Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West is a remarkable and celebratory exhibition which provides unique insights into a previously undiscovered group of artists and what motivates them to create art.
The exhibition is developed by Arts & Health South West, Outside In and Bristol Culture. Over the course of one year it is touring to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, The Wilson in Cheltenham, and Poole Museum.
The exhibition features painted, drawn, printed and sculpted works from 20 artists. They are diverse in content, style and approach; Peter Matthews dons a wet suit and paints in isolation as he floats in the tide off the Cornish coast; Jeremy James Lovelady finds discarded objects on the streets of Penzance, which he includes in his textural paintings.
Sam Emm Art
George J Harding
Jeremy James Lovelady
The exhibition is accompanied by audio commentary from participants of Artists First; a group of learning disabled visual artists based in Bristol.
Venues and dates
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: 3 June – 10 September 2017
Falmouth Art Gallery: 25 September – 10 December 2017
The Wilson, Cheltenham: 6 January – 11 March 2018
Poole Museum: 21 March – 6 May 2018
Image: George J Harding, Pink Rain and Pain