Sidmothian artist’s work returns home

13:04 21 February 2013

Clare White

Clare White's Cottage Garden Devon

Archant

A Sidmothian artist’s work has been shown in Paris and London but will be displayed in her home town for the first time next month.

Clare White (1903-1997) was a dedicated watercolourist and traveller who lived in Sidmouth for her first 46 years, before moving to St Ives where she became an active member of the arts colony.

Despite interntational acclaim, there is no record of her ever exhibiting her work in her birthplace, so the homecoming exhibition will celebrate her life at Kennaway House.

It will feature a collection of White’s original watercolours painted in destinations as diverse as Egypt, Barbados, Switzerland, Sicily and closer to home in Devon.

Exhibition curator Andrew Pollard said: “We are delighted to be bringing Clare White’s watercolours to Sidmouth. White loved to paint from an early age and Devon cottages, bridges and rural scenes feature amongst her paintings of Egyptian pyramids and Swiss mountains.

“It will be joy to show White’s work and tell her story through sketchbooks and memorabilia in the beautiful setting of Sidmouth’s Kennaway House.”

The exhibition will run from Friday, March 29 until Saturday, April 6 (excluding Easter Sunday), and open daily from 10am until 4.30pm.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:31
Oklahoma! in rehearsal at London's Imperial College.

Imperial Productions is back in Budleigh Salterton this week with another production of a classic musical, Oklahoma!

Read more
Yesterday, 15:21
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers tribute in Country Superstars Experience

The Country Superstars Experience – hosted by Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust – is at the Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, August 5. And we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27
Barnstaple Mayor Julie Hunt and consort David Hunt open the Barnstaple Fair exhibition at the museum.

Memories of the fair from the past half century are now on show at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

Read more
Yesterday, 10:01

See yourself as a Scrooge, Jacob Marley, singer or dancer? Why not go along to the auditions for Christmas Carol the Musical this Sunday?

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Flats and Sharps

Flats and Sharps are appearing this Wednesday (July 27) at Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ian Dowell's new book

Ian Dowell’s informative books on Exmouth’s past – which raise money for charity and include an edition focusing on the town’s seafront (pictured) – will be on sale at the next Exmouth Craft Fair.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
A La Ronde. National Trust Images/Derrick E Witty.

PAUL STRANGE looks back at an Exmouth landmark, which is celebrating 25 years of being managed by the National Trust

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
SLOES

The Sidmouth Fringe Sessions are back for 2016.

Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bicton Street Blues

There’s blues and more coming up at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Join Joe Sellman-Leava for Labels in memory of Jo Cox.

St Anne’s Arts & Community Centre, Friday (July 22)

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications