RAMM Exhibition

RAMM, Exeter Local Art show 2019

The competition itself is for local groups like TAS to compete for the opportunity to exhibit their members’ work in a prestigious venue in the centre of Exeter. The winning group will have their work hung professionally in a beautiful gallery where it will reach a wide audience. It is anticipated that the winning group will provide fifty pieces for the exhibition. All work must be wall mounted and must be offered for sale.

The theme of the exhibition is Migration which can be interpreted in any way by the artist. With the talented membership of TAS we hope to be able to put together an exciting entry that will capture the imagination of the judges and the voting public on Devon Live. Ten pieces of work will be selected for our entry to represent the range and diversity of our members’ work.

Important dates:

Closing date to submit work to TAS is 7 March 2019

Closing date to submit our entry to RAMM is 22 March 2019

The winning group will be announced on 9 May 2019

The exhibition is from 11 to 30 June 2019

You can still submit work for consideration if you don’t attend the workshop. Submission details to follow nearer the time.

Inspirational words came forward at the first workshop. There is a further co-operative workshop on Wednesday 20 February to share progress and bring sketches and paintings.  There will be no charge to members for this workshop. Any queries please contact Barbara Nolan.

Migration ideas discussed so far

Humans – Forced Migration – Incoming Culture – New cultural influences – Freedom – Voyage – Language – Mix – Refugees – Travel – People – Italian, Irish, Asians, Vikings – Acceptance / Welcome / Safety / Expectations – Language – Mix – Resettle – Family – Religion – War – Go – Leave – Roam – Animals – Ants – Whales – Salmon – Fish – Birds – Climate / Change – Land / Geology – Continental Drift / Tectonic plates – Weather – Pollution – Move – Pollination – Ice Movement – Dripping Paint – Transport – Relocate

Positive Connotations Seasonal movement – Weather – Animals – Wildebeest – Fish – Jellyfish – Birds – Swans – Monarch Butterflies – Dragonflies – Swans – Geese – People – Relocation – Money – Economics – Culture – Jobs – Family – Community – Holidays – ‘Land of the Three’ – Early migration / Africa / Stone Age Man – Nomads

Negative Connotations Illegal movement – Forced migration – Boats – Fences – Barbed wire – Barriers – Barriers – Walls – Wars – Politics – Religion – Political defection – Exodus – Food – Habitat destruction – Change

Images

Tropical storms – Cold Snaps – Snow flurries – Storms – Heatwaves – Weather changes – Continental drift – Skin colour in humans – Schools of Fish – Whales – Greylag Goose – Salmon leaping upriver – Birds in Flight – Swallows / when to leave? – Animals transported to abbatoir – Landscape with barrier between lush and barren halves – Seed dispersal / dandelions

Planes – Trains – Boats – Wheels – Wagon Train – Suitcases and luggage labels – Leaving home – Windrush generation – Patagonia – Romany – Cultural dress – Imported products / pineapples / kiwi fruit – Japan population – Money – World map – Cave paintings – Rafts /Dinghies / Lifejackets / Illegal migrants – Abstract idea of movement – The future? / Space / Mars