Art in the Spanish Barn

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(Last Updated On: February 6, 2019)

The Devon Art Society together with the Brixham Art Societies and the Torbay Guild of Artists (TGA) will be staging the Riviera Art Fair at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay. The TGA are combining the event with their annual exhibition and prize giving also displaying ceramics and sculptures.

There will hundreds of wonderful paintings on display. The artists are showing new works covering classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and some abstracts too. Better still, admission is free.

The bay´s art societies have a long tradition of exhibiting and selling high quality paintings.

The Devon Art Society of Torquay in particular have been doing so since 1912 when some of the greatest artists of their times were among the founder members. Visitors are welcome to talk with the artists to share their impressions as several artists will be present throughout the exhibition.

5th to 24th February 2019 open Tuesdays to Sundays 11 am to 4 pm

Bob Jope

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!