ArtSpring returns to Tonbridge

The March edition of the West Kent Index magazine is out now with a very good feature about our upcoming exhibition. Less than four weeks to go now until the show opens.

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Preparations for ArtSpring 2015

Preparations are underway for the next Tonbridge Creative ArtSpring exhibition at the Tunnel Gallery. There’ll be some new artists joining in as well as some returning after a ‘Year Out’. Check out the flyer below.

Only 5 weeks and counting…

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ArtSpring 2015 is announced

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Yes!  We are doing it all again!  Next Easter-time there will be an exciting exhibition of local artists at the Tunnel Gallery.  Some new faces, some regulars and some returning.  Subscribe to this blog (use the “Follow” button in the right column”) to receive further updates as more details become available.

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ArtSpring2 is Over – hopefully more soon

Biddy Hobbs, Ceramic

Biddy Hobbs, Ceramic

ArtSpring2 closed on Sunday afternoon with buyers coming to collect work sold and some people just coming back for a second look just because they had enjoyed it so much.

We had so many positive comments from visitors.  Here are just a few lines from the visitor’s book:

“Very elegant show!!!” – JP

“Lovely range of work, very inspiring!” – EM

“What a wonderful exhibition of local talent” – NM

“An exciting exhibition.  Lovely variety of media and styles” – RP & AP

Thank you to all our visitors.  There really is great work being done in and around Tonbridge.  The next local event will be South East Open Studios, and some of the artists in TonbridgeCreative are opening for that.  Guides will be available from the library and the Gateway centre at the castle nearer the time.  Juliet Simpson is also showing at The Orangery, Knole House, from 13th May until 8th June.

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Pictures of an Exhibition

This weekend marks the end of ArtSpring2.  It has been a great exhibition and on the times I’ve been there visitors have made a point of saying what an excellent show it is.  If you have not been to see it do take the opportunity today and tomorrow.  I’d suggest you go before 3pm on Sunday if possible as work which has been bought is being collected from that time.

Here are a few photos I took whilst I was there on Thursday.  Click on the photos for more detail and/or a slide show.  The images are straight off the camera.  I didn’t get photos of all the work or even of every artist, and sorry to anyone if I’ve mislabelled their work, but I hope this gives an idea of the excellent quality of the work.

Finally – thank you to all those who have been able to visit, for the great comments in the visitor book   A special thank you to those who have been able to buy work of course – your support keeps us all going.

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Setup without Upset!

Look out - it's art!

Look out – it’s art!

 

Up a little bit...

Up a little bit…

What a day!  Twelve artists all arriving in a gallery with a lot of work but no plan and no leader.  A recipe for disaster surely?  Well no, as it happens.  After a few ideas were floated around, adopted by some, ignored by others, we settled down to setting up an exhibition.  With very few issues it all came together remarkably quickly.

A little more work required perhaps?

A little more work required perhaps?

Looking around at around midday it was starting to look like we had something special happening.  People were wandering round and admiring others’ work.  And why not?  I was amazed at the variety and skill on display.  As several people commented though:  even though there are different media, different styles, somehow it has all come together to make a cohesive exhibition.

I never wanted to be a painter!

I never wanted to be a painter!

The exhibition opens tomorrow.  Come along and see how it all worked out.  I think you’ll be impressed – though not perhaps with my attempt at painting.

Open every day from 10am to 5pm.  It’s free and we’d love you to come and browse.  All of the artists will be in the gallery at various times during the week so there is an opportunity to meet them and discuss the work.

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Online Preview

The gallery pages now have images from each of the 2014 ArtSpring 2 artists so have a look at the sort of things which will be on display in a few weeks time.

Thumbnails of all of the work

Larger image with more details about each artist

Such a great range of work from artists in the area.

Do come and see more like it from 8th- 13th of  April.
Open daily 10-5pm. Free entry.

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