Topsham - The Art Room - Roger and Margaret Dean
Margaret and Roger Dean with their first joint exhibition of work since the 60s running from 4th February - 4th March.
Margaret and Roger Dean have been professional artists and educators for over five decades. They met in 1957 at Liverpool College of Art, an exciting time, their fellow students were John Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe (5th Beatle) and Mike Kenny (Head of Sculpture Goldsmiths). They moved to Exeter in 1971 where Roger became Head of Sculpture at Exeter College of Art and Design and Margaret taught on the First Year Course. Roger left teaching in 1987 and dedicated the next 23 years to public art commissions, his most recent is a life size bronze Marine for the Memorial Garden at 42 Commando Unit of the Royal Marines, Plymouth. This exhibition will show work from the past alongside the new, bronze and resin sculptures from Roger and oil Life Studies from Margaret.
Sunday 12th February, 4.00pm : Talk: The Art of Margaret and Roger Dean
David Buss - BA PGCE FRSA FHEA Emeritus Professor of the University for the Creative Arts
Free entry, booking essential
Sunday 26th February, 4.00pm - Roger Dean Masterclass i: Bronze Casting - the Process.
Free entry, booking essential
With an independent and welcoming feel, The Art Room Topsham is a gallery to enjoy looking at and talking about art. Our refurbished premises are in the centre of Topsham, a sophisticated town alongside the River Exe and boasting a wonderful array of cultural and retail facilities for visitors. There are also many tranquil places to sit along the picturesque river frontage. Topsham is just a few miles from the centre of Exeter.
For more information about Roger and Margaret's career visit the gallery website
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