Sunday, 12 December 2010

Artsite Christmas Party and Auction 17th December

 Come along to Artsite on Friday evening to see their 1950s Christmas sitting room, and have a chance to buy one of twenty five pictures  submitted to make an Advent Calendar.
Twenty five local artists, were given a canvas each, and asked by Artsite to produce a picture which could be used to replicate an advent calendar. 
These artworks are all up for auction. 
The final day for the auction is at the Artsite Party on the 17th December. 
People have already started placing bids so if you particularly want an image, you need to be at Artsite's Christmas party. 

 The first picture shows an example of one of the pictures for sale, the next two feature the 1950s sitting room wiht Tony Hillier taking advantage of the comforts on offer. The laptop is a bit incongruous.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Oexmann Art Award 2011

The object of this biennial competition is to encourage and promote Wiltshire artists and is open to everyone born or living in Wiltshire, that's us! For further information and application form please visit the website :

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wood Street Market

On the first and third Sunday of each month, there is a market in Wood Street, SN1 4AN.
Trading times are from 9am-4pm, and the cost of a stall is £30.
This represents a good opportunity to show your work, and cover costs by having small items available to buy.

For more information go to:

The photo above shows Tim Carroll braving icy conditions to show his ceramic heads, trees and clocks.
He was successful enough to return to the market  on the 19th of December.
Hopefully a good opportunity for people wanting to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dates announced for Swindon Open Studios 2011

Make sure your mark your diary to participate to: 

The 2011 Swindon Open Studios will run over two weekends

  • 10th and 11th September 2011
  • 17th and 18th September 2011

Artists living in and around Swindon open their studios to the public in this popular annual event.

To see who took part last year, visit