Join us for a night of bubbles and brushes as 78 Derngate hosts its inaugural Prosecco &Paint evening! Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh why not unleash your inner artist with a paint brush in one hand and a drink in the other!
Tickets include all art supplies - but please feel free to bring an apron along with you if you wish - and Prosecco, with a non-alcoholic ticket option available.
You’ll get the opportunity to have a look round the 78 Derngate house, museum and galleries before sitting down to paint your own Charles Rennie Mackintosh or 78 Derngate-inspired piece whilst enjoying a glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic beverage or two!
The event will run from 7pm-9pm. Tickets are £25, with a soft-drink ticket option at £20.
Please join us for Prosecco, Paint and 78 Derngate!
Meet the Artists
Individual Artists from the textile group All Threaded Together, will be in the galleries on different dates from Thursday May 5th to Friday 22nd July so that visitors get the chance to meet some of them, watch them at work and ask any questions about their inspiration, training or techniques or whatever comes to mind! Entry to these events is free of charge, but it is a great idea to combine it with a visit to the heritage house and possibly an afternoon tea afterwards! Better to book if possible, but depending on the day in question.
Taking place in the Galleries between approx. 11am – 2pm
Diana Sharvill - Thursday May 5th (11.00am - 3.30pm)
Helen Nelson - Tuesday May 10th
Sarah Showers - Friday May 13th
Sally Hutson - Tuesday May 24th
June Jessop & Sue King - Wednesday June 1st
Gill Austen-Smith - Thursday June 2nd
Philippa Laughton - Tuesday June 7th
Sarah Showers - Thursday June 16th
Chris Marchant - Wednesday June 22nd
Tracy Allen - Thursday June 30th
Chris Marchant - Saturday July 1st
Helen Nelson - Tuesday July 5th
Sarah Showers - Wednesday July 13th
Diana Sharvill - Sunday July 17th
Sue King - Friday July 22nd
Textile Design Exhibition
We are delighted to welcome All Threaded Together a group of ten artists practicing a diverse range of textile art whose fourth bi-annual exhibition, ‘Changes’, will be held here at 78 Derngate, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh - house of W. J. Bassett-Lowke.
Using a mixture of textile and mixed media skills, both historical and contemporary, the artists have produced a variety of two and three dimensional works directly interpreting design elements of the house, or are abstract interpretations of aspects of the building and its interior.
Other works being exhibited explore the theme ‘change and decay’, using either the words or sources of visual imagery to arrive at a creative outcome.
Most of the work will be for sale and there will be cards, inspiration packs and lavender bags available to purchase, too.
Throughout May, June and July some of the artists will be at the galleries for a Meet the Artist session and these dates will be announced accordingly.
Artists: Tracy Allen, Gill Austen-Smith, Sally Hutson, June Jessop, Sue King, Philippa Laughton, Chris Marchant, Helen Nelson, Diana Sharvill, Sarah Showers