Here are details of two upcoming events at the Burton –
Food Is Art! The Burton at Bideford Celebrates its 70th Birthday.
Wide range of events run: 2 – 31st October (prices range from £0-£35).
The Burton at Bideford is hosting a whole month of food-themed demos, workshops, fun and frivolity in celebration of the gallery’s 70th birthday.
A full programme of events from cookery demonstrations and workshops from top chefs, to wild food foraging and sea shanties on SS Freshspring. There’ll be printing, collage, batik, shibori and pottery workshops for both adults and children, storytelling, music and more – something for all the family.
Places limited – booking essential (prices range from £0-£35)
For more details, visit https://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/whats-on-at-the-burton/exhibitions-activities/#adultactivities
Exhibition: We-Ha-Neck! (a harvest supper) – new work from Simon Bayliss.
Exhibition: 15 October – 24 December (FREE).
The exhibition presents a new body of ceramics by St Ives-based artist Simon Bayliss, which explores the idea of an intimate harvest celebration, with ceramic stools, plates and jugs staged around a triangular table. At the core of the installation is Bayliss’ take on the traditional harvest jug – a type of jug made in North Devon for serving drinks during rural celebrations. Originally trained as a painter, Bayliss still looks to contemporary painting for ideas and inspiration, and using coloured slips to decorate pots is a way for the artist to continue exploring his painterly sensibilities.
As well as crafting pots, Bayliss has a long history of making rave music. The dance track accompanying the ceramic installation uses found samples from ‘Crying the Neck’ festivities, which have traditionally taken place at harvest time around Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. As the last clump of wheat is cut and held in the air, the gathered crowd shout “What-ave-ee?”, and the harvester replies “A neck! A neck! A neck!” There’s a parallel here between the ‘neck’ of wheat and the neck of a jug, providing a link back to the harvest jug and the initial inspiration behind this new body of work.
For more details – https://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/exhibitions-activities/we-ha-neck-a-harvest-supper-work-by-simon-bayliss/?portfolioCats=100