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Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School: Summer School Bursary Awards

Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School: 26 July - 1 August 2015 - A week of in-depth creative practice plus a lively programme of artists talks in Drewsteignton, near Exeter Devon.  Dartmoor Arts Project have bursaries on offer for places at our 2015 summer school and we particularly want to support young artists, architects and makers at the beginning of their careers.

The summer school brings together over 120 people for a week of in-depth creative practice, discussion and sharing of ideas plus a fantastic evening programme of speakers including contemporary artists, writers, thinkers and performers.

Courses on offer at the 2015 summer school include:

Contemporary Photography & Landscape
Build Your Own Light Object
Body Morphing: Costume into Sculpture
Natural Bronze Casting
Filming Natural Phenomena
How to be Interesting
Drawing:5 days, 5 Approaches
Drawing into Painting
Painting in the landscape
Stone carving

We also offer an innovative Spatial Structures course which is the only hands on design and build week which attracts young student architects from around the country.

Summer school students have the space to realize ambitious projects in our large workshop areas and have the chance to gain experience from others already established, practicing and exhibiting. Tutors this year include Paul Granjon, Andrej Zdravic, Piers Watson, Sophy Rickett & Liz Orton - a full list on our website.

Bursaries cover up to 50% of the summer school fees. If you would like to know more about the courses on offer in 2015 and how to apply for a bursary please visit You may also call 01647 281295 for more information or email Charlotte at Dartmoor Arts Project is an artist led organization funded by the Arts Council.

Deadline 30 May 2015

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Paradise Hotel Presents Dream Garden at the RWA

Sun, 03/05/2015

Dream Garden, takes place at the resplendent RWA. Guests will be invited to view the current exhibition Drawn while enjoying welcome drinks. As dusk turns, the building will come alive as a dreamlike, late night party with cocktails and dancing. To feature ethereal performance installations from ballet dancers, circus performers and physical theatre artists.

DJs for the evening are the mighty Bedmo Disco who will be playing the very best in funk, soul and rare disco edits. Other entertainment includes interactive amusements and a gallery where guests can enjoy poetry readings and take part in life drawing, with costumed performers as models.  


The RWA (Royal West of England Academy) is breath-taking Grade 2* listed building, which is noted as being one of the finest exhibition spaces in the country. Built in 1857, it is the country’s only regional Royal Academy.

Guests will be invited to wander the building’s spaces that include stunning marble hallways, ornate domed ceilings and impressive galleries, as well as enjoying drinks on the RWA’s vast terrace, with views over the picturesque art nouveau fountain below.


There are two exhibitions on view:

Drawn 2015

A highly popular, open submission exhibition which focuses on raising the profile of drawing as a discipline in its own right.

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Drawing On: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

This exhibition turns the spotlight on Modern British Art, showcasing over fifty-five works from The Ingram Collection, representing the development of various narratives in drawing and Modern British Art.

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We like to leave it up to you, the only rule is dress to impress. From black tie or quirky vintage, to flamboyant costume inspired by your wildest dreams.


Paradise Hotel are an exciting new production company, quickly raising the calibre of events in Bristol. The company is best known for creating sophisticated productions, which reimagine historical spaces into immersive party environments.

To find out more about the work of Paradise Hotel, please visit

This event is produced in association with the RWA, and with special thanks the the RWA events space.

Do you have questions about Dream Garden in Association with the RWA? Contact Paradise Hotel

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