Some months back I entered a couple of paintings into Ilminster Arts Centre’s Open Exhibition, and was delighted to win the exhibition first prize. So I’m now also pleased also to be able to tell you that several of my swimmer paintings are back in the Arts Centre now – they are part of the Prizewinners Exhibition – an exhibition of work from the several artists who won prizes at the Open Exhibition. And it so happens that Ilminster Arts Centre is my favourite place to have an exhibition in anyway – it’s a large airy hall, with a cafe and excellent cake at one end of the gallery. All run by very lovely people, and a lot of them volunteers. Pop in if you are nearby – here are the details:
Prizewinners’ Exhibition: 2nd – 19th January
At: Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0AN
Gallery Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm; Sat 9.30am-2.30pm.
Admission Free. Please note the exhibition will close at 12noon on Sat 19 January
The Outdoor Swimmer Show is organised by Outdoor Swimmer (previously known as H2Open Magazine) and combines an outdoor swimming expo with a chance to get in the water to test the latest kit or just to enjoy a casual swim. Try on a wet suit or book a swimming holiday and be inspired by our great speakers and guest coaches.
More information about the Show can be found here.
The Outdoor Swimmer Show takes place alongside the Henley Mile and is free to attend. Henley Mile swimmers, their families and supporters are automatically registered. If you are not taking part in one of the Henley Mile swims but would still like to come along to the show, please register here: http://henleyswim.com/events/henley-mile/.
I’ve spent the last couple of days printing and framing: for most of a fortnight from next week, I have an exhibition of my swimming drawings in The Arts Lounge of Burnham-on-Sea’s Princess Theatre. Come and have a look if you are nearby!
The Arts Lounge is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm, it is also open when there are any events on at the theatre. For more information please see the Princess Theatre’s Website: www.princesstheatreandartscentre.co.uk
On other exhibition-related matters, I have also booked a stand at the Outdoor Swimmer Show at the Henley Mile, 9th July. More on that later, but in the meantime, some details of the event are on the website http://www.outdoorswimmershow.co.uk/