Lichfield’s Annual Art Fayre 29th September 2018
This September sees the launch of the new annual arts fayre ‘We Are Creative’ at Lichfield Cathedral. The exciting new event is open to the public with free entry on the 29th September – 10am-4pm
Organisers, The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC are inviting creatives to take a space within the event, as a wonderful opportunity to show off their talents within the stunning interior of the Cathedral.
Open to artists and craftspeople and those with creative visual art skills We Are Creative will become an annual event in Lichfield. “We want to provide a platform for creative people to show what they can do, what they can make and to help show off the vast number of talented individuals who live, work and create in the region”, Kathryn Walker, Director of The Sculpture and Art Foundation.
The event promises to be the start of a new and inspiring annual project, providing opportunity for artists, designers and craftspeople to come together in one place to sell, discuss and share ideas with visitors and other creatives.
Visitors can expect an exciting new showcase of Artists and their artwork with artist-led workshops, talks, demonstrations and children’s activities. There will be food and drink stalls and handmade gifts for sale as well as original art works and unique crafts.
“We Are Creative has space for up to 60 stalls in the Cathedral and several spaces outside and we are keen that artists and craft-makers from all styles and creative disciplines apply for a space in the event. Visitors can take advantage of the chance to come and experience new art forms, speak with artists and get involved with our free activities.’ Natasha Hettihewa-Young, project co-manager.
In an area rich in artistic talent this is a fantastic opportunity to show off artists work to a diverse audience and be part of this festival of Artists and Creatives.
Anyone who would like to have a space in the event should contact the Sculpture and Art Foundation via K.firstname.lastname@example.org for booking form and further information.
Spaces begin at £60.00 for the day.
30th June – 15th July 2018 at Lichfield Cathedral
This Exhibition will be held at Lichfield Cathedral as part of Lichfield Festival – Come along to view and purchase High quality art from around the UK.
Capture the Cathedral Competition winners announced
Earlier this year, Lichfield Cathedral, working with Peter Walker, the Cathedral’s Artist in Residence, invited artists to participate in an exciting new competition to capture Lichfield Cathedral in a new way. For one afternoon on Saturday 20th August, artists were invited to set up their easels and tripods to paint or photograph the Cathedral. In October a panel selected the best images from the afternoon and the winning artist was Lichfield professional artist Carl Knibb. Carl’s winning painting entitled ‘Pilgrims’ will be featured in an exhibition at the Cathedral this summer. This special exhibition – Lichfield Cathedral, A View Through Time will showcase number of works by Masters, including Lichfield Cathedral from the South West painted in 1832 by J W Turner. This particular work was recently bequeathed to the Cathedral and will be on show at this exhibition for the first time in many years.
Carls painting will also be framed by one of the leading framers in the UK, Kingswood Frames, in preparation for the exhibition.
The winning photograph was by Dawn Jutton (from the photography category) and Dawn’s photograph will be printed as a 20×30 inch canvas print provided by Frosts Photo Centre, again in preparation for the exhibition.
Launch of PLINTH 1
The Sculpture and Art Foundation have launched a new opportunity for artists to display their sculpture at Lichfield Garrick Theatre – Plinth 1
Funding received for 11th November event – St Anne’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations