Honiton gallery lands £50k grant from Arts Council

PUBLISHED: 11:42 12 August 2017

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

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The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, based in Elmfield House, Dowell Street, has received £49,900, which will go towards the continued development of its education programme and learning coordinator post.

A Honiton gallery has been awarded a significant grant from Arts Council England.

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, based in Elmfield House, Dowell Street, has received £49,900, which will go towards the continued development of its education programme and learning coordinator post.

The popular gallery will also allocate some of the funds towards supporting its contemporary art exhibition programme and delivering community workshops in its premises, and across East Devon.

Angela Blackwell, curoator at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, said: “We would like to thank Arts Council England for this generous award.

“It will enable us to continue our success as a cultural leader in the South West for access and inclusivity in the arts by working with new partnership organisations - as well as more diverse art forms, locations and artists. Over the next 15 months, we will be curating new exhibitions and organising activities to build upon our award-winning programme engaging marginalised groups, families and young people.

“We will be working extensively beyond the gallery and more closely with cultural, voluntary and environmental agencies in East Devon.”

Phil Gibby, south west area director for Arts Council England, added: “We’re extremely pleased to have awarded Thelma Hulbert Gallery a grant of £49,900 through our National Lottery funded grants for the arts scheme.

“By using the grant to deliver artist-led workshops, both at the gallery and out in the community, Thelma Hulbert will reach young people and families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in and enjoy arts experiences, supporting our mission of bringing more arts and culture to more people in more places.”

Currently, the gallery is exhibiting 100 selected works to celebrate the 100th edition of Evolver magazine, the Wessex arts and culture guide.

The exhibition runs until August 26, and will be preceded by a solo show by Frances Hatch, winner of last year’s ‘THG Open’ competition.

The showing, called ‘Red Earth Under My Nails’, will be at the gallery from September 9 to October 28.

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