Our exhibition programme for April and May offers an interesting mix. In the Barn Gallery we have a group exhibition, always popular, with artists from Dry Red Press. The group produce high quality greetings cards and the artists involved are carefully selected for the individuality, style and talent. This is the first time their original work has been shown as a collection. It is interesting to see their paintings alongside their greetings cards. The exhibition is called Original Work from Dry Red Press and continues until 26 May.
In the Crew Yard Gallery is an exhibition called Banjo Bunnies, Bags and Beads. The show includes contemporary textiles, leather bags and beaded jewellery. A fascinating and appropraite collection for Spring time.The exhibition continues until 18 May.
On show in the Pavilion we welcome back members of the Northern Society of Botanical Arts with an exhibition called Flora with Attitude. With over 50 members drawn from the region they show their skill and expertise in capturing the detail. The studio gallery in the Pavilion is open daily from 10am. to 4.00pm. and the exhibition is showing until 13 April.
The Image Gallery currently has two exhibitions. A solo show by Pete Bridgewood. 'Terroir', is a term Pete has borrowed from wine-making for the title of his exhibition of French landscapes and coastal photography. He explains how fine wine captures the 'terroir' of the slopes from which it's grapes originate, in the same way as a successful photographer captures the 'spirit of place' from his subject. This truly capitivating exhibition is on until 13 April.
The second exhibition showcases street photography by Jonathan Horrocks. The pictures focus on a small area of the City of London where everyday life is captured through black and white photography. 'Street Scenes' continues until 11 May.
Easter Monday is the time of year when we welcome hundreds of teddies to Patchings for the Nottingham Bear Fair. This takes place in the Pavilion from 10am until 4.pm. A reminder too for those wanting to take part in our Yarn Bombing Celebrations during the Festival. You are welcome to join us for a communal knit on Easter Monday from 11am in the Print Room.
Talking of the Festival our annual four day event is now in its 21st year. Full details of Patchings Festival are available which includes information on the exciting new section of photography. Click here to find our more.
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Liz, Pat and Chas Wood
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2014 Patchings Festival - our 21st
Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 June.
Countdown to Patchings Festival 2014 : 47 days