Other organisation events

Art&Friday 27th October 10am – 8pm
Saturday 28th October 10am – 6pm
Sunday 29th October 10am – 4pm

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Stand, Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX.

Art& Show 2017 is a fantastic opportunity for collectors, buyers, art lovers and anyone else who is interested in meeting artists and buying unique art works to come along to this friendly, accessible and affordable show. Set over 3-days the art& show has over 120 artists work for sale & commission from a wide price range of £10-£20,000. Its a chance to actually meet the artists, talk to them about their work and inspirations and buy and commission direct.

Artists taking part in the show pay for their own space and there is 0% commission on their sales – so whenever you buy a piece of work you support an independent artist to keep on making, painting, drawing, sculpting…. their amazing creations.

We select artists and designer-makers showing a wide range of high quality and innovative work from glass and ceramics to painting and drawing, jewellery and textiles, sculpture and stonework and much much more.

You can also meet our RAW Talent Artists – 12 emerging artists who’ve won a place on our 6 month mentoring and supporting scheme. RAW Talent artists get a free place at the show plus one to one mentoring and group workshops to prepare them for their first retail show. In turn any sales they make have a commission back towards the scheme. So by buying from them you support the emergence of fresh new talent and get the chance to get work from up and coming makers and artists.

Jessica GradyEMBROIDERERS' GUILD STUDENT MEMBER Jessica Grady has recently won a place in the RAW Talent 2017 award programme as part of the Arts& 2017 show and she will be exhibiting her contemporary embroidery work as part of the show. She is proud to be representing the Embroiderers' Guild as she is the only embroidery artist that has been selected in the RAW Telent section.

Jessica creates textile art pieces, with a distinct style, utilising unconventional materials as modern embellishments – such as dyed cotton buds, spray painted metal washers and hand cut sequins out of repurposed plastic packaging. She uses these unusual materials to create highly tactile, abstract patterns and “encrusted fabrics” – highlighting areas with hand stitching.

I would describe my work as a take on contemporary embroidery/embellishment. I enjoy using lots of traditional stitches but transform them into a modern version, such as creating giant French knots out of hand dyed plumbing pipe. I layer base fabrics together to add depth to my work. Common materials I utilise a lot include coated PVC, leatherette, sports mesh, hand dyed silk and cotton canvas.http://jessicagrady.weebly.com

As well as having artists selling their own art works direct we have live music, interactive areas, installations, workshops, demonstrations and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Waisted Efforts - An Exhibition at Chertsey Museum 17th September 2016 - 2 September 2017

Sack back gown from Chertsey MuseumA visual feast, this brand new exhibition will chart the changing styles of the waistline in fashion from the 1750s to the 1950s. Cultural, social, and aesthetic attitudes towards waistlines will be explored through men’s and women’s clothing, both outerwear and underwear. Beautiful examples of fashionable garments which both freed and constricted the waist will be on show, as well as pieces of original foundation-wear essential for achieving the correct silhouette.

Highlights include a stunning ‘sack-back’ gown from the 1770s, a man’s suit from the 1780s, examples of women’s high-waisted Regency clothing, an exquisite girl’s dress from 1850, an 1880s day gown, a flapper dress from the 1920s and lovely examples of 1950s ‘New Look’ styles. The foundation wear includes corsets from a variety of eras, an Edwardian man’s corset, a 1920s bust bodice (designed to flatten the chest) and a ‘Waspie’ corset from the 1950s.

The majority of the pieces are selected from the Olive Matthews Collection.

Open Tuesdays - Fridays 12.30 - 4.30pm, Saturdays 11am - 4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays

Chertsey Museum, The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AJ


The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery

The award-winning Sunbury Embroidery Gallery is situated in an historic 18th century Walled Garden, surrounded by parkland and a short walk from the River Thames in Lower Sunbury.

The Gallery is home to The Millenium Embroidery, which is on permanent display, and has an exhibition programme that showcases a wide variety of art from different disciplines throughout the year. It provides a valuable community and educational resource, developing a broader understanding of the local area and arts in general.

Our Café overlooks the splendid Walled Garden and is perfect place for a light lunch or an afternoon tea. The Café hand bakes all its wonderful cakes, the difficulty is choosing which one to have!

The Gallery shop stocks a selection of gifts and mementos to buy including wooden puzzles and childrens' canvas colouring bags.

The Sunbury Millennium Embroidery is a permanent, commemorative record which celebrates the ancient riverside village of Sunbury-on-Thames and its community. In essence the idea was to create something that was expressive of a community in the year 2000 and include as many people as possible in its creation. Designed by John Stamp from an original idea by David Brown the embroidery involvde over 140 people in its making.

The Embroidery is composed of a number of separate parts, including a Village Panel,local scenes, and embroideries of birds, plants and wildlife.

The Embroidery is on display all year round at its purpose-built gallery

The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames, Middx TW16 6AB.

Opening times and further information plus other events taking place at the gallery are available from their website www.sunburyembroidery.org.uk

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