what is eyeview? 


The Eyeview cultural programme forms part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme: a pilot scheme funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. With this support, Torbay Culture is working to build the foundations and infrastructure for change that will shape a more confident Torbay: ambitious for its future, a great place to live and to visit, with a thriving cultural offer in Torbay that is high quality, valued, sustainable and embedded in all parts of life.

Through Eyeview - a series of site-specific commissions, participatory projects and community actions running throughout 2019 - Torbay Culture is supporting artists and communities to animate and re-imagine Torbay’s culture and heritage. Building from the ground up, a thread of new stories, conversations and projects will gather people together, animating key heritage assets and platforming new work in collaboration with local, regional and national partners.

Building on the spirit of exchange and dialogue, we want to catalyse the emergence of new work and ways of thinking, nurturing a solid base from which the energy of our cultural sector can grow. Underpinning this is embedded support and capacity-building, interfacing with other aspects of our Great Place Scheme, to layer culture into our developing sense of place.

eyeview: conversations
March – December 2019

A series of happenings, feasts, presentations and dialogue through the year, bringing people together to ask questions, debate, share ideas, places and perspectives.

eyeview: (extra)ordinary
7th – 16th June 2019

Bringing together site-specific works and partnership projects by artists and communities that animate and take over extraordinary and unexpected places, cultural treasures and sites in Torbay’s unique natural environment.

eyeview: wavelength
8th - 10th November 2019

Experimental commissions with artists and technologists, culminating in a celebration of sound and light, illuminating the overlooked and unexpected.