Birdwood House, 44 High street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SQ

Add Responses to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01626 774474

Product Image

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Responses is a dynamic Exhibition of poems and paintings in which some members of Contemporary Mark-Makers and Moor Poets collaborated, responding to each others' work.
Artists and poets came together throughout the year in a series of workshops and experi- ences both in the studio and out in the landscape.
Explorations in the studio included responding to words, images and ideas to find poetic descriptors in language and paint for appearances, sounds, smells, effects, locations, im- pacts, moods and memories. Words as marks, and marks as words.
The poets also ventured out with the mark-makers on their summer adventures into the landscape which stimulated imaginations and invited reflection. We visited a wild-flower meadow at Buckland-in-the-Moor, the lunar landscape of Wotterwaste Quarry, the lively River Dart at Newbridge, a packed Teignmouth back beach in full summer mode, Combe- stone Tor and Saddle Tor in wind and weather, Dartington Ways with Words Festival with a glass of fizz, the secret gem of Bovey Heath and the moody and atmospheric ruins of Buckfast Church.
The venues soon triggered interactions between mark makers and poets that were lively and inspiring. Stretching the senses both visually and verbally prompted reactions from all directions. A poem inspired a painting which inspired another painting then perhaps another poem and so on. This was a multi-dimensional experience creating an intimate space of interplay across time and place.
If you wonder how that could possibly work then come along and see our "process wall" documenting the development of our ideas from germination to fruition and some detours along the way.
This is an exciting exhibition which will include live readings by the Poets during the exhibition week.

Guide Prices




Map & Directions






What's Nearby

  1. Totnes Castle

    The English Heritage castle is the focal point of the town, standing as a legacy to the…

    0.06 miles away
  2. Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy

    Sharpham Vineyard is set in one of Devon's most magical locations. The beautiful 550 acre…

    2.21 miles away
  3. Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Set in beautiful woodland, the English Heritage castle is romantic and reputedly the most…

    2.35 miles away
  4. Pennywell Farm

    Hands on activities, shows and displays. The biggest farm activity park in the South West…

    4.12 miles away
  1. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds – you are in for a…

    4.72 miles away
  2. South Devon Railway

    The South Devon Railway is a seven mile steam railway running between Buckfastleigh and…

    5.05 miles away
  3. Woodlands Family Theme Park

    Woodlands Family Theme Park, Dartmouth is a unique combination of indoor and outdoor…

    5.12 miles away
  4. Unique Devon Tours

    Unique Devon Tours is a multi-award winning company offering exclusive guided tours of…

    5.58 miles away
  5. Splashdown Quaywest

    Make a big splash at the UK’s largest outdoor waterpark!

    Choose from 8 tumbling,…

    5.72 miles away
  6. Goodrington Sands Paignton

    Close to Paignton is the long, sandy stretch of Goodrington Sands. With a Seaside Award,…

    5.76 miles away
  7. Paignton Sands

    Paignton Sands is the ideal holiday beach. This long stretch of red sand and shallow sea…

    5.76 miles away
  8. Ashburton Antiques Trail

    Ashburton has built a reputation over many years as a top destination for antiques and no…

    6.5 miles away
  9. Aztec Spa

    If you're looking for a spa in Torquay, step into the calm and relaxing atmosphere at the…

    7.04 miles away
  10. Coronation Park

    Coronation Park

    To the north of Dartmouth centre overlooking the river and Embankment is Coronation Park.…

    7.22 miles away
  11. River Dart Country Park

    90 acres of parkland adjacent to River Dart on edge of Dartmoor. Generous size pitches.…

    7.31 miles away
  12. Royal Avenue Gardens

    In the centre of Dartmouth, overlooking the river front and next to the tranquil inner…

    7.36 miles away
Previous Next
European Union Leader South Devon Coastal

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss