Art on the English Riviera 2013

Art on the English Riviera 2013 Afloat

The Collective Spirit tour of Torbay was a great success and is now the centrepiece of a new exhibition in the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey. Open daily Weds-Sun, 10-5 and free of charge!

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A beautifully crafted sailing boat, made from people's wooden memorabilia is visiting Torbay from the South East following a successful bid by Torbay Council to Arts Council England.

The Lone Twin Boat Project is a living archive of people's stories and lives, a 30ft vessel made from donated wooden items, and one of the major outcomes of last year's Cultural Olympiad. From February to July 2011 the public, living in the South East, donated their wood to the project from pencil, piano and pine to the exotic zebrawood every piece had a story behind it. Donations arrived in their thousands, from the highly personal to pieces of national importance. All of these donations have now been used to build a state-of-the-art seafaring yacht named Collective Spirit.


This open exhibition features work by some of the very best artists and makers, There are over 100 pieces of work, all for sale and a percentage of all sales will go to the Trinitiy Sailing Foundation.

Cllr Dave Butt, Executive Lead for Culture and Arts and Regional Board Member for Arts Council England South West, said: "In the last few years Torbay has really gained a national reputation for hosting amazing exhibitions by both local and internationally renowned artists and this is right up there with the best. We really are developing into the cultural centre of the South-West.

"As part of Art on the English Riviera we have organised a maritime themed exhibition in the Spanish Barn and so this is a great opportunity for us to bring the Collective Spirit to the Bay. "

Spanish Barn - 8th Sept to 18th Oct, 10-5. Daily except Mondays and Tuesdays.

All free!

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Art on the English Riviera - Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-09-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Sep</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2013-10-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Oct 2013</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Art on the English Riviera - Exhibition / Sun 08 Sep to Fri 18 Oct 2013 (1 month)

A stunning open exhibition in the Spanish Barn, featuring work by some of the region's very best maritime artists. At the centre of the exhibition will be Collective Spirit following its tour of Torbay waterfronts. Admis...

Afloat: Design Challenge / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-10-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2013-10-10T00:00:00Z">Thu 10 Oct 2013</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Afloat: Design Challenge / Tue 01 to Thu 10 Oct 2013 (1 week)

Aimed at KS2 & 3, the Trinity Sailing Foundation are providing 12 special sessions for local schools at Torre Abbey's brand new learning lab. Sessions are available in 2 hour slots at a cost of £1.50 per child. For ...

Free family workshop / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-10-06T00:00:00Z">Sun 06 Oct 2013</span>Free family workshop / Sun 06 Oct 2013

To celebrate the new exhibiton in Spanish Barn (open Weds - Sun, 10-5 until 18 Oct, free), we are holding a second free family workshop on Sunday 6th October. There are three sessions available: 10.30-12noon 12.30 - ...

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Volunteers sought for Spanish Barn Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-09-30T00:00:00Z">Mon 30 Sep 2013</span>Volunteers sought for Spanish Barn Exhibition / Mon 30 Sep 2013

Art on the English Riviera - Afloat is now open in the stunning Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey until 18th October, daily from Weds-Sun from 10-5. The beautiful Collective Spirit, created as part of the Cultural Olympiad, c...

Call for artists - exhibition opportunity / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-04-15T00:00:00Z">Mon 15 Apr 2013</span>Call for artists - exhibition opportunity / Mon 15 Apr 2013

Exhibition Opportunity "Art on the English Riviera": DAN is working with the Trinity Sailing Trust,Torbay Council and Creative Torbay to mount an exhibition of work with a maritime theme in the Spanish Barn and Torre Abb...