Art Scilly 2017

Welcome to Art Scilly 2017, which takes place 5th - 14th May.

This year, there are some 20 arts and crafts workshops, craft fairs, exhibition previews and open studios to entice you.  The workshops have limited numbers (some just 3 or 4 people) so that you can enjoy excellent tuition and advice.

From absolute beginners to seasoned artists looking to hone their skills in our beautiful natural environment, everyone can get involved and take home their own creations to cherish. Choose from watercolour workshops for beginners to willow basket weaving, create your own oil on canvas masterpiece or a fused glass keyring or coaster, or make your own journal and mandala drawings, sketches and portraits.

Please browse the programme below, or download and print off the Art Scilly Programme here, and come and join us for a fantastic arty time on Scilly.

To book your workshops, please call the artists directly.

Friday 5th May

St. Agnes – Meet the Artists

Join Lou Simmonds, Trish Peacock and Emily Sladen who work out of the St. Agnes Art & Craft Studios. Find out what they do, visit their studios and sign up to one of their workshops taking place throughout the week.

Artist(s): Lou Simmonds, Trish Peacock and Emily Sladen
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Studio: St. Agnes Art & Craft Studios
Cost: Free

NOTE: There will be boat from St. Mary's to St. Agnes at 6pm from St. Mary's Quay (the "supper boat"), returning approximately 9pm.

Saturday 6th May

St. Mary’s – Meet the Artists

Join the artists and crafts folk from across St. Mary’s. Enjoy some light refreshments, browse the studios and sign up to one of their workshops taking place throughout the week

Artist(s): Oriel Hicks, Vickie Heaney, Liz Askins, Gail Payne, Stephen Morris
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studios, Porthmellon Business Park
Cost: Free

St. Mary's - Exhibition at Tamarisk Gallery

Enjoy an exhibition of artwork by Tracey Elphick at Tamarisk Gallery, Hugh Town, St. Mary's

Artist: Tracey Elphick 
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Studio: Tamarisk Gallery;Hugh Town
Cost: Free and open to all

Sunday 7th May

St Mary’s – Watercolour Workshops for Beginners

Enjoy Scilly’s stunning scenery and discover your inner artist as Stephen Morris takes you on a step-by-step watercolour workshop. No experience necessary; all materials provided.

Artist: Stephen Morris
Time: 10am - 1pm
Studio: Glandore Gallery, Porthloo
Cost: £20
Book: 01720 422535
Maximum People: 
6

St. Agnes – Sculpture Trail

Take a walk around St. Agnes and enjoy a special Sculpture Trail created by island residents and visitors. Explore sculptures of all shapes and sizes and of all different (weatherproof) materials!

Time: From 10.30am
Starting Point: Reading Room, St. Agnes
Cost: Free and open to all. Just turn up!

St. Martin’s - Simple Bookmaking

Make simple folded and stitched books. All materials supplied.

Artist: Sue Lewington
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: £20
Book: 07851 200875 or 01720 423028
Maximum People: 
8

St. Mary’s – One Act Play Festival

Come and enjoy this annual event of four one-act plays, which have been written by locals. They are performed by members of St. Mary’s Theatre Club as rehearsed readings, with minimal props and scenery. Adjudicated by writer and radio producer, Paul Dodgson, one of the plays will win the Shirley Smith Trophy!

Time: 2pm (Doors open 1.30pm)
Venue: Church Hall, St. Mary’s
Cost: £3 on the door (Refreshments available in aid of the St. Mary's Flower Festival)
For further information: Jenny Byers – 01720 422663

St. Martin’s – Exhibition Preview Evening

Join Sue Lewington for a glass of wine and a preview of her new exhibition of sketchbooks and text-related mixed media works.

Artist: Sue Lewington
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: Free and open to all

Monday 8th May

St. Mary’s – Fused Glass Workshop

Learn how to cut glass and how some colours behave when heated; work on your own design of a window hanger / keyring / coaster and learn how to texture hot glass in a mould. All materials provided.

Artist:  Oriel Hicks
Time: 10am – 1pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studios
Cost: £30
Book: 01720 422900
Maximum People: 8

St. Martin’s – Sketching Walk

Enjoy a walk from North Farm Gallery through Higher Town on St. Martin’s sketching the scenes along the way. Some materials provided but your own sketchbooks, pencils or pens would be handy!

Artist:  Sue Lewington

Time: 11am – 1pm
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: £15
Book: 07851 200875 or 01720 423 028
Maximum People: 10

Tuesday 9th May

St. Agnes – Willow Basket Making

Make a willow basket to take home, expertly guided by master willow maker, Lou Simmonds. Beginners very welcome.

Artist:  Louise Simmonds
Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Studio: St. Agnes Island Hall
Cost: £30
Book:
 07501 441455
Maximum People: 6

St. Mary’s – Booking Binding & Journal Making

Learn some traditional book-binding techniques and make your own unique journal, filled with plain notepaper or keepsakes of your choice and, for the finishing touch, embellished with Scilly sea glass and slate.

Artist: Gail Payne
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studio
Cost: £30
Book: 01720 422900/ 07588 556724 or Facebook: Artworks by Gail Payne
Maximum People: 4

St. Martin’s - Watercolour Workshop

Enjoy a demonstration of the use of colour, light, watercolour techniques, then have a go yourself!  Please bring watercolour sketchbooks, paints and brushes if you have them. (Starter kits of watercolour paints and brushes will be available to purchase if not!)

Artist:  Sue Lewington
Time: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: £15 per session
Book:
07851 200875 or 01720 423 028
Maximum People: 10

St. Mary’s – Oil on Canvas Workshop
(PART 1)

Scilly artist Steve Sherris will teach you oil painting techniques so that you can create your own 10 x 12 inch masterpiece which will be framed for you to take home. All materials provided (Part 2 on Wednesday)

Artist:  Steve Sherris
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Studio: Silver Street Gallery
Cost: £100 (total for both days)
Book:
01720 422722
Maximum People: 3

Wednesday 10th May

St. Mary’s - Mandala Drawing Workshop

Learn the secret and experience the fun of drawing mandalas (intricate circle patterns) and create a variety of keepsakes using acrylics on Scilly sea slate and brick.

Artist:  Gail Payne
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studios
Cost: £25
Book: 
01720 422900/07588 556724 to book or Facebook: Artworks by Gail Payne
Maximum People: 10

St. Martin’s – Open day

11am onwards

Join local artists at North Farm Gallery for a day of demonstrations and exhibition of their crafts.   
Caroline Gillett will be throwing pots on her potter’s wheel and there will be a chance to have a go (don’t wear your best clothes for this!); Kathy Lawes will demonstrate how she makes her stunning rag rugs. Or watch Sue Lewington as she sketches quick pencil and watercolour portraits – you can even get one done for yourself! 

St. Martin’s – Have your portrait painted

Have your portrait sketched in pencil or watercolour in just 30 minutes by Sue Lewington. Booking not necessary (unless it gets very busy on the day!). Just turn up to North Farm Gallery anytime from 11am.

Artist:  Sue Lewingtonn
Time: From 11am
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: £15

St. Mary’s – Oil on Canvas Workshop
(PART 2)

Scilly artist Steve Sherris will continue to teach you oil painting techniques so that you can complete your own 10 x 12 inch masterpiece. (Part 1 on Tuesday).

Artist:  Steve Sherris
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Studio: Silver Street Gallery
Cost: £100 (total for both days)
Book:
01720 422722
Maximum People: 3

St. Mary’s - RNLI Craft Fair

Browse and buy some of Scilly’s excellent local produce, and arts and crafts at this special Craft Fair at the Town Hall, Hugh Town in aid of the RNLI. 9.30am – 4pm

 

Thursday 11th May

St. Mary’s Linocut Print Making

Have a go at this fun, expressive printmaking technique and take home your own artwork from the islands. No experience needed; all materials provided.

Artist:  Vickie Heaney
Time: 10am - 1pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Workshops
Cost: £25
Book:
 07900 933683
Maximum People: 6

St. Martin’s – Sketching Walk

Enjoy a walk from North Farm Gallery through Higher Town on St. Martin’s sketching the scenes along the way. Bring sketchbooks, pencils or pens if you can!

Artist:  Sue Lewington
Time: 11am – 1pm
Studio: North Farm Gallery
Cost: £15
Book: 07851 200875 or 01720 423 028
Maximum People: 10

Friday 12th May

St. Mary’s – Flower Silk Scarf Painting

Learn how to paint flower designs on silk with Liz Askins and then produce a beautiful scarf to take home. All materials provided.

Artist:  Liz Askins
Time: 10am – 1pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studios 
Cost: £30
Book: 07746 684973 or email scillyscarves@gmail.com
Maximum People: 4

St. Mary’s – Handmade Greeting Cards

Design cards using coloured “sericin” threads, pressed flowers, coloured paper etc. All materials provided to make 5 greeting cards.

Artist: Oriel Hicks
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Studio: Phoenix Craft Studios
Cost: £20
Book: 01720 422900
Maximum People: 8

Sunday 14th May

St. Agnes Craft Fair

Come and enjoy a special Art Scilly Craft Fair on St. Agnes, a lovely way to wrap up the week’s events!
Venue: Reading Room, St. Agnes
Time:
10.30am – 4pm

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK - 'OPEN STUDIOS'

Scilly Gems & Scilly Socks                                                           
(Carly Player and Sue Seddon)                                                  
Porthloo                                                                                             
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm                                              

Glandore Gallery
(Stephen Morris)
Porthloo
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

North Farm Gallery
(Sue Lewington)
Exhibition; some items available to buy
All week 10am – 5pm

Fay Page Studio
Scilly-inspired silver jewellery designer and maker, Fay Page is offering a 10% discount on all purchases throughout Art Scilly week. Why not pop into her open studio, Lower Town, St. Martin’s and see Fay at work?