John Secgan

John Secgan exhibits body of landscape, figure and portrait work at 20 Joy Street, Barnstaple

John stood in when our planned for NDA artists found themselves unable to attend. The work will be displayed throughout October into November which is a change from our original schedule. The NDA Christmas group exhibition is now planned for KIND Studio in Broughton. We will send notice of this to all our members following the next Committee meeting on the 7th October. You can see Johns work Monday to

Heather Roberts at Joy Street – African Themed Art

Heather will be exhibiting her work at the Joy Street Gallery from August 8th – to September 18th Heather Roberts will be displaying her vivid canvases of work inspired by her life in The Gambia, West Africa. She lives and works there for half of every year, running a Winter/Spring seasonal eco-lodge with her Gambian husband. She has a large art/craft studio workshop in the tropical grounds where guests can enjoy

Important security information

Important Alert regarding a scam email being sent to NDA members. I am posting this after sending an email already that some may have received but in other cases it may have been sent to their spam folder. Apologies to those who have already seen this. I wanted to be sure every one was made aware of the matter hence the second email with the link to this post. Please

New – NDA Project Page

For the duration of the current crisis we’d like to keep in touch with creative people across our area by providing a platform to share work, admire work, swap ideas, and maybe challenge people to produce specific pieces too. This platform is accessible through Facebook – search NDA Project Page and ask to join. It’s up and running already! We look forward to seeing what everyone is doing!’

NDA Meetings and Coronavirus

Message from Eilean – NDA Chair I am notifying all members that we have decided to cancel the next two NDA meetings in April and May. We can review the situation at that point, but our main intention is to keep everyone safe. We have also cancelled our Committee meetings and will be meeting and managing matters online. During these difficult days we are looking to see what we can

Covid-19 Coronavirus Disease

Important Information about NDA monthly meetings – Update as of 18.03.20 All NDA Meetings cancelled until further notice. With the coronavirus spreading across the world, many art museums, fairs, and biennials have begun to take precautions. Some have been forced to close for extended periods of time, and others have postponed major events. As a group that meet, the committee have had to consider our options and thought it best


The accompanying list shows the dates for all artists scheduled to show at the Joy Street Gallery Opportunity. Included is a list of NDA member artists who are available to stand in should any listed artist drop out or if the NDA open exhibition does not proceed.

New initiative for unwanted artists materials!

NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! What did you get for Christmas? What is lurking at the back of your art cupboard? Yet another box of pencils… pastels… pad of black paper? As we all know one man’s poison is another one’s meat – so at our February meeting not only are we in a new venue but also we have an exciting new venture!! Bring your unwanted art materials to the Sales

Membership renewal

For most of our members, NDA membership is due for renewal in January. This can be done by cash or cheque at a meeting, or via the website. Very many apologies for the repeated reminder email messages from the new website. We are working on this technical problem.

Barnstaple Christmas Switch On Fayre

Christmas in Barnstaple – Christmas Switch On – Thursday 28th November A Christmas Fayre is being organised as part of “Christmas in Barnstaple” together with “Christmas Lights Switch On”.  Its going to take place on Thursday 28th November. A limited number of stalls are available on the Strand for this event and each stall should have a Christmas theme, because that’s what this is all about. Children’s rides are already

Gold Illumination Workshop

~ Gold Illumination Workshop ~ ‘…Of Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims…’ with Judith Richardson-Dawes Who walked the great pilgrim routes of the Middle Ages? Who sought the Saints in their jewel-encrusted shrines? Create your own pilgrim shrine, with jewelled casket and angels and gild it with bright gold! How can you resist? At The Boniface Centre, Crediton, EX17 2AH Friday Nov. 29th 10.00 for coffee, Workshop 10.30 – 4.30 Cost £38

Sandro Botticelli – A Lecture Lunch

~ Lecture Lunch ~ Sandro Botticelli In Search of Impossible Perfection with Judith Richardson-Dawes What motivated the flawless works of Sandro Botticelli? Explore his evocative portraits and ethereal madonnas and unlock the soul of the Italian Renaissance. We will study in-depth The Birth of Venus and The Primavera.~ A must for art lovers everywhere! At The Boniface Centre, Crediton, EX17 2AH Friday October 25th 10.30 for coffee, Lecture: 11.00 Cost

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