THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL
THURSDAY 6 to SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2013
10.00am to 5.00pm daily - except Sunday until 4.30pm
Once again this year's Festival brings together some of the very best in art, craft and design. As a special year, in addition to the nearly 200 talented artists and crafts specialists taking part, we aim to raise the profile of photography at the event. We are therefore delighted to announce that our special guest for Festival Sunday is Charlie Waite.
Charlie is an internationally known landscape photographer and he will be giving an illustrated presentation - ‘Behind the Photograph . . . Making Landscape Photographs’. At the same time as giving this subject a greater profile at the Festival we consider there is no better advocate in promoting photography as an art form.
Sunday once again is our Family Art Day with a variety of opportunities for our younger visitors to try their hand at a variety of art and craft activities. With the Nottingham Concert Band providing our entertainment, it will be great day for families.
We have listed below some exciting events during the Festival.
Main Demonstration Arena
The Main Demonstration Arena has video links for the projection of images and filming.
A limited number of tickets for demonstrations in the Main Demonstration Arena can be purchased in advance along side your entry ticket to the Festival. Apart from Charlie Waite's presentation all other tickets are £2.50
St Cuthberts Celebrity Artists
Thursday - 11am and 2pm Ann Blockley
Patchings Special Guests
Friday - 2pm David Curtis ROI, Portraiture in oils - subject Dr Sally Bulgin (editor of The Artist Magazine)
Saturday - 2pm Ken Howard OBE, RA presents - 'In the Footsteps of Turner' Midlands book launch
Sunday - 1.30pm Charlie Waite - Celebrated Landscape Photographer. Illustrated presentation
(Advance Booking only for Charlie's presentation.– Combined Festival entry and presentation ticket £17.50. includes VAT Parking and Festival Catalogue).
Thursday Peter Welton and Pete Gill
The Artist and Leisure Painter Fiona Peart
Winsor and Newton Charles Evans
Derwent Experience a test and try area
Derwent Workshops by Dee Cowell and David Winning
Also Anne Corless on the Derwent Art Material Stand
Pebeo Workshops by Jenny Muncaster
Patchings Demonstrations Each Day - Linda Wain
Thursday - Keith Fenwick
Friday - Geoff Kersey
Saturday - Tas Severis
Using the camera and computer. Booking available in advance.
Search Press Demonstrations by
Thursday - Matthew Palmer, Tony Cowlishaw, Geoff Kersey
Friday - Jeremy Ford, Hashim Akib, Wendy Tait, David Bellamy
Saturday - Dave White, Denis John-Naylor, Julie King, Julie Nash
Sunday - Billy Showell, Vic Bearcroft, Michael Lakin
Artists and Makers
Over 150 exhibitors of the best quality have been selected to showcase and sell their work, the majority demonstrating some part of their creative process. Work can been seen in all the painting mediums, print, textiles, ceramics, glass, stone, wood, metal, precious metals and stones.
Art and Craft Materials Area
The main materials manufacturers and suppliers are represented including:-
Winsor and Newton, Derwent, Pebeo, St Cuthberts Mill, Pro Arte, Hahnemuhle, Unison, Daler Rowney, Rosemary Brushes, Artmaster, Terry Harrison, Cretacolour, Procolour, Search Press Books, DIY Framing, Two Rivers Paper, Longridge Lines . Extra hands on areas in the art materials marquee, to include the UK Coloured Pencil Society.
The Artist and Leisure Painter 2013 Patchings Open Art Competition
140 selected paintings from this year’s competition shown in two of Patchings galleries.
Prizes and awards. Full exhibition also online
Standard Tickets Advanced - £7.50 On the Door - £8.50
Concession Tickets Advanced - £6.50 On the Door - £7.50
Two Day ticket offer - £12.00
Ticket prices includes VAT and a full coloured Festival Guide and Parking
Children under 11 are free when part of a family group.
Group discounts - One free ticket for every 10 purchased.
Tickets can be purchased by post from Patchings Art Centre.
From the Patchings Online Shop – via the website - please click here
By telephone – 0115 965 3479 – everyday between 10am and 5pm
Lots to look forward to this year . . . We look forward to seeing you