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Mountains Are Beautiful and Life is Confusing | An Exhibition by Helen Manley

January 31 @ 9:00 am - February 20 @ 3:00 pm

~* Helen will be available to meet the public from 12-2pm on Saturday the 2nd of February. Grab a cuppa at Column Bakehouse and join us in the Cells at Devonport Guildhall to discuss her beautiful work! *~

Helen Elizabeth Manley  2D visual artist and a folk musician from South East Cornwall. Part of the Maker Heights Artists collective and based at Awenek Studios CIC, she has previously exhibited at the 2018 Plymouth Art weekender and her work is on show at several locations including Victoria Sewart, Plymouth Barbican, the White Thorn, Shaugh Prior and Maker Heights. She works mostly in acrylic and takes a playful approach, experimenting with brush strokes, texture, the application of paint and use of colour.

In 2017 Manley spent a short time in Paklenica National Park, Croatia, inspiring a 3,000 mile solo road trip armed with only an atlas and an old van across France, Switzerland, Austria and South Germany in 2018. It was during this time she explored the physical and social isolation of the empty, natural landscape accompanied by the odd feeling of the suspension and irrelevance of normal life. This body of work does not aim to recreate the visual scenes, but instead seeks to re-imagine a series of transient moments. Some of our memories remain lucid and the colours intense whilst others are mere hazy shapes that emerge from the subconscious.

Read Helen’s blog about her exhibition on her website: https://helen61516.wixsite.com/cornishart/mountains-are-beautiful-life-confus

Exhibition opening hours: 9am – 3pm Monday to Saturday.


January 31 @ 9:00 am
February 20 @ 3:00 pm
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Devonport Guildhall
Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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