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.
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
Next on the Trail is Dominic Clare in Slaughterford. Dominic will be also be offering wood carving workshops on the Trail so do have a look at our workshops page for details on how to book.
Dominic Clare –
Dominic’s studio can be found on the outskirts of the hamlet of Slaughterford. His large gallery space is packed with a multitude of varied and intriguing sculptures from monumental to tiny and delicate. This looks down on a cavernous workshop where you can see a busy sculptor’s work in progress.
Two returning artists, John Harland and Kate Impey, will be exhibiting their colourful art from their home studios in Box
John Harland –
“… Yet while these paintings may be
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.
We’re delighted to welcome two new artists who will be exhibiting at Woolley Grange Farm – a short distance from Box and Wadswick Green.
Mary Petrovska –
Mary mostly paints in oils using a palette knife, but she have been known to use quality household paint left over from bespoke kitchen painting jobs! Her long term partner is a bespoke furniture and kitchen maker and Mary hand paints his kitchens. Describing her work, Mary says, “I enjoy the constraint and resulting harmony of using a limited and often muted palette. This also extends through to my ceramics and I hope
From Melksham, the Trail takes you onwards to Holt where you will find returning artists Brian and Marion King on Leigh Road.
Brian King –
Brian has been sculpting for 15 years since retiring from work and having trained at City of Bath College. Brian is a member of the Cotswold Association of Sculptors and has exhibited at Bath Art Society Open Exhibition. Brian uses plaster, Jesmonite and white cement/marble dust. Some sculptures are cast in bronze. Brian’s Major influence is endeavouring to capture the idea movement.
Jackie Newton –
A new artist on the Peacock Arts Trail, Jackie will be exhibiting from Antonia House in