A Creative Year in Pictures

As 2015 is nearing its end we’d like to share some of the fabulous things that have happened at The Creative Collective.

In the 7 months we have been in our new space in Park Mall Shopping Centre, we’ve held a festival, ArtiGras, in May; in September we started our very successful film (Visual Treats) and poetry (Poetry Jam Sessions) nights; we’ve had a number of learners attending our art and creative writing courses; organised a number of exhibitions namely Alan Chapman, EXPOSED, Marshian Landscapes and VISIONS; participated in the Warnborough College Conference on the Arts; held an Art Fair in September; exhibited work by over 50 local artists; were joined by 15 talented young artists who regularly volunteer at the gallery; produced a calendar for charity; formed a number of creative partnerships and held some great events. So here are some photographs of our time here so far for you to enjoy:

ArtiGras 2015

Exhibitions:

Warnborough College Conference on the Arts 2015:

Art Fair September 2015:

Mad Hatters Tea Party, December 2015

Hope you’ve had some fun looking at our pictures, maybe you even saw a snap of yourself at one of our events.  We’ve had an amazing time and are looking forward to doing more of it in 2016. So come join us and help us create bigger and better events.  We have some exciting things planned for you all.  We’d like to thank everyone who has been with us and helped this year in any way, too many to name.  We really love and appreciate every single one of you.

We’d like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy New Year.  May 2016 be the best year so far.  Hope to see you at one of our events.  The Team

 

 

Mad Hatters Tea Party

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To celebrate the festive season, the Gallery is hosting a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday 19th December.

We wanted to create a special space and put on an event which would be fun, lighthearted and enjoyable by everyone.  The young artists in the gallery have worked really hard to produce props and decorations that would make the day even more colourful and special.  We have been busy making, drawing and painting all things Wonderland and we want to share it with you.

Here are some mushrooms made by a local artist:

 

But that’s not it, we have so much more we would like to show you and are keen for you to find out more about the work we do and how it impacts on the community so come and talk to us, enjoy tea, sandwiches and cupcakes – especially made by Everyone Loves Cupcakes – and take an A4 size picture of your day away with you to cherish.  The cost for the event is £10 and includes everything.  Just make sure to wear a costume and have a fab time.

Here are some photos of the china we’ve been decorating especially for the day:

So we’re ready, are you?

See you on Saturday.  The Team