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Art & Crafts Exhibition 2018

Winner 2018 Art Category - Alex Loveless pictured here with Chair of Warfield Parish Council Colleen Healey

Art & Crafts Exhibition 2019

The 3-day 2019 Arts and Crafts Exhibition is on Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Brownlow Hall Newell Green, Warfield RG42 6AB. It is a part of the overall Binfield Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week attracting over 500 art and craft entries from local creatives.

Enjoy some of the the best paintings, craft items, sculptures, photographs and fabric works by leading local artists who enter individually or as part of a local Art Group.

Visit the exhibition and maybe you could find a local art group/organisation you would like to join. This is not a craft fair.

For a list of local "arts" groups you can join [Click Here]



How to exhibit art or craft work in the 2019 Art & Crafts Exhibition at Brownlow Hall

Friday 1st Nov - Sunday 3rd Nov 2019

  • 1st read all the joining instructions below, they are there to help you (and us!)  Remember you must live in or be a member of an art group from within the local area outlined in black on the map (right).

  • 2nd complete the 2019 Art & Crafts Exhibition Application Form [below] then press SUBMIT FORM.   Entries must be received and then confirmed by 12.00 noon on Saturday 19th October 2019

  • 3rd bring your exhibits to Brownlow Hall on Thursday 31st October 2019 at 2.00pm to hang/display them, as detailed below. (Take down is 3.00 Sunday 3rd Nov)

For further assistance contact Jonathan Greenyer
EMAIL: events@arts-week.org          PHONE: 01344 882702


Art & Crafts Exhibition 2019

Friday 1st Nov (10-4.00) Saturday 2nd Nov (10-4.00) Sunday 3rd Nov (10-3.00)

Joining & Exhibiting Instructions. Please read thoroughly

  1. WHAT: This is an open exhibition for individual local* artists and members of local* art groups. Open to all ages and all categories** of arts and crafts ie. paintings, photography, 3D creations, needlework, woodwork, sculpture, pottery etc.  It is not a craft fair.
  2. *WHO:  Who can exhibit art or crafts? Exhibitors must be local*; this is clearly and simply defined as living in one of the three Bracknell Forest parishes of Binfield, Warfield or Winkfield or being a member of an art group or educational establishment based in the three Parishes. There is a map above with the area marked out in black.
  3. WHERE: The Art & Crafts Exhibition is in Brownlow Hall, Newell Green Warfield RG42 6AB. There is plenty of free off-road parking, refreshment facilities, seating, toilets, heating and the hall is locked and secure overnight.
  4. WHEN TO SET-UP: Bring all artwork/craftwork to exhibit to Brownlow Hall on Thursday 31st October 2019 from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.  The artist or their appointed representative will be asked to hang/display their own work in the spaces designated by Hugh Fitzwilliams the Curator. Hugh Fitzwilliams is in complete charge of curating/hanging/display on the day and has final say.  All packing or wrapping materials used by exhibitors must be taken away once the exhibition has been set up.
  5.  WHEN TO TAKE-DOWN: Exhibitors remove all their unsold exhibits on Sunday 3rd November at 3.00 pm –  no earlier.
  6. HOW MANY PIECES CAN BE EXHIBITED? Individual exhibitors can exhibit up to 7 pieces  please include sizes on the application form.  Art Groups can use the same Application Form to enter in bulk as a GROUP, please specify the total number of exhibits for the group entry on the application form. They will be exhibited together. The organisers have final say on how and where pieces can be displayed.   Very large exhibits might be placed in one of the side rooms.
  7. FEES or COSTS: There are NO FEES to exhibit and NO COMMISSION on sales
  8. **FAMILY AUDIENCE: All work must be suitable for family viewing
  9. NO GREETING CARDS OR MERCHANDISE: We cannot handle the display and/or sale of merchandise, greeting cards or similar small value items.  Exceptions may be made if a) The proceeds from the sale of these items are for charity plus b) There is someone in attendance at all times on this stand to take payment. Please enquire before bringing these items.
  10. RACKS: There is space for art/print racks but they cannot always be placed adjacent to the position where an artist’s pictures are hung due to the risk of blocking the free flow of visitors.  All work in racks must be wrapped in cellophane and individually and clearly labelled.
  11. PICTURE HANGING SYSTEM: We have a chain hanging system for pictures and photos. We supply S-hooks to attach pictures to the hanging chains. So, all picture frames must therefore have robust strings, wires or d-rings or something similar to facilitate hanging. Taping a string/ring to the pictures is not adequate. Equally ensure frames are robustly constructed as pictures have been known to fall apart once hung. Pictures that have no hanging strings/rings will not be included in the exhibition
  12. LABELLING: Each craft, photos and paintings must be clearly labelled, with a label facing frontwards. This is for the benefit of the curator, the visitors, the stewards, the judge and also the admin staff who handle the sale of exhibits during the 3 days of the exhibition.  Details on the label must include a) the artist’s full name, b) the media used, c) the title, d) a selling price [or Not For Sale] and e) your art organisation (if applicable).  If an exhibit is not properly labelled it will not be included in the exhibition.
  13. SELLING PIECES: We take no commission from pieces sold during the 3 day Exhibition.  If an exhibit is is bought, exhibition admin staff tak the money from the purhaser, and mark the sale in a duplated receipt pad, handing the top copy to the purchaser.  Purchased artwork can be removed immediately.  Sale proceeds are stored securely and handed to the artist at the earliest convent time during the exhibition. 
  14. JUDGED COMPETITION: We bring in an expert experienced person to judge exhibit, this competition is open to all exhibitors [excluding full time professional artists].  Awards are given for Commended; Highly Commended; First, Second; and Third in these  categories: -
    1.  Paintings and photos (2D).
    2. Crafts, fabric, woodwork etc (3D).
    3. Youth (under 17) art or crafts
  15. JUDGING & AWARDS CEREMONY: Judging is undertaken on the evening of Thursday 31st October in private when the exhibition is closed to the public.  Winners will be contacted.  The judge’s feedback session and awards ceremony is at Brownlow Hall at 7.00pm on Thursday 31st October and winners receive their award in front of the press and fellow artists. 
  16. MEET THE JUDGE:  After the awards ceremony all exhibitors are welcome to ask for feedback or advice from the judge.
  17. PUBLIC VOTE: During the exhibition all visitors complete a voting slip nominating their favourite exhibitor in the 2019 exhibition. At 2.15-2.30pm on Sunday the public votes are counted and the "most popular exhibitor" with the most votes is announced. That exhibitor receives a cash prize.  All exhibitors are included in the Public Vote.
  18. STEWARDING: Please volunteer to steward during the arts week as visitors like to meet the artists and we genuinely need enthusiastic stewards to help run the exhibition and to talk to the visitors. 
  19. PROMOTE YOUR ART GROUP: We strongly recommend that Art Groups supply basic information and literature to help recruit new members as well as providing details for our new web page "Local Arts Groups To Join". A small poster and/or leaflets would be ideal
  20. END OF EXHIBITION: Exhibitors remove all their unsold exhibits on Sunday 3rd November at 3.00 pm – please no earlier.

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