Posted on May 16th, 2013
The Courtyard Gallery
The Town Mill, which provides us with the gallery spaces for our exhibitions, is trying to get more likes for its Facebook page – so all TMAG Facebook users, why not help them gain some more coverage – and while you are at it, make sure you have liked the TMAG page too!
Click on the links under the photo to go to the pages.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Town-Mill-Arts-Guild/148142175259696 - that’s us!
Posted on May 13th, 2013
You may already know about this, but if not, the following explains about a proposal to remove “craft” as being part of the creative industries. This could have a devastating effect on the craft industry which we all love and support. There is an on-line petition (link below) which needs 100,000 signatures:
The shocking proposal that craft no longer be considered part of the creative industries, as part of the proposed changes set out in Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries consultation paper, needs to be challenged.
The craft industry and those who work in it, over 88,000 people making a £3bn annual contribution to the UK economy, are inherently and by their very nature creative. We want the UK Government to stop ignoring The Crafts Council and the thousands of craftsmen and women who consider themselves to be and indeed are creatives and do not see themselves as manufacturing as the DCMS suggest.
The Government should be proud & supportive of our vibrant creative craft industry & celebrate the unique, rich diversity of skills & craftsmanship, not seek to declassify, dismiss & undermine it.
Calling an IT Business Analyst or indeed a Town Planner a creative but refusing the title to a skilled potter or ceramicist shows the level of understanding that those proposing the change have of what is and isn’t creative.
It could have a profound knock on effect on funding and profiling should this madness go ahead.
Please sign the petition & lobby your MP.
Posted on April 24th, 2013
In anticipation of the eventual arrival of spring(!) we are pleased to announce our 2013 spring offer to all Town Mill Arts Guild members and Lyme Regis artists: 10% off the cost of all orders made before the Spring Bank Holiday on 27th May. Please quote this offer when you place your order.
You may know we have moved our workshop from Town Mill to our home in Uplyme and reverted to the original name On The Edge. We offer from our premises here a full mounting and framing service to artists, photographers and the general public. We would be delighted to discuss your requirements. If you are not sure what you want we carry an extensive range of mountboard and frame samples to show you and Jennie will be pleased to talk through with you all aspects of the job from materials, colours and textures to dimensions and fixings.
Usual hours of Business:
- Tuesday – Friday 10.30-1.30, 2.30 – 5.00
- Saturday 10.30 – 1.30
To ensure we can provide you with our best service please telephone 01297 444999 first.
Jennie and Adrian Pearson
On The Edge
The Haven, Harcombe, Nr Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3RN
Telephone 01297 444999
From Hunter’s Lodge take the country lane opposite Raymond’s Hill Post Office. At the top of the rise bear left and cross over the crossroads. After one mile, having passed right through Harcombe, On The Edge is the gravel drive on the right beyond Harcombe Farm.
From Lyme Regis immediately after the traffic-calming pinch point as you enter Uplyme turn right down Tapper’s Napp. Descend the hill, climb the other side and turn right at the cross roads into Rhode Lane. Proceed two miles, first along Rhode Lane, then up and over Rhode Hill, then descending slightly before beginning the rise into Harcombe. On The Edge is the second driveway on the left (just before Harcombe Farm).
P.S. Ample parking!
For a map please click here.
Posted on March 15th, 2013
Call for Entries
Exe-inspired Exhibition – 4th to 28th September 2013
Deadline for Submissions is 31 May 2013
An exhibition inspired by the Exe, from Moor to Sea and all who run through and by it. Are you, or is your work influenced by the Exe. Exemoor, the River Exe, Exeter, Exmouth…
All submissions by email with up to 5 images each (max 1mb per image) to Julia@redearth-art.com, together with CV and statement.
Exhibition / Gallery Space Available
Redearth (Tiverton) is currently taking bookings for 2013 / 2014, with very good rates, use of card sale machine, in-house design, marketing and stewarding all included in the hire charge.
Beautiful Gallery and outside exhibition courtyard, excellent location next to Bickleigh Mill (Lunches & coffee).
If you or an art group and are interested please send 5 images of work with dates of your exhibition to Julia@redearth-art.com, web site www.redearth-art.com
Posted on February 21st, 2013
The deadline for applications for the Ilminster Arts Centre’s Open Exhibition is March 1st
The Exhibition for 2013 will be held in March.
As previously there will be a £300 1st prize with 2 further prizes of £100 each, plus an award to the artist chosen by our visitors during the exhibition.
Additionally we offer all prize winners a free exhibition in January 2014 to exhibit new work.
If you would like to apply to take part please read the Notes and Entry Form (PDF file) or pick up a form at the Arts Centre.
Please pass on to any fellow artists that may be interested in taking part.
Any query please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Ilminster Arts Centre
Ilminster TA19 0SN
Posted on February 11th, 2013
We have re-organised the retail section of the Courtyard Gallery, due to limited space.Cards & mounts are now sold in the Upstairs Gallery as well. Everybody who sells cards has 10 cards over 2 slots in the Courtyard Gallery and 5 cards in 1 slot in the Upstairs Gallery. Everybody who sells Mounts has 3 in the Courtyard Gallery & 2 in the Upstairs Gallery.
Please do not take in more than 5 Mounts total & 15 Cards total to display. Please only restock when you have had an invoice to say you have sold some. You may keep up to 15 spare cards in the cupboard under the card rack in the Courtyard Gallery.
We have very limited storage space in the galleries.
Many thanks – Jeanne Goodridge ( Gallery Manager )
TMAG card and print shop
Posted on February 8th, 2013
In keeping with the new paintwork at the Mill, our autumn-colour logo has been refreshed with a blue grey seaside version, as you can see at the top of the page. The Committee will be ordering a wall sign to go near the galleries so the logo is easily visible at the Town Mill.
Posted on February 5th, 2013
“Walk this Way”
In the Courtyard Gallery, 1st to 20th February
Daily 10.30am to 4.30pm. Free entrance.
To coincide with the Lyme Regis Walking Festival, this group exhibition by TMAG members explores places to walk and enjoy the wonderful local scenery.
Work by Eddie Burrows, Stephen Collins, Edna Dorrington, Elizabeth Fortescue, Vivienne Graham, Barbara Green, Tricia Hayman, Rachel Hudson, Helen Marshall, Brian Matravers, Moya Paul, Tricia Scott, Irina Seliukova, Geoff Townson, and Elizabeth Wilson
Posted on January 22nd, 2013
One of the important tasks for TMAG in 2013 is getting our publicity sorted out – since we lost our publicist a couple of years ago, it has been difficult to manage! We are having an informal get-together and workshop in the gallery on the evening of 23rd January, for you to share your ideas and expertise.
If you have any experience of marketing, publicity or social media, why not come along and share your ideas? ; or if you are just keen to help, you will be very welcome too. We are not looking to press-gang you – just to get some ideas and perhaps the odd hour to help out on a specific task.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to come (snow permitting!)