A big thank you to all the artists who to part in the 2016 Art & Architecture Trail, this year the Art & Architecture Trail will be on 16 & 17 September 2017, follow the tab for our CALL FOR ENTRIES!
- Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail brings a blur of colour, music and excitement to Melbourne each September. Each year it is a huge challenge selecting the artists for the Art and Architecture Trail! We have lots of entries from some amazing artists, including a lot of artists new to Melbourne Festival and some familiar names. After much deliberation, and knocking on doors to ask extra hosts to open, we hope that you will agree that the 120 Artists selected each year reflect the amazing talent in the East Midlands.
We are always very excited by the variety of work there will be on the Trail and we are planning to pull out all the stops to make next year extra special, we hope you will want to join us for the weekend and be part of it. The dates for the 2017 Art and Architecture Trail are Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September. The Call for Entries is now open, follow the “TAB” above for full details.
Festival Director, Sharon Brown says the organisers aim to have a mix of “art you would like to take home, art to inspire you, art to intrigue you and even a blend of all three!” Each year about 70 venues host 120 artists in the heart of Melbourne featuring a variety of mediums and styles of work all of which is for sale from £5 to £5000!
All of the work on the Trail is original, for sale and the artist and craftsman or woman all accompany their work and many will be demonstrating their skills. Exhibited work includes paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewellery and much more – in fact something for every taste and pocket.
CONTACT THE ARTISTS EXHIBITED AT MELBOURNE FESTIVAL ART & ARCHITECTURE TRAIL 2016
Name Style Website Lizzie Adcock Artist www.arumliliedesigns.co.uk Sujata Aten Fine Artist www.sujata-art.com Hazel Atkinson Jewellery www.hazelatkinsonjewellery.co.uk Barbara Bagley Artist www.barbarabagley.co.uk Carole Baker Watercolours www.carolebaker.com Leanne Ball Ceramics www.rollingroses.com Tim Ball Landscape Artist www.timballpaintings.com Rosemary Barnett Sculpture http://www.rosemarybarnett.co.uk/ Sue Barton Ceramics firstname.lastname@example.org Farah Batool Jewellery www.farahbatool.com Jane Bevan Sculptural Wood www.janebevan.co.uk Alan Birchall Red Lion Pottery www.redlionpottery.co.uk Deborah Bird Photographer www.deborahbirdart.com Natasha Braithwaite Photographer B/W www.natashabraithwaite.co.uk Penny Braithwaite Jewellery email@example.com Caroline Brogden Jewellery www.seabreezedesigns.co.uk Celia Brookes Figurative Watercolours firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Brooks Screenprints www.facebook.com/katebrooks27 Judith Brown Jewellery www.judithbrownjewellery.co.uk Victoria Brown Artist www.victoriabrownart.com Barry D Bulsara Printmaker www.barrydbulsara.com Helen Burrell Jewellery www.helenburrell.co.uk
Gareth Buxton Artist www.garbleart.co.uk Vivienne Cawson Botanical Artist www.viviennecawsonart.co.uk Circle 52 Design Wood www.circle52.com Peter Clayton Paintings www.peterclayton.org Sue Clews Jewellery & Wirework www.sueclews.co.uk Barbara Colbert Charcoal & Paint email@example.com Michael Cook Artist www.hallowed-art.co.uk Robert Coombes Photographer www.orchardphotographyservices.co.uk Sally Coulter Printmaker sallycoulter-blog.tumblr.com/ Romayne Curzon Jewellery firstname.lastname@example.org Ross Danby Stone Sculpture email@example.com Roger Davies Metal Sculpture www.rogerdaviesart.co.uk Stevie Davies Fused Glass www.stevie-davies.co.uk Terry Davies Fine Art Photographer www.lens-scape.co.uk Nicola Dennett Printmaker www.nickidennett.co.uk
Helen Domleo Jewellery www.helendomleo.co.uk Laura Donaldson Artist www.lauradonaldson.co.uk DZR – Stephen Parker Ceramics firstname.lastname@example.org Phil Eames Metal Sculpture www.tempestsculpture.co.uk Liz Emery Felt Pictures www.lizemeryfelt.com Steven Fairbrother Wildlife Photographer www.fairbrother.me.uk Les Flint Jewellery email@example.com Pat Flynn Woodcrafts firstname.lastname@example.org Jackie Freer Artist www.JacquelineMayDesigns.com Anna French Fused Glass www.fizgig.co.uk Lucy Gell Printmaker www.lucygell.com Tom Genders Artist www.tomgenders.com Green Man Ceramics Ceramics and Jewellery www.greenmanceramics.co.uk Mark Gordon Artist www.markgordonart.com Carl Gray Ceramics www.carlgrayceramics.co.uk James Green Printmaker http://jamesgreenprintworks.blogspot.co.uk Helen Hallows Mixed Media www.helenhallows.com Bill Harley Photographer email@example.com Tracey Hayward Printmaker www.traceyhayward.co.uk Sue Heale Acrylics & Resin www.sueheale.com Stuart Hill Mythical Paintings firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Holmes Mixed Media www.archangelstudio.co.uk Beverley Holmes-Wright Textiles www.stitchingforthesoul.co.uk Val Hudson Artist www.valhudson.co.uk Wayne Iredale Fused Glass www.waciglass.co.uk Jan Brocklehurst Pyrography email@example.com Spencer Jenkins Sculpture Greenwood www.spencerjenkins.co.uk Paul Johnstone Artist pauljohnstone.co.uk Amelia Kirk Jewellery www.ameliakirk.com Karen Worrall Fused Glass http://www.kjdesigns-glass.co.uk Mick Lakin Botanical Artist www.michaellakinart.co.uk Mark Langley Paintings & Pencil Drawings www.mark-langley.com Hannah Larkam Wire Sculpture Hannah Larkam Wire Artist (Facebook) Matthieu Leger Artist http://www.matthieuleger.com/ Olivier Leger Pen & Ink Artist www.olivierleger.co.uk Victoria Hewson-Hughes LovEve Jewellery www.lovevejewellery.artweb.com Debby Marsh Jewellery Andrew Mason Raku Pottery firstname.lastname@example.org Robin Mason Landscape Artist www.robinmasonart.com Andy Mayers Mixed Media www.andymayers.peakartist.co.uk Steven McLoughlin Landscape Artist www.stevenmcloughlin.co.uk Deborah Miles Mixed Media www.deborahmilesdesign.co.uk Sophie Mitchell Illustrator www.sophiemitchellillustrations.com Lesley Nason Ceramic Artist & Jewellery Designer www.lesleynasonceramics.co.uk Justine Nettleton Artist www.justinenettleton.com Annie Nicoll Mosaics http://annienicoll.wix.com/mosaics Des Ong Photographer www.desong.co.uk Jane Orton Jewellery www.janeorton.com Carol Pairaudeau & Paula Gamble-Schwarz Mixed Media www.carolartgallery.com Thomas Petit Blown Glass www.thomaspetitglass.co.uk Kerri Pratt Fine Artist www.axisweb.org/p/kerripratt Nita Rao Sculptor email@example.com Susheel Rao Jewellery www.susheelraojewellery.co.uk John Rattigan Artist www.johnrattigan.co.uk Helen Rhodes Mixed Media www.helenrhodes.com Emily Richard Jewellery www.ejr-jewellery.co.uk
David Robinson Woodcraft Sculpture firstname.lastname@example.org Louise Roe Ceramics email@example.com Tim Rose Architectural Watercolour www.timrose.co.uk Jo Rost Milliner www.hat-maker.co.uk David William Sampson Ceramics www.davidwilliamsampson.com Kate Sell Mosaic Mirrors www.gardenreflections.co.uk Kevin Shepherd Wildlife Artist firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Shiel Photographic Collages danielshiel.com Claire Simpson Mixed Media storiesunderstones.weebly.com Ruth Singer Textiles www.ruthsinger.com Hannah Smith Jewellery email@example.com Jeni Smith Mixed Media www.jenismith.co.uk Lottie Smith Knitted & Sewn Textiles folksy.com/shops/LoveLottieKnits Lynn Hazel Smith Animal Sculptures www.lynnhazel.co.uk Mary Smith Artist www.mary-smith.co.uk Bradley Spencer Ceramics http://bradley-spencer.squarespace.com Georgina Bell – Spot and Dot Textiles www.Spotanddot.co.uk Adrian Stapleton – Trinity Forge Blacksmith www.trinityforge.co.uk Helen Sutherland Silk Scarves www.helensutherland.com The Green Woodpecker – Mat Tacey Wood Steve Tandy Still Life Artist www.steventandyfineart.com Amanda Glanville The Earring Café Jewellery www.earringcafe.co.uk Angela Thompson Fused Glass www.glass-at-the-barn.co.uk Duncan Thurlby Metal Sculptor www.duncanthurlbysculpturegallery.co.uk Erica Tomlinson Photography www.ericatomlinsonphotography.com Susan Trevor Textiles firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Trowell Architect www.derektrowellarchitects.co.uk David Turner Sculptural Ironwork www.davetheblacksmith.co.uk Bethany Upton Photography email@example.com Danielle Vaughan Collage dvaughangallery.com/ Niki Walters Fused Glass www.nikijwalters.co.uk/ Matthew Warburton Aluminium Art www.aluminiumart.co.uk Peter Watson Paintings www.peterwatsonartist.co.uk Janie Withers Textiles www.janieknittedtextiles.co.uk Damian Witty Sculptor www.damianwitty.com Peter Woods Windsor Chairs www.greenwood-days.co.uk Keith Wright Fine Art Photography www.keith-wright.com Paul Young Ceramics www.paulyoungceramics.co.uk Cryptic Art Art Group BAGoldingGallery@hotmail.com Melbourne Photographic Society Art Group melbournephotographicsociety.org.uk Newton Solney Life Drawing Group Art Group www.newtonsolneylifedrawing.co.uk
CANCELLED – MELBOURNE FESTIVAL OPEN ART EXHIBITION – JUNE 2017
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS JUNE’S OPEN EXHIBITION. We are sorry to let you down but will try to reschedule later in the year.
The 2016 Melbourne Festival Open Exhibition welcomed work from a wide spectrum of Artists locally and regionally. It provided a forum for established and up and coming Artists to exhibit. The exhibition was curated by members of the Melbourne Festival team and was an opportunity for Artists to promote their work.
Jacqueline Currell trained in sculpture and print-making in Bournemouth and has been creating art since 1963. Born in Singapore, Jacqui won the Gulbenkian Rome Scholarship in Sculpture 1965-66, spent a year in Rome, and during her career taught at colleges in Plymouth and Chesterfield. She has exhibited very widely throughout the UK and her work has won numerous awards including more recently Winner of Thoresby Gallery’s Open Art Exhibition in 2012, and a commendation at Buxton’s Derbyshire Open Arts Exhibition in 2014.
Jacqui’s prints often use animal forms to exploit linocut as a medium, which gives the opportunity to experiment. She uses techniques of partial inking, variable cuts and printing pressure to create a great range of colour and texture. Her printing is done without a press and she uses hand-made Japanese paper, saying “It’s the medium’s simplicity I enjoy the most”.
From her studio overlooking the rolling landscape of Derbyshire, Jacqui is currently focussing on sculpture, again inspired by animal forms and created from found materials ranging from pieces of junk to natural objects. We were very pleased that Jacqui was able to take part in the Melbourne Open Exhibition in 2016 and look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.
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The Melbourne Festival and the Melbourne Festival Open Exhibition are managed and run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Susie@melbournefestival.co.uk or call 07765 819428.
The CALL for ENTRIES for this years Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail is now OPEN.
Planning is now underway for the Art and Architecture Trail at Melbourne Festival 2017, the Trail will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017. Details of what you will need to do to apply for selection to exhibit on the Art and Architecture Trail are posted below.
What is the Melbourne Festival ?
The Melbourne Festival is a creative and visual arts festival. The Festival was launched in 2005 and has been extremely successful. Last year we had great publicity, 5000 visitors and feedback from both artists and visitors was extremely positive. Approximately half of artists selected to take part in the Trail will be invited from the artists who exhibited last year, the remainder will be selected from the applications received from new artists and other artists who have exhibited in previous years. We offer places to approximately 120 artists each year. Our aim is to keep Melbourne Festival fresh, to this end we plan to rotate artists who have previously exhibited between venues and rest some of our past artists each year to enable some new artists to take part.
This year we intend to build upon the success of previous years. We are planning crafts, art, music, educational workshops and demonstrations. The Festival is still run by a group of like minded volunteers committed to encouraging creativity in all its forms in Melbourne and South Derbyshire.
Where is Melbourne?
Melbourne is a picturesque, old market town set in the rural landscape of South Derbyshire on the edge of the National Forest. It is home to Melbourne Hall and Melbourne Parish Church (one of the finest Norman buildings in the Midlands). The local community is full of people with an interest in the Arts and has many societies and community groups. It is a creative, vibrant community. (Type DE73 8EJ into Google Map for location).
What is the Arts Trail?
Melbourne Festival Arts Trail is a mapped trail of venues in a series of easy walking loops throughout the heart of Melbourne. Each venue houses selected artists exhibiting their work for sale to the visiting public. Venues comprise of all the available public, church and civic buildings, various open spaces and rooms in local residents homes. For previous Trails we were successful in persuading many residents to open their homes, giving us some stunning venues and providing an exciting and diverse trail each year there are approximately 70 venues.
The Arts Trail this year will take place over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September 2017. Artists will be able to set up on Friday evening, although early access may be possible to allow set up on Saturday morning in some venues. The trail will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The exhibitions are taken down at 5pm on Sunday evening. We can supply and erect display boards (7ft high by 4ft wide, MDF, cream) where required allowing you to present work to very high standards and so helping to encourage sales.
Note: All makers are required to be present at their exhibition during the opening hours of the trail on both days and work must be for sale, unless previously agreed.
What do we want?
We want contemporary artists and makers, working in all materials, creating original work of any size. We are looking for a diverse range of craft and fine art makers to exhibit in any medium. It should be noted that whilst most of our venues are indoors we have secured some very good outdoor venues for suitable work.
The selection criteria for work submitted is as follows:
- Work should be innovative, imaginative, original and engaging.
- The work should be of excellent quality in both materials and application.
- The work should not be offensive.
- The work should be of safe and sound condition and suitable for public display.
Deadline for submissions.
The deadline for submissions for the Arts Trail is 31st March 2017. All artists will be informed of the decision regarding their submission by the end of May when we have matched all selected artists to suitable host venues. All details regarding venues and facilities will be advised at this time. If you haven’t heard whether you have been successful by mid-June please contact the Festival Office.
We do not charge an application fee. We will however take a fee of £80.00 from those artists who are selected for the Arts Trail (£50.00 for Artists in their own home / studio). We will collect this fee from the successful artists / makers in advance of the event. Allocation of space will be dependent on receipt of the fee, the fee is payable by 30th June 2017. This fee contributes towards advertising, publicity and the general running of the Festival. We do not take commission on sales.
What to send us: Arts Trail.
If you would like to submit your work for exhibition in the Arts Trail please send a covering email / letter with full contact details and 6 – 8 clear images of your work with descriptions such as title, medium and sizes attached. Please make sure that all images are clear, in focus and faithful to your work. See the Image / Document Requirements below. Please send us a CV / Artists Statement as well if you wish.
Image / Document Requirements.
Please submit applications and images by email or on a Memory Stick or CD by post.
Email / CD. If you are sending your submission by email please save your images as JPEGs on medium compression (level 3 – 4). Try to keep the image file size to around 250Kb – if necessary split images into 2 sets to email. Title the files with your name and number in sequence (e.g. sbrown1.jpeg). Do not include fullstops in the title (they will confuse the computer). Text files such as Artists Statements and CV’s should be sent as Word files, however pdf files are acceptable. If you are sending images by CD the image files should also be sent as 250Kb JPEG’s. If you send large files or a different format, or prints, the images loaded onto the website may not be as you sent them or may be delayed due to amount of work required to reformat. Due to number of applications submitted we do not automatically acknowledge receipt of all entries, however, we do contact ALL artists at end of May. Please do not send orginal artwork.
We are looking for some makers to demonstrate on the Trail at the same time as exhibiting their work. We need to know quite specific details with regard to your activity for health and safety reasons and in order to find a suitable venue. If you are interested in demonstrating please send details with your Trail Submission and we will gladly consider it.
Send your submissions to:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Sharon Brown, Director, Melbourne Festival,49 Church Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EJ.
If you want posted materials returned please include an SAE.
Don’t forget closing date is 31st March 2017.
Further details of the events will be updated on our website www.melbournefestival.co.uk and any information specifically relating to exhibiting Artists will follow upon successful submission.
We are all looking forward to another successful and enjoyable Festival.
Director – Melbourne Festival.
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