Exhibitions and Events
A big ‘Thank you’ to all members who are currently exhibiting in our Christmas show for ARTCARE at Salisbury District Hospital, running until January 4th. Don’t forget ‘HANDBACK’ is 10am -2pm on Tuesday 9th January!
This year we have had significantly fewer entries for the above and would be very interested to hear if there are any reasons for this that
we can influence or try to improve. Please drop me a line;
Scenes from the main corridors on floors 2 and 3
‘New Beginnings’ at Gallery 4, Salisbury Library for March.
Our next exhibition opportunity will be ‘New Beginnings” at Gallery 4, a joint collaborative exhibition with Plain Arts. We will be meeting with members of the Plain Arts Committee in early January to finalise exact ‘hand in’ and ‘hand back’ dates and details for submissions. With both groups taking part there are potentially many exhibitors, though we do have a fair few members in common.
The title ‘New Beginnings’ refers to the spirit our two groups working together, but not to the subject of your work, which can be anything you choose. The exhibition will include a ‘large picture’ exhibition in the main gallery and a ‘small picture’ exhibition in the Community Lounge. We are hoping for the largest ‘Small picture exhibition’ so far!
The 2024 Summer Exhibition, again at Gallery 4 will be for the month of August.
We are also exploring other possibilities for smaller exhibitions and will keep you informed in the Newsletter.
23rd November 2023 - 4th January 2024
Salisbury Group of Artists Exhibition, Salisbury Hospital
You can submit up to three pieces which you will need to deliver to the Facilities building at the Hospital on 21st November between 10am and 2pm, together with your completed entry form.
The new exhibition at the Antelope Café features the work of SGA members: Pam Armstrong, Sharon Boston, Jane Hanbidge, Ros Kingston, Stephen West and Caroline Walker. Animals are tame and wild, pretty and handsome, hunting and sleeping, comic and serious in a range of different media - in fact something for everyone and everyone’s purse. And don’t forget the best coffee in town.
SGA at The Antelope Café
The latest exhibition of members' work opened on the1st June at The Antelope Café. It is a slightly different format this time as several members of the Salisbury Sketchers, are making their work the core of the exhibition on the general theme About Town. It is artists meeting architecture and all that goes on around buildings - market squares, street scenes, and so on. With some interesting abstract responses.
The licensed café is open daily, except Wednesdays, from 10.00 until 5.00, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches. It is a marvellous showcase for the SGA and its members’ work, providing a lively display for the café and its patrons.
Arundells - Time and Tides
A Look Back at 2022
Every year we have a varied programme of exhibitions giving all members an opportunity to exhibit and sell their art work. Details of the events are always published in the regular SGA Newsletter. Our 2022 programme included
Parkwood Leisure Centre:
A monthly rotation for one artist to use the small display space in the popular Parkwood Wood Bar Café.
Salisbury Art Scene Arts and Crafts:
The SGA sponsors a gazebo for the Market Place monthly events from April to October, the first Sunday of every month. Members volunteer to steward the gazebo, represent the SGA and display their art for sale.
The Anterlope Cafe
Three separate two-month exhibitions with different themes started in April running through to end of September. One exhibition was themed ‘In My Mind’ featuring works by Stephen West and members of the Friday Art Group.
The Summer Exhibition:
Our flagship and highly successful Summer Exhibition was held in the Library, Gallery 4 during the month of July.
46 members participated with 128 paintings, 60 browser works and 7 ceramics. 34 art works were sold.
For 2023 we are planning exhibitions in Gallery 4 for March and August.
The SGA staged a one-month exhibition at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre for the month of October in support of the international Older People’s programme.
A one-day event on Saturday 15th October in the United Reformed Church Hall gave members an opportunity to clear their studios by offering works for sale at affordable prices.
Salisbury District Hospital:
Our popular annual Winter Exhibition supporting SDH’s ArtCare organisation where members exhibited and sold works during December 2022/January 2023.