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.
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)…
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/
Photographer David Norfolk will be presenting photobooks of abstract and surreal art photography along with mounted prints of selected photographs from his collection.
David is a keen member of the Royal Photographic Society (a charity dedicated to furthering the interests of photography globally) and helps to run its Western Region.
This mother and daughter duo promises a delightful, colourful and vibrant experience with dynamic glass work and imaginative illustration and design….
Mary is a contemporary glass artist who uses fusing and slumping to complement traditional methods of glass work
Joining us again in 2017 is another Chippenham based artist, Meryl Kelsey-Masters, who is a multi-faceted creative. She’s been professionally involved in photography, jewellery design, stage sets, props, and garden design over the years and is now enjoying concentrating on painting and jewellery making.
At Foxham Studios on Stockton Marsh Farm is Andrew Lansley who is a member of the Bath Society of Artists. He won the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions Award and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, RWA and numerous shows at the Mall Galleries, including RI, RSMA, NEAC, RBA, Sunday Times Watercolour and Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. He is also the owner of WalkAndDrawBath.
Andrew’s works are executed in egg tempera and watercolour.
Nestled down a short lane in the centre of Kington Langley village is the Barn Gallery where you will find two passionate and dedicated artists specialising in slip-cast porcelain, gloss paint and imaginary landscapes.
Having recently graduated as a mature student in BA Hons Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University, Cheryl is now working in slip-cast porcelain, which she enjoys for its fragile and ethereal appearance.
At Church Farm in Kington Langley is Kate Armor whose specialism is the fascinating conservation of all works of art on paper – paintings, drawings, prints and ephemera.
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From simple mould and discolouration to extreme damage, items from the 16th – 21st century are returned to excellent condition.
Still in Kington Langley is the quirky, gifted artist Emelie Hryhoruk who creates vibrant and enchanting seascapes with a little magic!
Emily tells us that she, “creates ethereal paintings by combining elements of her childhood alongside her love of the sea. The cows are an invaluable part of the process. Stumbling upon a well-known rabbit, perhaps, or a flower fairy twirling on the pebbles whilst sipping champagne, a cow soon turns to two, then a few more, and before you know it thousands jump at you from the serenity of ‘Cow Pebble Beach'”.