And we’re off! Hello 9 days of art art and more art!
We hope artists and art lovers alike have a wonderful week, chatting with fellow enthusiasts, making new friends, and generally celebrating how important it is to be creative in any way you can!
If you’ve not seen it already, do check out our Discover the Trail page which we hope will help you navigate the Trail – links to our exhibitors can be found on this page (or above), along with links to maps, our online brochure and workshops.
Thank you in advance to everyone who visits one or more of our venues – we can assure you that a lot of work goes into getting ready for an exhibition like this and you will be warmly welcomed at every venue you visit. And remember, entry to all venues is completely free.
The Peacock Arts Trail are big fans of the Just A Card campaign – do have a read of their website to find out why their work is so important to small creative businesses.
After visiting Marianne Donohoe, it is a short stroll to The Toast Office where you will find Amanda Meaden in a lovely village setting, plus cake! What better combination?!
Amanda Meadon –
Amanda is a textile artist specialising in Cyanotypes on fabric, which is the original form of photography, using sunlight and patience to capture an image. Inspired by nature and what she finds around her, Amanda describes herself as “a foliage junkie, searching out interesting forms found in nature, adding a dash of sparkle with foiling to create lampshades and prints that are all unique”.
From Gastard, the Trail starts to move away from Corsham and onwards towards Whitley, Melksham and further afield. It’s not far from Gastard to Whitley where Marianne Donohoe aka Grey Clouds and Silver Linings, will be exhibiting her beautiful silver jewellery.
Marianne Donohoe –
Marianne started using silver clay about six years ago as she wanted to make charms after her dog passed away quite suddenly. Marianne fell in love with the medium so much she wanted to share it with everyone so then started teaching beginners workshops and have progressed from there.
From Sanders Painting & Sculpture, you can continue your stroll around Corsham with a short walk down Pickwick Road to the top of Pound Pill. On the corner at the top of hill, opposite the gates to Corsham Court, you will find the Corsham Almshouses and Schoolroom. We are delighted to be able to use this incredibly well preserved seventeenth century building again in 2019.
This year you will find 10 of our fabulous artists exhibiting at the Almshouses, including painters, ceramicists, jewellers, glass artists and stone sculptures. Get comfy, and read on…
Kate Davies –
After studying at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Kate worked for many years as an illustrator of children’s books with a brief spell working as an architectural illustrator. She now paints her own watercolours which strongly show the influence of those years, “populating well known, recognisable scenes, with little anthropomorphic characters”.
Kate’s day starts with a short walk to
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”.
Lots of artists are now signed up to the Trail and there’s lots of applications waiting in the wings almost ready to be uploaded to our directory of artists.
If you’re an artist thinking of exhibiting, don’t forget that you get a £10 discount off the registration fee if we receive your application before 1 July!
Check out of Artists Directory to discover more about the wonderful artists we have on the trail so far. Each listing includes a bit about the artist, links to their website, etc, and an image of their fabulous work.
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