Nina's solo show brings the curtain down on art series
Exeter's Northcott Theatre is rounding off a series of exhibitions by Devon artists with a solo show devoted to the work of Nina Kleinzeller, which opens today.
Nina has taken part in several group events at the venue, including the annual Fourth Wall display, but this is the first time the walls of the theatre will be given over entirely to her work.
Originally from Gdansk in Poland, where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Nina moved to Somerset and studied printmaking at Filton College in Bristol.
Three years ago she moved to Exeter and began to get involved in the local arts scene, showing her work in the inaugural Fourth Wall exhibition in January 2012. The organisers were so impressed that they invited her to participate in the Collected Artists exhibition and the city's first Ignite Festival of Theatre.
Last May saw her first solo show at Exeter Picturehouse, followed by a stint at Hannah's Open Exhibition at Seale-Hayne. She is now rounding off a successful year with a month-long solo one-woman exhibition at the Northcott.
"I work with collage because it gives me more freedom than other techniques," she said. "I like to use marker pens, acrylic paints, photographs and all sorts of less conventional materials like old fabrics and papers. I begin a piece by picking up the right background and images of objects I want to use in my artwork.
"When my work is going well, I am filled with a sense of excitement. Collage gives me freedom to move things around until it feels right and the composition and colours start working together. It's a very enjoyable and absorbing process. I know a piece is done when all the elements together start to tell a story.
"When people see my work, I'd like them to make up their own interpretations. It's always very interesting for me what they come up with. It also gives me ideas for my future artwork."
Nina Kleinzeller: Paintings & Collages opens today and continues until December 8. It can be viewed Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. For details visit exeternorthcott.co.uk
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
ANTONY nr TORPOINT
Village Hall: New Social table tennis sessions for novices. Friday 7pm-9pm.
Christ Church, Bear Street: Barnstaple Concert Band and Barnstaple Community Choir concert. Free entry with retiring collection for the North Devon Hospital Chemotherapy appeal. Friday 7.30pm.
Castle Centre: Devon Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor, People, Places and Wildlife by Andrew Cooper. All welcome. £3, children free. Friday 7pm for 7.30pm.
Pollyfields Centre: Blood donor sessions Friday from 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-6.45pm. To book 0300 123 23 23.
Masons Arms: Beer Festival from Friday-Sunday.
Brixham Heritage Museum: Berry Head Archaeological excavations and historical research with Philip Armitage, curator. Monday 2pm for 2.30pm. Non-members £2.
Abbey: VOCES, Renaissance Choral Music. Admission free, retiring collection. No reserved seats. Saturday 7.30pm.
Parkhouse Centre: Bude Free Spirits Mind, Body and Soul Fayre. Saturday 10am-4pm.
St Peter's Church: Exeter Festival Chorus. Sat 7.30pm. 0845 6005441.
Village Hall: Monday night Bingo in aid of the Bugle Silver Band Supporters Committee eyes down 7.30pm.
The Wesley Centre, Wesley Chapel: Camborne Old Cornwall Society – Camborne Feast meeting, Cornish music, stories and song by Proper Job. Tuesday 7.30pm.
Methodist Church: CRY (Care and Relief for the Young) Coffee morning and sale. Friday from 10am.
Village Hall: Gilmore & Roberts. Friday 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 on the door. Young folk duo.
EGGESFORD nr CHULMLEIGH
Eggesford Gardens: Past as Presents themed Antique and collectors Fair. Sunday.
New Theatre: Cygnet Theatre presents Tom McConville, fiddle player and singer. Friday 7.30pm; An Evening Without James Taylor... and the Holy Host of Others. Saturday 8pm.
Westpoint: The Round Table Fireworks Display.Tuesday gates open 5.30pm, fireworks display 7.30pm..
Southgate Hotel: Blood donor sessions Monday from 12.45pm-3.15pm and 4.15pm-6.45pm. To book 0300 123 23 23.
Poltimore House: Annual Christmas Fair. Saturday 10am-3pm.
Powderham Castle: Michaelmas fair in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity. Tickets £5 on the day. Thursday 10am-3pm.
Royal Standard: Euchre Drive Monday 8pm sharp.
St Rita's Centre: Blood donor sessions Thursday from 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. To book 0300 123 23 23.
Paynter's Lane End Hall: Country Market Tuesday 9.15-11am.
Methodist Church vestry: Coffee morning for Cornwall Air Ambulance. Wednesday 10.30am.
Community Centre: Kingskerswell Natural History Society presentation by Dennis Hearn with his photographs of Kerswell Down. Newcomers are very welcome. Tuesday 7.30pm.
LANGORE NR LAUNCESTON
Langore Village Hall: Bring your own craft and share companionship of like minded people. Knitting, sewing, card making etc. Admission 50pm. Open to all. Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Victory Hall: Table Top sale every Thursday 5.30pm sellers, 7pm buyers.
Stuart House: The Bere Peninsula Artists will be holding an exhibition of their work. Monday-Sat.
Long Room: Liskeard Country Market. Friday 8.30am-12noon.
Community Centre: Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall meeting of Newquay Friendship Group. Ring 01637 874823 before attending for the first time. Tuesday 2-4pm.
Parish Church: Remembrance Day Service, Sunday 3pm.
The Gott Hall: Prize Bingo. Raffle and homemade supper. Visitors welcome. Thursday 7.30pm.
The Gott Hall: Soup N Sweet Lunches. Wheelchair facilities. No need to book. Monday 12noon-1.30pm.
The Gott Hall: Coffee and Craft Group meet every Friday from 10.30am-12.30pm. New members welcome.
Devonport Guildhall: Portraits: A Group Exhibition. Photographic exhibition from Mon until November 30. 10am-4pm. Free.
Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University: Minerva Scientifica, two short operas. Sat 7pm.
Minster church of St Andrew: Devon Baroque with Devon Baroque Voices, Saturday 7.30pm. £18.
Pavilions: Festival of Remembrance 2013. Tickets £9. Fri 7.30pm.
St Mary's Church: the Sunday Choir. Tickets £10 on the door. Friday 7pm.
Wesley Buildings, Methodist Church: Christmas Market and Craft Fair, Saturday 10am to 3pm.
Village Hall: Annual Bonfire and Firework Display. Saturday 6.30pm for display 7.15pm. BBQ, refreshments. Admission £4, children £1.
Village Hall: Whist drive Tuesday 7.30pm.
Victory hall: Autumn Show. Wed 4pm, Thursday 3pm.
Victory Hall: Whist Drive. Friday 7.30pm.
Burraton Hall, Grenfell Road: Brunel Ladies Harmony Chorus taster evening. Admission free. Monday 7.30pm.
Music Room, Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields: Sidmouth Lions Club concert Love is in the Air to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Friday and Saturday 7.45pm. Tickets £7.50 each 01395 579618.
The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College: Cornwall Wildlife Trust Discovery Day and AGM. Saturday 10am-4pm. Fee £5.
Theatre: Hopeful Monsters Theatre Company. Saturday 7.30pm.
The Wharf: Theatre – Traffic of the Stage present Much Ado About Nothing. Wed 7.30pm; Music – Walter Trout, Thurs 8pm; The Gutter Brothers Fri 8pm; The Guns N Roses Experience, Sat 8pm.
South Devon Arts Centre: 3 Daft Monkeys plus Emily Howard. Sunday 8pm.
St Mary's Church: Devon Baroque with Devon Baroque Voices. Sunday 3pm.
Hall for Cornwall: Spirit of the Dance, Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm.
Hall for Cornwall: Truro Country Market. 9.15-3pm. Saturday.
The Camel Trail: Newquay Pentire Probus Club Walking Group from Wadebridge to Bodmin. Meet at the start of the trail Wednesday 10.30am for 10.45am start. Lunch at the Falcon Pub. New members welcome. 01637 878990.