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Events for 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Guild is operating a limited programme of activities as the situation in the country improves. We are pleased to announce that two exhibitions are planned for the Summer and Autumn of 2022 - see Exhibitions for details. Please be aware that this is subject to change at short notice should cirumstances dictate.
(8 February 2022)


Members' Monthly Meetings
are held at either Hook Village Hall (SN4 8EA) or Broad Town Village Hall (SN4 7RL).

The programme is varied and includes painting evenings, mini workshops, demonstrations by visiting artists* and Guild members, in addition to the Annual General Meeting.

Monthly meeting dates for 2022, workshop details and demonstration events are given below:

VENUE DESCRIPTION
HOOK
Mon 21 March
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Just Black and White

Your choice of subject – a picture using just black and white pastel, chalk or charcoal on a toned background.
HOOK
Mon 18 April
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
The Exterior of a Shop

Your choice of medium & style. Bring your own photographs / reference materials which you wish to paint.
HOOK
Mon 16 May
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Drip, Pour and Tilt - 'action painting'

Make abstract pictures by pouring, dripping and splashing paint on your chosen support - paper, card or canvas.
HOOK
Mon 20 June
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Collage & Mixed Media Challenge

Your own interpretation of a Figure, Still Life or Landscape.
HOOK
Mon 18 July
7:15 - 9:15pm
CANCELLED due to heatwave
HOOK
Mon 15 August
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Preparing and Making a ‘Cut and Fold’ Sketchbook or Notebook

More details on what to bring will be sent nearer the date.
HOOK
Mon 19 September
7:15 - 9:15pm
CANCELLED as a mark of respect
Our meeting has been cancelled as a mark of respect on the day of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
HOOK
Mon 17 October
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
A Fauve style Portrait or Landscape using mainly Orange and Green

Your choice of medium, mixed media, collage etc.
BROAD TOWN
Sat 12 November
10am - 12pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
An Industrial Landscape or Interior - working or derelict

Your choice of medium & style. Bring your own photographs / reference materials which you wish to paint.
BROAD TOWN
Sat 10 December
10am - 3pm
Morning Painting workshop: 10am - 12:30pm.
Christmas Social: 1pm - 3pm.

* Demonstrations by outside artists are usually open to visitors and these are marked as "Open" events.

Directions:


All Guild members attending Workshops will be expected to help set-up and/or clean tables that are used and help clean the other hall areas that need to be wiped over at the start and end of each session.

For the time being, the kitchen will not be open, so please bring your own snacks and drinks (this will reduce the preliminary and final cleaning needing to be done).

Members must wear masks when entering and moving around the hall, but may remove them while working at table/easel.

Social distancing should be maintained as far as reasonable.

If you need further information about our events or workshops, please don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to the Programme Team .


Broad Town Workshops (members only)
10.00 am** - 2 pm, Broad Town Village Hall
(**9.30 am for volunteers setting up tables etc.)

Two day-time painting workshops are held each month (one on a Friday, another on a Saturday). These take place at the Village Hall in Broad Town (just outside Wootton Bassett) and are currently open to members only at a cost of £3 per person. Note that these are untutored workshops, just bring your own materials and whatever you are working on and paint or draw in the company of other members.

Bring your own refreshments. Face masks are required when entering and moving around the hall.

The remaining workshop dates for 2022 are as follows:

FRIDAY SATURDAY
Oct 7 Oct 22
Nov 4 Nov 19
Dec 2 Christmas Break

Directions: Broad Town Village Hall is situated on the main road through the village, on the left hand side as you begin to go up the hill towards Broad Hinton, and almost opposite Pye Lane. See map below.


Exhibitions

The Guild will be holding two exhibitions of members work in 2022.

The 2022 Summer Exhibition was held in St Peter’s in Marlborough from the afternoon of Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July.

The 2022 Autumn Exhibition is currently on display in the John Bowen Gallery in Malmesbury Town Hall, from Saturday 10th September running until Thursday 29th September.
The Exhibition is also Venue 12 on the Malmesbury Flying Monk Arts Trail over the weekend of 24th and 25th September.

You can enjoy a walk-through of our 2022 Autumn Exhibition below.

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Future Exhibition Dates

2023 - September 8 to September 28 - in Malmesbury
2024 - October 28 to November 8 - in Malmesbury

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