You will often find me at a number of events exhibiting my creations, providing demonstrations and offering craft activities.
If your interested in finding out more about my regular activities visit my F.B page https://www.facebook.com/JaxsArtsandDesignsWillowsculpture/
2019 News – art exhibitions
I am currently exhibiting a small selection of my paintings and prints along with other members of the Keepers artist at the D@rt Center in Hedge End. the exhibition is open until the 5th of April. http://thedart.co.uk/exhibitions/
From the 23rd of March until the 12th of April , several of my willow sculptures and paintings will be on show in a joint exhibition/pop up gallery on the first floor of the Marlands Centre in Southampton Centre.
Hampshire Open Arts Studios
I am delighted to have been invited to exhibit several of my willow sculptures and artworks at two different exhibition spaces during the Hampshire Open Art Studios this August
- The GreyLadyes Art Foundation http://www.gaf.org.uk/located in Old Bursledon is a lovely restored space which has been both a ball room and a chapel and now is Art Centre
- Southern Nature Art Exhibition .https://southernnatureart.comTaking place between the 23rd and 26th of August at the stunning setting of Rookesbury Park nr Wickham, Fareham in Hampshire, The exhibition hosts a amazing selection of artworks all linked to the theme of nature . I will also be offering the opportunity for participants to attend a willow sculpture workshop.
Previous Exhibitions and shows 2018
Keepers Artist Collective Art Exhibition
December 6th – 9th December 1- 6pm each day
3 – 4 East Street, Southampton Hampshire
Chillworth Manor Christmas Gift & Craft Fair.
December 2nd 10am – 4pm
Chillworth Southampton SO16 7PT
Bursledon Art Society Art Exhibition
24th and 24th November
10am- 4pm each day
Previous Exhibitions I occasionally enter my work into art exhibitions early this summer one of my pieces Harvest Fruit being displayed at Southampton Art Gallery Four Seasons Exhibition
Applications were able to artist residing on Hampshire Dorset and the Isle of Wight
Hampshire Open Studios Arts Trail
I also exhibited several of my sculptures in this suumers Open Arts Studios
http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/ in August with local potters Angie and Robin from Macmillan Crafts.
Alresford Agricultural Show, Saturday September 1st
10 am – 4pm Tichborne Park, SO24 0NA New Alresford, Hampshire
Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 2nd December 10 -5 at Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton,Hampshire, SO16 7PT More details to follow
Events that I have been involved so far this year Goodwood Racing. Members Event
The Goodwood Estate events team invited me to provide willow activities at their prestigious event. running over the weekend 17 – 18th March https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/members-meeting/
Solent Gardeners and Crafts Fair
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd 2018
10:00am until 4:00pm,University of Southampton Sports Ground
EASTLEIGH, SO50 5PE https://solentgardenersfayre.co.uk/
I attended this fundraiser event being run by the Southampton Rotary Club where Demonstrated , exhibited some of my work and offered simple activities for children.
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
16th – 19th August
You will find me in the crafts area of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!
It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There’s something for everyone.http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/line-up/line-up2018/
I am often busy with my own work and teaching however now and again I work with other organisations heres just a flavour of some of the previous public events that I took part in over the last 2 years.
Stay Wild Festival at Itchen Valley Country Park , working alongside other traditional and environmental crafts
Creating Willow Christmas Stars and mini Wreaths at Southampton Scrapstore Coffee Cake and Christmas Crafts Fundraising event.
I am a fan of this fantastic recycling charity and so was pleased to support them in their fundraising event. https://www.facebook.com/sotonscrapstore/
I provided the willow crafts area at Blissfields Music Festival located nr Winchester for the weekend of the 6th, 7th and 8th July http://www.blissfields.co.uk/craft-area/
I provided willow demonstrations and activities at the Southampton Blue Cross Animal Rescue fun day last September, supporting another great local charity
Jubilee Sailing Trust. Pumpkin and Scarecrow Fair at the Victoria Country Park. Netley nr Southampton.
Greyladies Arts Foundation Autumn Fayre GAF Centre, School Rd, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8B
Another fundraising event , this time I was there selling my willow crafts and peg looms and demonstrating weaving on the peg mn_Fair.html
I was really pleased to have been asked to exhibit my willow creations and at the fair as well as providing basic willow activities at this amazing event alongside other craft stalls. food demonstrations and activities a great day out for the family.
Art of Heritage Christmas Art Market Sunday 11th December . 12pm -7pm The South Western Arms 38-40 Adelaide road, SO17 2 Southampton https://www.facebook.com/artofheritage/
A chance to work alongside local artists, craft businesses in Southampton! A fun event, it was great to be able to relax with a mulled cider, real craft ales and other festive treats in the warmth of the hub of the St Denys community
Edwardian Workers Christmas Fayre at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Coal Park Ln, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 7GW, UK ,
A Christmas Fair with a difference. Lots of really lovely activities with an Edwardian theme. With lots of crafts and traditional fayre live music and, of course, a visit from Father Christmas.
The museum engines were working the, trains running and the cafe was open .http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/
Winchester Christmas Fair Sunday 18th December At Winchester Guildhall, Broadway