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A pop up gallery shop has been opened, read on below for Express & Echo’s article covering the news.

The Exeter-based community arts and film company, Inspired Days, have inhabited a pop up gallery-shop at 29a-30 South Street, displaying art by local artists.

Inspired Days, founded by Mike and Liz Juggins, works with artists with various disabilities that all have a passion for making contemporary art, combined with a belief that by focusing on ability, all things are possible.

Mike, 50, retired from his old job to pursue his innate love of being an artist.

“Having dyslexia, creating art is a way of telling a story,” he said. “The doves in my art represent freedom.”

The exhibition, which offers affordable fine art, will run until Christmas Eve.

It features work by seven different artists, including Mike Juggins, as well as two experienced painters, Geoff Powell and Gavin Blench. For the remaining four artists — Tatiana Draper, Marcus Dill, Ilana Levy, and Jess Juggins — it is the first time they are displaying their work in the city.

Marcus is himself a beneficiary of the work Juggins has done with Inspired Days.

“For people with disabilities, it is all about being an artist, above being someone who is disabled,” Juggins said. “Some people were angry with me for including Marcus’s work, but art is art, and he had a wonderful perception of colours.”

He has been featured in exhibitions in Singapore and at the Tate Modern.

Featuring a variety of styles and artistic techniques at a range of prices, it offers to provide all customers with the perfect Christmas gift.

Powell said, “It is a great opportunity and a visit to the gallery shop makes for an interesting browse”.

The percentage of the proceeds from the shop will be invested back into Inspired Days.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10-6pm. Sunday 12-3pm.

For the original article, click here.

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