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.
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.
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.
From Emma Leith’s venue, you will be well placed to take a relaxed stroll around the rest of Box. Next up – at venue #33 – is Lindsay Booth who is new to the Peacock Arts Trail. Great to have you join us Lindsay!
Lindsay Booth –
Working in the wonderful village of Box, Lindsay Booth is the maker behind Box Upholstery. Lindsay enjoys working with her hands, using a variety of materials and traditional and
Venue 16 is the fantastic Springfield Community Campus where you can find 3 of our artists in the exhibition space. Springfield is a great family venue if you’re planning on hitting the Trail with the kids as you have the library, cafe and park just outside. And if you visit on the first day of the Trail – Saturday 5th – you will also have the added bonus of the Corsham Creative Market in the exhibition space and main hall which is organised by Nicola Davis…
Nicola Davis –
Nicola specialises in the bright and colorful art of silk painting. She enjoys tie-dying on silk as it is so unpredictable and the way the colours mix is fascinating.
You may be feeling a little tired after visiting the 10 artists at the Almshouses but fear not, the next venue is downhill! After a gentle stroll, and perhaps a brief sit down in The Pound Arts Centre fabulous cafe, you will be feeling ready for your next 3 artists…
Caroline Rudge –
Caroline is a fine artist and animator, specialising in the beautiful medium of Egg Tempera. Her work focuses on portraiture and still life – in particular studies of nature, skulls, bugs and wings. Her art draws inspiration from medieval icon paintings. She also produces
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)…
Our last 5 artists on the Trail are all in Chippenham, starting with textile artist, Galit…
Galit tells us, “my work is an ongoing exploration of structure and embellishment. I work with mainly textiles and stitch to create varied pieces. My inspiration comes from the natural world