Every Easter our club holds its annual Art Exhibition at Ticknall Village Hall in Ticknall, South Derbyshire where we display and sell our paintings and works of art. This is our main event of the year and attracts hundreds of visitors.  We have become very established there as we have been exhibiting at the village hall at Easter for about 18 years.  If you go into our Exhibition Gallery you will see some of the paintings we have exhibited over recent years. 


aaclogov2 75pc Easter Exhibition 2024

Ticknall Village Hall

30th March - 1st April

The exhibition launched with a very well attended preview evening for artists and their guests. The exhibition itself was a great success with over 400 visitors and over 100 sales of framed and unframed artwork. It was a busy and very enjoyable Easter weekend; our cafe was in great demand with many cups of tea drunk along with a very impressive selection of cake to choose from. The raffle raised £302, which was given to our chosen charity, East Midlands Air Ambulance. They have sent a thank you letter and were very grateful for the donation.

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Thank you to all the people who visited our exhibition and to all our members who participated and volunteered their time to ensure the event ran so smoothly. A special thank you also to our art demonstrators John, Gill and Yve who shared their skills and knowledge. Was lovely to have art demonstrations on the stage each day for art lovers to enjoy and be inspired by. 

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 aaclogov2Easter Exhibition 2023

         Ticknall Village Hall

8th - 10th April

This year we were so pleased to be able to hold our preview evening for artists and their guests. It was a lovely chance to mingle with a glass of bubbly, some nibbles and enjoy the artwork. 

The three days of the exhibition were a great success, with lots of visitors and compliments on the variety and standard of artwork. We had demos every day during the exhibition, the first day by Gill Schofield on pastels showing us how Gill produces her stunning work, the second by "Jay Dubya" Smith in acrylics with the theme "putting the fun back into painting" with his big brush, minimum fuss style of painting and the third day was the turn of Yve Hill who showed us the magic and creativity of Acrylic Pouring. All the demos were really well attended and people left very inspired to try new techniques. Thank you to Gill, John and Yve for giving their time and sharing their expertise. 

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For our raffle this year we were very lucky to have a stunning watercolour painting donated by Phil Biggs, which a very happy Gill Schfield won. We raised £257.00 for Air Ambulance, we are very proud to support such a good cause.

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Thank you to everyone who attended and of course all our artists who took part and volunteered their time to make the exhibition a great success. See you all next year! 


 Ashby Art Club Easter Exhibition 2022

Ticknall Village Hall

April 16th - April 18th. 

This years exhibition was a great success for both the artists and the Artclub,  nearly doubling the sales of previous years. It was  brilliant to be able to go back to a physical exhibition and for visitors to be allowed to move about freely and enjoy the paintings. 

The Raffle was won by a local couple and all the money raised was donated to the Air Ambulance Service.

There were many visitors to the exhibition and many paintings sold, in addition four artists gave demonstrations in their fields, Yve Hill - Acrylic Pour, Richard Knowles - Pastels, John Smith - Acrylic and Gill Schofield - Watercolour, so a big thank you to them and also to all the volunteers who helped with the many tasks of putting the exhibition on.

Looking forward to next year with hope that we will be able to return to our Preview Evening on the Friday, which is always very popular with members.



Ashby Art Club Easter Exhibition 2019

Ticknall Village Hall

April 19th - April 22nd 

Preview Evening 2019 was a lovely warm evening and members and guests arrived  at Ticknall Village Hall in warm and happy moods.  We had a very good turn out of visitors who were in the mood to buy paintings and raffle tickets ‘a plenty’.  The artists received many compliments for their artistic skills and for their choice of subject and the colours they had used in their work and, indeed, the quality of the paintings exhibited were of a very high standard.
We were pleased to welcome Christine Adams to the Preview Evening, Christine is a successful  Midlands artist. Christine had done a demonstration for our group and she donated the painting to us to use as this years raffle prize.  The proceeds of the raffle are being shared between a local charity, St Giles Hospice and Laurence Trugby a young boy with complex health problem which require expensive resources to help him achieve his potential. Representatives from St Giles and Laurence’s Grand parents joined us on Preview Evening and gave us some insights into how helpful any donations are to these worthy courses.
This years Preview had the extra dimension of a ‘Pop up Art Shop’ The Ashby Art Festival took over a section of Ticknall village hall to sell a large range of artist materials at very competitive prices.  This shop proved very popular throughout the exhibition and was a benefit to artists pockets and the Ashby Art Festival coffers.
The three day Exhibition proved a popular venue for many visitors encouraged to attend by our event advertising on flyers and road signs.  Visitors were asked to vote for their favourite painting, we think this makes them view the work with a more critical eye.  The result of the votes will be announced at the next club meeting. 
Many of our visitors called into the cafe area for a drink and a piece of home made cake, made by the artists....their talents are never ending!  Three of the clubs members provided four painting demonstrations over the weekend and by the number in the audience they appeared to be very popular.  Although the finale figures have not been released yet, I feel sure this has been a successful exhibition, enjoyed by many and, I for one look forward to next years event.
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Ashby Art Club On Monday evening Debbie from The St Giles book shop and Laurence Trugby’s grandparents came to receive a donation for their charities from the Ashby Art Club.  The money was raised from the raffle at the Easter Art Exhibition 2019 at Ticknall, the raffle prize was a picture donated to the club by Christine Adams a local artist.



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Ashby Art Club Easter Exhibition 2018

Ticknall village Hall

March 31st - April 2nd 2018

Preview Evening was very successful judging by the number of members and guests that turned out to support the event on what could only be called a “terrible night” weather wise, wet and cold. Thank you one and all for making the effort  to attend and helping to make the evening so enjoyable.

John Bown, from The Air Ambulance Service, this years chosen charity and Jean Park, the clubs chairperson opened the exhibition. After which everyone enjoyed looking at the 239 hanging paintings and a further 118 in the browsers with the added pleasure of a glass of wine and hot nibbles for everyone.

Please visit the Gallery to view the display boards.



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Ashby Art Club Exhibition Demos



 Throughout the Exhibition five Artists provided  free demonstrations of there painting techniques and methods to visitors,

these artist were Bob Harris,Gill Schofield,Yve Hill, John Smith and Richard Knowles.

These are some photographs taken

Bob Harris-watercolour 

Saturday Saturday 31st March

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Gill Schofield-Pastels

Monday 2nd April




John Smith - Acrylic

Sunday 1st April


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 Yve Hill-Acrylic Pour Painting

Sunday 1st April


 Richard Knowles-Pastel

Saturday 31st March


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Ashby Art Club Raffle Prize Picture



 The raffle raised £400 for the charity Air Ambulance




Thanks to Peter Chadwick for putting this composite picture together and making such a terrific job of it.





Some general views of the 2018 pictures on their display boards taken by David Park can be found in the Gallery,click here


2017 Exhibition

The 2017 exhibition was opened by the chairman Jean Park and the Mayor of Ashby,Mike Ball. The number of visitors to the exhibition rose to 518, a 25% increase on 2016.  Forty nine paintings were sold and the raffle raised £378 for the Air Ambulance charity.  The winner of "The Best in Show Picture" which was "Ann and Blue Boy"  painted by Kay Smith.

David Park kindly took some general pictures on the exhibition visitors and also of some of the art club members who worked as demonstrators , every day of the exhibition Click to enlarge the pictures.



Some general views of the 2017 pictures on their display boards were also taken by David Park and can be seen in the gallery,click here. 


2016 Exhibition


Some snaps of the 2016 pictures were taken by David Park and are displayed in the gallery,click here. 



The 2016 Easter Exhibition was held on Sat. 26th March to Monday 28th March.  The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Ashby, Mrs M Tuckey and  by Mr Stewart Shepherd the Chairman of the Hospice Hope Charity.  They were introduced by the Club Secretary, Paul Pritchard,  who was standing in for our Chairman Barbara Royds). £200 was raised for Hospice Hope and a 'Thank You' certificate received, see photo -click to enlarge.

There were 413 visitors to the Exhibition, apart from members and their guests. 49 pictures were sold, 37 of these were framed and 12  paintings were sold from the browser. 

The success of this exhibition is totally dependent on members' partiicipation and hard work.  This year the club had new display boards designed and made by Richard Knowles, which were much quicker and easier to erect as well as making an excellent display. Members brought hone made cakes as well as their art. The pictures below show some members and guests snapped by David Park. Please click on the photo to enlarge.





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