SHAF brings you several regular exhibitions as well as other one off shows. See below our larger and most popular events, which are fully organised by SHAF to showcase its members work in different locations throughout the year.


SHAF on Tour – Agricultural Shows

SHAF on Tour – One Day Events – Applications are now OPEN!!

Join SHAF at the following upcoming shows:
– Yealmpton Agricultural Show – Wednesday 31st July 2024
– Kingsbridge Show – Sunday 8th September 2024


SHAF on Tour, One day events are collaboratively displays of SHAF member work at local shows, primarily agricultural or local festivals.

SHAF plans to have a 6 metre square trade stand at each show, and will use our 6X3 metre marquee fitted with tables and hanging space to display both 2D and 3D work.
This is a great opportunity for new or established artists to promote their work in a relaxed environment.
This presents a fantastic opportunity for both new and established artists to exhibit their work in a laid-back setting. Participants will be involved in setting up the marquee and a stewarding schedule will be established for the day.

In 2023, the SHAF marque allowed members to showcase their work alongside other artists.

A selection process will choose between 6 to 10 artists based on space requirements and interest. Local shows are ideal for introducing various artists’ work, attracting new members, and promoting upcoming shows and exhibitions.

These events help elevate SHAF’s visibility to a broader audience, benefiting all involved, including participating artists. SHAF has acquired its own marquee and display units to provide a professional gallery ambiance.

Are you interested in joining SHAF to promote members and the organisation in a relaxed, social environment?

Email the Events team at to learn more.




Creative Passions will have 14 Artists taking part this year. A fantastic mix of 2D and 3D works representing a wide range of disciplines within the membership.

This Exhibition will showcase both emerging and established artists, with a fresh new display to introduce their latest creations.

2024 Creative Passions takes place on Sunday 11 to Sunday 18 August at Thurlestone Parish Hall  (TQ7 3LY) shown below.

With the following Artists taking part:

2D artists: Lucy Gunning (South Hams landscape painter in acrylics), Becci Hey (abstract impressionism with photographic landscapes), Eleanor King (South Hams landscapes in Watercolour), Aziz Khan (Natural history, Illustration and painting), Andrew Luscombe (South Hams Landscapes in Oils), Gavin Middlewood (Macro-nature inspired by South Hams), Helen Petit (Landscape & Abstract painter),

3D artists: Tor Allen (Digital art, illustration, jewellery, painting), Charlotte Dalrymple-Hay (Silver jewellery), Cally Gooding (Ceramics), Steve Hedley (Wood-turned products), Liz Mingo (Mosaic art), Heather Tetley (Jewellery from recycled silver), Becca White (Textiles and hand-pulled prints).

Pop in and join us for a cuppa.





And don’t forget our flagship event – THE ARTS TRAIL 2024!

This year it takes place between 12th – 27th October

We have 50 amazing members taking part this year. Applications are now closed but keep an eye out for the new brochure and updates on the link below.

The Arts Trail takes place during the last two weeks of October showcasing a selection of our talented members.  Displaying artist works across venues throughout the South Hams.

All information about the event’s participants, venues and opening times can be found on our Arts Trail page.

Printed brochures can also be found at venues where our artists exhibit, they can also be found in some Hotels, Restaurants, Shops and Information Centres in the area. A digital version of the brochure will also be published on website page.

More information

CRAFT Festival – Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey

7th – 9th June 2024

SHAF is currently pending application for a stand at the Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey this June. If confirmed the members area will be updated with details on exhibitions applications. Futher information to follow.

CRAFT FESTIVAL showcases work of hundreds of artists and makers across dozens of stands. We invite all followers of SHAF’s events to make a day of it and visit the CRAFT Festival! It won’t disappoint. Find more information about the event and how to buy tickets via the link below.

About CRAFT Festival


Present Maker 2023 took place on November 13-26th at The Cider Press Gallery in Dartington

In 2023 Present Maker moved to a new location, The Cider Press Gallery in Dartington (run by SHAF member Pam Neaves). This exhibition showcased some great gift ideas by 12 SHAF artists and makers. This was the perfect opportunity to purchase handmade gifts by local artists including jewellery, ceramics, woodcrafts, textiles, prints, paintings, Christmas cards, decorations and more!

Watch out for more information about our next Present Maker Exhibition.

More information about our upcoming events can be found in the link below.
See full details of event in calendar