We're delighted to announce Shuya Cheng and Sally Muir both have had work accepted in the prestigious RWA Open Exhibition in Bristol. Congratulations! The exhibition showcases art from emerging and established artists and runs from the 29th September - 1st December.
If you enjoyed the workshops offered on our art trail, maybe you want to start or improve on a new artistic skill - or practice an existing one. Combe Down has lots of art clubs going on...
Combe Down Exploring Art Group explores all kinds of topics – art, crafts, architecture, design, any subject that members think it would be interesting to explore. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Museum of Bath Stone. New members very welcome – just come along and find out more. Next meeting: Tuesday 1st October, 2-4pm.
Made in Combe Down is a craft market held in the Museum of Bath Stone on the first Saturday of every month. The market has all kinds of hand-made crafts and produce. Next market day: Saturday 5th October, 10am to 2pm
Combe Down Artists meet eight times a year for day-long painting sessions at Claverton Hall or St Andrews, Hawthorn Grove. Next meetings Saturday 28th September at Claverton Hall, Saturday 12th October at St Andrews, 10am to 4pm,
Whatever new projects our artists are up to, we'll try to let you know over the coming months. You can message us any time via the contacts page and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
What a fantastic sunny Art Trail weekend we had! With over 400 visitors to 15 venues, art was bought, artist demonstrations watched, workshops attended, music played, and lots of inspiring artistic chat was had! Here are a selection of photos taken on the Saturday and the Sunday so even if you couldn't make it or you weren't able to see every venue, these should give you a little taster of what went on...
The weather is set to be sunny and dry, perfect for following the map and the red lanterns outside each venue and discover what each one has in store...
Don't forget your chequebook as not all artists have mobile banking. And if you want to share your experience of the Trail, use the hashtag #cdarttrail on Instagram, twitter and facebook. Here's to a fabulous weekend full of inspiration. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you to our sponsors and all the venues who've lent us their premises for the Trail weekend!
With the summer upon us, it's time to take a closer look at each venue on this year's Combe Down Art Trail. Every Friday in the lead up to the Trail (that is taking place on Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September, 10am - 5pm) we'll be giving a taster of what to expect. So let's kick things off with venue 1, the Hub!
Animation workshop. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Music workshop. Drop in sessions on Saturday and Sunday, 2pm - 4pm