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What is Art: A User's Guide (A Crash Course in Brain Surgery)

Thursday 01 December 2016

VASW are pleased to announce the date of our annual event, in association with British Art Show, Southampton.

Paying Artists Campaign publishes new guidance

Monday 24 October 2016

Last week saw the launch of a-n/AIR's brand new guide providing sectoral advice on exhibition payment in publicly-funded galleries.

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Visual Arts South West is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology. 

We are part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.


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What's on in the South West

Photography and the Moving Image

The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Prince of Wales Rd, Exeter, EX4 4SB

Monday 17 October 2016 – Friday 23 December 2016

Mrs Gerrish's Guesthouse

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8EQ

Friday 18 November 2016

Daphne Wright in conversation with Phyllida Barlow

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Saturday 03 December 2016

Foley Workshop with Films at 59

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Saturday 12 November 2016

The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment

The House, Plymouth University

Wednesday 02 November 2016

Deus Ex Machina by To Do Art 13

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Saturday 05 November 2016

Town Mill Arts Members Show

The Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

Thursday 03 November 2016 – Thursday 24 November 2016

Ireland, The Great War and University Students: Experience and Memory

Theatre 2, Roland Levinksy Building, Plymouth University

Tuesday 01 November 2016

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

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