Patchings Art Centre Temporary Closure update 5 January 2021

Following the latest Government announcement, Patchings remains closed under restrictions contained in the third national lockdown. These arrangments are likley to remain in place until mid February. Needless to say we will keep you up todate with any changes through our website and our Facebook pages.
If you have any queries we are receiving telephone calls most of the time on 0115 965 3479. Alternatively, please email us from the website.

A5 Exhibition
Many thanks to the many who have submitted work for our popular A5 exhibition. Sadly under the present arrangements we will not be able to open as planned. However once we are allowed, our intention is to celebrate the re-opening of Patchings with the launch of the A5 exhibition in our newly refurbished and COVID safe Crew Yard Gallery. We look foward to the opportunity of showing your work. 

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!