Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Behind the scenes:
When the BBC’s One Show came to visit
Think back to June 2020, the UK was gripped in its first lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, and something rather exciting happened when representatives for the BBC called. St Cuthberts Mill regularly gets calls from production companies exploring whether our historic building would be suitable as a film set, but this was rather different, they wanted to see if they could teach us to paint!
Now we are experts in making watercolour papers, but painting on the paper is a whole new experience. Also remember we were gripped in social distancing and only a skeleton crew were actually working on site in the mill, as the virus still held most of us prisoners. In stepped St Cuthberts Mill’s engineering department, these guys work tirelessly maintaining and repairing our old machinery and buildings to keep the mill running. This team had worked on site throughout the lockdown and were really keen to be involved, so chief engineer Neil, along with Jason and Sam joined Kate and Cathy to become students for the day under the expert tutorage of Adebanji Alade.
|Jason, Sam, Kate and Neil poised ready to paint|
After a bit of expert tutorage and huge quantities of encouragement, Adebanji managed to get us all to produce something we didn’t think we were capable of. All the paintings bore a resemblance to Phil. Not bad for a group of beginners.
Since the filming, Neil has taken up painting as a hobby.
If you wish to see the segment, here’s a link to a catch-up version on the BBC’s iPlayer. Our thanks to the team at One Tribe TV for making this possible.
(Around the 15 minute mark. Available until 30 June 2021)
Adebanji Alade will be working with St Cuthberts Mill again in 2022, when you can see him painting live, in the St Cuthberts Mill marquee, at the Patchings Art Festival.
More about artist Adebanji Alade https://adebanjialade.co.uk/
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
We understand how difficult things are for everyone right now. Art can play a very important part in ones wellbeing, whether you class yourself as an artist or not. We've done a bit of investigating to find a few art suppliers that are still operating an online/delivery service in the UK.
Monday, 30 March 2020
Friday, 13 March 2020
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
at Creativeworld 2020
We're excited that we are now able to share these three amazing prints that were displayed at the F.IL.A. stand at Creativeworld this year! Kindly loaned to F.I.L.A. by Harwood King Printmakers.
|'Flower Girl' by Lizzy Richards - |
35 colour silkscreen that won Gold in the Serigraphies category and Best in Show at the FESPA 2018 Awards.
|'Norwich Castle' by Barry Morris - |
Silkscreen with gloss and leafing on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
(Available from Red Dot Gallery http://www.thereddotgallery.com/Artists/barrie-morris/ )
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
St Cuthberts Mill sponsorship of the 2019 Inaugural Chairmans Award
Huge Congratulations to artist Lisa Ann Watkins for being chosen for the 2019 Inaugural Chairmans Award, sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill!
|Artist, Lisa Ann Watkins|
A bit more about the talented recipient of this prestigious award: Lisa Ann Watkins
Friday, 17 January 2020
Monday, 13 January 2020
'Somerset Live' article
Look, we've made the news!
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