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Art exhibition extended due to popular demand

Published: 22 September 2023

Art exhibition extended due to popular demand CROW (Creative Older Women Artists)

An exhibition in Exeter celebrating the talents of a growing group of older women artists in Devon has been extended due to popular demand.

‘Light’ an exhibition of work by CROW (Creative Older Women Artists) will now run until 30 September – open daily from 10am until 4pm – at Maketank in Paris Street, Exeter.

CROW is an art collective which has gone from strength to strength in recent times. Maketank is supported by Exeter City Council.

CROW began in January 2022 with a meeting of 17 artists. The aim was to bring older women artists together fuelling mutual support, networking and skill sharing. Celebrating its second year of successful workshops and events, the group now has 89 professional, Devon-based older female artists.

Every month CROW has run workshops (abstract art, making books, life drawing, portraiture and many others) as well as presentations of work and visits. These have been achieved in a supportive and positive atmosphere delivered entirely by its own members creating a strong kinship and resilience.

The show, ‘Light’, shines a spotlight on the remarkable talent and Ingenuity of 26 older female artists: from painters, printmakers and sculptors to ceramicists and textile artists, their unique approach to contemporary art and unfaltering passion prove that age is no barrier to innovation and brilliance.

CROW’s continued presence at Maketank has created a nurturing culture enabling engagement with the wider community in Exeter and marking a significant place in Exeter’s cultural calendar. CROW has now grown to become a major part of the cultural life of Exeter, enabling a generation of artists to work collaboratively while developing their individual identities.

Crow can be contacted at and Maketank can be contacted at

CROW (Creative Older Women Artists)

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