Venue #9 Sanders Painting & Sculpture

Our Venue #9 is the newly opened Sanders Painting and Sculpture on Pickwick Road where brothers Jonathan and Michael Sanders will be exhibiting their beautiful art.

Jonathan Sanders

Jonathan has painted since leaving art college but has also become, “fascinated with the lost wax method of casting in bronze, aware that I am carrying on a tradition predating Roman times”.

Venue #6 Elizabeth & Humphry Barnikel

Skipping up Corsham High Street we find ourselves at number 36 (next to Green Ginger), the venue for Elizabeth and Humphry Barnikel. Please note they will be exhibiting in their garden studio – access is via the public car park at the back of The Methuen Arms Hotel.

Elizabeth Barnikel – 

Elizabeth gets her inspiration from a large range of visual sources and has  begun to move through areas of simplification and abstraction. As a child

Venue #2 Bath Spa University, Corsham Court

We’re delighted to welcome Bath Spa University to the 2019 Trail! Join Tim Jollands in the basement gallery at Corsham Court for A Show of Hands, an exhibition of posters and ephemera celebrating the manicule or printer’s fist – expect quirky wordplay, visual puns and decorative joy from letterpress printers across the UK.

In the adjoining Albion Press Room, you can see letterpress in action and print a keepsake on one of the hand presses.

The Countdown to the 2019 Trail Begins! Venue #1 Corsham Town Hall

In the run up to the 2019 Trail we will be writing a blog post on each of our artists, venue by venue. These posts will expand on the information that you will find in our Exhibitor list and in the brochure with some fascinating insights into their work.

Kicking off our artist countdown are Michael Sutherland, Lyndsay Tarren-Leister, Chloe Pinheiro and Jane Jameson. These 4 fabulous artists will be exhibiting in Corsham Town Hall in both the Chamber Room and the Methuen Room. 

Michael Sutherland – 

Exhibiting for the first time this year is Corsham based artist Michael Sutherland whose work features landscapes, portraits and still life in acrylic and watercolour.

Welcome & Brochure 2019!

We have had lots of new followers to our website and mailing list recently and so we wanted to say hello and thank you for joining us! We hope you’re as excited about the 2019 Trail as we are – it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

We have over 85 artists over 46 venues this year so there is a lot to see. All of our exhibitors are listed on our website with full details about the artist, how to contact them and when/where they will be exhibiting – Exhibitors 2019

Peacock Arts Trail – Applications For 2019 Are Now Open!

That’s right, WE’RE BACK and we’re going to be bigger and better than ever!

The 2019 Peacock Arts Trail will run from Saturday 5 – Sunday 13 October.
That’s 9 lovely days of art art and more art! 

Artist: Philippa MacCarthur

Artist: Chic Newbury

 

If you’re a visitor to the Trail, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to meet our talented exhibitors and ask them all your burning questions, as well as potentially have a peek behind the scenes in their workshops. We want to make this trail the best Arts Trail there is so you can see just how much talent we have in this area! Please come and share our passion!

Peacock Arts Trail 2019 COMING SOON!

That’s right! The peacocks are shaking their feathers and getting ready to strut their stuff in 2019!

In case you’ve not already spotted them, the dates of the next Trail for your diary are:
Saturday 5 – Sunday 13 October 2019

We want YOU to get involved!

If you’re new to the Peacock Arts Trail, we are a bienniel arts trail, established in 2013, with the aim of celebrating the arts in Corsham and the surrounding towns and villages in North-West Wiltshire.

We provide 9 days of open studios which gives members of the public the opportunity to meet the artists and see and discover their art. And it gives artists the opportunity to show and sell your work to the public and network with local artists.

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.

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)…

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/