Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Elmfield House
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THG is an award-winning public art gallery based in Honiton, Devon. It occupies an attractive, Grade II listed, Georgian town house, formerly the home and studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert. The gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions showcasing South West artists and national touring exhibitions. It also houses a permanent collection of Thelma Hulbert paintings. Visit www.thelmahulbert.com for events, activities and family workshops

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: Sun Mon
two weeks during change over of exhibitions
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

All: Free

Getting there

By Car
Honiton is just off A30 and A35 thoroughfares. On the High Street take right hand turn into Dowell Street (signposted to Cullompton) and first right. Parking adjacent to gallery in Lace Walk car parks on Dowell Street
By Bus/Rail
THG is easily accessible by bus and rail.
Honiton railway station is approx. 10 minutes walk from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. For buses stopping on the High Street it is approx. 5 minutes walk to the gallery.

Additional info

-stunning ground floor exhibitions space
-a room dedicated to the work of Thelma Hulbert
-Learning Room with art & craft materials for kids
-Project Space
-Shop & Refreshments area
-Wild Art garden

A small selection of works by the late Thelma Hulbert produced in 1940s-60s are on permanent display courtesy of the Thelma Hulbert Memorial Trust, these include works on paper and oil on canvas. Most notable are 'Rooftop: Ischia' and 'Palms.' Also sketches of Swiss mountain scenery and the Cornish coast. Two previously unseen works have been donated during the past five years.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Thelma Hulbert
  • Rooftop
  • Eschia
  • Palms
  • Rocks & Waves
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A wooden sculpture of five artists at a work bench doing different activities

A Curious Turn - moving mechanical sculpture

  • 10 March — 19 May 2018 *on now

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures which are brought magically to life through a sequence of cogs, cams and levers. For centuries they have delighted and bewitched people. Visitors are able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action!

A Curious Turn presents automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. Works on show take a look at key automata makers such as Rowland Emett, famous for creating the elaborate inventions of Caractacus Potts in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.thelmahulbert.com/?q=exhibitions/curious-turn-moving-mechanical-sculpture

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Garden Party poster

Party in the Garden

  • 19 May 2018 5-9pm

Join us at a garden party of fun-packed art and craft activities for all the family. Relax amid the wild flowers and enjoy wood-fired pizzas, facepainting, live music and a bar too. Magical fun for all the family with indoor and outdoor activities whatever the weather!

We will have a wedding theme this year including Stilt Walkers!

5 - 9pm (art activities till 8pm)

The party coordinates with 'A Curious Turn - Moving Mechanical Sculpture'. A Crafts Council Touring exhibition of extraordinary automata.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free entry and activity. Pay bar and food.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The Learning Room

The Learning Room at THG is available to the public whenever the gallery is open (10am-5pm Tues-Sat.) There is no charge and materials are provided. The Learning Room is home to THG's after school art group, 'Masterpieces,' which was established through engage/enquire. Masterpieces meets every other Wednesday in term time, for details ring the gallery. The Learning Room is available for schools workshops and is regularly used on a drop-in basis by local students with special needs.

How to obtain

Free (donations accepted) ring 01404 45006 for details

Getting there

By Car
Honiton is just off A30 and A35 thoroughfares. On the High Street take right hand turn into Dowell Street (signposted to Cullompton) and first right. Parking adjacent to gallery in Lace Walk car parks on Dowell Street
By Bus/Rail
THG is easily accessible by bus and rail.
Honiton railway station is approx. 10 minutes walk from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. For buses stopping on the High Street it is approx. 5 minutes walk to the gallery.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Elmfield House
Dowell Street
Honiton
Devon
EX14 1LX
England

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Website

www.thelmahulbert.com

E-mail

info@thelmahulbert.com

Telephone

01404 45006

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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