Exhibition by Eduardo Paolozzi
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the eighth year running,
a group of local artists, supported
Octagon Visual Arts Centre, and use of the facilities at The Hatch
Camphill Community, Thornbury
and District Museum,
Pound Cottage Gallery, TomatoJack
Arts, The Hub Celebration Fairs and Thornbury Town Council have
come together under the umbrella of Thornbury Arts Festival to take
part in the Severn Vale Art Trail. The trail presents a wealth of talent
including paintings in oil, watercolour and pastel, ceramics and sculpture,
prints and drawings, photography, jewellery, textiles, stained glass
and woodturning. From May 4th to May 12th the
public are invited to
visit the artists in their own studios, or shared exhibition space,
to talk about and appreciate the works on display and hopefully to make
one or two purchases of work that catches the eye. The exact location
and times when the studios will be open can be found by
downloading the Guide or picking up a printed copy of the Art
Trail Guide from Thornbury Town Hall or Thornbury Library.
Visiting procedures for members of the public
The opening times of each exhibition is given in the official guide, members of the public are very welcome to visit at these times. Plan your route in advance and be sure to visit individual artists in their own surroundings as well as those in shared venues. Look for the red Art Trail signs as you near your destination and remember to check official notices giving parking restrictions and time limits. Please remember that you may be visiting an artist at home, so please be very careful about leaving footmarks. You should not expect to be able to smoke, or use a phone or lavatory, or wander wherever you please. For your own safety, you are also obliged to follow all the rules and instructions that your host may have put in place.
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Exhibition in Thornbury Town Hall
exhibition is your chance to see art work by local children with the theme
'On the Prowl in the Jungle'.
Exhibition by Eduardo Paolozzi
General Dynamic F.U.N.
A Hayward Touring Exhibition
April 29th - 24th May, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Paolozzi's canny alchemy is vividly apparent in General Dynamic F.U.N, a series of fifty screen-prints and photo-lithographs created between 1965 and 1970.
Here Paolozzi employs the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols - the household names and familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood.
The exhibition is open to the public between 9am and 5pm at The Castle School, Park Road, Thornbury, BS35 1HT.
Octagon Gallery is located to the rear of The Castle School, Park Road,
The Octagon Gallery is based at the Castle School, a Specialist Visual Arts College and a centre of excellence for the visual arts. The octagonal facility consists of a teaching space and a gallery for school and community use.
Life drawing classes - We run a group for adults at the Castle School every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm - 3.30pm. All abilities are welcome and materials are provided.
Costs: £30 for 6 sessions.
For further information
on art classes - please contact Heather Johnson, Community Art Co-ordinator
by telephone 01454 862176 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art in Business 2013
Look out for examples of art work by this year's artists in the period leading up to the Art Trail in shop windows and businesses around Thornbury
Origins Cafe at
Turnberrie's Community Centre. Work by Marjorie Roper-Marshall.
Framing and Gift Shop. Work by Hayley Anne Woollon.
Hawkins of Thornbury.
Work by TomatoJack Gallery's Lynda Knott & Angela Williams.
Castle Estate Agents.
Work by Jez Truelove.
Morgan Stone Insurance
Company. Work by George King & Sally Nash.
Heritage Gift and
Card Shop. Work by Jane Lampard.
Store. Work by Sara Waterhouse .
Work by Heidi Palmer-Smith and Cheryl Miller ARPS.
T & J Owen
Florist. Work by Patricia Ward.
Work by Izzy Wells
Bonds of Thornbury
Estate Agents. Work by Haidee Bryant.
by Rosemary Millar.
We wish to thank the following for their support.
Octagon Visual Arts Centre