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Underhill Artists at Work

A final fantastic third day at Underhill Farm. The weather came up trumps – sunshine all day long! The farm was a real hive of activity, with more and more visitors turning up every fifteen minutes. Kerry and Emily did sterling work at the cafe, keeping us all supplied with tea, cake and sandwiches – giving us all no excuse not to keep busy! Clay, wood, paint, wool – activities kept everyone busy in every corner of the farm. And out in the Quarry Field, Wilf and Paul continued to build amazing things…:

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Thanks to Steve and Irene for hosting a great three days, and for everyone that helped make this a fantastic weekend. See you same place, same time, next year!

More Photos from Underhill!

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A great first day at Underhill – and to supplement Diana’s pix, here’s a quick slideshow of a few more photos from day one.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Bank Holiday Art & Craft Fair!

poster_3_smNext weekend is the Underhill Farm Art & Craft Fair, at Underhill Farm in Pant, nr. Llanymynech. We’ve got a great group of artists, who are not just exhibiting – but demonstrating and running activities as well! It’s going to be a great weekend, with the chance to see new works by Gill Crozier, Jim Heath, Jude Greaves, and Tony Roberts, among others.

It’s also a chance to work alongside people like Wilf Thust, Dorothy Harrison, Diana Baur in a series of workshops and family art activities running all through the weekend. Plus there will be craft workshops and demonstrations, music, a cafe and more!

So, looking for somewhere to take the grandkids this weekend? Want to get out and watch local artists and crafters exploring this hidden corner of the Borderlands? Head down to Underhill Farm for a great three days!

Here are directions to Underhill Farm, plus a map. Postcode reference for sat.nav. is: SY10 9RB.

Exhibition Space at Underhill Farm

Living Art, Underhill Farm - via Amanda Jaynes

Living Art, Underhill Farm – via Amanda Jaynes

A group of us who are taking part in the Underhill Farm exhibition and fair on this coming May Bank Holiday weekend met up at the farm on Saturday to organise the exhibition spaces. We now have two large gallery spaces confirmed, and two small studio spaces also potentially available. Plus there’s the large courtyard space and the two quarry fields for activities and workshops.

We’ve also got a list of artists we know are going to be taking part:

  • Diana Baur
  • Rob Baur
  • Gill Crozier
  • Steve Evison
  • Aaron Evison
  • Jude Greaves
  • Dorothy Harrison
  • Jim Heath
  • Liz Mellor
  • Tony Roberts
  • Brenda Sandilands
  • John Swogger
  • Wilf Thust

But we still have some room, particularly in the Cattle Barn Gallery space, for anyone else if they want to exhibit. We’ve got one or two more people checking their calendars, but if you want to as well, please let us know as soon as possible! Also, if you’re a crafter of any kind, there’s still room for several more stalls for selling, demonstrating and exhibiting crafts.

The fair will run 10-4, Saturday May 4th, Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be:

  • art demonstrations, workshops and have-a-go sessions. Artists we know are doing workshops or demos include:
    • Diana, Rob, Brenda (clay & paper)
    • Dorothy (clay drawing)
    • Steve & John (landscape journaling)
    • Liz (layered paper)
  • greenwood demonstrations
  • ceramics using local clay
  • wool and other craft demonstrations
  • junior exhibition area
  • cafe (tea, coffee, soup & roll)
  • music (live, throughout the day)

It’s going to be a great weekend – lots of hands-on stuff, so somewhere to take kids and grandkids, too! Plus, if you’re taking part for the whole weekend, ask about camping!

Woodline Timeline


“Woodline” – Wilf Thust, 2012/2013. Click to open video in a new window.

How does our work change and our understanding of it adapt as its context changes? Great video on YouTube sent to us from Wilf Thust showing his work “Woodline”.

We often talk about our work “responding to” place or season – here, Wilf’s work has no choice but to “respond to” the snow which blanketed roads, houses, fields and – yes, even art – before Easter. Under the snow, “Woodline” becomes not just a work embedded in the landscape, but embedded in time – caught in the layers of snow built up over the course of the storm.

“Woodline” will be installed at Underhill Farm over the course of our May Bank Holiday Underhill Farm Art & Wild Craft Fair.

Saturday at Underhill

This Saturday: planning session at Underhill Farm for the May Bank Holiday Art and Wild Craft Fair!

This Saturday: planning session at Underhill Farm for the May Bank Holiday Art and Wild Craft Fair!

Don’t forget: everyone interested in exhibiting, demonstrating or doing workshops at the May Bank Holiday Underhill Art & Wild Craft Fair needs to come along to the farm this Saturday, April 20th at 11am.

This will be our only chance to allocate space for everyone, as us artists will be sharing the farm buildings and grounds with the wild crafters and people leading other activities. This could well be the first of a number of Underhill Farm art events through the years, and this is your chance to get involved early.

Here is a map and directions to the farm. See you there at 11am!

ps. For anyone interested, some of us might be staying on after lunch to go sketching up at Llanymynech Rocks.

9657477-the-background-of-textured-of-wicker-basketry-light-yellow-colour-closeupThe Underhill Farm Art & Wild Craft Fair happening the first Bank Holiday in May (4,5,6) is now up as an “event” on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook, head over to the page to say if you’re going, and to keep up to date with news and details.

Anyone interested in taking part in the event should come along to our Inside Out Sketching Day on March 17th – we’ll be visiting the farm at lunchtime and having a look around the inside and outside exhibition spaces. And don’t forget to be thinking about demos and taster courses you might be interested in running during the May weekend.

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