Current Exhibition


Frances Hatch - Red Earth Under My Nails

9 September 2017 to 28 October 2017

Artist Frances Hatch, winner of the THG OPEN 2016, has created a new body of work for ‘Red Earth Under My Nails’ her solo show at THG.

Created outside in situ, these paintings have been produced using and integrating earth and found materials in selected locations predominantly across Devon including Sidmouth. Describing her work Frances explains ‘Geology becomes my pigment.’

Frances Hatch was awarded the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial Prize in 2016 by The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. She contributed to Thames and Hudson’s 2015 publication ‘Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists’ and is senior tutor at West Dean College.

Coordinating activities :

Friday 27 October 10am-4pm Art Trip to Ladram Bay: £55 (£45 THG Friends) - transport and sketch book provided.

Saturday 28 October 5-9pm (art activities finish at 8pm). Spooky Halloween Party to celebrate the national Museums At Night festival.



Esplanade Foil at Dawn, Sidmouth. Gouage, collage Mercia mudstone, Otter sandstone on card Gulls in a Lively Sea, Sidmouth. gouache, site material on cardSidmouth esplanade emerging from night. Gouche, cliff material on cardSketchbook…looking down on Sidmouth