The exhibition in North Devon was due to take place at Appledore Visual Arts Festival but it was then announced the festival was taking a sabbatical in 2011. As the publicity for the project had already gone out in the States, an alternative venue needed to be found very quickly. Fortunately, a fruitful meeting with Tilly Clarke, visual arts manager at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, saved the day.
“She was understanding of our predicament and was desperate to help us out,” said Dave Green. “Bideford Bay Creatives are really excited about this project and look forward to more than 100 handmade postcards being on show in the Burton Gallery in June.”
Artists in the Bideford area wanting to take part in the exchange can e-mail: Details can be found on the website at: www.bbcdevon.org and also from the Burton Art Gallery and Museum.
Thanks to Rosanna Rothery for reporting on the arts in North Devon.