Artist Café News from 1 June
We would like to extend our thanks to Stephanie Bell of BBC Radio Wiltshire who came to join us for the morning to find out what the Artists’ Café is all about and how it benefits our artists. She heard from several of our artists about what it means to them. She also managed to catch up with artist Cath Bloomfield who is one of the Somerset Printmakers whose work is the current exhibition in our main Gallery. Print Plus runs until Saturday 24 June - For more information click here.
The Artist Café piece goes live on the radio today, June 7, at 15:10 here if you can’t hear it live it will be available on listen again here. There will also be a piece about our Cells which is due to air next Thursday, June 15, at 14:10.
Ian Lacy from CIC Love from the Artist came to let us know about how to get art cards and other print-on-demand services at a price that artists can afford, 40p per card and a minimum run of only ten cards. This enables artists to make a profit from their artwork reproductions. He left some samples and brochures with us so please do pop in if you want one of these. The artists’ site to find out more is here http://lovefromtheartist.org/ and the commercial site is here https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/
Patrick Hallissey shared information about an upcoming exhibition of work by Barbara Rae coming to the Adam Gallery in Bath ‘Postcards from the Artist’ more details here.
Patrick also mentioned an art auction that is being organised by Trowbridge Museum on Friday 8th September. There will be a silent auction to raise the profile of, and fundraise for, the Museum’s expansion project. The Museum is looking for artists to donate work, and you can get in touch with them here.
After the Artists Café we also went to see the exhibition of Michael Pennie’s work Drawings of Different Sizes at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House. The exhibition was curated by Town Hall Arts curator Fiona Cassidy. Michael was kind enough to talk to us about the exhibition and his drawing practice. It runs until Saturday 10 June. Opening hours are Sat and Sun 10am-4pm and other days by appointment. Visit their website.
Finally our Open exhibition deadline is extended until the 8 June at 5pm – so there is still time to submit work. Prizes include a chance to exhibit your work at the Town Hall Arts next year. Click here for more information.
Next month’s Artist Café will be Thursday 6 July 10.30-12, and then we will take a break in August.