The Story of Art Exhibitions

What began as an exercise to select a favourite painting from history has resulted in a fascinating exhibition which traces the story of art from the 14th to the present century. The exhibition has a personal take on well known paintings with notices to provide a historical context. A unique exhibition which will educate and enthral. Our thanks to Peter Burgess for the loan of his copy of The Music Lesson by Vermeer and to the Patchings Club Members who took up the challenge. The Story of Art continues until 28 February.



Photographic ExhibitionOpening in the Pavilion on Saturday 9 January is the 61st Annual Exhibition by the North and East Midlands Photographic Federation. Working with the Federation is a new venture for Patchings and it is fitting and a privilege to host an exhibition of such standing at the beginning of a new year. Visitors are certain to be enthralled and captivated by the work on show. The Pavilion is open daily from 10am to 4pm with the exhibition continuing until Sunday 14 February.

2016 Open Compeition Details

We are pleased to announce entries are now being received for next year's Open Art Competition. Two categories for entry as above, the Leisure Painter category for the amateur artist and The Artist section for professional artists. Click on the logo above for further information. 

Whilst visiting do call at the Card Gallery and Gift Shop, a recently refurbished part of Patchings which includes our extensive range of art materials from all the main UK and European manufacturers. New lines include art and craft kits for children and young people.

In the Image Gallery, Pete Bridgwood and Jonathan Horrocks combine their talents with an exhibition called 'Britain'. The exhibition celebrates our incredible country in all her guises. A real celebration of some wonderful scenery captured by two outstanding landscape photographers.

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Enjoy your art and we look forward to welcoming you to Patchings.

Liz, Pat and Chas
Rachel and Gary 

Our opening Times are: -
9.00am until 5.30pm for Patchings Cafe,
9.30am until for the Reception, Galleries, Art Materials Shop,
9.30am to 3.30pm Framing Services.
The Pavilion Exhibitions are open from to 4pm.
Walks in the grounds and The Artists' Way are closed for the winter and will open for the new season in April 2016.
We are open every day apart from the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Admission and parking is free, except for the Patchings Festival from 9 to 12 June 2016

Countdown to Patchings Festival 2016 : 120 days


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