Saturday, 25 January 2014

Class of 2013, The National Centre for Craft & Design

On Saturday I visited a friend near The National Centre for Craft & Design (previously The Hub) in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. A visit to NCCD is always a must. Whilst I admired the talent on display, I again found myself questioning why Chelmsford doesn't have a permanent arts centre in its city centre. :(

NCCD is a fantastic, inspiring space with three free gallery exhibitions to visit and the fantastic shop/cafe space to enjoy. They run workshops throughout the week for adults and children. The shop is home to the very best designer/makers in craft practice today. I purchased several items including a ceramic tea light holder, a small hanging sculpture and a graphite pencil. My visit fell on changeover week, so there was only one exhibition open. But Class of 2013 contained the very best graduate work from across the UK. An amazing exhibition of fresh new talent. Awe inspiring.

We also spent time in the cafe next to the shop, chatting and soaking up the creative atmosphere. How wonderful it must be to visit NCCD regularly. It really is the perfect example of what could be achieved in Chelmsford. Discover more here:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

NEW - Work for sale in Pop-Up Shop

'Always the Sea' ethereal coastal landscape painting is now for sale in the Community Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Shop, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex. From my works on paper collection, this artwork is part of a selection of affordable mounted/framed paintings for sale in the shop.

'Always the Sea' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

'Observe the Skies' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Observe the Skies' is the latest addition to my ethereal rural landscape collection. Oil on 420 x 294 mm 150gsm paper. Supplied in a smooth white mount. To purchase, please visit:  or Community Pop-Up Arts & Crafts Shop, Market Street, Chelmsford.

'Observe the Skies' by Andrea Farmer

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Current Group Exhibition - Creative Flow

Activate's second exhibition of January 2014. Creative Flow at Farleigh Hospice Gallery, Chelmsford, Essex. This exhibition features the work of eight Essex Activate artists. All artworks are for sale. Exhibition runs until Thursday 27th February 2014.

Many thanks to Cherry for organising and for the photo of my paintings on display. :)

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Current Group Exhibition - The Miscellany Collection

Here is a sneaky peak of Activate's The Miscellany Collection at Essex Artists' Studios, Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Open today, Saturday 11th and tomorrow, Sunday 12th January 2014 from 10.00am - 4.00pm. All artworks are for sale. Please come along and support Essex artisans.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Miscellany Collection, Hylands House Exhibition

Essex Artists' Studios proudly announce The Miscellany Collection featuring the artists from Activate, Chelmsford's Visual Arts Group. Activate are presenting a selection of original artwork in the first art exhibition of 2014. The exhibition is in the Richmond Room, Hylands House, Chelmsford over the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2014. Open 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Pop along on the Saturday morning to meet Cherry and myself and see our work. :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Postcards Anon 2014

'Stitch in Time' is my donation to West London Action for Children's Postcards Anon Exhibition and Sale 2014. If you would like to take part, please contact WLAC via their website. Deadline for your original artwork donation is Friday 2nd May 2014.