DARK SKIES AT LANACRE BARN GALLERY – joint exhibition during the Exmoor National Parks Dark Sky Festival

2020

TREES OF EXMOOR AND DARTMOOR – with the ARBOREALISTS

ART THOU  – “Naturing a Thought”   www.artthou.co.uk  

May  –  DELAMORE ART FESTIVAL 

2019

The Regal Theatre Minehead, and the Toucan cafe – during The Literary Festival

Delamore Art Festival – joint show

Exmoor Society, solo for May and June

Simonsbath Art Festival May 31st – June 16th

Lanacre Barn Gallery – September 21st – October 6th with   PINE FERODA with  Merlyn Chesterman, Julia Manning, Ian Phillips and Judith Westcott

Lanacre Barn Gallery  Pre-Christmas Show  November 23rd – December 1st                      With Exmoor printmaker Luna North, Exmoor Artist Leo Davey, Exmoor potter Russell Kingston, painter and printmaker Deborah Hudson, photographer Louis Down and wood artist Molly Rasch.

2018

Simonsbath Art Festival – joint show

Dartington – representing the Exmoor Art Society

MESSUMS WILTSHIRE – in their “Material Wood” show

Lanacre Barn Gallery – Somerset Open Studios with Louis Down

Lanacre Barn Gallery – Christmas show with Luke Martineau, Leo Davey, Jessamy Keily, Ann Le Bas, Louis Down, Veronica Clegg, Rosie MacCurrach, Judith Westcott, Pine Feroda

2017

Lanacre Barn Gallery “Exmoor to the Sea” – with Luke Martineau, Leo Davey, Miranda Johnston, Jessamy Keily and Louis Down

Exmoor Society headquarters – solo show

2016

No.4 The Gallery Bampton – solo show

Contains Art Watchet – “The way we see it”, curated by Andy Davey

Contains Art Watchet – “Find a Tree” with Gordon Field

Illminster Art Centre – Won the “peoples choice” in photographic competition

Illminster Art Centre – Photographic joint exhibition

Lanacre Barn Gallery – Somerset Open Studios

2015

Lanacre Barn Gallery – with Pine Feroda, Judith Westcott, Caroline MacMillan-Davey, Rosie MacCurrach and Celia Minoprio

2014

Lanacre Barn Gallery – solo during Somerset Open Studios

2013

Lanacre Barn Gallery – “Exmoor Through the Eyes of Eight Artists” – with Ann Le Bas, Hilary Adair, Pauline Clyde, Donna Crook, Luke Martineau, Rosie MacCurrach and Veronica Clegg.

2012

Lanacre Barn Gallery – with Celia Minoprio and Marian Lloyd

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