STOP PRESS - COLLECTIONS
1 Jun 2013
reminder to all our artists and customers wishing to collect items.
Collection will take place form Sat 1 Jun until and including Tue 4 Jun.
Please come to the house main entrance where you will be met and art
can be taken. We are open daily form 10 o'clock until 6 o'clock.
Please let us know by phone if you are collecting particularly large or
difficult items so we can make sure Graham is ready with his trolley!
Gallery number is 01752 837236. Similarly please call if you are
collecting a re-order so we can ensure it is available.
JEREMIAH'S JOURNEY CHARITY RAFFLE
1 June 2013
Our thanks go to young visitor Finlay for
picking the winning raffle ticket for a kindly donated print of Ray
Balkwill's Exe Estuary Sunset. The winning ticket belonged to J Morley of Yelverton.
Congratulations from all the Delamore team and thanks to our generous
supporters making this our most successful charity raffle ever.
DELAMORE ARTS 2013 NOW CLOSED
31 May 2013
year saw more visitors than ever coming to admire the beautiful gardens
and wonderful art. The recent spate of warm weather no doubt
contributed to sales exceeding all expectations and giving us a
memorable and rewarding show. The work of taking down the show now
begins in earnest with buyers collecting their work, and in some cases
organising delivery of some of the larger works.
SCULPTOR WILL CARR IN TRAINING FOR FONTAINEBLEU
Artist Will Carr took the opportunity to brush up on his rope work before heading to the legendary sandstone climbing
mecca of Fontainebleu near Paris. Will is passionate about the world
around him and the way in which nature interacts both at the visible and
molecular levels. More of Will's work can be seen at currently at Delamore, and more information about his art is available on his website.
SUMMER SUNSHINE SPOTTED OVER DELAMORE ARTS SCULPTURE GARDENS
The sunshine is back at the Delamore
Arts 2013 exhibition just in time for the weekend! The exhibition is
open every day in May from 10.30am-4.30pm (including Bank Holidays).
Visitors can explore the sculpture
gardens and gallery, and also enjoy the photographic exhibition from the
Dartmoor Trust Archive.
There is also light refreshment
available in the kitchen café, which serves a range of sandwiches, cream
teas, soups and ice-cream. There are vegetarian and glutton free
Suzie Marsh ARBS has become well
known for her figurative animal sculpture which can be found in many
galleries across the country. Suzie has been a regular exhibitor at
Delamore and continues to impress new and existing visitors with her
array of Bronze and Bronze Resin sculptures. In recent years Suzie has
established links with a number of animal charities and donates a
percentage of her profits to aid their good works. Suzie's first public
sculpture, that of Nelson the Seal, was installed at Looe Harbour in
2008 and she has since been elected as a member of the Royal British
Society of Sculptures.
LOCAL AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER SETS THE STANDARD
See more of Paul Bullen's striking images at Flickr search for paulbullen123 or on Youtube at Paul Bullen123
DELAMORE'S GAVIN DOLLARD OPENS UP ABOUT DELAMORE'S RICH HISTORY
Delamore Arts Director and Delamore
Estate owner Gavin Dollard featured in last weekend's Plymouth Herald
and today's Western Morning News. The fascinating article looks at
Delamore's rich history and its role in the present. If you'd like to
read more please follow the link below.
THE OLD KITCHEN CAFE FULLY OPEN AT DELAMORE ARTS
The old Kitchen Cafe has a selection of homemade sandwiches, soups and and scrumptious cakes (including glutton free options) available all day. Why not come and have tea on the lawn in the beautiful sunshine and surroundings.
DELAMORE WELCOMES MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH WEST.
Tonight we welcome Mercedes-Benz South West as it
hosts an exclusive and exciting preview for its customers of this year's
Delamore Arts Exhibition with the sponsorship support of Mercedes-Benz
Guests can view the art and sculpture whilst enjoying
canapés and wine in the fantastic evening sunshine. They will also be
able to experience eight of Mercedes leading vehicles which are
available to view in the grounds of the Delamore Estate for one night
Lee Nash, General Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth
commented 'Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to attend a spectacular
preview, it's an evening not to be missed'.
Enquiries about hosting a corporate evening at Delamore Arts can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01752 837236.
DELAMORE 2013 OPENS TO GLORIOUS SUNSHINE!
Delamore Arts and Sculpture opened it's eleventh annual exhibition to glorious sunshine and really impressive early sales.
As the weather continues to look favourably upon us
(dare we speak too soon!) it's the perfect time to visit and enjoy the
sculpture gardens, galleries and cream teas - all on offer everyday in
May from 10.30am -4.30pm. Really hope you can join us!
DELAMORE ARTS 2013 TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY!
Delamore Arts is open to the public
from Wednesday 1st May until Friday 31st May, inclusive of Bank
Holidays. The Art and Sculpture exhibition runs from 10.30am- 4.30pm and
entry costs £6.50 per adult (under 16's are free).
There are over 120 paintings to be seen in the gallery
and an array of sculptures in both the gallery and throughout the
This year the Delamore Park Gallery also welcomes the
Dartmoor Trust Archive, who will be exhibiting a historic collection of
photographs dated from the 1800's. The exhibition includes around 200
historic Dartmoor photographs matching images taken over a hundred years
ago with the same scene photographed today.
DELAMORE ARTS AND SCULPTURE 2013 ONLINE CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW
Delamore's 2013 Art and
Sculpture online catalogue is now available to view on our
website. We will still be adding images throughout the week so please do
keep checking! You can view the 2013 exhibition as a whole or by artist
Printed versions of the
catalogue (which are different to the online version) are available to
buy from Delamore Arts at £5 plus P&P.
EXCITING WEEK OF ART AND SCULPTURE AS EXHIBITION TAKES SHAPE!
Delamore is a-buzz with the
arrival of paintings and sculptures ahead of opening it's 11th annual
exhibition on 1st May. The Delamore Arts team are having a wonderful
week meeting all our talented artists and seeing such impressive and
varied art whilst we set up for the show.
Not long till we go live with
our online catalogue which will show many of the works we will have for
sale at the exhibition. Keep posted and follow us on Facebook or Twitter
for regular news, updates and images..
DELAMORE ARTS EXHIBITION TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITY JEREMIAH'S JOURNEY
Delamore Arts has confirmed that
it will be supporting Plymouth-based charity Jeremiah’s Journey’ for
its 11th anniversary exhibition during May 2013 at Delamore, Cornwood. The
South West’s leading arts and sculpture exhibition, located on the edge
of Dartmoor, will donate part of the entry fee to Jeremiah's Journey
which offers support and information to children and their families when
some special has died.
Delamore Arts Director Gavin
Dollard said '"Jeremiah's Journey is a wonderful local charity that
continues to do incredible work with bereaved children, young people and
their families. We felt this year we really wanted to give them our
Jeremiah's Journey fundraiser
Sarah Nuttall-Worsley added " We are delighted to be Delamore Arts'
supported charity for 2013 and are very excited at the prospect of being
involved with the annual exhibition. To be able to raise both the
profile and vital funds for Jeremiah's Journey whilst experiencing such
fantastic artwork in beautiful surroundings is a great opportunity".
As part of the exhibition, a
special 'Evening of Local Wine and Art' will be held by Jeremiah's
Journey on May 23 from 6pm. Supported by Specsavers, the event will
incorporate wine tasting and wine advice by food and wine writer Stephen
Barrett of Bistro One in Ebrington Street Plymouth. Stephen will be
showing some current vintages from Devon's own award-winning winery,
Sharpham Vineyard. Tickets are £20 and will include admission to the
Delamore Art exhibition, wine tasting and canapés. For tickets call
Jeremiah's Journey direct on 01752 424348.
In addition well known West
Country artist Ray Balkwill is kindly donating a limited edition print
'Exe Estuary Sunset' to the exhibition for a raffle with all proceeds
going to Jeremiah's Journey.
CHARLOTTE MORETON'S TRIO OF WILTSHIRE SHEEP TO TAKE UP PASTURE AT DELAMORE
Sculptor Charlotte Moreton is among over 100 artists
who will be appearing at this May's Delamore Exhibition. Charlotte
trained at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture (1999-2001). She
works from life wherever possible, studying animal ( including human)
anatomy and behaviour to capture their individuality and expressiveness.
The resulting sculpture is dynamic, often witty, and is made from a
wide range of materials including steel, timber, wire and willow.
Charlotte will be exhibiting her steel piece 'Three
Wiltshire Horns' (seen opposite) in the grounds of Delamore House
throughout May. In addition she will be showing her Dartmoor Pony and
Blue Dog sculpture, also made from powdercoated steel.
35 DAYS TO GO UNTIL DELAMORE ARTS 2013
With only 35 days to go until we open our 2013 Art and
Sculpture exhibition to the public on the 1st May, the Delamore Arts
team are a flurry of activity preparing for the month long event. We are
looking forward to unveiling the online catalogue of this year's art
art to all our visitors and friends in the next few weeks, so please
keep posted fro a view of this year's work by our contributing artists.
In the meantime from all at Delamore have a good Easter break!
STUNNING INDOOR SCULPTURE FOR DELAMORE'S MAY EXHIBITION.
Delamore Arts is thrilled to be able to give a sneak
preview to some of the impressive sculpture that will be shown at this
year's May exhibition.
In addition to the array of outdoor sculpture the
gallery will host works by a number of sculptors including, John
Huggins, Ian Edwards, Jennifer Tetlow and Kate Newlyn.
You can see some of the pieces by the above artists on
our facebook page and in more detail on our website when the 2013
catalogue goes live at the end of April. The exhibition opens to the
public on May 1st.
DELAMORE ARTS WELCOMES THE DARTMOOR TRUST ARCHIVE TO EXHIBIT AT DELAMORE GALLERY
Delamore Arts has announced that The Dartmoor Trust
Archive will be exhibiting a historic collection of photographs dated
from the 1800's at Delamore Gallery, Delamore Park, Cornwood as part of
the annual exhibition held throughout May 2013.
The Archive's images will be featured along with the
sculpture and artworks by over 100 artists in the main house and
gardens. Visitors will be able to follow a sculpture trail to the
Delamore Gallery at Delamore Park to see an exhibition of over 200
historic Dartmoor photographs matching images taken over a hundred years
ago with the same scene photographed today.
The Dartmoor Trust is an independent charity
established in 1996 to grant aid to practical projects which benefit
Dartmoor, the region designated as a National Park, its landscape,
communities and visitors. The Trust's principle activities involve the
provision of grants and the proactive support of adopted projects.
They have been granted money to support community
projects including the repair of church bells, the restoration of
Dartmoor's leats and many more. Their largest project has been to
establish the Dartmoor Archive - an online collection of twenty thousand
images dates back to the 1800's. You can view more of the Archive's
images by visiting their website www.dartmoorarchive.org
Visitors to the Delamore Arts exhibition can view the
Dartmoor Trust photographs as part of their visit to the main
exhibition. Delamore Arts is open from 10.30am-4.30pm every day in May
(including Bank holidays).
PINK OAK TREE TURNS HEADS AT DELAMORE ART
Delamore is still receiving enquiries about it's art
installation piece 'The Pink Tree' which was conceived and created by
artist Henry Bruce for the 2012 exhibition. The Pink Tree highlighted
the issue of tree killing fungus phytophthora and attracted a great deal
of publicity for the cause.
The Pink Tree can still be seen at Delamore from the
exhibition gardens. For further information on the project please see
the video opposite which features and interview with Henry Bruce.
(Copyright Press Association).
WIN A RAY BALKWILL LIMITED EDITION PRINT AT DELAMORE 2013!
Well known West Country artist Ray Balkwill has
generously donated a limited edition print of his painting 'Exe Estuary
Sunset' to raise funds for this year's supported charity Jeremiah's
The print, worth in excess of £120 and pictured
opposite, will be raffled during the month long exhibition with all
proceeds going to Jeremiah's Journey. Entry to the raffle will cost £1
and the winner will be drawn at the close of the exhibition.
Ray Balkwill is a strong advocate of painting en plein
air, his main objective being to capture the mood and spirit of a
place. Living as he does on the coast, it is little wonder that the
wide-open spaces of sea, estuary and sky have been the main spring of
his art. Author of six books, he is an Academician in the South West
Academy of Fine and Applied Arts and is also a member of the St Ives
Society of Artists. He will also be exhibiting original paintings at
Delamore Arts 2013.
DELAMORE ESTATE ANNOUNCES THEY ARE TO HOLD THE 'PINK TREE WOOD FAIR' IN AUGUST 2013
Following on from the success of its Delamore Art
Summer exhibitions, the Delamore Estate is to hold an outdoor event to
celebrate all things wood.
'The Pink Tree Wood Fair will provide a showcase for
local artists and craftspeople working in wood' says Delamore's Gavin
Dollard 'it will also help continue to raise the awareness of wood
diseases such as Larch disease and Ash dieback'
The one-day event, which is to be held on Sunday 25th
August takes its name from the artistic collaboration between Delamore
and artist Henry Bruce in 2012. Henry's striking transformation of
a decaying 300 year old oak tree on the estate, saw the tree painted
fluorescent pink. It attracted national media attention when it was
first featured as part of the Delamore Art exhibition and highlighted
the issue of tree killing fungus phytophthora.
As well as raising public awareness, the fair seeks to
celebrate wood based art, traditional rural crafts and forestry
industries, as well as locally produced food and drink. The event will
be interspersed with demonstrations and activities for all the family.
The Pink Tree Wood Fair is welcoming interest and
enquiries from contractors, artists and craftspeople who might wish to
take a stand at the event. For more information please contact David
Woodford on Tel: 01752 837663 or email email@example.com.
FINAL REQUEST FOR 2013 CATALOGUE IMAGES
Thank you again to all the artists that have been able
to send across images of their work for the Delamore Art and Sculpture
We are aiming to have as many images as possible sent to us by Friday 22nd February. If you are an invited
artist for our 2013 exhibition, please send at least one image (if
possible) so you can be featured in the full colour catalogue. Please
email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Image for 2013 sculpture:
Urchin Pods, Stoneware Ceramic sculpture by Karen Edwards
DELAMORE'S INVITATION TO VIEW
'Invitation to View' (www.invitationtoview.co.uk)
has been opening houses and gardens to the public since 1998. This
year, 55 properties open their doors to visitors in England covering
seven counties including the West Country. What is unique about the
scheme is that individuals (as opposed to groups, who are also welcome)
can visit private houses, many of which are rarely open, and be shown
around, usually by the owners. The aim is to treat visitors as personal
guests and they are able to see more than the traditional guided tours.
The present and fourth Delamore, with
stunning gardens, was laid out and built in 1859. The private chapel and
house have stained glass from the period and earlier. The mid-Victorian
gardens feature rare rhododendrons said to have been brought from
China by Sir William Parker.
Delamore is open for private
tours on June 28th and September 13th both at 2pm. For tour and ticket
information see the website above or call the Mercury Theatre on 01206
573948 or book online at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR THE 2013 EXHIBITION
A big thank you to all our artists who
are sending in images ahead of the forthcoming May exhibition. We are
thrilled to see such stunning pieces and the excitement is already
building for the 2013 show.
Images showcasing this year's art and
sculpture will be available to view in the printed catalogue (available
at the exhibition) and in the online catalogue later in the spring, so
please do keep posted!
Image for 2013 sculpture:
.9 Flowers, sculpture by Sophie Marsham.
PICTURE PERFECT: THE LAUNCH OF DELAMORE ARTS 2013
Launching Delamore Arts 2013 May exhibition is a specially commissioned painting from the artist Charlie O'Sullivan.
The painting, which is a unique
interpretation of the Delamore House and gardens, will be featured
across Delamore's annual art and sculpture catalogue and promotional
Right: Delamore House by Charlie O'Sullivan.
HOLD YOUR CORPORATE EVENT FREE AT THE DELAMORE ARTS AND SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Every year in May we give select
businesses or organisations the opportunity to hold a corporate
reception in the stunning surrounds of the Delamore Gallery and gardens,
You can invite up to 120 people, and we will help you serve canapés and
cocktails while your guest get to see the best in South West Art and
The corporate evenings for the 2013
exhibition are already proving popular so early booking is recommended
for those thinking of taking up an evening.
The venue is absolutely free, just discuss with us your catering requirements. Email email@example.com for more information.