The Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop celebrates ten years serving its community

 

Opened in 2004 by HRH Prince Charles and now an established award winning community project

Art Exhibitions

In the café area we host exhibitions of local artists' work.

The work is on show for 6 weeks and sometimes begins with a private view.

Paintings and photographs are for sale and the shop take a small percentage of any pictures sold.

Our art committee consists of three local people (two artists and one member of the Village Shop Committee), who are very keen to maintain a reasonably high standard of work, so the artists are asked to send some reproductions of their work and a summary of any exhibitions they have been a part of.

As well as the permanent art exhibition, there are often various locally produced craft items for sale in the shop.

 

The new Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village Shop 2017 Calendar
is now on sale at the shop

 

Great as a Christmas stocking filler for all those distant (or not so distant) relatives. Hurry up and get one before they all get snapped up.

Notes for Exhibitors:

If you are interested in exhibiting in 2016/2017, you can download an application form and print it out and send it, with a selection of photographs of your work, to the shop. Full instructions can be found in the application form. If you are unable to download or print the form, they can be obtained by emailing or visiting the Brockweir Village Shop.

Download the Arts and Photography application form here

 

 

Permanently on show is the splendid wall hanging created by a talented number of local residents.  This wonderful work shows the local area and attractions rendered in a mix of fabrics and textiles.

 

 

 

On the café walls

PHILLIP STOCKLEY

23rd October to 3rd December 2017

 

The current show is work by Phillip Stockley

 

He writes:

 

“Although I was considered good at art in school many years ago, I’ve only recently had the time to experiment with making art again. For me, creating art is both enjoyable and frustrating. It‘s amazing how much there is to learn, and how difficult it is to translate one’s ‘vision’ into a worthwhile picture.

 

"Sometimes my paintings work, sometimes they do not (you should see my pile of rejected work at home) but I find making mistakes, and trying to correct them, is the best way to learn. I mostly paint with watercolour which, in my hands, means I can work quickly and keep things simple – and focus on capturing the essentials of my subject. My aim is to capture a sense of the short lived nature of a particular time, place, subject and light. I also try to tell a small ‘story’ in each picture.

 

"I like to photograph my paintings as I work - to help me identify where more work is needed and to document the process of the painting – which I sometimes use on my web site to explain how a picture has developed. I am aware not everyone has the money or space to display original works of art – so I often turn my paintings into prints and cards, and even mugs, coasters etc. It is interesting and surprising to see what works best at different sizes and on different substrates.

 

"To learn more about my art, visit my website where you can join my email list, commission artwork, read about how some of my work is created, and buy original artwork, prints and more. I have also found the internet to be my best teacher as there are so many wonderful artists shar-ing their knowledge through blogs, videos and online courses. I have created a website to document some of this inspiring advice, at www.greattocreate.com.”

 

To find out more about Philip’s art visit

www.philipstockleyartist.com