13 May to 25 June

RSMA at Patchings – Celebrating the Sea

The Royal Society of Marine Artists is the focal point for much of Britain’s finest contemporary marine art, and many of the country’s leading marine artists are elected Members of the Society. Whilst much of our work is representational in the broadest sense, our styles, choice of subject matter and painting medium vary enormously. But no matter what we paint, or in what style, no matter whether we paint en plein-air or in the studio, the sea and the marine environment is always our main source of inspiration.
Patchings has been selected as the venue for RSMA’s 2017 out of London exhibition.



13 May to 25 June

Patchings Artists’ Way on Show

In 1988 the fields next to and around the then ‘Patchings Farm’ were dedicated to the growing of potatoes – for the production of crisps. Not a tree, plant or bush existed, other than a potato crop. It has taken the years since to create the landscape now called ‘The Artists’ Way’ and the ‘Monet Bridge Landscape’. This exhibition is a celebration through painting and photography of development of these landscapes. It also illustrates, that if allowed, nature takes its course and helps create a setting for artists and those who enjoy wildlife and the countryside.


28 & 29 May

CREATE Weekend – Patchings

Patchings aims to encourage and promote the enjoyment of art. This year we have set aside the Sunday and Monday of Spring Bank Holiday weekend to do just that. A variety of ‘have a go’ activities are on offer for all ages and abilities with the simple aim of allowing visitors to be creative. We invite you to come along and enjoy. Thanks to our Studio Artists and Club Members for their active support.

National garden Scheme

28 May 10.30am to 1.30pm

National Garden Scheme

The grounds and gardens at Patchings offer a very different garden visit from the traditional. There are woodland and tree lined walks, a stroll over open grass and meadow land and a lakeside walk with links to Monet landscapes. It has been developed to inspire and encourage the artist and photographer. On this occasion there is an admission charge of £3.00 collected on behalf of the NGS charity.