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The Winner of the Second ArtWeekExeter ExeterSoup is…

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to last night’s Exeter Art SOUP. We had a fantastic turnout and heard from six really interesting projects. It was great fun to collaborate with Art Week Exeter for the second time and we hope we get the opportunity run a repeat event next year.

Karen Pearson THE INVISIBLE CITY

Playing with the traces left by urban walkers in city public spaces, bringing the human element of the city structure to life. Recording the routes of walkers in the city by line and text to create a new sculpture.

Samantha Wraith TRACING PERCEPTION

A three walled experiment in ‘surrendered expression’.  A meeting place between raw live experience and rudimentary digital capture and playback as a way of disrupting material and time-bound conceptions of relationship and entanglement.

Katie Villa STITCH

Craftivist embroidery that captures the words and images that represent women’s experiences and birth stories.  An exhibition of startling, honest and beautiful works which will spark conversation as it questions assumptions and the current narratives about birth.

Hugh McCann ADVICE FROM ELSEWHERE

A series of white plinths scattered around cathedral square, each printed or painted with a piece of handwritten advice, taken from conversations with citizens of Exeter.  Mirroring the ancient purpose of the church as a place to guidance, but altering the source of guidance to fellow citizens.

Nose ART IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

The commission of a large fibreglass half lemon to place on top of the Exeter Riddle sculpture in the city centre.  Soup money will be used to finance the crowd funder prizes.

Tom Matthews COMMUNITY MURAL

A multi-layered street art mural that will encapsulate positive community feelings.

The winner was …

The winner was Hugh McCann ADVICE FROM ELSEWHERE who walked away with £165 in prize money which he will be spending developing his ideas further. We can’t wait to see how it turns out. We also raised £15.50 for St Sidwell’s through tea and coffee donations.

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Thank you to all the people who made the event possible: Patsy and David for their tireless support; everyone who helped with the washing up; Exeter Food Action for donating food to make soup and to St Sidwell’s for allowing us to use the space. A final thank you to Kerrie for working so hard organizing everything on the ArtWeek side.

2018 Art Week Exeter runs from the 22–28 May 2018, full details of the weeks program can be found on the website http://www.artweekexeter.org.uk/.

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Art Week Exeter Starts this Weekend

Many of you will remember our very successful SOUP back in November supporting Art Week Exeter. The time has flown by and Art Week Exeter 2017 starts on Saturday. I am incredibly excited to check out the work of SOUP winner Sophia Clist  with Stretch 2 and SOUP presenters Rebecca D Harris,  Clare Bryden and Martin Staniforth at their events.

This years Art Week Exeter  runs from the 13th to the 21st May 2017, full details of the weeks program can be found on the website http://www.artweekexeter.org.uk/.

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The Winner of ArtWeekExeter ExeterSOUP is …

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to last night’s Exeter SOUP. We had a fantastic turnout and heard from some really interesting projects. It was great fun to collaborate with Art Week Exeter for this event and we hope we get the opportunity run a repeat event next year.

Feedback from the event featured on  Phonic FM so do have a listen https://beta.mixcloud.com/phoniccr/culture-review-on-phonic-fm-december-2016-hiroshige-val-wilson-art-soup-ben-tupper/ 

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Off Grid Festival: Our biggest SOUP yet

I was delighted to be asked to host an Exeter SOUP event as part of the 2016 Off Grid Festival Exeter http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/ . This years event took place at the Biophilia Project, Goffin Land, just outside Exeter. The Biophilia Project seeks to host a wide range of activities to open doors onto the wisdom and ingenuity of our species and to relay these creative practices that have benefited our species, our planet and its biodiversity.

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Sunday SOUP

We are very sorry to announce that this event has been postponed due to lack of availability of pitchers.

We are holding an informal get together at Exeter Central Library instead to share ideas and plan upcoming events. Please do come along and join us – I shall be bringing cake!

 

University SOUP

And the winner is …. Bloodbikes

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our first birthday SOUP at Exeter University such a success. We were really pleased to be part of this year’s Grand Challenges at Exeter University. The event had a brilliant turnout, over 40 people, and with so many people helping out in the kitchen and in the organizing before hand this was the easiest and smoothest running SOUP yet. I was especially grateful to the chief from the Terrace Restaurant who oversaw our use of the kitchen and improved the leek soup with expert seasoning.

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