Tree to Sea
17 May 2018 to 27 October 2018
A multidisciplinary project created in partnership with East Devon AONB, which explored the East Devon coastline , involving contemporary art and artists.
The project revisited the work of local Victorian antiquarian Peter Orlando Hutchinson, who painted many well-known East Devon scenes. The artists worked with coastal communities, schools, Sidmouth Museum and boatbuilder/storyteller Gail McGarva.
Story Boat : this project took its inspiration from local Victorian antiquarian Peter Orlando Hutchinson and his diary sketches of fishing boats and beached whales in the 19th century. THG worked with Gail McGarva and her Story Boat to bring to life the heritage of East Devon coastal communities, including Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. Gail and her storyboat visited schools and communities along the Jurassic Coast delivering activities. Participants were be able to climb aboard and hear her story, handle the mysterious objects housed inside and write and create their own responses.
Devon In Sight and Sidmouth College partnership project with THG
THG partnered with Devon’s leading sight loss charity Devon In Sight to deliver a workshops with printmakers from Double Elephant Print Workshop and exhibiting artist Gail McGarva. The programme of six workshops were adapted to the needs of the visually-impaired participants. Further coordinating workshops with Sidmouth Community College students were led by exhibiting artist Jo Lathwood, Double Elephant Print Workshop printmakers and artist and boatbuilder Gail McGarva. The students from Sidmouth College were also due to have a sight awareness session and a final joint workshop with Devon Insight, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.Also the resulting exhibition of their joint portfolio of works was due to be exhibited in March for the Easter Holidays but also had to be postponed but is planned to take place in Spring 2021. More information
Well Trodden Wrong Ways (14 September - 26 October 2019) was the culmination of Tree to Sea. Photographer Paul Blakemore and artist Jo Lathwood investigated and documented the cultural, social and geological landscape of East Devon's Jurassic coast. The exhibition included drawings, sculpture, photography and film, it was an invitation to navigate this remarkable World Heritage Site, unearthing untold stories. From crumbling rock formations, endangered moths, unusual architecture, and unknown histories, the new commissions questionned how our choices impact upon us, others and our environment.
'Tree to Sea’ was funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Creative Cabin Events
1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021
Join us in our travelling Creative Cabin for art activities, talks and more this summer. Coming to a neighbourhood near you! Watch this space for events and times.
24 June 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin at THG. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...
1 July 2021
Join us for an insightful conversation with exhibiting artist, Mike Perry, and guest speaker Ben Borthwick. They will be reflecting on the themes in Perry's current exhibition: Mike Perry Land/Sea....
3 July 2021
Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. 11am – 1.30pm OR (there is another session 2 – 4.30pm) £...
3 July 2021
Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with artist Anna Fitzgerald. 2 - 4.30pm (there is another session 11 – 1.30pm) £10* per...
18 July 2021
THG and Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub co-host the first in a series of Climate Conversations. Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists...
24 July 2021
Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald has invited sand artist Paul Burton and storyteller Jaz Brown for a family friendly art activity creating a labyrinth in the sand. Sand artist Paul Burton will give an...
29 July 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions are play-based and...
14 August 2021
Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Cast your hands and feet by imprinting them in damp sand, using Plaster of Paris. Then create...
26 August 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...
30 September 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...