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.
It’s not long now until the Peacocks take to the skies over Corsham again for the 2019 Peacock Arts Trail! It is set to be an absolutely fantastic Trail, with more talented artists and creatives than ever joining us this time around!
Remember, entry to all venues is completely free. Please do check the brochure or our online exhibitor list for individual venue opening times as well as information on access, parking and refreshments.
Have you picked up your printed copy of the brochure yet? Find them in galleries, shops, cafes, tourist information’s and many other locations around the Trail area.
We are so lucky in Corsham to have such wonderful arty shops and galleries! It’s great to have so many of them join us on the Trail…
Venue #3 Coppins Jewellers
Coppins have been making jewellery in all precious metals from their workshop in Corsham for over 35 years. They specialise in unusual gemstones and classic pieces with an unusual twist; choose from their wide selection or discuss your ideas
Joining us again on the Peacock Arts Trail is the incredibly talented Meryl Kelsey Masters who will be exhibiting from her home in Chippenham. Meryl is offering workshops during the Trail – do see our workshops page for more information and contact Meryl for booking.
Meryl Kelsey Masters –
Meryl’s present work is mainly painting in acrylics, working from sketches and photos taken on travels around the world and at home. Meryl has dabbled in many aspects of art, craft and design over the years, encouraged by her mother who was an art teacher and lifelong painter, embroiderer and dress maker. After studying jewellery design
Our second venue in Chippenham is the Yelde Hall, on the Market Place, not far from the Museum and Heritage Centre. Here you will find a newly refurbished building exhibiting the work of the Chippenham Arts and Cultural Events group.
Our next venue is The Barn Gallery in the beautiful village of Kington Langley. Here we have four of our talented artists exhibiting, all new to the Trail – it never fails to amaze us how much talent there is to discover in this area!
Olivia de Rivaz –
Olivia is a veterinary surgeon and self-taught artist whose paintings are inspired by the animals of the British countryside.
On the main road as you travel through Box, you will discover Hardy House Gallery, owned by Nina Roberts.
Nina Roberts –
Nina has been painting and printmaking since the 1970’s and has recently turned her creative hand to glass sculpture.
Over at venue #32 we have the fabulous Emma Leith exhibiting from her home in Box, along with both her mum & dad and returning milliner, Adrienne Horswill. If you love colour, this is a must visit venue!
Emma is also a Trail organiser, so any burning questions, she will be happy to help.
Carol Leith –
Carol Leith is best known for her world famous Monkeypuzzle sculptures and Illustrations, however she has recently branched out into painting in mixed media. Carol’s work is a mixture of techniques which include, oil on canvas, water colour, collage, fretsaw art and fabric wall hangings.
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”.
A short hop out of Corsham and you will come to Wadswick Green where you will find Joy Jeffreys exhibiting her wonderful collection in The Greenhouse Restaurant. Joy will also be offering workshops so if you fancy having a go at watercolours then do get in touch with Joy to find out more!
Joy Jeffreys –
Joy works from her light and airy glass organery studio space and uses a subtle palette of colour that lends itself to the landscape and architecture of the South West. She captures images when out walking the countryside