This events diary highlights art exhibitions, events, talks, book signings and demonstrations across the UK featuring or organised by Creative Coverage members. This is the place to find out what's going on in the contemporary art world.
May 16 to June 23, 2017
Creative Coverage Shropshire Members Exhibition, Gallery 3, Gateway Arts and Education Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB featuring the work of Valerie Alexander RBSA and Rob Leckey ARBSA.
May 20 to June 25, 2017
Easy like Sunday by Cecilia Cardiff selected in the prestigious 129th PAI exhibition, Scotland.
May 20 to July 15, 2017
Miriam Sheppard, Bath Society of Artists Summer Open Exhibition, Bath.
May 27 to June 24, 2017
Mary Gillett, Artmill Galleries (Plymouth Society of Artists), Devon.
June 3 to July 2, 2017
Jill Barthorpe, Botanical: A summer exhibition of floral art, Gallery Top, Derbyshire.
June 3 to July 3, 2017
Michael Mullen solo show, Hullabaloo Restaurant, Dumfries, Scotland.
June 10 to July 1, 2017
Mary Gillett, Penwith Gallery (21 Group of Artists), St Ives, Cornwall.
June 12 to August 7, 2017
Creative Coverage Exhibition, Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ featuring: Lynda Kettle RBSA, Liz Chaderton, Ingrid Skoglund and Juliet Wood.
June 13 to August 20, 2017
Jenny Sutton, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Not The Royal Academy Exhibition, London.
June 15 to 28, 2017
Bev Jones, UA exhibition, Pie Factory, Margate.
June 16 (opening drinks 6-8pm) to July 1, 2017
The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire: Ann Armitage, Colin Carruthers and Ian Weatherhead. www.wykehamgallery.co.uk
June 20 to September 18, 2017
Mary Gillett, Drawn to the Valley 2017, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Devon.
June 24 to June 25, 2017
Creative Coverage Mixed Show, Upwey Village Hall, Church Street, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5QE featuring the paintings of Joe Webster, Martin Rumary, Paul Matthews, Sally Pinhey and George Paul Sainsbury with etchings by Roger St. Barbe and sculpture by Nicola Axe. The Mayor and Mayoress of Weymouth and Portland Cllr Kevin Brookes and Mrs Ann Brookes will be attending the exhibition.
July to October 2017
Summer Show, Riccio Gallery, Dalkeith, Scotland featuring works by a selection of Creative Coverage artists including: Clare Blois, Anthony Barber, Aileen Wrennall, Sarah MacDonald et al.
July 11 to August 5, 2017
Creative Coverage Group Show featuring the paintings of Len Murrell and DY Hide with ceramics by Suzie Hall, Petersfield Museum, Petersfield, Hampshire.
July 19 to September 4, 2017
Creative Coverage Mixed Show, The Lally Gallery, Erewash Museum (Derbyshire Museum of the Year 2011, 2012 and 2016), High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA featuring the work of Jill Barthorpe, Rob Leckey ARBSA, Sarah MacDonald, Gillian Radcliffe and ceramics by Brian Holland.
July 25 to July 30, 2017
Creative Coverage Members Annual Exhibition, John Rank Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St. Andrew’s Court, off East Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1YH featuring the work of Vivienne Cawson RBSA, Wendy Yeo RWSW and Sara Barnes among others. MEET THE ARTISTS FROM 11am ON SATURDAY, JULY 29 AND SUNDAY, JULY 30 with refreshments. Music provided by the flute section of Portsmouth Philharmonia on both days. This event will help raise funds for Kidney Research UK. Click here or the image above to see the exhibition catalogue.
July 28 to July 30, 2017
Paul Smith sculpture, Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH.
August 7 to October 2, 2017
Creative Coverage Exhibition, Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ featuring: Simon Jewell, Becky Jewell, Heather Howe, Janet Judge and sculpture by Nicola Axe.
August 11 (private view 6-8pm) to September 23, 2017
Susie Lidstone, Views of Farnham Part 2, Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS.
August 12 to August 13, 2017
Paul Smith sculpture, Art in the Pen, Skipton Cattle Auction, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD.
August 13 to August 19, 2017
Creative Coverage Devon Summer Exhibition, Amyatt Rooms, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon featuring paintings by Lynda Kettle RBSA, Susan Thomson, Joanna Commings ASWAc, Lin Williams, Marjorie Collins, and DY Hide with etchings by Roger St. Barbe and sculptures by Nicola Axe.
August 19 (11am onwards preview) to August 28, 2017
Tim and Caroline Saunders open 49 Church Close, Locks Heath, Southampton SO31 6LR as part of Hampshire Open Studios exhibiting selected works with the theme of Celebrating Hampshire by members of Creative Coverage. The exhibition will feature paintings by Jenny Sutton RBSA, Rebecca Jewell, Sylvia Paul, Jill Barthorpe, Clare Blois, Jonathan Mitchell, Anthony Barber, Rachel Fenner and Mike Service as well as photographs by Simon Jewell, glass by Vandacrafts, ceramics by Jim Malone and sculptures by Peter Hayes, Moira Purver and Nicola Axe. This event will help raise funds for Hook with Warsash Church of England Academy. SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 FROM 11am PREVIEW AND MEET THE ARTISTS with refreshments. Music provided by Anne White and Sue Thornton, a duet from the flute section of Portsmouth Philharmonia. Click the image above or here to view the catalogue.
September 4 to September 30, 2017
Creative Coverage Group Show featuring Joanna Commings ASWAc, Lin Williams, Jan Gay, Erica Herbert and Patricia Regnart: Ilminster Arts Centre Cafe Gallery, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AN.
September 2 to September 3, 2017
Paul Smith sculpture, Art in the Garden, Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield S10 2LN.
September 4 to 9, 2017
Bev Jones, UA exhibition, Menier Gallery, Southwark, London.
September 9 to September 10, 2017
Paul Smith sculpture, Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4DS.
September 15 to October 18, 2017
Creative Coverage Selected Group Exhibition featuring the work of James Horton, Ingrid Skoglund, Lizzie Harper, Len Murrell, Pat Regnart, Dick Hewitson and Renate West, Sherfield Gallery, Sherfield School, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0HU.
Creative Coverage Group Exhibition, West Ox Arts, Bampton, Oxfordshire.
Portraiture exhibition featuring the work of Sophie Howard, Heritage Courtyard Studios and Gallery, 6 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RR
Juliet Wood, The Chandler Room, White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough.
October 7 to October 29, 2017
Paul Smith sculpture, Cambridge Contemporary Art - In the Forest exhibition, 6 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU.
December 5, 2017 to end of January 2018
Creative Coverage Christmas and New Year Exhibition, Bridport Arts Centre Cafe and Foyer, Bridport, Dorset featuring the paintings of Terry Whitworth, Dick Hewitson, Sally Pinhey, Lin Williams, Joanna Commings and etchings by Roger St. Barbe.
January 6 to February 28, 2018
Creative Coverage Solo Show featuring landscape paintings by Michael Mullen, Gaiety Theatre Restaurant, Carrick Street, Ayr, Scotland KA7 1NU.
March 2018 for 2 weeks
Creative Coverage Mixed Show, St David's Cathedral, The Cloisters Gallery, The Pebbles, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6RD.
Creative Coverage Mixed Show, Edinburgh Central Library: Art and Design Library, Edinburgh, Scotland featuring the paintings of Michael Mullen.
April 6 to May 6, 2019
Creative Coverage Exhibition, RHS Rosemoor, Devon.
July 29 to August 24, 2019
Creative Coverage Summer Exhibition, Ilminster Arts Centre Gallery, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AN.