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ARC Salon

ARC Salon interprets the long history of the ‘Drawing Room’ within the country house as a physical space for the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Through visiting exhibitions, operas and supper clubs we renew this relationship between an ARC and her immediate communities.

Twice per year the art in an ARC changes and new ideas are hung from emerging and established artists. Each show is curated for our guests enjoyment and open for public view periodically through the length of the exhibition.

ARC Salon is curated by Anna Woodward; please contact for further details and sales information. While supporting fantastic artists, we hope the Salon can continue a long history of ideas, passion and joy within the ARC’s.

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ARC Padstow presents The Dutchy

ARC Painswick presents The Garden of Eden

Arc Painswick presents its inaugural exhibition The Garden of Eden, the exhibition brings together ten contemporary artists working across a range of different mediums and styles, who’s practice has a core interest in nature. Each artist transports the viewer into another world often beyond our own realm. Each work brings in a different way of looking at and experiencing nature, that connects the interiors of Arc Painswick to the beauty of its position in the rolling hills of Cotswolds. From Rene Gonzalz’s dreamlike landscapes to Bea Hassel Mccosh’s Cute Little Thirst Trap painting that brings the colours and textures of undergrowth into the Arc Painswick on a mammoth scale. The Garden of Eden also celebrates materiality and contemporary ways of making as seen through Victor Seaward’s series of works that use high-tech industrial material and technology to make wall based work.

Arc Padstow are pleased to present their first exhibition The Dutchy. The Dutchy is inspired by the artistic history of the region with each of the nine artists having a unique connection to the area. Furthermore looking to the history of Cornwall we have four artists, Andy Harper, Felicity Mara, Clare Dudeny and Bobbyee Fermie who have all had studios at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, which are the oldest artistic studios in Britain having worked with artists such as Barabra Hepworth and Francis Bacon. The Dutchy includes artist working across a range of different mediums from Lily German responding to the geology and coastal forms of the UK through the ceramics. To Billy Fraser looking back through childhood memories of Cornish holidays to create the Cornish Sand Blenny series, made especially for Arc Padstow.

ARC Salon

To learn more about the artists and the works exhibited with ARC Salon please see the full exhibition catalogue or contact Arc Curator Anna at salon@arc.club.