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.
Painters and twin brothers, Jonathan and Michael Sanders, will be launching their Peacock Arts Trail with a paint duel!
Both artists visited Lacock Abbey on the same day to take a photograph of a section of the Abbey they wished to paint. Neither have seen the others painting – both will be unveiled at 10.30am on Saturday 5th at their gallery on Pickwick Road, Sanders Painting & Sculpture.
Visit them at venue #9 to see the results of their hard work and cast your vote!
We are delighted to have been able to organise our very first community project for the 2019 Peacock Arts Trail.
Masterminded by the wonderful Rachael Holtom, a group of older people have produced artwork inspired by the phrase ‘A Walk in Corsham Park’.
They have worked with two of our artists – Rachel Heard and Sam Perry – to create some very impressive art as well as have lots of fun and laughter on the way!
You can enjoy the exhibition of the ‘Creative Connections’ group everyday during the Peacock Arts Trail at Corsham Town Hall, 10am – 3pm.
We are very grateful to Wiltshire Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board for funding this project; to Corsham Town Council for their kind support and to the customers of Waitrose (Melksham) for donating via the green token scheme.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.