Best Art Gallery Winner!

I’m so thrilled to announce that Quercus has won Best Art Gallery in the Muddy Stilettos Awards, Wiltshire!! 

Huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and for all the support shown to the gallery since we re-opened last autumn.

Along with our next door neighbours The Bunch of Grapes (Best Restaurant) there are some other brilliant business winners in Bradford-on-Avon.  Have a look at the full line-up here

 

In the finals for Muddy Stilettos Awards!

I’m over the moon that we’ve reached the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Best Art Gallery in Wiltshire! Thank you so much for the nominations that got us through to this stage.  We are in extremely good company in the final five!

Please vote for us by following this link to the Muddy Stilettos site, where you will be asked for your email address in order to gain access to the voting categories.

The gallery is also in the finals for Best Jewellery Store and Best New Covid Business.  Wish us luck!

 

Nominated for Muddy Stilettos Award!

I’m thrilled to report that Quercus Gallery has been nominated in the Muddy Stilettos awards for Best Art Gallery and Best Covid Start Up in Wiltshire.   Many thanks to everyone who has nominated us so far.

If you do fancy nominating us and helping us get through to the finals please follow this link to Muddy Stilettos awards and vote for Quercus Gallery in Best Art Gallery and Best Start Up categories for Wiltshire. Plus you can nominate all your favourite independent businesses across 27 categories!

Thank you so much for your support.

Evie
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Welcoming new artists to Formations exhibition!

I am thrilled to welcome three fantastic new artists to the gallery for our June/July exhibition – Formations.  Read more.

Clarissa Galliano – creates the most beautiful large-scale botanical drawings, which hover between monumentality and fragility, capturing the essence of british flora in masterful, mechanical charcoal marks.  Read more.

Zoe Arnold’s jewellery makes the crossover over from the wearable to the wall or the wunderkammer……  Her extraordinary combinations of precious, found and vintage materials are magical.  They are a joy to behold and ponder.  Read more.

Robyn Hardyman creates in porcelain with a pared back simplicity and quiet balance to her elegantly shaped vessels. Read more.

Works by all three artists are included in FORMATIONS 12 June – 10 July 2021.
Evening view at the gallery on Friday 25 June and special private view event at Wingfield House on Friday 23rd July & viewings over the weekend. Please contact Evie for more information.

Selected for Find A Maker!

I’m proud to announce that earlier this year Quercus Gallery was selected as a member of the Find a Maker’s inaugural online directory, by Craft Festival.

Find a Maker is a fantastic curated collection of quality makers and galleries.  Established by Craft Festival Director Sarah James, this online creative community draws on her 18 years creating some of the most beautiful craft festivals in Europe.

Please have a browse of the website to explore Find A Maker’s selected makers, galleries and craft organisations.

Re-opening 12th April!

We are excitedly preparing for the gallery to re-open to visitors on Monday 12th April!  Our new show SPRING FORTH will present fresh collections of paintings, prints, ceramics, jewellery and textiles by gallery artists and introduce work by new artists and designers.  In addition there will be new ranges of cards, stationery and paper goods to explore.  We look forward to welcoming you back to Bradford-on-Avon!

Opening week:
Monday 12th – Saturday 17th April
Open 10.30 – 4.30

Thereafter:
Open Wednesday – Saturday & by appointment.
Please see the CONTACT page of the website for updated opening hours on these days.

We are also excited to be a new stockist for the brilliant Circus Journal so you can pick up a copy of their newest ‘Reset’ issue at the gallery from Monday 12th.

In other local news we are very much looking forward to the opening of Studio Bacchus, located opposite the gallery on Silver Street.  Studio Bacchus is a creative co-working space, housed within one of Bradford on Avon’s historical buildings, offering opportunities to work alongside like-minded individuals within a comfortable and professional environment.

The nearby Bunch of Grapes is not far off re-opening properly but in the meantime continues to provide excellent coffee and delicious food to takeaway.  A little stroll up Silver Street from the centre of town is well worth it!

News from gallery lockdown – A Winter’s Sale

We’re sad that once again the gallery is closed to visitors.  Here’s hoping that this will be the final, restorative period of lockdown and we can all look forward to brighter times later this year.

Whilst our gallery door is closed our online shop remains open for you to browse our collections from the comfort of your favourite chair!  New pieces will be appearing daily so do also follow us on Instagram for more regular updates.

A WINTER’S SALE:
We have a selection of sale pieces in the gallery and online, including 20% off all cushions – to bring a little joy to the grey days before Spring breaks through.


LOCKDOWN WINDOW EXHIBITION CHALLENGE
We are pleased to be joining this initiative to help bring interesting stops for walkers in the town.  Local Bradford-on-Avon artists and galleries will be refreshing their window displays each week to create a ‘feast for the eyes’.

For more information and to get involved please visit their Facebook page.

RE-OPEN & NEW OPENING HOURS

We are so glad to have re-opened our door and to be welcoming visitors to the gallery once again!

We have a new window display featuring winter branches and birds including beautiful hanging birds by Kate Millbank and printed bird decorations by Sarah Targett (please note we have now sold out of Kate Millbank’s hanging Blackbirds and Lapwings but if you would like one please email the gallery to be added to the reserve list for when they are back in stock later this month or early January).

Please see our Christmas Exhibition for more details of the current gallery display.

We have an array of Christmas present ideas from beautifully designed cards and notecards, flower presses, artist designed wrapping paper, jewellery from £15, a range of prints, originals and ceramics from £12.

Please get in touch if you are looking for anything in particular.

And don’t forget we are are offering free Christmas gift wrapping on all purchases throughout December.

Opening times up to Christmas are as follows:

Friday 11th:  10am – 5pm
Saturday 12th: 11am – 5pm

Monday 14th:  10am – 2.30pm
Thursday 17th: 11am – 7pm LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
Friday 18th:  10am – 5pm
Saturday 19th:  11am – 5pm

Monday 21st:  10am – 5pm
Tuesday 22nd:  10am – 5pm
Wednesday 23rd 10am – 6pm LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
Thursday 24th: 10am – 3pm

The new Gallery opened… but then closed for covid!

I was delighted to open our new gallery in Bradford-on-Avon on 31st October but that Saturday was also the day the second lockdown was announced, so it was a day of mixed emotions!

The gallery at 15 Silver Street is now physically closed to visitors but we remain open to calls, emails & messages.  Please keep in touch over lockdown, I’d love to hear from you!  We will be open again on Thursday 3rd December from 11am .

Services offered during lockdown:

SELECT & COLLECT – select from our online shop or from our window display, contact us then collect from the gallery at an arranged time.

Gallery address for collection:  15 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JZ

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY – by arrangement on any order.

ART POST –  orders posted directly to you or your chosen recipient, at cost of postage.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING WITH EVERY ORDER!

I’m always happy to help source presents, whatever the budget and can offer virtual tours of the gallery via personal FaceTime or send you a video shopping tour.

Please call Evie 07738 929089 email:  evie@quercusgallery.co.uk or message via our Instagram or Facebook pages @quercusgallery

NEW GALLERY IN BRADFORD-ON-AVON

I am thrilled to announce that Quercus Gallery will be opening a new gallery in the beautiful town of Bradford-on-Avon this autumn.

The shop is on Silver Street and will be opening in mid October.  Please sign up to the mailing list to receive more information about the launch.

We have some fantastic exhibitions and exciting collaborations in the planning so it feels incredible to be re-starting gallery life!

Opening a new shop also feels like quite a precarious thing to be doing amidst the current landscape of uncertainty but I am keeping positive that this location will provide a successful new HQ for the gallery, come what may.  I very much look forward to revealing the space and sharing more about Quercus’ next chapter.