Evolver 2017 exhibition is open for visitors at Honiton gallery

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 July 2017

Artists Donna Vale and Fiona Campbell

Artists Donna Vale and Fiona Campbell

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Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has opened its doors for a special Evolver Prize 2017 exhibition featuring 100 artworks (instead of the usual 50) to mark the 100th edition of Evolver Magazine.

Artists Rémy and Esmé LLoydArtists Rémy and Esmé LLoyd

The overall winner was announced by Councillor Andrew Moulding, chairman of East Devon District Council, at the opening event.

Artist Russell Denman won the prize of £1,000 and his artwork Model Shelter No.1 features on the front cover of the July/August edition of Evolver, the Wessex arts and culture guide.

One hundred cover artworks from artists, photographers and designers were selected out of 260 entries.

There is a broad spectrum of artwork in different media exhibited at the gallery, all of which are for sale.

Evolver Opening: Christopher Hampton (Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood), Simon Barber (Evolver Editor), Angela Blackwell (THG Curator), Russell Denman (Evolver prize winner), Cllr Andrew Moulding (Chairman, East Devon District Council)Evolver Opening: Christopher Hampton (Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood), Simon Barber (Evolver Editor), Angela Blackwell (THG Curator), Russell Denman (Evolver prize winner), Cllr Andrew Moulding (Chairman, East Devon District Council)

Winning artist Russell Denman said: “Having my work shown in the Thelma Hulbert Gallery is a great privilege and winning the prize has also enabled my work to have access to a huge audience in people’s homes on the cover of Evolver.

This pictured piece (Mountain Shelter) is a photograph of one of an ongoing series of sculptural models titled ‘Protect and House’, the series explores themes of shelter, home and its place in the landscape culturally and politically.”

Angela Blackwell, THG Curator said: “It was a great opening event with more than 140 visitors turning out on a lovely sunny day.

“We would also like to thank the auctioneers Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers for generously sponsoring the exhibition.

Model Shelter No.1 by Russell Denman.Model Shelter No.1 by Russell Denman.

“Don’t forget to come and 
vote for your favourite artwork to win the Visitors’ Choice prize!”

The Evolver Prize 2017 exhibition runs until Saturday, August 26 and is open from Tuesday to Saturday each week, from 10am to 5pm.

Admisssion is free but donations are welcome.

The THG will be offering family workshops during the Summer Holidays to coordinate with the Evolver 2017 Exhibition.

For more details, visit www.thelmahulbert.com for more details.

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