Art Group

Art Group

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The Art Group is a well established group, meeting on Monday afternoons in the Phoenix Room from 2.00-4.30 pm.

There are three sessions a year, comprising about 11 indoor meetings from October to Christmas, 11 from January to April, and 4 early in the summer session;  later in the summer, there are usually (weather permitting!) some full- or half-day outdoor sketching meetings. The programme of work is interesting and varied, and Art Group members take an active part in suggesting the topics. The current programme is on display at the Arts Centre.

Each session offers the opportunities for drawing and painting a wide range of subjects, practising familiar and experimenting with unfamiliar styles and media.  It will generally include visits from several tutors, and often the use of models. Materials are not provided. Members have the chance to display and sell their work at the Group’s annual exhibition in the Arts Centre.

The Art Group is open to all, but numbers are limited by the space available, and the challenge for tutors on a brief visit of giving effective help to too large a group.  All levels of ability are welcome. However, complete beginners should note that a systematic course of instruction is not offered.   Applicants must be paid-up members of the Arts Centre.  In addition, the Art Group makes a charge at the start of each session to cover the fees of tutors and models booked;  this is usually around £40.

Outside art sessions also take place - weather allowing!

Details of the current season's activities can be found here

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For more information on joining the Art Group 
Contact: Gillian 07873 740979 or  Janet 01747 821601
email art@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

The Gallery

Opening hours 10.00am-4.00pm Monday-Saturday inclusive. Entry free.

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The purpose-built gallery is an integral part of the Centre on the ground floor off the entrance foyer and provides local artists and art groups, craftspeople and crafts groups, professional and amateur, with a venue in which to show and sell their work to the general public.

It is also available for in-house groups to display their activities. It is run by a gallery manager who supervises and records the bookings and hires it out for one or two week periods for a booking fee plus commission on sales (in-house groups are not charged the booking fee).

Contact: gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

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Today should be the start of Alan Booth's exhibition in the gallery, sadly cancelled. Here is a selection of his work. Inspired by natural form he embraces photography & ceramics to express his passion. Find out more on https://www.alan-booth.com/exhibition-2020 #naturalform #photography #ceramics

Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website http://www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces

Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/ScN450yUCXY

Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/hfzY50yMeJb

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  • Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces

    shaftesburyarts: "Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces"
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  • Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/GDEX50yUCXX

    shaftesburyarts: "Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/GDEX50yUCXX"
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  • Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/HAJ250yMeJc

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/HAJ250yMeJc"
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  • Continuing this week and to 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from Piers Muiry. Portraiture (commissions taken) and imagined landscapes add to the range of ideas and styles in this exhibition. #portraits #dreamscapes #oiloncanvas #painting #mindandmatter http://ow.ly/A5RG50yMex2

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and to 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from Piers Muiry. Portraiture (commissions taken) and imagined landscapes add to the range of ideas and styles in this exhibition. #portraits #dreamscapes #oiloncanvas #painting #mindandmatter http://ow.ly/A5RG50yMex2"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday, Piers Muiry shows his interest in symbolism and ritual in this eclectic exhibition 'Mind and Matter' #stag #fractals #masque #peacock #mesmerised #dreaming http://ow.ly/MTSf50yJ3pY

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday, Piers Muiry shows his interest in symbolism and ritual in this eclectic exhibition 'Mind and Matter' #stag #fractals #masque #peacock #mesmerised #dreaming http://ow.ly/MTSf50yJ3pY"
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  • In the gallery until 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from London based artist, Piers Muiry. Paintings which show the influence of his travels to India. #portraits #lifeinIndia #bodyandmind #mindandmatter #artinshaftesbury #artfromindia http://ow.ly/Bt6H50yJ2dw

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery until 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from London based artist, Piers Muiry. Paintings which show the influence of his travels to India. #portraits #lifeinIndia #bodyandmind #mindandmatter #artinshaftesbury #artfromindia http://ow.ly/Bt6H50yJ2dw"
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  • Last two days to see 'The Winter Visitor' showing the original paintings for a children's book written by Nick Andrew and illustrated by Tanya Hinton. Closes tomorrow at 4pm @WiltshireWild #wildlifeonreclaimedwood #annotatedenvironments #mixedmediadrawing http://ow.ly/MAsm50yAKfy

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'The Winter Visitor' showing the original paintings for a children's book written by Nick Andrew and illustrated by Tanya Hinton. Closes tomorrow at 4pm  @WiltshireWild #wildlifeonreclaimedwood #annotatedenvironments #mixedmediadrawing http://ow.ly/MAsm50yAKfy"
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  • 'The Winter Visitor' is a must see and is open every day until 10 March including Sunday. Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton capture the season in rural Wiltshire through painting and mixed media drawings. #wylyevalley #childrensbook #localartists #wildlife http://ow.ly/tfnx50yAJM5

    shaftesburyarts: "'The Winter Visitor' is a must see and is open every day until 10 March including Sunday. Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton capture the season in rural Wiltshire through painting and mixed media drawings. #wylyevalley #childrensbook #localartists #wildlife http://ow.ly/tfnx50yAJM5"
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  • Continuing this week and to 10 March, Nick Andrew's recent paintings of the River Wylye on canvas and paper with Tanya Hinton's paintings of wildlife on reclaimed wood. @WiltshireWild #wildwoodarts #wylyevalley #thewintervisitor #artinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/FJIg50yzCid

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and to 10 March, Nick Andrew's recent paintings of the River Wylye on canvas and paper with Tanya Hinton's paintings of wildlife on reclaimed wood. @WiltshireWild #wildwoodarts #wylyevalley #thewintervisitor #artinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/FJIg50yzCid"
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  • Open all weekend, inc Sunday 10am-4pm - 'The Winter Visitor' paintings and mixed media drawings from Nick Andrews and Tanya Hinton. Their new book of the same title is also available at the gallery. #wildwoodart #reclaimed #oilpainting #acrylicpainting http://ow.ly/6NQD50yzeig

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend, inc Sunday 10am-4pm - 'The Winter Visitor' paintings and mixed media drawings from Nick Andrews and Tanya Hinton. Their new book of the same title is also available at the gallery. #wildwoodart #reclaimed #oilpainting #acrylicpainting http://ow.ly/6NQD50yzeig"
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