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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: Rosy  Tydeman
Ever since sneaking upstairs at the age of three and cutting up my dad's beautiful paisley pajamas with an illicit pair of scissors, I have enjoyed playing with fabric.
I have worked as a teacher, shoemaker and theatrical gauntlet-maker, but I now use felting and applique techniques to create my work. Using colourful merino fleece, gorgeous printed fabrics and a bit of stuffing and wood here and there, I play mostly with stories of love and joy, while endeavouring to push the materials beyond the probable. If an apparently soft and squeezable clock can actually stand up, let alone tell the time, then I'm happy. I enjoy the contradiction for the eyes.
A lot of my work is autobiographical or made for individual commissions, but I hope the themes are universal. In a world where conflict and financial worry are very much in the news, I aim to redress the balance with a few smiles and reminders of life's simple treasures.
I am inspired by an exhilarating enjoyment of the ordinary and everyday moments of life. Among my favourite things are walking in buttercup meadows and on windy cliff tops watching birds flying freely above my head. It's great to be alive!
Forthcoming Events
 Life Drawing

 Monday, 17 February 2014

Tiverton 

Untutored Life Drawing Days for Spring 2014
A very friendly, diverse group of interesting and generous people who meet to draw/paint/sculpt
from the model and share a delicious vegetarian lunch and conversation in my lovely studio space.

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 Exhibition by DAN Members

 Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Exeter 

An exhibition of works by artists from Devon Artist Network now open and continues to 27th April 2014.

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 Spring Exhibition for Torbay Action for Art

 Monday, 07 April 2014

Torquay 

The first exhibition of four hosted by "Torbay Action for Art" during March and April runs from 8th March to 27th April and features work by Peter Stride , Vera Stride, Tracy Satchwill, David Webb, Kim Freeman , Rachael Bennett , Philip Eley and Gesche Buecker."

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 Contemporary Mark-making

 Monday, 28 April 2014

Totnes 

Six Local Artists

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 FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

 Friday, 02 May 2014

Sidmouth 

Retrospective Exhibition of work by Michael Gordon-Lee with work by human rights artist Ricky Romain

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