Art


Exhibition: One Artist, Three Visions

OneArtistThreeVisionsThe Gallery at Elizabeth House, Station Hill. SL6 9BS                                                                                                                                   Free entry

An exhibition of paintings by Mandy McAllen in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. Mainly landscapes, this exhibition explores different ways of representing the colours, shapes and textures of places Mandy has visited at home and abroad.

 

Exhibition opens Monday May 1st and runs to 31 May.

 

 


Off The Wall an Art Installation

Sponsored by The Shanly Foundation

shanlyCookham Moor hosts this major art installation. Officially opening on Friday, 5th May, this is, literally, the biggest Art Event The Moor has seen in years!
A striking celebration of 50 years of "Growing The Arts", from the imaginations of BCA students, you really CAN’T miss this! – come and enjoy being “Off The Wall”!

Starts Thursday May 4th.


Cookham Knit and Natter The Caterpillar’s Crazy Tea Party

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Tarrystone, corner of Sutton Road and Odney Lane                                                                                                     Starts Friday May 5th

You’ve never seen the Tarrystone like it! The Caterpillar’s Crazy Tea Party is taking over. Come and see this close knit, woolly family’s party until 22nd May.

 


The Name Game

TheNameGameTarrystone, corner of Sutton Road and Odney Lane

 

Free competition for all. Name the caterpillar at the Tarrystone Tea Party.

The name we like most wins a prize!

 

Entry forms at The Sculpture Garden, Odney Club from 6 May.

 

Competition closes Saturday 20 May.

 


Exhibition: The Cookham Floods by Sarah Luton

sarahlutonIrène Laksine Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SL                                                          May 6th                                                Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am- 5pm.

Local artist Sarah Luton shows her paintings of the memorable 2014 Cookham floods. She painted many of these on the spot, capturing a significant moment in Cookham’s recent history. Meet Sarah at the Irène Laksine Gallery on Saturday 6 May 2pm-7pm. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am- 5pm.

The exhibition runs to 21 May.

 


Nature of Cookham Painting Competition - Submission

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Community Room, Cookham Library, High Road SL6 9JF                                  May 10th                                   Adults £5, 11-18 years £3, U11 years free

 

Bring your original artwork - in any medium - to the Community Room in the Library between 2pm and 3pm.

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Calling all artists whether established or aspiring. Release your inner Rembrandt!
Bring along your painting - new or old, in any medium - that expresses The Nature of Cookham: its buildings, landscape, people, activities or nature.

The competition is open to all with prizes awarded in adult, junior and child categories. One entry per artist.
Get creative and see your work exhibited! Dig out your old art box and show us what you can do - or what you have already done.

Timetable

Download Details of Entry and Entry Form.

10 May 2pm-3pm Submit your original work at the Community Room, Cookham Library.

12-21 May Visit the exhibition in the Community Room and encourage your friends and family to visit and vote. Opening times 12, 15-19 May 2pm-4pm. 13, 14 and 20 May 11am-1pm.

19 May Winners will be invited to attend the prize giving ceremony at the Stanley Spencer Gallery. Lord Young of Cookham will present prizes to the artist in each category (adult, junior and child) whose work has attracted the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.

 

 


The Sculpture Garden

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Odney  Club, Odney Lane SL6 9SR                                                                                                                    £2 adults.  Free for children under 16

The Sculpture Garden is one of the Festival highlights, attracting collectors and admirers across Britain to not only view the artwork, but also to explore the fabulous grounds of the Odney  Club.

For a fifth year Lucy Irvine of Barn Galleries has curated a fantastic exhibition of outdoor sculpture. On display for 2017 are the latest works by internationally known and collected artists as well as local  sculptors.

This year’s exhibition boasts a feast of extravagant colours, elaborate works and exotic materials in celebration of Cookham Festival’s  Golden Anniversary. Look out for kinetic works, giant peacock feathers and over-sized coloured pencils.

Be inspired by the sculptures large and small. With every piece on sale, you are sure to discover a work that adds a new dimension to your garden. Visit www.thesculpturegarden.co.uk to see participating artists.

The Festival organisers are grateful  to the John Lewis Partnership and everyone at the Odney Club for hosting The Sculpture Garden.

sculpturegarden1Purchases  can  be  made  on  site or by contacting exhibition organiser Lucy Irvine

Email: Lucy@barngalleries.com

Mob: 07976 612623.

The Sculpture Garden is open 6-21 May 10am to 5pm. Refreshments are available.

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Festival Arts Hub - Workshops

Work with professional artists to create your own work of art to take away in just 75 minutes!

Saturday, 13 May and Sunday, 14 May from 11am

Parish Centre, Church Gate SL6 9SP,  booking essential.

Create your own work of art in just 75  minutes using top quality materials under the guidance of professional artists. Here are seven ways to unleash your hidden creativity! With small class sizes, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Work by the tutors will be on display and for sale.

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ABSTRACT TEXTILE
PRINTING with Jenny Thorn

Learn some simple printing techniques and print a length of fabric big enough to take home and sew into a cushion cover. Experiment with mono printing and printing textures.

Suitable for adults and children over 10.


Sunday 14th May 2:00pm 3:45pm

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POPPY FIELDS IN ACRYLIC with Maria Meerstadt

No experience necessary - just put on some old clothes and paint your own poppy field. Lots of colour and fun.

Suitable for adults and children over 12.

Saturday 13th May 11:00am 1:15pm 3:00pm

Sunday 14th May 2:00pm 3:45pm

Arts Hub Ceramics workshop 1
CERAMICS with Helen D Evans

Come and make clay objects based on nature. Choose to make something sculptural
or functional such as a planter using slabs of clay. There is an additional charge for firing work (payable on the day) and collecting at a later date.

Suitable for adults and children over 12.

Saturday 13th May 11:00am 1:15pm 3:00pm

Sunday 14th May 2:00pm 3:45pm

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TEXTILE PICTURE WORKSHOP with Jenny Thorn

Come and have a go at making your own textile picture using machine embroidery with the addition of beads and buttons to complete the picture. All work is framed ready for you to take home and display.

Suitable for adults and children over 10.

Saturday 13th May 11:00am 1:15pm 3:00pm

Arts Hub Introduction to Cartooning
CARTOONING with Sarah Luton

Create your own funny characters by learning to draw and combine different features.

Suitable for adults and children over 7.


Saturday 13th May 1:15pm 3:00pm

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ZENTANGLE with Sarah Luton

Lose yourself in this calming art form
of patternmaking. Relax and enjoy using repeated lines, shapes and patterns to make a highly original artwork.
No drawing skills required.

Suitable for adults and children over 10.

Sunday 14th May 2:00pm 3:45pm

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FABULOUS BEASTS
with Sarah Luton

Experiment with charcoal and draw weird and wonderful creatures. Have fun and let your imagination run wild! Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Suitable for children aged 7 – 13.

Saturday 13th May 11:00am


Painting Competition: Nature of Cookham - Exhibition

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Community Room, Cookham Library, High Road SL6 9JF                         May 12th - 20th                        Entry to exhibition free

 

Bring your original artwork - in any medium - to the Community Room in the Library between 2pm and 3pm on May 10th.

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Calling all artists whether established or aspiring. Release your inner Rembrandt!
Bring along your painting - new or old, in any medium - that expresses The Nature of Cookham: its buildings, landscape, people, activities or nature.

The competition is open to all with prizes awarded in adult, junior and child categories. One entry per artist.
Get creative and see your work exhibited! Dig out your old art box and show us what you can do - or what you have already done.

Timetable

Download Details of Entry and Entry Form

10 May 2pm-3pm - Submit your original work at the Community Room, Cookham Library.

12-21 May - Visit the exhibition in the Community Room and encourage your friends and family to visit and vote. Opening times:

May 12             2pm - 4pm

May 13 & 14 11am - 1pm

May 15-19     2pm - 4pm.

May 20         11am - 1pm.

19 May - Winners will be invited to attend the prize giving ceremony at the Stanley Spencer Gallery. Lord Young of Cookham will present prizes to the artist in each category (adult, junior and child) whose work has attracted the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.


Talk: Glass, Architecture and Art

GlassArchitectureArtHeritage Centre, Odney Lane, SL6 9SR                                                         Saturday 13th May at 2.30pm.                                                Tickets £5

In this illustrated talk, Kirsty Brooks explores recent developments within glass art and contemporary architecture. She showcases examples of her own recently commissioned projects for clients as diverse as Oxford University and Bracknell Town Council and explores how artworks can create a sense of place and bring cultural integrity to the public arena.

 

 


Create a Collage

CreateACollageBel and the Dragon, High Street, SL6 9SQ Monday May 15th at 8pm. £25

Create a collage while enjoying a drink at Bel and the Dragon. Use a variety of materials to create a beautiful, Indian themed artwork.

Be inspired in a fun, informal atmosphere by art teacher Alice Green and local artist Claire Ross- Mason. Glass of wine included.

Suitable for all abilities.

 


An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

N05148Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                                              Tuesday 16th May at 10.30am.                                      Tickets £10

 

Join your Spencer tour guide to see the Spencer Gallery’s stunning new exhibition, A Village Affair.

Then visit the village locations where Spencer painted his visionary  images. This is a rare opportunity to participate in this guided exhibition tour and walk.

Daphne, 1940 (Tate)  © The Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved, 2017       Photo credit: ©Tate, London 2016

 

 


An Artistic Affair: Guided Tour and Village Walk

N05148Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                           Thursday 18th May at 10.30am.            Tickets £10

 

Join your Spencer tour guide to see the Spencer Gallery’s stunning new exhibition, A Village Affair.

Then visit the village locations where Spencer painted his visionary images. This is a rare opportunity to participate in this guided exhibition tour and walk.

Daphne, 1940 (Tate) © The Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved, 2017 Photo credit: ©Tate, London 2016

 

 


Prize Giving Ceremonies

2017-cf-logo-master-small-greyStanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, SL6 9SJ                                                     Friday 19th May at 7pm                                             By invitation only

Lord Young of Cookham presents the Don and Jill Cawthorne Prize and the Stationers’ Company and the Maidenhead Advertiser Awards to the winners of the Cookham Festival Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition. He also presents prizes to the artists in the adult, junior and child category, whose paintings have received the most votes from visitors to the Nature of Cookham exhibition.

 

 


Council of All Beings

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Cookham Dean WI Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD                                 Saturday 20th May at 10:30 am.                              Tickets £8

                                                                                                                                              Please note change of start time.

A creative workshop at the WI Hall, followed by a ceremony in Quarry Wood to help people connect with nature and speak on nature’s behalf.

During the workshop and ceremony you will:

  • Let a creature choose you
  • Make a mask to represent that creature
  • Speak on behalf of your creature

Suitable for adults and children 9+.