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Category Archives: News Blog
Our news blog tells you about upcoming events as well as reporting on events which have been enjoyed by our members. Please keep popping by to make sure you don’t miss out on changes to our programme or artist opportunities!
Long-standing PACS member Mary Herdman is having an exhibition of her paintings at the Madeleine’s Kitchen cafe at One Tree Books in Petersfield from 7th March until 7th May. The collection on show consists of 15 paintings of impressions of the local landscape.
Bookings are being taken for an exciting demo day hosted by PACS potters at Herne Farm Leisure Centre on March 10th 9.30-4. Bring a plate of food to share (and your own crockery!)
Susan will be demonstrating her passion for capturing the spirit of animals. This session will be of interest to everyone as Susan’s methods combine hand built and thrown elements to create wonderful animal sculptures. Her work includes large scale garden sculptures as well as smaller items.
Contact Christine Bull to reserve your place firstname.lastname@example.org
In our News blog we like to share snippets from our members and this week Sharon Hurst shared her good news with us. Jackson’s, the well known supplier of art materials, is once again running its open painting prize ‘JOPP’ and Sharon, our PACS president, is very excited that she has been selected as the fifth commended entry this year for one of her beautiful watercolour cat paintings. Read more about Sharon’s entry here.
You may like to enter your own artwork too. Entries close on March 16th, more information here.
A show involving some PACS members is coming up soon at the Petersfield Physic Garden meeting room. The Art Group Collective are having their winter exhibition from December 1st -3rd open 10-5 Friday and Saturday, 10-4 on Sunday.
A wide variety of work will be on show and available to purchase so come along and enjoy paintings, woven tapestry, mixed media, book binding and textile art!
November is traditionally the month for the PACS Potters to hold their Christmas exhibition in Petersfield. It will be held at the Physic Garden Meeting Room (GU32 3JJ) and there will be well over 100 exhibits to enjoy and purchase. Work includes sculptural, decorative and practical pieces of ceramics.
Festive Opening on Saturday 18th November at 11am with FREE mulled wine and mince pies closing at 4pm. Then open daily 10am – 4pm until Sunday 26th November FREE ENTRY.
Another event to add to your pottery tour is Ceramicus 2017 from 11th -25th November. PACS members Nigel Hobbs and Shirley Shiner are taking part in this exciting exhibition at the Allen Gallery in Alton. Nine artists are displaying a wide variety of ceramic techniques. More details on the flyer below!
Derwent have just recently unveiled their newest and best colour pencil to date! PROCOLOUR. Come and join PACS member Sharon on Wednesday 27th September HOCHANDA as she demonstrates the unique characterists and takes you through some fun demonstrations! Showtimes are: 10.00am, 4.00pm and 7.00pm You can watch here:
For our September monthly meeting at Herne farm Leisure Centre we will be welcoming artist Alex Roch who is giving a demonstration of painting a scene of venice using water-soluble oils. Free for members, £2 for visitors. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28th September at 7.30. Doors open at 7.
Read more about Alex on her website http://www.alexroch.co.uk/
World renowned potter Shozo Michikawa was born in 1953 in Hokkaido in Northern Japan. After an initial career in business he took up evening classes in art where he discovered his talent and passion for pottery, and now focuses entirely on creating ceramics. Shozo has widely exhibited in Japan and around the world. He has recently exhibited at Design Basel and will have been at West Dean the week before this demonstration. His new book is being published in September 2017.
Shozo will demonstrate his famous ‘cut and twist’ pots on the wheel He will also make tea bowls, tea pots and other forms in both traditional Japanese and his own distinctive styles.
See more information and examples of Shozo’s work at
And now for something completely different! Opening later this month is an exhibition in Petersfield by the 6plus2 Art Collective .
As the group’s second project, ‘Hold’ is inspired by the atmosphere of the redundant Victorian police station, which has now been integrated within the Petersfield Museum site and will eventually be part of a ‘new’ museum complex and Victorian Heritage site.
Exploring concepts such as time, empathy, loss, identity, memory and the psychological, work will be displayed within some of the remaining space of the police station, including the holding cells, which have been retained in their original condition, and in the newly located Community Gallery.
PACS member Hilary Boardley, one of the exhibitors, tells us a little more about this group of artists.
‘The group embarked on their first project, ‘Re-store’ in 2014, responding to the Grade II Listed, Wellington Hangar located at Brooklands Museum, Surrey. The exhibition was held in the hangar prior to its being dismantled, restored and relocated on site. Following the Brooklands exhibition, we took the opportunity to submit a site responsive project proposal to a local heritage site, Petersfield Museum, at a time when they were purchasing the adjacent Victorian Police Station to incorporate as part of the museum.’