Peacock Arts Trail 2017 – Thank You!

The Peacock Committee would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the 2017 Peacock Arts Trail! We can’t believe the 9 days are over already!

To our artists – a great big thank you for all your  hard work and enthusiasm. It takes a huge amount of effort to prepare for an exhibition like this, which we know you do whilst juggling busy lives.

To our visitors – it is wonderful to know that there are so many of you who appreciate the arts! Thank you for visiting in record numbers, and we can’t wait to see some of the results of the workshops and other activities that you were involved in. We hope you will hang on to your brochure as it makes an excellent gift buying guide to support local artists.

Here are a few of our photos from the Trail. Please feel free to share yours with us, especially if you made something fabulous on a workshop. Continue reading

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Mid-Trail Tea Break!

We’re halfway through the Peacock Arts Trail 2017 and it’s been a whirlwind!

The Peacock’s have been out and about on the Trail and we are absolutely blown away by the talent on display. We can’t thank our artists enough for making the Trail so fantastic, their hard work makes it such a success!

And a success it seems to be…everywhere we’ve visited we’re hearing incredibly positive things about visitor numbers and engagement. We also can’t wait to see the creative outcomes of the workshops and drop in activities that have been running through the course of the week.

What has inspired you so far? Have you joined in on a workshop? Where do you plan to visit next? Share your journey with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

But first, time to sit down, have a cup of tea, and browse through our photos for a recap (and inspire those yet to hit the Trail to shake a tail feather)… Continue reading

The Peacock Arts Trail starts tomorrow!!!

This is our last blog post before the Trail starts, and our last chance to wish our artists and visitors alike a very happy 9 days on the Trail!

To our visitors –

We hope you have managed to pick up a copy of our free brochure by now, but if not then all venues will have a stack so collect one at the first place you visit. You can plan your first visit using our online brochure found here – https://peacockartstrail.co.uk/brochure-2017/ Continue reading

Venue #43 – David Norfolk

Photographer David Norfolk will be presenting photobooks of abstract and surreal art photography along with mounted prints of selected photographs from his collection.

David Norfolk

David is a keen member of the Royal Photographic Society (a charity dedicated to furthering the interests of photography globally) and helps to run its Western Region. Continue reading

Venue #42 – Mary Quarmby & Beth Quarmby Illustration

This mother and daughter duo promises a delightful, colourful and vibrant experience with dynamic glass work and imaginative illustration and design….

Mary Quarmby

Mary is a contemporary glass artist who uses fusing and slumping to complement traditional methods of glass work Continue reading

Venue #41 – Meryl Kelsey-Masters

Joining us again in 2017 is another Chippenham based artist, Meryl Kelsey-Masters, who is a multi-faceted creative. She’s been professionally involved in photography, jewellery design, stage sets, props, and garden design over the years and is now enjoying concentrating on painting and jewellery making. Continue reading

Venue #40 – Galit

Our last 5 artists on the Trail are all in Chippenham, starting with textile artist, Galit…

Galit Litvak-Watson

Galit tells us, “my work is an ongoing exploration of structure and embellishment. I work with mainly textiles and stitch to create varied pieces. My inspiration comes from the natural world Continue reading

Venue #39 – Andrew Lansley

At Foxham Studios on Stockton Marsh Farm is Andrew Lansley who is a member of the Bath Society of Artists. He won the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions Award and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, RWA and numerous shows at the Mall Galleries, including RI, RSMA, NEAC, RBA, Sunday Times Watercolour and Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. He is also the owner of WalkAndDrawBath.

Andrew Lansley

Andrew’s works are executed in egg tempera and watercolour. Continue reading

Venue #38 – Barn Gallery

Nestled down a short lane in the centre of Kington Langley village is the Barn Gallery where you will find two passionate and dedicated artists specialising in slip-cast porcelain, gloss paint and imaginary landscapes.

Cheryl Cork

Having recently graduated as a mature student in BA Hons Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University, Cheryl is now working in slip-cast porcelain, which she enjoys for its fragile and ethereal appearance. Continue reading