The annual Express & Echo Local Art Show gives art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area the chance to display their members work in an exhibition at RAMM. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Express & Echo and readers invited to vote on their favourite.
The theme for the 2017 competition is Dartmoor and will complement RAMM’s main winter exhibition, Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region. This exhibition will examine artists’ portrayal of Dartmoor and the development of tourism in the 19th century.
Rosie Denham, Exeter’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains “With the annual Local Art Show we aim to recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city. We hope that the Dartmoor theme of the 2017 competition will also foster the close relationship between the city and the moor for the benefit of Devonians and visitors alike. We are grateful to the Express and Echo for their continued support”.