Enjoy Beautiful Local Art This Bank Holiday


Fancy filling your bank holiday weekend with art, music and shopping?


‘Arts in the Village’ Festival is part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2016, which is a county-wide celebration of local art and is coming to Peak Shopping Village this bank holiday weekend.

There will be over 20 exhibitors within the Old Station Gallery & marquee at Peak Shopping Village, exhibiting their work, including visual artists, ceramicists and designers. There will also be live music, entertainment, street food & free children’s activities and of course, shopping- the perfect bank holiday day out!



Here’s a little bit from some of the featured artists:


Alan Birchall – Inspired by the natural world and oriental culture, I make individual, thrown, functional and decorative pieces. Influenced particularly by Japanese potters, I also create hand-built and carved pieces.

I work in stoneware and fire in either a gas or combined gas & wood-fired kiln.

Glazes are based on traditional oriental recipes and usually incorporate local wood ashes. The combination of natural ash and the raw flame produce new and exciting effects with each firing.


Katherine Rhodes – I am inspired by natural objects and forms, preferring the rugged forms and flowing lines found in rural landscapes and nature. Living in Sheffield, I am close to the Peak District and regularly make use of this for inspiration. Other subjects include flowers, pebbles, coast and shoreline, rocks and mountains.


Peak Shopping Village Art Festival Tower face stanage- Katherine Rhodes


Peter Watson – My main subject matter is landscapes and coastline, and living near

Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales, this gives me every opportunity to
sketch and paint if a subject, mood and weather conditions inspire me.
Using mainly acrylics on either board or canvas, I like to work at speed
to capture the moment in one session. This I feel creates a freshness and vibrancy to a painting that is not overworked.


Lesley Nason – Lesley creates atmospheric porcelain wall art, decorative vessels, clocks and contemporary ceramic jewellery. Her work is inspired by the sketches and photographs she makes of the British countryside, coast, flora and fauna. The rolling hills, forests and farmland of Derbyshire, surrounding her home feature strongly in her work, together with her love of the Cornish coast.


There are also 22 other exhibitors in the event, so it’s sure to be a fun-packed weekend!


This has been an advertorial for Peak Shopping Village


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