November – potters’ month!

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.

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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!

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Exciting news from PACS member Sharon Hurst!

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:
  • SKY 663 (24/7)
  • FREEVIEW 85 (6am-7pm)
  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)
  • You can also watch LIVE online at 

Shozo Michikawa demonstration Saturday October 7th

Saturday 7th October 2017

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

www.shozo-michikawa.com

https://www.facebook.com/shozo.michikawa

9.30am-4pm

Fee £25

PACS members £22

Bring a plate of food for shared lunch and your own plate, cutlery & mug

To be held at

Herne Farm Leisure Centre

Crundles, Petersfield,

GU31 4PJ

Behind the Co-op on Moggs Mead

Bookings in advance through Richard Hollingbery via our contact page.

 

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6plus2 Art Collective at the Petersfield Museum

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 sitePetersfield Museum, at a time when they were purchasing the adjacent Victorian Police Station to incorporate as part of the museum.’

Petersfield Museum needs help from the community for its next exhibition. Can you help?

Petersfield Museum Needs you?!

Something exciting is happening at Petersfield Museum and The Flora Twort Gallery. A new type of exhibition is coming; one where you get to decide what goes into it! Ever fancied having an object on display in a museum or passing an interesting story on to more people? Well now is your chance.

The final exhibition of the year for Petersfield Museum is going to be a community curated one. A first for the Museum, it will allow the town to tell its own story, as the people of Petersfield decide what we should exhibit.

We are looking for input from local residents, community groups and schools to help us show the world what makes Petersfield, Petersfield! There are many ways to take part including:

  • Lend an object

 

Do you have an object that sums up Petersfield to you? Perhaps you have donated an object to the museum. If you have we want to hear from you. Tell us why your object is significant to Petersfield. Why is it significant to you? Your object and your thoughts will be put on display within the exhibition to share with all of our visitors!

 

  • Tell us your story

 

If you don’t have an object that represents Petersfield, perhaps you have a story. What was it like in Petersfield when you were growing up, for example? What is it like to grow up in Petersfield today? If you would like to share your story, come in for an informal chat, which our team will record to be featured in an oral display in our exhibition.

 

  • Create a Petersfield Meme!

Have you had an experience in Petersfield that other people could relate to, if only it were the caption to, say, Leonardo di Caprio toasting? Do you have a photograph of Petersfield that is a caption away from summing up the human condition, or at least what it is like to live in Petersfield? If you have an idea for a meme which other people from or visiting Petersfield would understand and respond to, send it in to be featured in the exhibition. Your entries will be shown on a live feed within the Museum, and shared via our social media accounts. As with all memes, if it’s relatable enough, it could go viral! Your Memes should be sent to the contact email below.

If you would like to get involved or want to find out more about ‘We are Petersfield’ then please contact the museum at education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or 01730 262601. The deadline for enquires about lending and object or tell us your story is the 18th August 2017).

 

 

Chinese brush painting with Julia Martin

Julia’s workshop was attended by Kim Archer, our workshops coordinator.

‘Saturday, 10 June we held the 3rd of the PACS Workshops for the 2017 /18 year.   From beginners to experienced artists, great fun was had throughout the day as we learned many techniques in the art of Chinese Brush Painting.

We started the Workshop with a demo of how to use Chinese brushes, how to load with water – just the right amount – and then to load with paint.  Using lighter paint first then darker just on the tip, led to some truly beautiful paintings of Wisteria and more.  The techniques were practiced then the painting for the day began.  The Julia, the artist tutor has focused on Chinese Brush Painting for more than 10 years and regularly travels to China to study under the Masters.  She was clearly passionate about her art, had a great sense of humour and was terrific in her constant circulating around those learning the techniques, providing encouragement, tips, and a bit of fu..fu’ing here and there.  That is the word used to correct an inadvertent paint smudge or…  At the end of the Workshop day, Julia brought us all together to view each piece of work and to apply a special Chinese stamp to each painting, giving it that incredible feel of an authentic Chinese Brush Painting.   The stamp read ‘beautiful blossom’ in Chinese.

Thanks to Julia Martin, our Artist & Philip who assisted in the set up. Thanks too for all the artists who participated, great to see you all and so pleased you enjoyed the day!’

‘Thank you so much for a lovely day spent at the Julia Martin Chinese Brush Painting workshop It was a very informative course, and a fascinating subject to study….I was very impressed by the professional way it was all carried out. I hope that I will be able to attend some other courses, in the future, and look forward to participating again.’ Jean M. Voice

 

Justin Lees – Exhibition in Petersfield

Justin Lees is having an exhibition of paintings at Madeleines’ Kitchen, the lovely coffee shop at the back of One Tree Books in Petersfield.

‘My work is inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Meon Valley and surrounding area. I enjoy working in oil paint primarily and like to explore abstraction through distorted colour and texture. Influential artists include David Hockney and Georgia O’Keeffe whose recent exhibitions in London have been an inspiration to me. I like to build up colour through layers of paint and try to keep the work suggestive rather than explicit.’

On until 13th July, all work is for sale!