Monday, 31 October 2011


Thursday Evening Art Session Challenge
The theme for the Thursday Evening Art Session on 3rd November is 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot'. This is a competition week so everyone who comes to the session and works on a piece on this theme can enter their work into the competition. At 8.50, everyone present will be given 3 votes to cast for their favourite entry/entries. The entry with the most votes will be the winner and the artist will receive a prize plus their picture will be published in the next Arlington Arts Group Newsletter.
The Thursday Evening Art Group is held at Arlington Village Hall from 7-9pm and is open to all ages and abilities. Bring your own materials. £2.50 per person (£1 for accompanied children under 16)- refreshments available.
Paint Me a Bluebell.
You can interpret the title as you like . Your entry can be painted or drawn in any medium and to any size but we need a 5 x 7" PHOTOGRAPH of your work to judge, not the original work.

All photographs will be displayed throughout the opening of the 2012 Arlington Bluebell Walk (opening dates to be confirmed on and visitors will be asked to vote for the winners in each category. The ORIGINALS of all the winning entries will then be displayed during the Hailsham Arts Festival between 8th - 19th September 2012 (venue and exact exhibition date TBC).

A - Under 8's (50p per entry),
B - 8 to 16 years (50p per entry)
C - 65 and over (£1 per entry),
D - Amateur (£1 per entry),
E - Professional (£2 per entry)

Please send you photographs (size approximately 5 x 7") with NO name on the front, to the address below. Mark your name, address, telephone, email and category entered on the BACK of the photograph and send with the appropriate fee for the category. Unlimited number of entries. Cheques payable to ARLINGTON ARTS GROUP. If you would rather, you can deliver entries in oerson to Arlington Village Hall on a Thursday evening between 7 and 9pm by prior arrangement.
We can not return photographs. It is a condition of entry that your original work is available to display between 8th ad 19th September 2012 in the event of you being a winner. Prizes for the winner in each category of either Art materials or vouchers will be presented at the exhibition of the winning entries where photographs will be taken of all winners with their work.
It is a condition of entry that you consent to images of your work being used on the Bluebell Walk website and printed literature where this relates to the Art Competition and on the Arlington Arts Group website and 
to promote future competitions run by the Arlington Arts Group and published in the Arlington Arts Group Newstetter. All entries must be photographs of your own work which must be original, not copies of the work of other artists or photographers. 
send photos of your Paint me a Bluebell entries to:
AAG Bluebell Competition c/o Magpie Cottage, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington, Polegate, BN26 6RR

Enquiries 01323 485153 or by email

Friday, 28 October 2011

Hailsham Shop Windows - update

There will be a changeover of artists displaying work in the empty shop windows in Hailsham High Street on 11th November.

If you would like to show work (we are particularly keen for large works to go on show) for approximately 8 weeks in a shop window exhibtion, please do get in touch. You would need to provide your own stands / easels, display your own work, insure your work for the exhibtion duration (11 th November to 11th January), and collect your work when asked - if the shops are let during the exhibition time, you will be asked to remove your work, possibly at short notice.

This is part of the Hailsham Town Council's initiative for High Street Revitalisation in conjunction with the empty shop owners and the letting agents (Ross and Co). You may be asked to help clean up the interior of the shop when placing your work, if it has not already been done. You will be responsible for keeping the windows cleaned.

 This is not a commercial venture - it is an opportunity to show your work and help the appearance of the High Street. Pictures in the windows must not have any prices on them - you can put your own contact details in the window if you wish.  Gallery North will kindly handle all enquiries about your work so you will need to provide a list of the work with prices and either a 'map' of the window or photos of the work for the gallery stewards.There will be no commission on any sales but pictures will have to remain in the windows once sold until the end of the exhibition.

If interested please email us asap.