Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week

How to exhibit art, photography or craft work in the 2020

Brownlow Hall Art & Crafts Exhibition

Friday 30th Oct - Sunday 1st Nov

  • 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 2020 Art & Crafts Exhibition Application Form [below] then press SUBMIT FORM.   Entries must be received and then confirmed by 12.00 noon on Thursday 15th October 2020 ENTRY FORM below

  • 3rd bring your exhibits to Brownlow Hall on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 2.00pm to hang/display them, as detailed below. (Take down is 4.00 Sunday 1st Nov)

  • 4th Exhibits will be judged by Judge Anna Glanville-Smith (Reading College of Arts)in three categories 1) Art, 2) Craft, 3) Photography. There will be a feedback and awards ceremony on Thursday 29th October at 7.00pm at Brownlow Hall
For further assistance contact The Arts Week Organiser  Jonathan Greenyer     07768 513436

Visiting the Brownlow Hall

Art & Crafts Exhibition 2020

The 3-day 2020 Brownlow Hall Arts & Crafts Exhibition showcases the best original art and craft from our local area each day it is open from 11.00-4.00pm. Free entry, no tickets.

Last year's exhibition featured over 300 paintings, extraordinary craft items, sculptures, photographs and fabric works from leading local artists who enter individually or as part of a local Art Group.

NEW EXHIBITION CATEGORY in 2020  IS PHOTOGRAPHY: Due to the large number of wonderful photographic entries we saw in 2019, PHOTOGRAPHY will be a new separate category for display and the judging in 2020

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 area "arts or crafts" groups you can join [Click Here]

2019 RESULTS: Brownlow Hall Art & Crafts Exhibition 2019

Winners 2019 - Judge Anna Glanville-Smith (Reading College of Arts)

2D Artworks, Paintings, photography etc 
1st Prize for "China Town" by Liz Robertson
2nd Prize for "Marks & Words - Series" by Mark Burdon
3rd Prize for "Eyeful of Jaguar" Photograph by Robert Leach

3D Artworks, Wood, fabric, stitching, sculpture etc
1st Prize for "Jewellery Box" by Peter Osborn
2nd Prize for "Statue of Sitting Man" by Karen Rumens
3rd Prize for "The Hare" by Sherry Hotchkin

There were 15 Commended and 10 Highly Commended Awards signified by a rosette next to the work

And The Public Vote completed by all visitors to the Arts and Crafts Exhibition selected Sue Leach as their favourite artist overall

Brownlow Hall Art & Crafts Exhibition 2020

11.00-4.00pm Friday 30th Oct - Sunday1st Nov

Joining & Exhibiting Instructions. Please read thoroughly

The Arts Week Organiser is Jonathan Greenyer contact 07768 513 436
  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 it is an exhibition.
  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 29th October 2020 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 1st November at 4.00 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 generally 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. 
  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: All pictures or photos for hnaging must be framed.  Tables are also available to lay artwork flat. 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 hung in the exhibition but can be laid flat on tables
  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 take 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 and photographers].  Awards are given for Commended; Highly Commended; First, Second; and Third in these  categories: -
    1. Paintings and visual arts
    2. Photos
    3. Crafts, fabric, woodwork etc (3D).
    4. Young Artists (under 13)
  15. JUDGING & AWARDS CEREMONY: Judging is undertaken on the evening of Thursday 29th 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 29th 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 2020 exhibition. At 3.00pm 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 1st November at 4.00 pm – please no earlier.

Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week