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Events for 2024

NEWS
Although our 2023 exhibition season has ended, we are pleased to announce that two exhibitions are planned for the Summer and Autumn of 2024 - see Exhibitions for details.
(7 October 2023)


Members' Monthly Meetings
are held at either Hook Village Hall (SN4 8EA) or Broad Town Village Hall (SN4 7RL).

The programme is varied and includes painting evenings, mini workshops, demonstrations by visiting artists* and Guild members, in addition to the Annual General Meeting.

Monthly meeting dates for 2024:

VENUE DESCRIPTION
HOOK
Mon 18 March
7:15 - 9:15pm
Fee £3 members
£5 non-members
Open Meeting
Demonstration by
Clive Eastland

A seascape in pastel
view some examples of Clive's work.

A report on this meeting is now available in the post "Pastel Seascape" on the Guild Blog.
HOOK
Mon 15 April
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Sunlit woodland scene

any media (maybe referencing the demonstration by Simon Morriss in November 2023)
view some examples of Simon's work.
HOOK
Mon 20 May
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Drip, Pour and Splash!

Go wild with any liquid media - table covering essential (some floor covering also available)
HOOK
Mon 17 June
7:15 - 9:15pm
Fee £3 members
£5 non-members
Open Meeting
Demonstation by
Colin Brown

A cityscape in aclylics
view some examples of Colin's work.
HOOK
Mon 15 July
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session Fee £1
Members only Workshop
Use black, white and one pure colour
in any medium, to create an image of your choosing.
HOOK
Mon 19 August
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Paint an image in the style of a vintage railway or theatre poster

any medium
HOOK
Mon 16 September
7:15 - 9:15pm
Fee £3 Members
£5 Non-members
Open Meeting
Demonstration by
Richard Cave

watercolour artist
view some examples of Richard's work.
HOOK
Mon 21 October
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Abstract Painting

construct a abstract painting using only circles, ellipses and straight lines
HOOK
Sat 23 November
1:30 - 4:30pm
Session Fee £1
Members only Workshop
Another folded book structure
with instructions and ideas for paper decoration,
led by Sonia Leggett (materials list to be provided nearer the time).
BROAD TOWN
Sat 14 December
9.45am - 2pm
Christmas Painting workshop:
Normal workshop but, to make it festive, those attending are invited to bring some Xmas buffet items to share.

* Demonstrations by outside artists are usually open to visitors and these are marked as "Open" events.

** Members only workshops, we hope you will enjoy the published topics but if you want to bring something else to work on in the company of other members then that is OK too!.

Directions:


All Guild members attending Workshops will be expected to help set-up and/or clean tables that are used and help clean the other hall areas that need to be wiped over at the start and end of each session.

For the time being, the kitchen will not be open, so please bring your own snacks and drinks (this will reduce the preliminary and final cleaning needing to be done).

There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in the Hall unles you wish to because you are vulnerable. Attendees are requested to have a mask available if possible to wear if conversing with a vulnerable member.

Social distancing should be maintained as far as reasonable.

If you need further information about our events or workshops, please don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to the Programme Team .


Broad Town Workshops (non-members welcome)
10.00 am** - 2 pm, Broad Town Village Hall
(**9.30 am for volunteers setting up tables etc.)

Two day-time painting workshops are held each month (one on a Friday, another on a Saturday). These take place at the Village Hall in Broad Town (just outside Wootton Bassett) and are open to members at a cost of £3 per person and non-members at a cost of £5 per person. Note that these are untutored workshops, just bring your own materials and whatever you are working on and paint or draw in the company of other members.

Bring your own refreshments. Face masks are no longer required when entering and moving around the hall. However please have one available for interactions with more vulnerable members if requested.

Upcoming Dates for 2024 are as follows:

FRIDAY SATURDAY
Jun 7 Jun 22
Jul 5 Jul 20
Aug 2 Aug 17
Sep 6 Sep 21
Oct 4 Oct 19
Nov 1 Nov 16
Dec 6 Christmas Painting Workshop
see Monthly Meetings for info.

Directions: Broad Town Village Hall is situated on the main road through the village, on the left hand side as you begin to go up the hill towards Broad Hinton, and almost opposite Pye Lane. See map below.


Exhibition Dates

2024 - Summer Exhibition in Marlborough
Thursday July 11 to Sunday July 14.

2024 - Autumn Exhibition in Malmesbury
Friday October 18 to Thursday November 7.


Round-up of Exhibitions in 2023

The Guild held two exhibitions of members work in 2023.

The Summer Exhibition was shown in St Peter's Church, Marlborough Thursday June 15 to Sunday June 18. You can see the exhibition in the slideshow below.

Pictures from the 2023 Summer Exhibition link.

The Autumn Exhibition was held in the John Bowen Gallery, Malmesbury from Friday September 8 to Thursday September 28. The Exhibition was also Venue 3 on the Malmesbury Flying Monk Art Trail over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September.



Future Exhibition Dates

2025 - Summer Exhibition in Marlborough
TBA

2025 - Autumn Exhibition
TBA