Launch!

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.

Enjoy!

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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.

New Workshops & Demos at The Barn Gallery

We’re delighted to inform you that there are two new workshops and demonstrations being offered by artists at The Barn Gallery in Kington Langley:

5 Days To Go!

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.

Venue #46 ‘Materialise’, The Causeway, Chippenham

Our last venue! We can’t quite believe it!  Thank you for reading our posts, we hope you’ve enjoyed discovering more about our artists as much as we have, and we look forward to seeing you on the Trail.

What better way to end the Trail with a fabulous group of artists who are new to the Peacock Arts Trail – known as ‘Materialise’, venue 46 is host to a group of textile artists who originally met at Trowbridge College while doing a City & Guilds course in embroidery. They have remained as a group, meeting monthly and exhibiting every 2 yrs since.

Venue #43 Yelde Hall, Chippenham Arts and Cultural Events

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.

Venue #42 Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre

We’re nearing the end of the Trail now, but we still have a LOT to see, with more artists than ever in Chippenham!

We are delighted therefore that our next venue on the Trail is Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, where we have three of our talented artists exhibiting. Located in an 18th century grade II listed building, the entrance to the Museum is through the shop, located off the Market Place next to the Angel Hotel.

Barking Hen Jewellery: Tamara Eggleston –

Tamara, a jeweller/designer for over 20 years, hand-makes her jewellery from a little studio in her back garden in Chippenham. Using traditional silversmithing techniques, her jewellery is inspired by nature and tends to mirror the changing seasons. Tamara’s favourite metals are a combination of silver and copper as they contrast so beautifully.

Venue #41 Fi Redmond, Kington Langley

Our third venue in Kington Langley is the wonderful textile artist, Fi Redmond. Fi is a returning artist to the Trail, and this year is offering free activities on a drop-in basis every day. Do check your brochure or our workshop page for more details. Find Fi at the white house on the corner by the A350 traffic lights.

Fi Redmond

Fi is influenced by “a fascination with history and art history; it is figurative, and largely reflects interiors, ceramics and landscape”.

A typical day involves exercising “the hound”, getting the children to school and a certain amount of coffee and baked goods before Fi starts playing with fabric – “it usually takes far longer faffing about with textures and planning a piece than it does to stitch it”!

Venue #40 Sam Perry, Kington Langley

Also in Kington Langley is mixed media and sculpture artist Sam Perry. Find her on the edge of Kington Langley, just beyond Langley Nurseries. Sam is also one of our artists who is involved in our community age project – do see page 5 of the brochure for details, and visit the exhibition at Corsham Town Hall during the Trail.

Sam Perry

Sam’s art is built from mythology, folklore, and psychological space, “to explore the underpinning complexities and poetics that invisibly thread through our lives”. Working from a large studio space, Sam has three series of work that she is working on

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.

Venue #20 – New Farm

Hopping over to Lacock you will find a group of artist studios in a beautiful setting at New Farm on the Lacock Road…

Rebecca McCarthy-Carter

Rebecca is not only a talented artist in her own right, but also inspires young people to be creative as part of her full-time job as teacher of art at Corsham School.