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THE ART ROOM exhibits a changing programme of work by leading painters, sculptors and ceramicists.

2nd – 31st August2nd – 31st August Meet the Artists

Adrian Parnell

Adrian Parnell: Seabirds over the North Coast

Adrian Parnell was brought up in North Devon and went on to study at St. Martins School of Art and the Slade during the 70's. He is an associate member of the Penwith Society St. Ives and has exhibited regularly in London at the RCA British Art Fair, the London Contemporary and galleries in Amsterdam and New York.

Meet the Artist with Adrian Parnell and Ruth King, Saturday 2nd August.

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"Full-scale show of fluid, flowing bronzes and elegant abstract reliefs." 

See special mentions about the recent, outstanding Margaret Lovell exhibition on the About Us page

Margaret Lovell FRBS RWA

THE ART ROOM wins an Award

The Topsham Society  selected Deborah Wood of the Art Room to receive the 2011 ‘Enhancing Topsham Award’. This Award recognises and celebrates new developments and projects which enhance and improve the town. 

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Ruth King

Award winning ceramicist Ruth King was born in Middlesex in 1955; she trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Craft and currently lives near York. She has been exhibiting professionally for over 35 years and has gained an international reputation with work in private a nd public col lections worldwide including the V & A London; Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; York Art Gallery and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on­ Trent..

Ruth King: tall teardrop

Meet the Artist with Adrian Parnell and Ruth King, Saturday 2nd August.

A gallery to enjoy art

With an independent and welcoming feel, THE ART ROOM Topsham is a gallery to enjoy looking at and talking about art.

Our refurbished premises are in a historic building on the quay in Topsham, a sophisticated town alongside the River Exe and boasting a wonderful array of cultural and retail facilities for visitors. 

There are also many tranquil places to sit along the picturesque river frontage.

THE ART ROOM entrance to the new premises at 8A The Strand Topsham.

Fine Art Auction Success

A big "thank you" to all the artists who contributed to the auction - you raised over £16,000 and Devon Insight are extremely grateful.

The organisation, based at Station House in Topsham, provides essential services to the visually impaired community. Without government funding they have a continuous struggle to raise funds.

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Saturday 2nd August, 2–5pm

Adrian Parnell: Landscape

Ruth King: oblong bottle

Adrian and Ruth will be at the gallery to meet the public and discuss their work.

Talks About Art

Maggie Giraud FRSA is a free-lance art historian and curator, based in London and Devon.

See Preview page for details about Maggie's talks at THE ART ROOM.

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Small Edition - to order

A rare opportunity to own this very important figure study by Roger Dean: 'June' - life study, cold cast bronze, 70cm high, 1970,  £1500

Recent exhibitions: above, Patricia Volk; right, Philip Clayton & Chris Prindl.

THE ART ROOM TOPSHAM is open on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, 11am to 5pm.
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