Art Exhibitions

The Healthy Living Centre holds two art exhibitions every year – usually featuring the work of local artists.  Artists’ work is hung throughout the Centre and each exhibition opens with a viewing evening for Friends of the Centre and local people who wish to attend.  Visitors to the Centre are welcome to look at all the art on display – if you are making a special trip, please call Charlie Botting at The Healthy Living Centre to confirm opening times (01823 680687).

A Collage of the Blackdown Hills

This exhibition of artwork from the Children of the The Blackdown Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is inspired by and celebrates the precious natural habitats and wildlife of the Blackdown Hills.

From April to July 2-17, local primary schools children have been participating in Environmental Education Sessions that have been paired with Artist Workshop Sessions, looking at the range of habitats and natural species to be found in the area.  The final artwork on display is the culmination and celebration of the 3 year long Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project, that was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

More information about the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project

More information about the Artist

More information about DAISI – the Devon Arts in Schools Initiative

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

This exhibition features a diverse and exciting collection of work – animal, vegetable and mineral!  The artists include Al Brice, Caroline Hopcraft, Ali Rutherford, Tor Townsend and Jane Watkins.

Private View: Friday 2nd June

Meet the artists open afternoons: Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July from 2pm until 5pm





Family & Friends

Familyandfriends_FINALWork by Cameo and Brightside members, therapists and the friends and family of people associated with the Centre.

Dates: 9th February 2017 to June 2017

Many of the artists wrote a few words about their art to accompany the exhibition.  If you would like to read what they said, click here.



Life in the Blackdowns

Work inspired by how life has changed in the Blackdowns over the years.

Dates: 27th May 2016 to February 2017

Artists: Carly Batchelor, Megan Calver, Alice Crane, Katherine Creasey, Michael Emmett, Geraldine Field, Gordon Field, Liz Gregory, Camilla Nock, Tim Martin and Pauline Rook



Images from GordonPaintings and other art works inspired by the trees and landscape of the northern escarpment of the Blackdowns.
Dates: November 2015 to 25th May 2016

Artists: Andrew Bell and Gordon Field


The Best Laid Plans

shebeler3A collaboration of prints and documentary photography, inspired by Quants Moor – and a series of portraits exploring how people are seen and would like to be seen.

Dates: March 2015 to November 2015

Artists: Sally Hebeler and Nicky Saunter


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Photographs by artists with links to the Blackdown Hills.
Dates: November 2014 to March 2015

Artists: Carly Batchelor, Jon England, Rob Stopford, John Somers and Theo Wright