Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Not the Big Art Weekend! But some good things to watch anyway here!

Well, this coming weekend we would have been holding our Big Art Weekend but instead, we are clearing out cupboards, painting the shed, and doing whatever to keep occupied.
Purple has been doing her impression of the great escape as when the lockdown was announced she was in the middle of New Zealand who had the biggest enforced social distancing operation on the planet! So against all the odds, she managed to secure one of the last flights out,( this photo shows her pilot being held at brush point so she can get home to Derbyshire!)

Grey has been sectioned by the government for twelve weeks and under strict enforcement to finish her fish and chip shop dissertation. In fact both Purple and Grey are vulnerable not that looking at them you'd think that! So there will be no sight of either of them for a while! This may be a blessing to some but don't be sad because as artists they have been practicing social distancing for years.

In case you have been missing the interactions of your fellow purple and grey members we have a few suggestions that will gladden your arty hearts.
Grayson Perry has started his art club on Channel Four its always nice to watch artists at work even if they aren't your style. Royal Academy website is full of great virtual content you can browse here are their top virtual days out. technically art but this is not to be missed the Winchester House in California is full of stairs to nowhere and cobweb window designs a wonderful virtual tour to immerse yourself in. you missing visiting parks and gardens around the country here are a few from heritage calling: Ross is on the BBC again we started watching this and although nearly all his paintings look the same there is something strangely soothing about his calm demeanor! lastly, spend some time traveling through time and around the UK with the Britain on Film map click on a place and you can see films from the past should keep you busy for days!
So we hope you enjoy those suggestions and we look forward very much to seeing you again soon.
Miss you all
Purple and Grey x

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Big Weekend Artists Callout!!!!

Artists get involved in the following:
Big Art Weekend
Tansley Village Hall
Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd May 11 – 4 pm

Fresh and Unframed Exhibition no selection process - open to all. Work must be original art non-digital and not exceeding £100 in value. Works can be 2D and up to one metre in size.  Entry £15 for 5 or £35 for your own browser full.

SATURDAY 2nd May 1-4 pm
ART JUMBLE TABLETOP ART SUPPLIES SALE Ideal for studio clearance items, i.e. art books, display equipment, materials, brushes, paints etc. (No original artworks) Book a table. £11

Book on for a half-hour taster session: Our S.W.O.T. analysis will unpick your key concerns for your business and help you plan. £10

Sunday 3rd May 11.30-12.30
Artists networking and talk – key facts and figures about making a living as an artist. No booking required just turn up. FREE

SUNDAY   3rd May 1-3 pm
PAINTING DEMO BY watercolourist Viviene Cawson as featured in The Artist Magazine. £3.50.

Booking taken via PayPal online at: 

Any questions get in touch via messenger: or email:   We look forward to working with you!

In addition, we have the Gallery Rebels: 100 impressionist postcards on display by local school children who will also be visiting during the weekend with their families.