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"Suddenly the penny dropped and the clinical room of monochrome images made sense"
Forest-of-Dean-based Blogger Rachel Shilston finds that Liberty Smith's documentary film Black Tracks unlocks the secrets of the  Bideford Black: The Next Generation exhibition at Burton Art Gallery in Bideford. Thank you Rachel, for this blogpost, which al...

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Final week of exhibition: Great new photos
A Polychromy in Black (2015) (detail) Lizzie Ridout 'Coerce Course' (2015) (detail) ATOI Here are some fabulous new images of the show by photographer Matt Austin. There is still just about time to catch Bideford Black: The Next Generation before it closes ...

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“…coaxing visual, sonic and olfactory forms from either the physical stuff or the idea of Bideford Black”
We love  this review  of Bideford Black: The Next Generation by Lizzie Lloyd in Aesthetica magazine online!

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‘Witty, joyous and fun’ or ‘the emperor’s new clothes’? - Last chance to join the discussion!
The Bideford Black: The Next Generation exhibition has got everyone
talking (…and listening and sniffing) …And there are just a few days left to see world’s
only Bideford Black diamond! 'Seam' (2015) Luce Choules Photo: Claire Gulliver Burton Art Gallery’s ...

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Thank you Catherine  for writing this review , also published in full  on   a-n website and Flow Contemporary  Arts Sam Treadaway - A Clearing photo by Catherine Cartwright The gallery is a large, square room and as I entered I saw a collection of objects a...

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Bideford Black Next Generation - open untl 13th November
Bideford Black: The Next
Generation Nine new art commissions
for Burton Art Gallery We are receiving some fantastic comments about the exhibition -  it really is important to see these works. Bideford
Black: The Next Generation is the outcome of a year duri...

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The exhibition is open!

Thank you to all who attended the launch on Saturday 3rd October, what a fantastic turnout. We strongly encourage you to come along and see these exciting new artworks, and the brilliant informative documentary by Liberty Smith.

As a group show, you will find out an immense and diverse range of things about this unusual black earth pigment. You will recognise links with its history and learn new things about it to. And by doing so, understand Bideford as a place a little more.......

The trailer below gives you a brief glimpse of what you may encounter, but do get along as soon as you can to see the real thing.

Diamonds, dirt, dust, sounds, scents and more.





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Finally! we're almost ready to launch the artworks & film - the outcome of a one-year journey for all involved
Dirt & diamonds,
scents & sounds…….the Bideford Black Next Generation exhibition offers a fresh
perspective on this enduring material. These artists have created distinctive new
works for future generations to enjoy. If you haven’t already done so, catch
th...

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Glamour and intrigue at Greencliff
ATOI and Anita Bolton unveil the Bideford Black synthetic diamond. Photo: Claire Gulliver At times it felt like
being an extra in a James Bond film. This week offered the first glimpses of a
unique synthetic diamond made entirely from Bideford Black. Concei...

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Bideford Black: The Next Generation - the trailer
Bideford Black: The Next Generation exhibition 3 rd October to 13 th November
2015 Bideford Black: The Next Generation - watch the trailer now to get a taste of what is
coming to the Burton Art Gallery this autumn. On Saturday October
3 rd the Burton Galler...
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