Time & Location
06 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 19 Aug 2023, 17:00
Maketank, 3-5 Paris St, Exeter EX1 2JB, UK
About the event
Free exhibition. Opening event 6th August, 15:00-19:00.
Art and Artefact – a mixed-media show by Ian Summers, Stella Tripp, Christine Sawyer and David Sawyer.
The exhibition “Art & Artefact” at Maketank (Paris St, Exeter) is an exciting opportunity to see a broad spectrum of work by four Exeter-based artists.
Ian Summers has made an installation of musical instruments from around the world, together with some you can try for yourself. Stella Tripp is showing recent abstract works on fabric and paper, inspired by time spent in temporary studios in Dorset, Somerset and Derbyshire. Christine Sawyer’s tapestries reflect her concern for the natural world and how our response to environmental issues is affected by media reporting. David Sawyer presents a variety of his musical instruments and sound-makers, continuing a sequence of inventions which he began in the 1960s.
The exhibitors have links to Art Haven, which previously created a gallery space on Exeter Quay. This artist-led initiative, with a similar philosophy to Maketank, provides support for the current exhibition.
The gallery is open every day from 6th to 19th August, 10:00 to 17:00. The launch party is from 15:00 to 19:00 on 6th August — all welcome.