I love the Brook Gallery in Budleigh Salterton. Amidst curating original exhibitions showcasing work by likes of Henri Matisse, David Hockney and Sir Peter Blake its owners never fail to mix things up once in while and demonstrate their genuine interest in promoting emerging talent. A unique ethos for a commercial gallery and I feel it deserves more attention.
In February, the Brook Gallery launches a year of ‘Woman in Art’, bringing together some of the UK’s most talented living female artists in a series of solo exhibitions.
First in line is Joy Experiment print artist Emma Molony who pushes the boundaries of fine and applied art. Emma will show some beautiful original prints on magical fairytale themes as well as some of her extraordinary silkscreen wallpaper designs that grace homes across the world.
The Brook Gallery’s ‘Woman in art’ season continues with a celebration of the recent appointment of Eileen Cooper as the Keeper of the RA – the first female in its 240 year history with an exhibition of her work.
Mila Furstova, winner of the Brook Gallery prize at last year’s ‘Bite’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London completes the line up with her exquisite and often poetic etchings.
For more information, visit www.brookgallery.co.uk
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