Peacock Arts Trail 2017 – Thank You!

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.

Mid-Trail Tea Break!

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)…

Venue #40 – Galit

Our last 5 artists on the Trail are all in Chippenham, starting with textile artist, Galit…

Galit Litvak-Watson

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

Venue #33 – Slaughterford Mill

Nestled in the beautiful Slaughterford Valley close to the By Brook is an old paper mill which is now home to two of our artist’s studios…

Sow’s Ear

Mari Hughes is the talented dress maker behind the extraordinary brand Sow’s Ear.

Venue #27 – Emma Leith (Peacock Committee), Tin City & Beau Beau Hats & Embellishments

In the beautiful village of Box you will find a house with a bright pink door! (seriously, you can’t miss it!) Home to the fabulous Emma Leith and two other wonderful artists – Jo & Adrienne – you are in for a treat at this colourful must-visit venue!

Emma is also a peacock committee member so this is another handy location to get some tips about making the most of the Trail and picking up some spare brochures for your friends!

Emma Leith

Emma is an artist with multiple talents, both a mosaic artist combining traditional mosaic tesserae with vintage china and

Venue #16 – The Corsham School

We are very pleased to have The Corsham School join us on the Trail this year. The work exhibited will be a mixture of GCSE and A-Level students’ work together with some work from staff in the Art Department.

Venue #15 – Springfield Community Campus

Over at Corsham’s fantastic Springfield Community Campus, you will find a large group of artists, exhibiting an exciting mix of textiles, glass and digital art to name a few…