Patchings Art Centre Temporary Closure update April 2021

Patchings remains closed for the moment under the COVID restrictions. However following the Government’s recent announcements, we are pleased to let you know of our plans to re-open on Wednesday 26 May. Under the current information, we understand the ‘rule of six’ will remain in place until later in June. We will keep you up to date with any changes to these arrangements through our website and our Facebook pages. Information will also be included in our monthly Email NEWS, available by subscribing from this website.
Patchings has not be the same without you, we look forward to welcoming you back.
If you have any immediate queries we are receiving telephone calls most of the time on 0115 965 3479. Alternatively, please email us from the website.

A5 Exhibition
Our thanks to the many who have submitted work for our popular A5 exhibition. As part of our re-opening celebrations, we plan to open the exhibition on Wednesday 26 May.  The exhibition will be shown in our newly refurbished and COVID safe Crew Yard Gallery. This will include work from our Club Members completed over the last 12 months. It will be good to see live artwork once again! 

Patchings Festival 2021
It is with much regret as we announce the postponement of this year’s Patchings Festival – due to be held 8 to 11 July. Our concerns remain for the well being of the many who visit and those talented exhibitors who take part. Without details of protocol and relevant insurance available, the planning and preparing necessary will also be difficult to achieve.
Those already with tickets will be carried forward to 2022. The dates for next year 14 to 17 July.
As an introduction and launch for next year’s festival, we will be holding a free online event on Thursday and Friday 2 and 3 September. Through live and recorded broadcasts this will be an occasion to meet our headline artists and those contributing to Patchings Festival 2022. 

We look forward to some normality and the enjoyment of what we have missed over the coming months and of course the opportunity of welcoming you back to Patchings.

Although planning our 2021 programme of exhibitions and events is difficult to achieve at present, we are keen to keep you up to-date with what we have in store. This we are happy to do through our periodic email Newsletter. We invite you to subscribe through the link below.

Meanwhile we wish you well and thank you for your interest in Patchings.

Oil and Watercolour Painting Courses for 2021

Click on the images below for more information and to enrol today.
(You will be taken to our Friends of Patchings website where our online art school is based)

Patchings has teamed up with ‘Bookshop’ to sell a range of books on-line.

We invite artists of all abilities and experience to enter either the Leisure Painter category for amateur painters, or the The Artist category for more experienced artists up to fulltime professionals. 

Our virtual Festival is still open for you to have a look around at your leisure. We will bring you information on the Patchings Festival 2021 as soon this is available

Patchings Artists’ Trail

Walk through time with famous artists . . . a magical interactive experience.

  •  Meet and hear from five famous artists and visit their studios.
  • Learn tips from them such as mixing colour and drawing a self portrait.
  • Walk through a unique outdoor gallery of  ‘Our Favourite and well known paintings’ exhibited within glass telling the story of art with an audio commentary.
  • Visit the camera obscura to see the landscape fascinatingly displayed through mirror and lens.
  • Enjoy many activities and experiences in this new all year round attraction planned for all ages.

Opening in Spring 2021 –

watch this space!