August 2013

Binham Grange Summer Exhibition

10th August to 1st September 2013

10.30am to 5pm every day.

A Box of Delights

Imagine art as a box of chocolates, some highly coloured and decorated, some plain and elegant, some are your favourites, others provoke new experiences and sensations. For the contemporary Summer Exhibition at Binham Grange this year Gallery4Art will present a spacious barn full of art to engage and intrigue the visitor. Each artist will have space to tell a story, to add a fresh dimension to the exhibition where they can display new work and old favourites for people to enjoy. There will be a range of work to suit all budgets from small prints to wall size artworks, delicate ceramics to large animal sculptures. Outdoor sculptures will be displayed in the grounds of Binham Grange. The Grange Restaurant will be serving coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

The exhibition includes a sound installation derived from Ralph Hoyte’s ‘Romantic Litscape’ for the smartphone (‘creating GPS-triggered audio-ghosts of the Romantic poets actross the Quantocks and North Exmoor’).

This year the artists will include: Doula Aebli - Ceramics / Craig Askew / Diane Burnell - Painting / Leo Davey - Painting & Illustration / Fon Cosens - Willow Work / Melanie Deegan - Sculpture / Bea Hammond - Painting / Angela Holland / Alison Jacobs - Painting / Renee Kilburn - Ceramic Work / Andrew Hobbs - Photography / Rebecca MacPherson / Jim Munnion - Painting & Printmaking / Kerry Tremlett - Printmaking / Rebecca Webber / Nic Wingate - Photography

Christabel Released - Evening Performance Wednesday 28th August at 6pm

There will be a special performance by Ralph of his epic Gothic ballad, ‘CHRISTABEL-RELEASED’ on Wednesday August 28th from 6pm at the atmospheric Grange (price £8/£6). Bring your own picnic or order food from the Binham Restaurant. Will Christabel ‘do an Ophelia’? Why is Geraldine a bi-interested shape-shifting green snake demoness? Come along and find out! Goths not supplied.

Art Workshops

Melanie Deegan - Sculpture Workshops

Half Day Course 10am to 1pm Monday 12th August and Thursday 22nd August Wire sculpture workshop - working with wire and plaster to create a small sculpture to take home. Wire is an effective way of capturing ideas and learning about the basic development of a framework for more complex sculptures. All tools and materials supplied. Cost £30

Full Day Course 10am to 4.30pm Monday 26th August - Bank Holiday Come and spend a day creating a sculpture using wire, resin, plaster and other materials. The workshop will include creating an armature, building a small sculpture from plaster, resin and mixed materials to create a finished piece. All tools and materials supplied. Lunch is available from the Binham Grange Restaurant or bring a packed lunch. Cost £60

For more details and to book a place please call Melanie on 07596 919787 or email

Alison Jacobs - Lets Draw on our iPads!

10.30am - 4pm Sunday 18th August and Sunday 1st September Spend a day at Binham Grange learning how to draw and paint on your iPad with Alison, all abilities welcome. Cost £35

For more details and to book telephone Alison on 07833 750428 or email

The exhibition runs from the 10th August to the 1st September and is open daily from 10.30am to 5.00. Binham Grange is situated in Old Cleeve, near Minehead TA24 6HX – tel: 01984 640056.

View the exhibition flyer

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