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Welcome to DAN

Devon Artist Network (DAN) is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon.

DAN was established in 2004 and is a non-profit making organisation initiating a range of projects across the county including the well established Devon Open Studios (DOS) event that runs annually in September.

Featured Artist: Rah Rivers
Rah studies Fine Art in the late 80's, specialising in painting.  For the past 6 years she has been making mosaics and she says that the parallels with painting are becoming more apparent, as she develops ways of working creatively with the china.

Inspired by beautiful, often hand-painted patterns and colours of vintage china, these become the pallet to work from, which is quite a challenge.  Working from a large stock of auction and flea market finds, pieces are often worked and re-worked, to find just the right balance.

These pieces are hugely time-consuming to make and demand a lot of care to put together.  "I don't want to rush.  I like to give my work time to emerge from a quiet and still place.  I notice that people often respond to this quietness in the mosaics".

This year the work has continued to develop.  Painting has become irresistible.  This renewed passion offers a way of making a more immediate, lively impact with colour.  Through her new bloom paintings, Rah aims for an unpretentious and innocent enjoyment of the exquisite fleeting beauty of flowers.  Her wish is for these paintings to be simply uplifting and accessible.  So that the viewer might feel refreshed and lightened and maybe with their own creativity stirred to new possibilities.      
Forthcoming Events
 DAN Events for 2014

 Wednesday, 18 June 2014

DAN's Events Calendar has been brought up to date - any additional events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

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 Happily Ever After?

 Thursday, 02 October 2014


An exhibition of hand-pulled prints

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 Frank Adey

 Tuesday, 21 October 2014

South Molton 


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 DAN Exhibition at the Flavel Centre

 Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Twenty-five DAN members are exhibiting in Dartmouth.

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