Exhibitions – 2016


• Hinchingbrooke Country Park: Cards for sale in the Café (and they make gorgeous cakes!) Visitors’ Centre, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6DB. Telephone: (01480) 388666.
• Paxton Pits Nature Reserve: Cards and Coasters. The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve: Chairman, Ray Matthews, 01480 215277. Treasurer, John Knight, 01480 394844. Membership enquiries, Marilyn McDonough, 01480 351823
• The Darryl Nantais Gallery: 59 High Street, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4HS. Telephone: 01223 891289 Opening time: Tuesday – Friday 10a.m.-3p.m. Saturday 12–4 p.m. Enquiries by email to: Karl Backhurst Website: Darryl Nantais Gallery.
• Comberton Bowls Club Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Hines Lane, Comberton, Cambridge.

Completed Exhibitions:

January: Submission: Barbican Library, London; Submission: Jerwood Forest Competition; Submission: Royal Academy

February 2016: Featured Artist of the Week (1–5 February 2016). Cowling and Wilcox. Q&A feature and artworks shown on Instagram page (@cowlingandwilcox). View full interview here.

March: Submission to the Jackson’s Open Art Prize 2016. Jackson’s Art Supplies, Farleigh Place, London N16 7SX. (Submission was selected for the ‘Long List’ on Jackson’s website. One of 410 pictures chosen from 3100 entries.)

May: A Pint of Science Lecture Series with complementary Artwork by local artists, Cambridge. My scientist is Dr Alex Copley and he will be delivering his lecture at The Boathouse, 14 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3AX on WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2016. DOORS OPEN: 6.30PM; EVENT 7.00-9.30PM (although the web link says it is sold out already!)

June: Art4Africa Art Exhibition, Keysoe, Bedfordshire. Art4Africa Website • Rise Africa Website. Art 4 Africa is an art exhibition being held to support the work of Rise Africa UK, it will feature works from national and local artists and artisans, and also aims to include art by local Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire art students. The event will take place from Wednesday 15th June to Sunday 19th June.

June: Monday 27th June, Eversden Flower Club Open Meeting. I will have a stand at this event: doors open 7.00pm.

June-July: The Artist Patchings Art Competition & Exhibition 2016. Run by the Artists’ Publishing Company in conjunction with the 23rd Patchings Art, Craft & Photography Festival at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Notts NG14 6NU. The exhibition runs from 9th June to 24th July 2016.

July: National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) 2016 Exhibition 15th to 31st July. Gordale Garden Centre, Chester High Rd South Wirral, Burton CH64 8TF. (Selected.)

July: Arts and Crafts Exhibition 2016, Comberton Village Hall, Green End, Comberton, Cambridge, 30th and 31st July. Monday Group Art Club.

August: Hinchingbrook Country Park Wednesday 15th to Sunday 21st August. I am doing a “MEET THE ARTIST DAY” ON SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST 10.00am to 4.00pm. The theme will be “What you can do with your artwork” – DO PLEASE COME ALONG AND HAVE A NICE CHAT, IT WILL BE LOVELY TO SEE YOU.

August: Submission: Society of Wildlife Artists (Mall Galleries), subject to selection – not been good enough yet, but I live in hope! Just received word that one of the two paintings I submitted has been “Pre-selected” so it will have to go down to the Mall Galleries to be properly assessed – so “Hope springs eternal”! …But unfortunately not in the judges’ eyes – so another £240 in expenses to be written off READ MORE!

September:  Gransden and District Agricultural Show 2016, Saturday 24th September, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire SG19 3AN. Open to the public from 9.00am. I SHALL BE HAVING A GRAND SALE AT THIS EVENT AND WILL POST THE EXHIBITS ON OFFER IN MY WEBSITE STUDIO DIARY, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER NEXT WEEK (week beginning 19th September 2016).

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