NEWS regarding Covid-19

So in light of developments, it’s seems sensible for us to cancel a few planned in-house activities.
There will not be an EVAF on Tuesday 17th March.
There will not be a Cold War Steve exhibition and associated workshops during March and April.
There will be no Fashion Revolution exhibition, fashion show or related activities in April.
There will be no MAYDAY exhibition: DWP DEATHS MAKE ME SICK and associate workshops.
We will be reviewing our plans for a late May exhibition and will send a call-out for submissions if this is to go ahead.

It has not been an easy decision to make, as we’re passionate about the issues around these exhibitions and about supporting the artists and practitioners involved.
However, we feel that we need to be responsible by not encouraging people to congregate.

For freelance artists we recommend >this< resource from a group of international artists.

Please do stay in touch via our social media feeds. Stay safe and wash those hands. If there is anything further that you think we could be doing, please get in touch

– The AWE Board.

Artists with planned exhibitions in the gallery that as of today are going ahead include:

Shouting Out: 17th March 4-6pm.

Music Machines: 23rd – 29th March – see https://www.facebook.com/simonbelshawmusicmachines/ for details.

The Joy of Clay – Westcountry potters: 6th – 11th April, see www.thejoyofclay.co.uk for info.

Toby Chanter: 12th to 18th April.

John Cowen: 6 May  – 15 May, 10am – 5pm, see johncowen.co.uk for further info.


Having taken a year to rest after the first three (’16-’18), we were intending to have an event this year. However, our intention to be running a joined-up event still needs more work to be all that it should be. Sorry for all of you who were preparing for participating in a big event, it’s not going to happen in 2020.
However, for artists and supporters, we will still be running some events this year that you can be a part of in the way that works best for you:

Exeter-centric Exhibition

Thursday 21st – Thursday 28th May
Visual, audio, psychogeographic and sensory responses to the city. Call-out forthcoming.

Buy Art Now!

Friday 14th , Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August
We will be producing a pop-up exhibition of work, curated from submissions, and holding another Art Car Boot. We’ll also be printing a paper about local art and artists and intend to include a studios trail, it’ll cost participants = the amount to print and distribute divided by the number of artists who want to feature… Join us and make the sums!
Details to follow.

Christmas Show

Friday 11th – Thursday 24th December
Curated from submissions, this will be a festive snapshop of work by local and regional artists, from affordable to wildest dream gifts. We’re aiming to create the perfect present-buying destination for culture lovers’ lovers…

The Board

Please get in touch via engage@artworkexeter.org.uk if you would like to find out more about joining our Board.

AWEsome Art Space

The gallery (27 Paris Street) has a freshly painted new floor and is nearly fully-booked for the year, please check in with our social media accounts for updates about exhibitions as they break.

If YOU would like to hire the space to put on a show, exhibition, workshop, etc, please get in touch. We are asking for the cost of running = £70 from 2020


We are hosting Exeter Visual Arts Forum as a part of our operations. Please check the page for minutes and additional info.
the next meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th March, 10am – 12pm at the AWEsome Art Space.

Photography by Rhodri Cooper.