- Styrrup (4), Retford (5|), Thoresby (7);
- Newark (17);
- Papplewick PS (30);
- Mansfield (31);
- Nottingham North (42);
- Hickling Pastures (59), ABCAT (63).
In addition, from 27 April to 6 June, you can continue to visit our three LINKED EXHIBITIONS at Retford, Mansfield Central & Beeston Libraries (A-C on the map).
Each has photographs of a selection of OSNotts artists & craftspeople in their studios & work spaces, taken by Neil Pledger – courtesy of Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries. Admission is FREE and each exhibition has information about all the OSNotts events.
The full events timeline summary is at: www.osnotts.co.uk/events-timeline. Below are the individual listings for 1-2 June:
4. DOVECOT GALLERY, STYRRUP
25-27 May & 1-2 June, 10-4
Poplars Farm, Styrrup DN11 8NB
The Dovecot in Poplars Farm will host work by several artists including Hilary Cartmel & Michael Johnson (who have worked in the studios here for over 25 years) plus Penny Cawley, Ann Robbins, Chris Campbell & others. Workshops will take place during the course of the Open Studios – please consult the website for details & booking information. Refreshments in the Garden. Ample parking on the roadside or in the yard.
5a. CHRISTINE HOWARD
Sat 1 & 8 June, 10-4
PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS – Paintings and drawings that focus on the natural world.
Studio 1, Top Floor, The Hub, 11 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PA
5b. CATH RAY
Sat 1 & 8 June, 10-4
DRAWING, PAINTING & BOOKBINDING – Portraiture, buildings & landscapes in various media alongside handmade notebooks and sketchbooks.
Studio 2, Top Floor, The Hub, 11 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PA
Painting in oils throughout.
Note: gallery on first floor, local arts, crafts, & food produce available on ground floor.
7. THORESBY PARK
Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby NG22 9EP
7a. DAWN IDALIA
1-2 & 8-9 June, 10-5
DRAWING & SCULPTURE – Semi-abstract contemporary wall based work inspired by nature with a strong emphasis on surface texture & original media.
Silver Lining Arts Studio
7b. ALEXANDRA PARKINSON
1-2 & 8-9 June, 10-4
JEWELLERY – I create unique and beautifully crafted pieces of handmade jewellery for you to treasure forever.
Frances Alexandra Jewellery
7c. SHERWOOD FOREST WOOD FIRING SOCIETY
Sundays 2 & 9 June, 10-5 (Raku 11-4)
The Kiln site, outside Thoresby Courtyard NG22 9EP
f: Sherwood forest wood firing society
A group of potters coming together to explore wood firing & kiln building. Vessels & sculpture, thrown & hand-built, functional & non-functional. 1st Sunday – Firing a wood firing kiln plus a raku firing workshop. 2nd Sunday opening this kiln & again a raku session. There will be a display of members work, which may be purchased, on both days.
17. LIZ GOULDING
Sats 1 & 8 June, 10-5
OIL PAINTING – Expressive contemporary paintings in oils experimenting with colour and texture.
Secret Garden Cafe Studio, Stodman Street, Newark NG24 1AN
30. DAVID GILL AT PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION
Steaming Weekends: 5-6 & 25-26 May, 11-5. Sundays: 12 & 19 May, 2 & 9 June, 11-4
Papplewick Pumping Station Rigg Lane Ravenshead NG15 9AJ
Entrance charges will apply (free for 16 & under) – see website for details (volunteer run registered charity).
BLACKSMITH METALWORK – Using traditional blacksmithing skills, David Gill produces hand-crafted metalwork to be both loved and cherished.
David will be working the forge at Papplewick Pumping Station; giving an accurate taste of the blacksmith’s craft.
31. CLARE TAYLOR
24 May – 15 June (cl Sundays), 10-5
CERAMICS & TEXTILES – Three-dimensional Ceramics and Textiles using stories and text to inspire or decorate surfaces.
Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG
An exhibition of three-dimensional Ceramics and Textiles.
42. ELAINE WILLIAMS
4-6 (BH), 11-12, 18 & 27 May (BH); 1 June, 10-5
PAINTING, TEXTILES, FELT, COLLAGE & LINOCUT – Oil painting with hand and machine stitching, experimental drawing, wet felt work, collage and linocut.
8 Cresta Gardens, Sherwood NG3 5GD
60. RURAL ANTICS AT HANWELL WINE ESTATE
Wysall Watercolour Group: 3 May, 1-8 (exhibition opening with local wine), then 4 & 6 May, 10-3
English Wine Week Open Day: 1 June, 12-4
Wine & Craft Festival: Sun 9 June
Melton Rd, Hickling Pastures LE14 3QG
Rural Antics at the Hanwell Wine Estate hosts a huge variety of art, craft & rural skills workshops. Wysall Watercolour Group, of around 20 amateur artists, will showcase over 50 artworks both framed & unframed, with a range of original greetings cards also on sale, plus artists from the group will be in residence during the open weekend (3-6 June). Also visit the estate as part of English Wine week (1 June) & for our Wine & Craft Festival (9 June).
63. ABC ART TRAIL
1-2 June, 11-6
Locations within NG9
The ABC Art Trail, now in its 4th year, leads you around the wealth of creativity in this inspirational local community, showcasing a selection of work by local artists and craftspeople. Includes PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, TEXTILES, JEWELLERY, PRINTMAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PICTURE FRAMING. With 10 or more venues across Attenborough, Beeston & Chilwell and up to 30 different artists there is something of interest for all tastes. Many artists will be demonstrating and chatting about their techniques and there will be the opportunity to buy their original work. Some venues have wheelchair access – please enquire before visiting. See ABCAT website for more details.