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Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held
Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held

Mon, 17 Jul



Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held

The Sapphire Blue Collective presents “Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held” - an art exhibition at Maketank.

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Time & Location

17 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 29 Jul 2023, 16:00

Maketank, 3-5 Paris St, Exeter EX1 2JB, UK

About the event

Free Exhibition. Open from Monday 17th to Saturday 29th July 2023.

Times: Open daily 10am to 4pm

Thursdays 10am to 6pm

Closed Wednesdays

Meet the Artists special viewing Friday 21st July 5pm to 8pm

“Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held” is the highly anticipated second show from the Sapphire Blue Collective, and features work by ten emerging, contemporary artists who each contribute their unique perspective and distinctive style while demonstrating exceptional skill and versatility across a range of mediums and disciplines including ceramics, painting, weaving, fine print, photography, drawing, object making and installation.

The collective was established during the Covid pandemic when a group of artists who were facing unprecedented challenges developed a close-bonded network and “crit club” to foster creative exploration and a push towards academic excellence during their postgraduate studies at Arts University Plymouth. Since then, the Sapphire Blue Collective has become an intimate but dynamic community that fuels the personal growth of its members and celebrates the value of mutual support.

The show’s title “Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held” not only references the various strategies and approaches to art making that are employed by the artists but it also draws inspiration from the group’s manifesto which emphasises kindness, kinship and resilience.

“Radiance, Rubrics and Rituals: So We Are Held” promises to be a visually striking and thought-provoking exhibition that invites viewers to explore the boundaries and transformative powers of contemporary art. Maketank, known for its dedication to promoting emerging artists, community engagement and cultural dialogues provides the ideal space to host this important event in Exeter’s creative calendar.

Participating artists: Poppy Goldsmith, Hannah Holford, Leah Jordan, Christina (Tina) Kutter, Janie M McDonald, Polly Plouviez, Tim Ridley, Alice Simpson, Marion Smylie & Kate Williams

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