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It’s always sad when a PAOS member passes away, but as someone said, “A bright star left us today” when they heard the news that long-standing PAOS member and former PAOS Treasurer, Kerry Richardson, passed away in Sue Ryder Hospice on Friday 22 July after a brave fight against cancer.



Kerry’s highly individual jewellery designs came from a combination of the African landscape and culture of her birthplace, South Africa, combined with personal symbols that were unique to her work. 

Kerry first entered the world of jewellery-making when she studied for an apprenticeship with Erich Frey Limited in Pretoria, South Africa.  She also studied gemmology and stone cutting and then continued developing her skills at the Sir John Cass Department of Jewellery and Silversmithing, London Guildhall University.  Throughout her career Kerry received recognition and awards for her work from organisations including the British Jewellers' Association and the Goldsmiths' Hall.  Kerry also worked with her sister, Bronwyn, on a joint venture – Keramika Creations – creating unique pieces of art using ceramics, gold and silver threads and other items inspired by nature to create beautiful pieces of art.

[caption id="attachment_21326" align="alignnone" width="533"] Kerry during PAOS 2018 with fellow artists Brian Withall, Denise Brown, Christine Withall and Andrea Van Cleef..[/caption]

Kerry travelled the country showcasing her work at craft fairs, including Manifest and the Goldsmiths Fair, arts and crafts shops and galleries and online via her Etsy Shop and the Peterborough Gift Shop.

She, together with fellow PAOS members and Artists, Christine and Brian Withall, was the instigator of the PAOS Affordable Art Fair that was always a great success – thanks to their organisation and effort.

However, the highlight of Kerry’s year was Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ weekends, where she had the opportunity to showcase her work with visitors and discuss her creative techniques in her home-based workshop.

It is fair to say Kerry  made so many friends through the arts community and through her work as a Pilates tutor and was supported by many of those friends during her final months, days and hours as she bravely battled cancer, demonstrating that PAOS is more than just a membership group, it is an arts' community where members meet good friends and acquaintances.



“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance.  They awaken us to new understandings with the passing whisper of their wisdom.  Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for a while and leave footprints on our memories forever.”

Kerry was one of those people.

Kerry requested a silent/non-attendance funeral.

The PAOS Team

 

Kerry Richardson: A sad loss to the PAOS Art Community

It’s always sad when a PAOS member passes away, but as someone said, “A bright star left us today” when More

The PAOS Affordable Art Fair returns this year with over 20 artists taking part over 2 days - Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December.  





Where: Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UU



When: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2021 11am - 4pm both days



All items available on the day are unique and will cost £50 or less.



Artists exhibiting at the event include:




Ali-Marie Black (Painting) Saturday only
Deirdre Blackburn (Paintings) Saturday only
Jenni Cairns (Metalcrafts) Saturday only
Colin Chapman (Paintings) Sunday only
Denney Designs (Mosaics)
Liz Davis (Mixed Media) Sunday only
Jill Colman (Jewellery)
Cherry Hadley (Art)
Kay Hall (Mosaics & Textiles) Saturday only
Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)
Handmade by Joolz (Mixed Media, Stained Glass)
Lisa Helin (Butterflies)
SarahHeather Art (Paintings and cards)
Christine Jose (Painting, Drawing)
Martina K (Mixed media)
Margaret Mallows (Printmaking)
Tony Nero (Painting, Drawing)
Oakland Jewellery (Jewellery
OlkyFolkie Art (Feltcrafts)
Jon Pain (Woodcarving, Sculpture, Woodturning) 
Paper2Pearls (Jewellery)
Alison Parry (Mosaics)
Stella Poole (Paintings) Sunday only
Prue Pye (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)
Paul Saunders (Digital Art/Photography) Saturday only
Jenny Sheldrake (Jewellery) Sunday only 
Handmade with Joolz (Stained glass)
Pauline Wheatley (Painting, Drawing, Pottery)

The doors will open at 11am until 4pm both days and you'll find lots of unique, hand created arts and crafts for you to buy.      
Government Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to throughout this event.  

 
 

PAOS Affordable Art Fair – Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December

The PAOS Affordable Art Fair returns this year with over 20 artists taking part over 2 days – Saturday 4th More

NOTICE OF PAOS AGM

The Peterborough Artists' Open Studios Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

Where:  Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough PE1 5GD.

Time: 7.15pm - 9pm

This meeting is open to members and members of the public who are interested in finding out more about Peterborough Artists' Open Studios.

The Agenda includes:

Chair's report 

Treasurer's report

Election/Re-election of committee members

Dates for PAOS 2022 (25/26 June, 2/3/9/10 July) and membership fees

Guest speaker - The HackSpace 

Any other business.

Nibbles and refreshments will be provided 

To help us manage numbers, if you wish to attend the meeting, please email paospeterborough@gmail.com by Friday 5th November 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

The PAOS Team

 

 

PAOS 2021 AGM – WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

NOTICE OF PAOS AGM The Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday 10th November More

PAOS, in partnership with City College Peterborough, have arranged another session  to help members learn more about selling their art online.  

The online course will be delivered via Teams on Saturday 16 October between 10am and 12 noon and costs just £15 for the session.



The session is designed to help people who wish to promote the sale of their work via the internet on platforms such as Artfinder, Shopify and Peterborough’s own website - www.peterboroughgiftshop.com - will help artists to reach new clients via the internet.   Artists will also learn how to develop SMARTER objectives to help them plan and deliver their own strategy.  You will also have the opportunity to share ideas with fellow artists.

The course, run by former PAOS member, Chris Lane, who runs his own successful marketing agency, Artinfusion, based in Thorney. Chris is also a digital marketing apprenticeship tutor and assessor, teaches digital marketing courses for the college and also sells his work on various sites including the online Peterborough Gift Shop (www.peterboroughgiftshop.com), Ebay and other online channels.

Interested?  Click here to find out more or to sign up for this course or call 01733 761361 for more information. 

This session will be available for a limited period of time so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Selling your art online course

PAOS, in partnership with City College Peterborough, have arranged another session  to help members learn more about selling their art More

Renowned street art by some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists  - including graffiti artist Banksy, Damian Hirst, My Dog Sighs, Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, Kaws and other prominent artists, will be on display at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery in a major new exhibition starting from Saturday 11th December 2021 - Sunday 29th May 2022.

Some of the items have rarely been exhibited in the UK before. It will include the unique Banksy cottage from Merrivale Model Village in Norfolk.

Most of the work that will be on display is owned by John Brandler of Essex-based Brandler Galleries. The exhibition was made possible thanks to James O’Rawe, general manager at Peterborough Workspace Limited, who approached Brandler Galleries to bring the street art to Peterborough.

“This is an incredibly exciting event for the city of Peterborough and one its residents can be proud of,” said James.

“These are big international names and to have their pieces of art on display in Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery will bring people to the city and help Peterborough on the road to recovery from Covid. The positive impact on the city will be significant.”

Other events and activities linked to the exhibition over the coming months are planned including an art trail and workshops involving local street artists.

Pat Carrington, CEO at City Culture Peterborough, which runs Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, said: “We’re delighted to be able to display these incredible artworks at the city’s gallery.

“Peterborough is home to many young and dynamic artists and this exhibition embraces that. We’re planning to get our local street artists involved in ‘Urban’ as a way of recognising the creative talent in the city and bringing young people from different backgrounds into the museum to see the exhibition.”

A special preview will take place on Friday 10 December for ticket holders, who can get a first look at the exhibition before it officially opens to the public the following day, including drinks and food.

The headline sponsor for the exhibition is Cross Keys Homes.

General admission for the exhibition is £8 for over 18s, £5 for youngsters aged 12-18 and free for under 12s. To book your visit click here 

‘Urban’ Exhibition at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery 11 Dec – 29 May 2022

Renowned street art by some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists  – including graffiti artist Banksy, Damian Hirst, My More

"I Matter" Exhibition Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery - 17th September - 28th November 2021

To matter: to be important or significant



Black Curator and Artist, Olu Taiwo, curated the exhibition 'I Matter' formed of the work of 15 artists from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities. Their work responded to the powerful declaration, "I Matter" and its recent iterations.

Olu Taiwo took part in the Babylon Young Curators Programme in 2020/21; a year-long professional development opportunity for young people aged 18 – 25.

“The ‘I Matter’ exhibition provides a platform to tell their stories of why they matter. I am keen to expand our own perspectives on art, using it to shed light on the broader range of narratives and forms of making. Art is a powerful tool that can be utilised to portray the issues that plague people across all races, backgrounds, religions, orientations and genders.”

Click on the names below to see some of their artwork online:

Following a successful open-call, Olu shortlisted 15 artists with work that best portrayed the theme, including;

Anthony Shintai a visual artist focusing on photography and film-making

Eddie Saint-Jean an artist working in photography and moving image

Jaffar Aly a visual artist

James Chen-Wishart a visual artist

Jay Morally a poet, artist and designer

Kinnari Saraiya a contemporary artist

Manuel Hechavarria a visual artist

Parham Ghalamdar a painter and animator

Rayhan Miah a visual artist

Roy Joseph Butler a visual artist

Hana Sadrai a painter

Suchi Chidambaram a painter

Suman Gujral a printmaker

Teakster a digital artist

Thomas Soyemi a painter.

The exhibition was a mixture of new and existing artworks in various mediums including sculpture, photography, painting, poetry and digital art, by artists at varying stages in the artistic career. All the works responded to the theme, interrogating the powerful declaration, ‘I Matter’, and its recent complex iterations. Olu's vision for the exhibition looked to showcase works that connect to the importance of diversity as it relates to local traditions, customs, crafts or stories and portrays the skills and creativity of artists and creative practitioners.

Entry is free.  For more information about opening times and location click here 

 

‘I Matter’ Exhibition at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

“I Matter” Exhibition Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery – 17th September – 28th November 2021 To matter: to be important More

Local artist, Carry Akroyd, launched her exhibition of work inspired by Helpston-born poet, John Clare at Popular local artist, Carry Akroyd, has launched an exhibition of her work inspired by Helpston-born Poet, John Clare, at the Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 9th July.

The vibrant print-based artworks inspired by John Clare's work will be complemented by his poems.  

[caption id="attachment_15638" align="alignnone" width="534"] Carry Akroyd's exhibition is inspired by John Clare's poetry[/caption]

John Clare was recognised in his day as 'The Peasant Poet' was considered a curiosity to be so gifted as he came from an impoverished and illiterate background.   Carry has selected extracts from his poems to put together a set of works reflecting the joys and damage seen in nature, as seen both by John Clare 200 years ago and  through her own artistic eye. 

Entry is free.  The exhibition address is Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF.  The Museum is open Tuesday - Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Visitors are politely requested to wear a face mask during their visit for their own, and others, safety.

The exhibition ends on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Carry Akroyd art exhibition inspired by Helpston poet John Clare

Local artist, Carry Akroyd, launched her exhibition of work inspired by Helpston-born poet, John Clare at Popular local artist, Carry More

A group of Oundle-based artists are exhibiting their art at the popular Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Road, Oundle PE8 4JF.



The exhibition is open 10am-4pm from Saturday 10th July until Saturday 17th July. Entry is free.

Artists participating in the event are:

 	Rob Bibby
 	Deirdre Blackburn
 	Louise McFerran
 	Adrian Duffin
 	Stuart Riley
 	Debbie James
 	Jane Sanders
 	Yvette Halewood
 	Colin Bullock
 	Uli Bankart
 	Lorraine Swift
 	Sue Singlehurst
 	Penny Reading 
 	Elly Everleigh

 

[caption id="attachment_15628" align="alignnone" width="194"] Fine ceramic bead jewellery by Jane Sanders[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_15630" align="alignnone" width="243"] Selection of paintings by Oundle-based artists[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15629" align="alignnone" width="244"] Animal sculptures created by Louise McFerran[/caption]

Arts Exhibition at Yarrow Gallery, Oundle – 10-17 July

A group of Oundle-based artists are exhibiting their art at the popular Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Road, Oundle PE8 4JF. The More

If you haven't had a chance to visit Peterborough Artists' Open Studios venues 2021, then don't miss out on the last weekend - Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th July.

There's lots of amazing unique arts and crafts for you to enjoy at 28 different venues and you will also have an opportunity to visit the artist's studio at many locations.

We strongly urge you to check the artist's website page details on the day before you set off just in case there are any last minute changes Artists - Peterborough Artists Open Studios (paos.org.uk)

We're sorted the artists' details in postcode order to help you plan your journey

 



Artist
Venue
Postcode
Opening Tmes
Sat 10th/Sun 11th


Jayne Ross
Providence House, 45 Gilpin Street, Peterborough PE1 3BS
PE1 3BS
11:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Jacki Cairns/Faye Gagel-Panchel/Chris Lovell
153 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 4DD
PE1 4DD
11:00 - 17:00
Sat/Sun


Lisa Helin
19 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough PE2 8AX
 PE2 8AX
Sat 11:00 - 16:00 Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Colin Chapman
Complete Framing, Unit 1 Wharf Road Industrial Estate
Wharf Road, Peterborough PE2 9PS
PE2 9PS
10:30 - 16:30
Sat/Sun


Jane Garner
6 Chippenham Mews,  Botolph Green, Peterborough PE2 7ZB
PE2 7ZB
11:00 - 15:00
Sat/Sun


OlkieFolky Fibre Art/Lindsay McGinlay/Kim Moore/ Julia Taroni
14 Wildlake, Orton Malborne, Peterborough PE2 5PG
PE2 5PG
11:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Graham Ward
13 Royle  Close,Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7LN
PE2 7LN
14:00 - 17:00
Sat/Sun


Kay Hall/Cheryll Cadman/Oakland Jewellery
163 Mayors Walk, Peterborough PE3 6HA
PE3 6HA
12:00 - 15:00
Sat/Sun


Peter Clay
12 Magnolia Avenue, Longthorpe, Peterborough PE3 9QT
PE3 9QT
11:00 - 16:00
Sat Only


Prue Pye/Sue Keen
10 Juniper Crescent, Longthorpe, Peterborough PE3 9QY
PE3 9QY
11:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Mayimosaic
35 Lingwood, Longthorpe, Peterborough PE3 6RX
PE3 6RX
10:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Liz Davies/ Jenny Sheldrake
65 Amberley Slope, Werrington, Peterborough PE4 6QQ
PE4 6QQ
10:00 - 16:00
Sat Only


Shalini Austin/Eve Marshall
Riverside Bead shop, 83 High Street, Market Deeping PE6 8ED
 PE6 8ED
10:00 - 16:00
Sat Only


Graham J George
51 Main Street, Farcet, Peterborough PE7 3DB
PE7 3DB
Sat 10:30 - 17:00  Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Ali-Marie Black/Martina K
48 Cross Street, Farcet, Peterborough PE7 3DD
PE7 3DD
10:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Sandra Harper
54 Chapel Street, Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3LN
PE7 3LN
14:00 - 17:00
Sat/Sun


Art by Pauline K Wheatley/SarahHeather Art
9d Irving Burgess Close, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1QB
PE7 1QB
10:30 - 17:00
Sat/Sun


Mahemuda (Muni) Arsalani/Stacey-Ann Cole/Josephine Kelly/Tony Nero/Paul Saunders
Norman Cross Gallery,London Road, Peterborough PE7 3TB
PE7 3TB
11:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Deirdre Blackburn/ Oundle Artists/Louise McFerran
Woodnewton Pottery, 43 Main Street, Woodnewton, Peterborough PE8 5EB
PE8 5EB
10:30 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


David Townshend/Suzanne Townshend
9 Pridmore Close, Woodnewton, Peterborough PE8 5EY
PE8 5EY
10:30 - 16:00
 Sat/Sun


Barney Broadbent
Polebrook Lodge, Polebrook Airfield, Peterborough PE8 5LY
PE8 5LY
10:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Justin Capp
4 Moor End, Thurning, Peterborough PE8 5RD
PE8 5RD
11:00 - 17:00
Sun Only


Carol Clift Design
 Barnwell Workshops, Barnwell, Peterborough PE8 5PL
PE8 5PL
By appointment only
Sat Only


Rowena Roberts
15 Cherry Holt Road , Bourne PE10 9LA
PE10 9LA
12:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun


Carolyn Goodwin/Fiona Gurney/Rose Croft/Ellie Sandall/Gillian Wing/Fiona Swepson
Unique Cottage Studios, Fulney Lane, Spalding PE12 6FA
PE12 6FA
10.15- 16:00
Sat/Sun


Margaret Mallows
12 Front Road, Murrow, Wisbech PE13 4HU
 PE13 4HU
11:00 - 17:00
Sat/Sun


Denise Brown/Lesley Adolphson/Debbie Davis/Lindsay Wisniewski
Grange Farm, Whittlesey Road, Benwick PE15 0XU
PE15 0XU
10:00 - 16:00
Sat/Sun

Last weekend of PAOS 2021 – 10/11 July

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios venues 2021, then don’t miss out on the More

A popular group of PAOS artists, Tony Nero, Mahemuda Arsalani, Paul Saunders, Josephine Kelly and Stacey-Ann Cole had to make a last-minute change to their planned Central Park venue   when their hosts cancelled their booking today (Tuesday 29 June).



Fortunately, help was hand and the group are now exhibiting at the Norman Cross Art Gallery near Oundle thanks to gallery's owner, Derek Lopez.  



Tony Nero said "After I recovered from the shock that we couldn't exhibit at our planned venue, I phoned Derek to see if he could help.  Derek has been a long-standing supporter of arts across the city for many years and it was a huge relief when he said he would be happy to open his venue, particularly as we've all worked hard over recent months preparing for PAOS 2021.

We always knew there could be some uncertainty at the beginning of year about events such as PAOS, but we didn't expect this change so close to the event."

The opening dates and times remain unchanged for visitors: Saturday and Sunday 3/4/10/11 July 11am - 4pm.

The new venue address for the team is

Norman Cross Gallery, Yaxley near Peterborough. PE7 3TB
To view the PAOS 2021 directory to plan your visits to venues click here
 

 

 

 

 

Venue change for popular PAOS group

A popular group of PAOS artists, Tony Nero, Mahemuda Arsalani, Paul Saunders, Josephine Kelly and Stacey-Ann Cole had to make More

Peterborough Artists' Open Studios' dates for 2021 are

Saturday and Sunday 26th, 27th June, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th July.
Download your PAOS 2021 directory here. 
Peterborough Artists' Open Studios celebrates its 21st anniversary year and even though it may be a little different from previous years, it will definitely be a welcome return to the local art and culture scene once again this year. 

This year PAOS currently has 127 member artists.  You can take a look at their profiles here.  85 members are exhibiting this year at a range of venues across the PE postcode area.  

[caption id="attachment_14757" align="alignnone" width="600"] PAOS artists Tony Nero, Josie Kelly, Stacey-Ann Cole and Mahemuda (Muni) Arsalani will be exhibiting their art at Central Park along with Paul Saunders 3/4/10/11 July 11-4pm.[/caption]

PAOS Chair, Jackie Hall, said "It's great to be back as many people missed their Peterborough Artists' Open Studios' visits last year, meeting and chatting to the very talented makers and creators based around the Greater Peterborough area.   It's great to see some familiar faces again this year, but we've also attracted some new members too, so it will be great to get around to see them too."

"We strongly urge people to plan their visits as some artists aren't open every weekend.  We also would ask people to check the artist's website page before they set off on the day just in case they have had to change their plans due to Covid."

What to expect when you visit the venues

You will receive a warm welcome and the opportunity to enjoy seeing original arts and crafts and meet the makers and creators.  You will have the opportunity to buy original pieces of work from members and, in many locations, enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy the gardens too.

Planning your visits

You can visit as many, or as few, artists as you wish. Please check the dates, opening and closing times and location of your chosen artist(s) here >> before you set off so you can enjoy as many venues as you can within the area.

Access

As most venues are private homes, disabled access may be limited.  It may be worthwhile contacting the host before you set off to discuss your requirements. 

And finally...

We hope you enjoy PAOS 2021 and thank you for your support.

 

Jackie Hall

PAOS Chair

 

 

 

 

 

PAOS 2021 – The countdown is on!

Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ dates for 2021 are Saturday and Sunday 26th, 27th June, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th July. More

PAOS, in partnership with City College Peterborough, have arranged for a FREE online course to help members learn more about selling their art online.  

The free online course was delivered in May 2021  However, due to the popularity of the course, the College recorded the session to enable artists who wish to benefit from the interactive workshop to catch-up with it on a FREE online/anytime pre-recorded session lasting around 2 hours.  

The course, designed to help people who wish to promote sales of their work via the internet on platforms such as  Artfinder and Peterborough's own website designed for people living and working in the PE postcode area - www.peterboroughgiftshop.com.  You will also learn how to develop SMARTER objectives to help you plan and deliver your own strategy.

The course, run by former PAOS member, Chris Lane, who runs his own successful marketing agency, Artinfusion, based in Thorney. Chris is also a digital marketing apprenticeship tutor and assessor, teaches digital marketing courses for the college and also sells his work on various sites including the online Peterborough Gift Shop (www.peterboroughgiftshop.com), Ebay and other online channels.

Interested?  Click here to sign up for this course.

This session will be available for a limited period of time so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Selling your art online

PAOS, in partnership with City College Peterborough, have arranged for a FREE online course to help members learn more about More

When:  9.30am to 3pm Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December 2020
Where:  Unique Cottage Studios, Fulney Lane South, Spalding PE12 6FA
Saturdays in December Unique Cottage Studios we will be open 9.30am to 3pm selling a wide selection of artwork by artists.
There will be coffee and cake available to takeaway. Please support your local independent artists and pick up a beautiful gift for your loved ones or treat yourself!


Thank you to everyone who attended this successful event from all the PAOS artists taking part.

Christmas Shopping at Unique Cottage Studios – Open Saturdays during December 2020

When:  9.30am to 3pm Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December 2020 Where:  Unique Cottage Studios, Fulney Lane South, Spalding PE12 More

Five artist friends first opened the Crimble at the Crumb doors in Coates, Peterborough to much acclaim in 2018.  Now, undaunted by Covid's humbug, they are delighted to offer you Crimble at Home in 2020 - providing an opportunity to enjoy their amazing work from the comfort of your own home.

You can enjoy the work of Janet Bates, Ann Bellamy, Denise Brown, Jeni Cairns and Sue Shields via their websites and online shops.  The details of the links are available on the poster below.



[caption id="attachment_11285" align="alignnone" width="282"] Byzantine Angel by Sue Shields[/caption]

 

 

 

Crimble at Home – 5 artists’ virtual Xmas event

Five artist friends first opened the Crimble at the Crumb doors in Coates, Peterborough to much acclaim in 2018.  Now, More

Former Chair of Peterborough Artists' Open Studios (PAOS), Hilary Dunne, sadly passed away on 30th October 2020 at Peterborough Hospice after a long battle against Cancer.

Hilary was a respected international artist whose work reflected her love for and involvement with people she met on her travels across Africa, India, the Caribbean and Latin America where she enjoyed their rich tradition and culture.

Her work received international recognition through exhibition held at galleries across the UK including the Mall Galleries (London), Royal Academy (London), Irongate Studios (Glasgow) as well as overseas galleries including the Kiku Gallery in Osaka (Japan).



Hilary took on the role of Chair of PAOS in 2014 but sadly had to stand down from the role in 2016 due to ill-health.  She was a fun and kind person to be around and despite her battle against Cancer, she was always upbeat and cheerful.

Hilary is a sad loss to the art world and our thoughts go out to her family and friends who have had the privilege of knowing a truly talented artist and lovely person to be around.

 

Jackie Hall

PAOS Chair

 

 

Hilary Dunne: Former PAOS Chair sadly dies

Former Chair of Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios (PAOS), Hilary Dunne, sadly passed away on 30th October 2020 at Peterborough Hospice More

"Whisper through the Trees " will have a new format for 2020.

From the 8th November the exhibition will be online, the artists will put a different piece of work up every day for two weeks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/286406565823160/

Items can be purchased and posted or picked up 20th/21st November at the exhibition in Cotterstock Village Hall

Whisper through the trees event

“Whisper through the Trees ” will have a new format for 2020. From the 8th November the exhibition will be More

Three local artists are hosting a virtual Festive Arts & Craft event to enable people to buy unique items they've created from the comfort of their own homes.

PAOS members Kerry Richardson (designer jeweller), Brian Withall (glass artist) and Christine Withall (ceramics) decided that people should continue to have the opportunity to enjoy their festive shopping experience  "virtually" with the use of technology via their computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Kerry said "More and more people are using technology to buy things and feel confident and comfortable shopping online. However, we appreciate that when people are buying arts and crafts they usually like to see them close up and find out more about the items before they buy.   This event has been designed to give everyone the opportunity to select a 45 minute time slot during which they can "see" what is on offer, chat to the people that made them and most of all have a fun time.  We're encouraging people to have a drink ready at the start of their appointment, whether it's a hot drink, a glass of bubbly or a tipple of their choice as they won't need to drive home afterwards!

"They can also invite their friends and shopping buddies to join them too via What's App, Zoom or Teams.  Anyone can join in, no matter where they are in the world."

When:  10am - 4pm Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2020

Booking is essential.  To book your 55 minutes appointment click here. 

What's on offer? Here are just a few examples of the arts and crafts available at this event.

Kerry Richardson Designer Jeweller

[caption id="attachment_10954" align="alignnone" width="440"] Kerry Richardson's selection of pearl necklaces[/caption]

Brian Withall Glass Art

[caption id="attachment_10955" align="alignnone" width="380"] A-Z coasters[/caption]

Christine Withall Ceramics

[caption id="attachment_863" align="alignnone" width="383"] Christine Withall ceramic pinch pots[/caption]

Further examples of their work can be found and purchased on the online Peterborough Gift Shop.

Kerry Richardson:  https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/kerry-richardson-jewellery

Brian Withall: https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/brian-withall-glassmaker

Christine Withall: https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/christine-withall-ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

Artists host “Virtual” Festive Event 20, 21, 22 November

Three local artists are hosting a virtual Festive Arts & Craft event to enable people to buy unique items they’ve More

Peterborough Central Park are inviting members of the public to enter their photo competition.

As the seasons change and the dark nights start to draw in, we want you to capture Autumn in all its glory in Central Park, Peterborough.

This could be snapping the array of colours around the park as leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of orange, red, gold and bronze or simply capturing an activity shot in the park - the choice is yours.



Rules are simple - one entry per person with permission being obtained for any entry that contains people as all entries will be displayed and promoted on the FoCP website www.centralparkpeterborough.com, our social media platforms and the Central Park notice board.

Deadline for entries is 30th November 2020.

Entries to be emailed to focp@centralparkpeterborough.com



Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Happy snapping!

Photo competition – Capturing Autumn

Peterborough Central Park are inviting members of the public to enter their photo competition. As the seasons change and the More

Following the success of the Peterborough Artists' Open Studios' (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018,  we are delighted to announce that we're hosting another event on 23rd November 2019.







Where:  Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UU 



When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am - 4pm



All items available on the day are unique and will cost £50 or less.



Artists exhibiting at the event include: 



Mahemuda (Muni) Arsalani (Mosaics)Deirdre Blackburn (Painting & Drawing)Jill Colman (Jewellery)Kay Hall (Mosaics)Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)Handmade by Joolz (Mixed Media, Stained Glass)Christine Jose (Painting, Drawing)Martina K (Mixed media)Sue Keen (Mixed Media, Textiles, Hand Bound Books)Lindsay McGinlay (Mixed media)John McGowan (Printmaking)Margaret Mallows (Printmaking)Tony Nero (Painting, Drawing)Jon Pain (Woodcarving, Sculpture, Woodturning) Katherine Parsons (Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sculpture)Prue Pye (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)Kerry Richardson (Jewellery)Paul Saunders (Digital Art/Photogarphy)Lexy Wells (Mixed Media, Encaustic wax paintings)Pauline Wheatley (Painting, Drawing, Pottery)Brian Withall (Glass)Christine Withall (Pottery)Amy Wright (Polymer Clay, Mixed Media)



Take a look at examples of the artists' work here. 



Jon PainBrian WithallKathryn ParsonsJohn McGowanKerry Richardson



Paul Saunders 



Chris LovellMargaret MallowsFiona SwepsonSue KeenTony NeroJacki Cairns



Simply from the Garden , Prue Pye



Red Cliffs, Prue Pye



Martina K

PAOS Affordable Art Fair: Saturday 23 November

Following the success of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018, we are delighted to announce More

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2019 at 7.30pm Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough PE1 5GD.



Light refreshments and nibbles will be available free of charge.



We have an exciting agenda to help you find out what PAOS has achieved during 2019 and what is planned for 2020 - our 20th anniversary year.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists to share good ideas and tips on how to make your Open Studio 2020 even more successful.  If you are looking for a shared venue, this could be your opportunity to other artists that may be able to help.



The Agenda is as follows:



WelcomeElection/Re-election of committee membersChair's Report Financial Summary & Treasurer's ReportTerms & Conditions and Membership Fees 2020Open Studios' Dates 2020Guest speakers:  Nath Nice (community street art) and Julia Taroni (selling your art online)Any other business



We look forward to seeing you there.

PAOS AGM 2019 – 7.30pm Thursday 7 November

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2019 at 7.30pm Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, More

You are invited to join the proudly independent Crumb Studio's glittering Christmas pop-up.



Friday 6th December - 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 7th December 10am - 5pm and Sunday 8th December 10am - 4pm at The Crumb Studio, 60 Cross Drove, Coates, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 2HJ







Once more you will find a range of modern rarities, ceramics, sculptures, prints, jewellery and handmade frivolities. 



Artists include:



Janet Bates (Mixed Media) 



Ann Bellamy (Mixed Media) 



Denise Brown (Ceramics)



 Jeni Cairns (Metalwork) 



Kathryn Parsons (Ceramics)



 Sam Roddan (Mixed Media) 



Sue Shields (Printmaking)



 The Crumb Studio, 60 Cross Drove,Coates, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 2HJ

Crimble at The Crumb

You are invited to join the proudly independent Crumb Studio’s glittering Christmas pop-up. Friday 6th December – 6pm to 9pm, More

Escape the Ordinary!



After previous successful seasons of artist led markets and gallery exhibitions, Lincolnshire based practicing artists Eve Marshall and Shalini Austin will present their 5th ESC Artists exhibition promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent.



The Exhibition will include various artists from Lincolnshire, Rutland & Cambridgeshire exhibiting a mix of Felt Art, Copper Creations, Textile Design & Batik, Stained & Fused Glass, Artistic Woodwork, Pottery, Silver Jewellery, Sculptures, Original Paintings and Art Prints.



Several exhibitors will be demonstrating throughout the exhibition. As well as having the opportunity to view and buy something special, visitors have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and in many cases commission individual pieces. Many exhibits will be available to buy.



22nd October - 3 November 2019 at the Stamford Art Centre, 22 St Mary's Street, Stamford PE9 2DL.



Exhibiting Artists:   Eve Marshall: Artisan FelterShalini Austin: MetalsmithAnita Ruiz: Stamford based Glass ArtistCathi Prince: South Lincolnshire based Stained Glass ArtistClaire Rudin: Cambridge based Batik Artist Dawn Isaac CeramicsHeARTwork by Jacki CairnsJosette Carroll: Stamford based Sculptor and PainterLesley Adolphson: Deepings based Jewellery Designer and MakerLin Chatfield ArtMathew Gardner: Why not woodRachel Watts: Cambridgeshire based Wildlife SculptorTony Orvis: Rutland based PotterPallet Wood Stuff

Escape the Ordinary

Escape the Ordinary! After previous successful seasons of artist led markets and gallery exhibitions, Lincolnshire based practicing artists Eve Marshall More

Explore paintings and drawings by Laura Knight RA, the first woman to be elected to full membership of the Royal Academy of Arts.



This free display celebrates the work of Laura Knight RA, one of the most famous and popular British artists in the first half of the 20th century. Drawn from the RA’s Collection of paintings, drawings and sketchbooks, the show explores three distinct themes from her long working life – the countryside, the nude and scenes from the theatre, ballet and circus.



Her portrait of Joan Rhodes, a music hall strong woman known as “The Mighty Mannequin”, will be on show alongside drawings and sketchbooks from around 1911 to the 1960s. These include drawings from the Folies Bergère and the Ballets Russes, to which she had privileged access in 1919 and the 1920s, the Blackpool Ice-Drome, the circus drawings of Bertram Mills and Carmo who she joined on the road, and the landscapes of the Malvern Hills where she and her husband settled in the 1930s.



From the age of thirteen, Knight studied at Nottingham School of Art. She then lived and worked in an artists’ colony in Staithes, Yorkshire before moving to join the thriving artists’ community at Newlyn in Cornwall. She was awarded a Damehood in 1929, and was the first woman to be elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1936.



Knight, Laura; Dawn Credit line: (c) The Artist's Estate (c) Royal Academy of Arts / Photographer credit: John Hammond /

Laura Knight RA: A Working Life

Explore paintings and drawings by Laura Knight RA, the first woman to be elected to full membership of the Royal More

PAOS 2019 competition winner

Congratulations and well done to Carolyn Cullum from Bourne who won £100 to spend with the artist(s) of her choice More

On Thursday 1st November 2018, one of our members, Pete Hayward, sadly passed away following a short illness.  
Pete was an artist who lived as artists should, involved with their work every day; but he had also been a highly respected teacher, mentor and proponent of mixed media approaches in the creative arts; that encompassed dance, events and music. 
As the Head of the Art Department at Walton School he created a unique and vibrant atmosphere that encouraged many students to pursue their dreams and become involved in the arts.  Ex pupils still talk of their art lessons with delight and respect for his ideas, drawing skills and guidance, that in turn gave them confidence.  He inspired many young teachers in the late 1970s and 80s by his charismatic leadership and example.
He was a moderator for examination boards and was a guiding and purposeful influence in the difficult changeover from O level to GCSE Art.  His confident and knowledgeable endorsement of creative approaches in the Peterborough schools he moderated made teachers feel assured and well supported. 

Pete’s creative partnership with Rowena, his wife, was legendary. Between them they were innovators, bringing renowned contemporary dance companies into school and holding popular workshops. Pete’s influence and experience in visualizing concepts, made for some incredible school performances.

Pete had a trademark style of bold colourwork, large canvasses and semi-figurative imagery that was very much alive in his classroom studios. He was a teacher with a firm no nonsense classroom presence. His students left his lessons with useful skills which enabled them to externalize emotions and reactions in mature and exploratory ways.

Pete’s retirement from the profession gave him more time to concentrate on his métier and his vigorous semi-abstract works reflected his admiration for Pop Art and the 1960s of his youth.

To lose such a gentle and talented man at a time when he was still building and developing vibrant and passionate work is a great loss and we give our heartfelt condolences to Rowena, his family and close friends.

Pete Hayward: A sad loss to the PAOS art community

On Thursday 1st November 2018, one of our members, Pete Hayward, sadly passed away following a short illness.   Pete More

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2018 at 7.30pm Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough PE1 5GD.

Everyone is welcome.  Light refreshments and nibbles will be available free of charge.

We have an exciting agenda to help you find out what PAOS has achieved during 2018 and what is planned for 2019.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists to share good ideas and tips on how to make your Open Studio 2019 even more successful.  If you are looking for a shared venue, this could be your opportunity to other artists that may be able to help.

The Agenda is as follows:

 	Welcome
 	Chair's Report
 	Financial Summary & Treasurer's Report
 	Terms & Conditions and Membership Fees 2019
 	Open Studios' Dates 2019
 	Nominations/Vote for Committee Members
 	Guest speaker: Prin Marshall: Prin is a Peterborough-based street artists and illustrator who does a lot of line work, using mainly ink and wash.  Just over a year ago, Prin collaborated with another artist and started showing local artists' work at the Ostrich Inn in North Street, Peterborough on a monthly basis.  This led to the birth of 'Drink and Draw' a casual meet-up for artists to draw and socialise.  Also came the rise of 'Battle Lines', an event where artists would have a live battle against each other and this would be judged by the public.  The event has become so popular that even the BBC came and recorded a session!  Find out more about what's going on in the local arts community.  
 	AOB

The draft 2018 Financial Accounts can be downloaded PAOS ACCOUNTS 2018 (draft)31102018.

 

PAOS AGM 2018 – THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2018 at 7.30pm Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, More

Come along to the Peterborough Artists' Open Studios (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair and enjoy browsing around a wide range of unique and original arts and crafts created by local artists.

When:  11am - 4pm Saturday 1st December 2018

Where:  Colonel Dane Community Centre, Alwalton, Peterborough PE2 3UU

FREE ENTRY.  FREE ONSITE PARKING.  FREE WINE & MINCE PIE!

    

Hand modelled porcelain coral, and other found treasures in a vintage tin.PAOS Artists exhibiting include:

 	Mahamuda (Muni) Arsalani (Mosaics)
 	Denise Brown (Pottery)
 	Valentina Brunn (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Textiles)
 	Jacki Cairns (Mixed Media)
 	Jill Colman (Jewellery)
 	Nadine Gereson (Jewellery)
 	Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)
 	Liz Hurst  (Jewellery)
 	Chris Jose (Painting, Drawing)
 	Sue Keen (Mixed Media, Textiles, Hand Bound Books)
 	Mary Kemp (Painting, Drawing)
 	David Lewis (Digital Art, Photography, Painting, Drawing)
 	Chris Lovell (Digital Art, Photography)
 	Tony Nero (Painting, Drawing)
 	Katherine Parsons (Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sculpture)
 	Prue Pye (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)
 	Kerry Richardson (Jewellery)
 	Paul Saunders (Digital Art, Photography, Photo Restoration)
 	Pauline Wheatley (Painting, Drawing, Pottery)
 	Brian Withall (Glass)
 	Christine Withall (Pottery)

Take a look at examples of the artists work here.



 

 

 

 

DIARY DATE – PAOS AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Come along to the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair and enjoy browsing around a wide range of More

Congratulations to Julie Errington who picked up the top prize in the PAOS 2018 competition.

Julie, a keen art lover, received £100 worth of PAOS vouchers to spend with the artist(s) of her choice.  The competition was open to all visitors who visited 8 or more venues during PAOS 2018.

Julie said, "I always have my favourite PAOS artists who I enjoy visiting during the Open Studios weekend but the competition encouraged me to visit some different artists this year." Julie decided to spend her prize money with Kay Hall and Diane Richardson.

Jackie Hall, PAOS Chair, said "The competition has been a great success with visitors enjoying the opportunity to see as many artists' work as they can over the Open Studios' weekends.  Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the wide range of creative medium and talent our members offer.  Congratulations to Julie and I am sure you will enjoy your prize!"

 

 

Julie picks up £100 prize

Congratulations to Julie Errington who picked up the top prize in the PAOS 2018 competition. Julie, a keen art lover, More

Learn how to create your own beautiful enamel jewellery in a special one-day workshop run by Vivacity.

When:  Saturday 29th September 10am - 4pm

Where: Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF

How much: £50 (includes lunch)

Join contemporary jewellery designer, Louise Denney, to learn the basics of enamelling including how to prepare the metal, apply enamels, kiln fire the enamels and how to decorate.  By the end of the workshop, you'll have turned your design into a unique piece of jewellery.

[caption id="attachment_5116" align="alignnone" width="232"] Create your own enamel jewellery[/caption]

Copper shapes will be used for the enamelling. If you wish to use your own silver, please bring it along.

Booking is essential for this workshop. To book, please click here or call Peterborough Museum at 01733 864663. If you require any further information, please call the Museum or email museum@vivacity-peterborough.com

 

Create your own enamel jewellery

Learn how to create your own beautiful enamel jewellery in a special one-day workshop run by Vivacity. When:  Saturday 29th More

Please join us at the AGM at 7.30pm  Thursday 16 November 2017 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough.

We have an exciting agenda scheduled with talks that could help PAOS artists grow their publicity and engagement activities.

Everyone is welcome.

Find out more about all the exciting activities that have taken place over the past 12 months and what is planned for 2017.

You will have a chance to meet members of thePAOS committee and fellow artists to share good ideas and tips on how to make your Open Studios' 2017 even better than before.  You may also be looking for a shared venue with a fellow artist.

The  formal agenda is as follows:

 	Welcome
 	Chair’s Report
 	Financial Summary & Treasurer's Report
 	Membership Fees 2017
 	Open Studios’ Dates 2018
 	Nominations/vote for new Committee Members
 	Volunteers for future events
 	Guest speaker: Mark Richards: The New Mill, Fletton Keys
 	AOB

The 2017 Financial accounts can be accessed soon last years accounts are here via this link treasurers-report-agm-nov-17th-2016

Members and non-members are welcome to join us at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

PAOS AGM 2017- THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Please join us at the AGM at 7.30pm  Thursday 16 November 2017 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough. We have More

[caption id="attachment_3512" align="alignnone" width="587"] PAOS 2017 visitor, Chloe Walker-Harrison, picks up £100 prize[/caption]

Local art-lover, Chloe Walker-Harrison, was rewarded with a £100 prize for supporting local artists during Peterborough Artists' Open Studios (PAOS) 2017.

Chloe a keen supporter of Open Studios for a number of years, took the opportunity to introduce her young baby daughter to local artisans during her visits this year.  Peterborough Artists' Open Studios celebrated its 17th year during which local artisans open their homes, studios and garden sheds for people to enjoy an exhibition of their work and watch them practice their skills.

2017 has been a very successful year for PAOS, with over 90 local artisans showcasing their work across 41 different locations across the PE postcode area. Anyone who visited 8 or more locations had the opportunity to enter a draw and win £100 worth of vouchers to spend with a PAOS member of their choice.

Jackie Hall, chair of PAOS, said "Hundreds of people from across the city and beyond took the opportunity to visit local artists and members felt this was one of the most successful years to date.  We had over 20 new members together with may members who have exhibited for a number of years.  Visitor numbers were up and lots of people took the opportunity to buy unique pieces of work to support local artists. "

PAOS 2018 dates have already been set for members of the public to put in their diaries.  23, 24, 3o June and 1, 7 and  8 July.

PAOS 2017 Visitor wins £100 prize

Local art-lover, Chloe Walker-Harrison, was rewarded with a £100 prize for supporting local artists during Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios (PAOS) More

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