Good eye for an artist in Axminster

18:30 05 June 2012

Sonia Martin - Parade, aquatint

Sonia Martin - Parade, aquatint

Archant

Three out of the Four artists showcased by the Marle Gallery, in Axminster, since its opening in November last year, have been selected by the Royal Academy for its world-famous Summer Exhibition which opened on Monday, at the Royal Academy, London.

Works from artists Sonia Martin, Vicky Oldfield and Martin Grover have been accepted for the exhibition.

All three artists were shown for the first time in the South West by the Marle Gallery in Victoria Place.

A spokesman for the gallery said: “Sonia, Martin and Vicky thoroughly deserve this accolade which is an exceptional achievement - more than 12,000 pieces of work from 27 countries were submitted to the Royal Academy for its Summer Exhibition, and the RA’s selection panel whittle that down to a couple of hundred to be hung alongside work from established Royal Academicians.

“Our mission at the Marle Gallery is to bring something new and unique to the southwest art scene. Selection by the Royal Academy is proof positive that we are hitting our target and that our portfolio of artists are definitely ones to watch for the future”

If you can’t make it to London, The Marle Gallery’s summer exhibition runs from Monday, July 2 to Friday, August 28.

It will comprise work from all its resident artists, including Vicky Oldfied, Martin Grover and Sonia Martin, as well as introducing several new artists to the gallery.

The current national touring exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers runs at The Marle until Monday, June 18.

Related articles

0 comments

More from Exmouth Herald

12:30
Keith Darch,Sue Mills and Vincent Scott-Hatton at The launch of a JCB in Childrens Hospice South West colours. Ref exe 16-17TI 9990. Picture: Terry Ife

A digger is taking to the roads of the South West, with the aim of scooping up funds for a vital charity.

Read more
20 minutes ago
Withycombe on their way to a 24-5 victory over visiting Heathfield and Waldron. Ref exsp 13-16SH 9026. Picture: Simon Horn

Withycombe player-coach Dave Sims is aiming to bow out on a high with a winner’s medal from Saturday’s RFU Senior Vase final at Twickenham.

Read more
20 minutes ago
Celebrations as Withycombe book their place at Twickenham with a 24-5 victory over visiting Heathfield and Waldron. Ref exsp 13-16SH 9263. Picture: Simon Horn

Saturday can’t come round soon enough for Withycombe as the days and hours tick down to the RFU Senior Vase final against West Leeds at Twickenham, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
27 minutes ago
Hundreds of people enjoy the party atmosphere in the Manor Gardens at the Exmouth Festival on Saturday evening. Ref exe 0802-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Details have been finalised for this year’s Exmouth Festival half-term week events.

Read more
59 minutes ago

Some households in Withycombe are experiencing problems with their water supply this morning.

Read more
Volunteers and clients at the job club at the Glenorchy Church on Exeter Road. Ref exe 15-16SH 0488. Picture: Simon Horn

An Exmouth church is putting what it preaches into practice.

Read more
09:47

Exmouth Amateurs bounced back from their midweek defeat to Sidmouth Town Reserves to defeat Lympstone in a derby meeting that proved to be a close encounter from start to finish.

Read more
09:47
Football flag. Ref exsp 7259-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington Blues Under-13s were 2-1 winners when they made a midweek visit to Sidmouth for an end-of-season game that had nothing on it for them other than a desire to land derby success, writes Alan Diprose.

Read more
09:47

Brixington Blues Under-11s beat Sidmouth Warriors 4-2 in their latest Exeter and District Youth League game.

Read more
09:46
Bowls

There was a mixed bag of results for Phear Park last week, writes Lawrie Harries.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 7°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Most read

Useful Links

Advertise
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Family Notices
Photo Orders
iwitness24
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Exmouth



Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications