Ashby Art Club

Easter Exhibitions


Ashby Art Club

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 etc.    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 16 years.  If you go into our Gallery section you will see some of the paintings we have exhibited over recent years.


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Presentation to Air Ambulance of the money Ashby Art Club raised during their Easter Exhibition 
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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.