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
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.
A stone’s throw from venue #35 is David King – professional photographer, animator and designer. David is a newcomer to the Peacock Arts Trail so lets show him a warm welcome and find out more…
David King –
David is a professional photographer who divides his time between graphic design and animation, and photography. David tells us, “photography is my passion. I have taken pictures for as long as I can remember. For me nothing comes close to the excitement of encountering something for the first time and
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 New Farm, you are a short journey from the beautiful village of Lacock where we’re delighted to have 4 of our artists exhibiting in St Cyriac’s Church, including an exhibition from the children of Lacock Primary School.
Sheona Beaumont –
Sheona is a fine art photographer and researcher, working with digital and alternative photographic processes to explore religious or historical themes. Sheona has worked with different photographic processes for over 20 years: black and white analogue, disposable cameras, cyanotypes, lenticular photography.
Peacock HQ is over the moon that we have a group of 7 artists at New Farm again in 2019! Take a seat, relax and read on…
Alun Crockford –
Alun is a photographer producing work ranging from commercial advertising to fine art personal work using large format film.
Having spent 35 years working a photographer for over 35 years, Alun has covered all aspects of photography from high end digital to large format film. When not in his studio Alun enjoys studying the history of photography and medieval art. Through participating in the Peacock Arts Trail, Alun’s intent is to introduce people to analog photography.
Alun is also responsible for the majority of the wonderful photos you see on our website and brochure – thank you Alun!
Rebecca McCarthy-Carter –
Participating in the Peacock Arts Trail is very important to Rebecca as it is her main exhibition and gives her the motivation to find time to create. She finds
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)…