We have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events this year at Patchings – as we get more information we will expand and update this page.
Royal Photographic Society – Visual Art Group 2020 Members Print Exhibiton
BARN GALLERY : March 21 – 4 May
Each year the Royal Photographic Society – Visual Art Group stage a members’ print exhibition. An RPS gold medal is awarded for the overall best print together with three certificates for Highly Commended prints and three for Commended prints. In addition each selector makes a personal choice for the award of a certificate. We are pleased Patchings has been invited to host the 2020 exhibition. The exhibition represents the typical depth and breadth of work by group members and images have been selected from over 400 entries.
The Visual Art Group (VAG) is one of fifteen special interest groups, alongside eighteen Regions that make up the Royal Photographic Society. VAG supports and encourages all types of photography and its activities encompass both traditional and contemporary interpretations across a wide variety of subject
matter. This includes still-life, landscape and architecture to portraiture and macro-photography.
The awards ceremony and official opening of the exhibition will be undertaken by Stewart Wall ARPS, the Regional Organiser for RPS East Midlands and will be at 11.30 on the morning of the 21st March. Please join us – all photographers, potential photographers, family and friends are all very welcome.
Visual Art Group Web link : https://rps.org/groups/visual-art/
“Visual art photography is defined as showing evidence of a personal vision or style which should convey a sense of design, emotion, mood or some meaning which encourages the viewer to look beyond the subject.”
PAVILION : March 21 – 1 May
Returning for it’s 13th year and annual exhibition of photography and creativity at Patchings, #Connected2020 will be a celebration of individual and collective creativity with the camera as the artists brush.
The only true open and inclusive photography exhibition where entry is not governed by selection committee and individual creative passion and expression is encourage and celebrated.
We are proud and thankful to be supported by Fotospeed once again and will also be joining forces with the TogCast again to produce a couple of exhibition special episodes featuring an extensive Q&A with our speakers and guests at the exhibition.
The exhibition celebration focus weekend is 2nd and 3rd of May and will feature two days of FREE entry inspiration and creative community focus. Across the two days we welcome a superb line up of guest speakers to enthuse you with their passion and creative journey:
Kate Bellis – http://katebellis.com/
Victoria Hillman – https://www.vikspics.com/
Jack Perks – https://www.jackperksphotography.com/
John Illingworth – https://www.johnillingworth.com/
Our final special guest speaker will be announced very soon.
On the evening of Saturday 2nd May we will be holding a social event and meal at Patchings which can be booked via (paid ticket) once released on our web site: www.connected-exhibition.co.uk and this year we will be supporting the British Heart Foundation in memory of our good friend and editor of Outdoor Photography Magazine, Steve Watkins who passed away suddenly late last year. Steve was always a massive supporter of the photography community and the work we have done with Patchings over the years at #Connected and the Festival and will be hugely missed by all.
Exhibition Info: www.connected-exhibition.co.uk
CREW YARD : March 21 – May 8
Our theme for Spring this year is all things Botanical. In part inspiration is from the Plant Hunters Fair and the opening of the garden walks at Patchings from the beginning of April.
For those with a horticultural eye, a range of gardening gifts, accessories and fine art including the floral designs by Gertrude Jekyll. All these gardening goodies including artwork by other well known artists and gardening authors are certain to grab your interest.
SATURDAY MARCH 28 : 10am – 4pm
Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out in the garden to plan and plant for the year ahead. Where better to be inspired than at this brilliant Plant Hunters’ Fair. With FREE entry and parking, this is a great way to begin your gardening year. We invite you to bring along your friends and family to join us for this special day. Both the Patchings Café and Pavilion will be open for home-made cakes and drinks, along with our normal lunchtime and snack menu.
The event offers the opportunity to visit 20 top specialist nurseries and artisans from across the country. All the nurseries attending are happy to offer expert advice to help less experienced gardeners select the right plants for their gardens.
For true ‘plantaholics’ there are always those little treasures to discover that can’t be obtained elsewhere.