Green Hill Gallery, Art Shop and Studios, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead
Just around the corner from The White Hart Hotel is based one of Devon’s most well-respected art galleries, Green Hill Gallery. Well known South West artists such as Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, and Peter Stiles have become synonymous with Green Hill over the last six years, having exhibited in the Gallery’s large attractive contemporary space, and supported Green Hill’s developing arts programme.
Within this imaginatively converted former Primary School and alongside the gallery space there is also an art shop, creative workspaces, youth centre and heritage archive. The exhibition space is contemporary, light and airy, offering a versatile backdrop for shows and installations. The gallery presents new exhibitions every six weeks or so, offering visitors a varied programme of contemporary visual art. It is worth checking the website regularly to keep up-to-date. Most shows also feature a range of associated talks and presentations to help bring them alive and give visitors an insight into the working methods of the artists.
Green Hill Gallery is very much a part of the town, and Dartmoor as a whole, featuring many of the area’s talented local artists and offering an annual ‘Local Open’ showcase of work from and around Dartmoor. Greenhill regularly presents engaging and challenging exhibitions. Two key exhibitions this year are:
HINTERLAND by Gladys Paulus
March 20th – April 18th 2020, Tues – Sat, 10.00am – 4.00pm FREE
A collection of Ancestral Healing Costumes made by Somerset based textile artist Gladys Paulus. Consisting primarily of hand felted wool the costumes were made in response to the death of the artist’s father and tell the story of her paternal ancestors. Hinterland is the result of a journey with loss, but it is also a gesture of remembrance – a way to honour the artist’s forebears and to heal some deep ancestral trauma.
MOTH by Sarah Gillespie
May 1st – June 27th 2020, Tues – Sat, 10.00am – 4.00pm FREE
Sarah’s exquisite mezzotint engravings, silverpoint drawings and artists book, are a testament to her deep concern for the natural world. This show emphasises the much-maligned moth’s extraordinary delicate beauty, whilst highlighting the vital role the species play as a necessary food source for a myriad amphibians and birds. This exhibition is supported by Devon Wildlife Trust.
For more information about these exhibitions and for further upcoming events at Green Hill visit the website: