Cinema Events at Number 8
Tuesday 5th February - 7.00pm
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso explores the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements, visiting three cities that influenced him - Malaga, Barcelona and Paris - and focuses on specific artworks from these early years.
Art in Remembrance Exhibition
The Rev. Claire Lording has invited us to hold another Art in Remembrance Exhibition at the Abbey in the weeks immediately before and after Remembrance Sunday. This early notice should give those who wish to exhibit plenty of time to create appropriate artwork - it is open for new works only - i.e. nothing shown last year.
The theme remains the same - Remembering the victims of all wars. The exhibition is open to ALL in all forms of art - painting, graphic art, photography, poetry, sculpture etc. The artist does not have to be a Pershore Arts member. Last year’s event was small but well supported by the public.
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Cinema Events at Number 8
Tuesday 9th April - 7.00pm
Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt marks the 350th anniversary of his death. For many, he is the greatest artist that ever lived and this moving film explores the truth about the man behind the legend.
Tuesday 4th June - 7.00pm
Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh and Japan This screening explores how important the study of Japan was to Van Gogh, It had the most profound influence on him and his art, even though he never visited the country.
Members who enjoy photography are welcome to come along and share their work on the month’s theme or any other work. Meetings are relaxed and friendly and there is always something to be learnt from the way other people use their cameras. February’s theme is “Night-time” and will take place on Thursday 21stFebruary.
Members who enjoy sketching are welcome to join our Sketchbook meetings. These are informal and friendly gatherings where we share recent work, do some sketching and chat about all things art over a drink or two. We usually meet in the convivial surrounds of The Star, Bridge Street at 7.30pm – for dates, see the Calendar. The next meeting will be Wednesday 13th February – theme to be confirmed.
Annual Exhibition at Number 8
We organise regular exhibitions at a variety of venues throughout the year. The next opportunity is our Annual Exhibition at Number 8, Pershore from Thursday 18th April until Wednesday 8th May. Setting up takes place from 4.45pm to 6pm on Wednesday 17th April. If you would like to take part, please contact Frans or another member of the committee. We will also hold a Private View on Thursday 25th at Number 8 during our exhibiting period, to which we hope you will invite friends, family – and potential buyers! Several members are lined up to talk about their work during the evening. If you would also like to share a little about your work at this event, please contact Frans or another member of the committee.
We were recently invited to exhibit work for sale at The Vale Golf and Country Club and are pleased to announce that last week we installed 26 pieces from 8 of our members. We organise regular exhibitions at a variety of venues throughout the year. The next opportunity is our Annual Show in the Abbey on August Bank Holiday Monday. If you would like to take part, please contact Frans or another member of the committee.
Pershore Arts Photography Meetings
Members who enjoy photography are welcome to come along and share their work on the month’s theme or any other work. Meetings are relaxed and friendly and there is always something to be learnt from the way other people use their cameras.
Thursday 18th July: Water
Thursday 15th August: Chaos
Pershore Arts Sketchbook Meetings
Members who enjoy sketching are welcome to join our Sketchbook meetings. These are informal and friendly gatherings where we share recent work, do some sketching and chat about all things art. We are planning to arrange some special sessions for the autumn, including a demonstration of pastels. Details to follow.
NT Croome Park: Embroiderers’ Guild: Landscapes - Changing Perspectives
Small, farmed fields and a village were swept away by Capability Brown’s vision of an idyllic landscape - change indeed.
Embroiderers’ Guild members depict change using recycled vintage fabrics and materials that are not usually associated with embroidery.
NT Croome Park: Grayson Perry at Croome
This free exhibition is on show until Sunday 29 September 2019 between 11am-4pm (normal admission applies to access Croome).
Join Head of Visitor Experience, Amy Forster-Smith, on an informative walking tour of the five works by Grayson Perry. Explaining each piece in turn, she will interpret the themes and details in each artwork. The one hour tour takes place at 2pm on the following dates: Mon 22 July, Sat 3 Aug, Sun 4 Aug and Fri 30 Aug 2019. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Tickets £5 per adult and £2 per child - normal admission applies. Each ticket includes a 10% discount voucher to be spent on food and beverage in the restaurant or tea-room on the day.
Museum of Royal Worcester:
Experience Worcester’s porcelain heritage at the Museum of Royal Worcester. Discover all-new displays launched in Summer 2018.
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm
Meet and Watch a Skilled Artist
Apprenticed at the Royal Worcester Studios, Tony was named ‘best animal and bird artist’ in 1971 by ceramics expert Henry Sandon. Subjects include wildlife and landscapes, architecture and floral compositions. He demonstrates his skills at the Museum of Royal Worcester, usually on Thursdays and Saturdays.
To see a demonstration please call ahead as days and times vary.
Number 8 Open Exhibition: Call for submissions - deadline extended
Number 8 is calling for submissions from artists and photographers interested in exhibiting their work in the Open Exhibition 2019 from Thursday 26 September to Wednesday 16 October. One or two pieces of work: including drawings, paintings, photography, textiles and collage. For individuals, duos or groups of artists who would like to have an exhibition in 2020, the deadline for submissions is Thursday 24 July at 11am. Download a form from the website, email email@example.com or ring 01386 561906
Exhibitions at Number 8: Portfolio 18 - ‘Variations on 18’
Thursday 18 July - Saturday 10 August
Group exhibition of abstract and figurative portraits, landscapes and still life in watercolours, acrylics and collage.
Photography Exhibition at The Hive, Worcester: Wildlife of the Severn
5 August - 1 September, Atrium
A selection of photographs curated by professional wildlife photographer Iain Green who has been leading workshops for volunteers of all ages to reveal the amazing array of wildlife along the mighty River Severn.