Visit artist's studios and venues throughout the PE postcode region

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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