PIA Artist Events Nov/Dec

Participate In Art has a number of artist and creator events coming up in November and December.

Spaces are still available at some of these events !!

Please email chris@participateinart.com for more details or go to the events pages at www.participateinart.com

November 2019

  • Sunday 3rd November – Courtyard Arts
  • Sunday 17th November – Hopmarket Arts
  • Friday 29th November NEW Foyer Arts (new exhibition release TBC)
  • Saturday 30th November – Hopmarket Victorian Fayre Art Gallery (TBC)

December 2019

  • Sunday 1st December – Courtyard Arts Christmas Special (during Victorian Faye and ETSY Christmas Weekend)
  • Monday 2nd DecemberNew Cafe Viaduct Art Wall Launch
  • Sunday 8th December – Christmas Arts at the RPW Hall
  • Sunday 15th December – Hopmarket Arts Christmas Special
  • Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December– Pop Up Art Gallery Christmas Gifts (Location TBC)
  • Friday 27th December – Foyer Arts (new exhibition release TBC)

Coming online soon will be the refresh of Art-4-Business Art Walls at Ostlers at Number One and The Ounce. There are also new Art Walls at Black & Whit3’s on the Foregate and potentially the NT Croome RAF Defford Exhibition Art Wall – all exciting new ventures and partnerships!!

If you are interested in participating in the events above please download, complete and submit the below Artist Application Form:

If you are a Artist and wish to know more about on any of the above events or how Participate In Art can help you, please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

PIA curate 1st Foyer Arts at the RPW

The Foyer of the Royal Porcelain Works is the ideal space for the display and presentation for sale of artwork. PIA have worked with the Royal Porcelain Works on many projects and the Foyer Arts Exhibition space is the latest venture in the support and promotion of the Arts and Culture in Worcester.

The first Artist to be displayed in the new and vibrant space is Worcester based Stereo-graphic Projection and Nature Photographer – Anthony Pearson.

Open 9:30am till 4:30pm daily from 30th October 2019 in the Foyer of the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NE

Anthony likes photographing trees, flowers, people, urban details and all the other stuff he see’s around him. He comments “Sometimes I photograph pieces of paper. I also make stereographic projections. A stereographic projection is a sphere mapped onto a 2 dimensional surface. In other words, photograph everything around you, then flatten out the image.”

Anthony reflects on some felicitous quotes; “Finding myself out of the gossip, I busied myself taking snapshots of everything in sight, enjoying my dislocation from events. Watching the miniaturized, reflected image swim prettily into focus in my viewfinder, I had the world exactly as I wanted it.” – Jonathan Raban, Arabia Through The Looking Glass.

“I have this funny thing which is that I’m never afraid when I’m looking in the ground glass.” – Diane Arbus.

“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.” – Garry Winogrand. 

For more information on Anthony’s work, please visit http://www.dankspangle.com

The Foyer Arts Exhibition Space before and after the exhibition set up and Photographer Anthony Pearson with RPW General Manager Sara Matthews.

The event can be found on Facebook via the link below:

For Sales Enquiries please contact chris on +44 (0) 7713 055 999 or email chris@participateinart.com

If you are a Artist and wish to know more about the Foyer Arts Exhibition space or how Participate In Art can help you, please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

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Courtyard Arts 3rd November

The November Courtyard Arts will be an incredible event with several artist related exhibitions on at the same time – Not to be missed!!

Courtyard Arts, Royal Porcelain Works, Severn St, Worcester WR1 2NE, 11am till 4pm

We have an extremely popular Silversmith and Jewellery Design Justine Morris in the Courtyard showing her latest creations and designs.

There is a long gallery (the display that was due for the postponed Royal Visit of HRH Princess Alexandra) showing the amazing works of some of Worcester finest artist across a range of mediums and styles. Mercedes Pearson – artist and designer, Lenny Ledgerwood – hand craved lino and printer, Chris Haywood – Painter, Mark Zytnski – tree and woodland photographer, Cherrie Mansfield – bold expressive abstract artist, Sam Fenner – animal painting to make you smile, Heather Framer – oil painting and Sarah Greening – fused glass and jewellery designer.

In the Foyer we will also have a mini exhibition by stereographic projection photographer – Anthony Pearson, showing some of his larger and more striking work.

And finally we have the vast exhibition of works by architectural artist – Jilly Oxlade Arnott, with over 63 original works from her Worcester, Eastnor, Malvern, Ludlow, Croome, and Global Collections. The exhibition also presents new collections of Cheltenham and Birmingham, with some paintings on loan from Private Owners.

For more information on the Courtyard Arts please visit the PIA website or the Facebook Event:

 Royal Porcelain Works, Severn St, Worcester WR1 2NE, 11am till 4pm

If you are a Artist and wish to know more about Courtyard Arts or how Participate In Art can help you, please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

Christmas Arts – Spaces available!

This event currently has some spaces remaining !!! So grab the chance while you can!

Held annually on Sunday 8th of December the week after the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre, inside The Hall at the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street.

Hosting up to seventeen artists and artisans offering unique artwork, gifts, cards and much more. On display are oil and watercolour works, photography, pottery, glassware, jewellery, mixed media, soft furnishings and include original pieces, prints and gift sets.

Open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Sunday 8th December, we are just a stones throw from the Cathedral and Cathedral Square

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This event is designed to provide maximum exposure and sales opportunities for local artists so participating fees and/or gallery commissions are kept as low as possible. The Christmas Arts is an artist participation fees only event, payable with booking and there are no additional gallery commissions.

Christmas Arts 2019 is only £45 per artist

All planning, trade licences, logistics and event management are dealt with by us.

Event Promotion

We will robustly promote each event via blogs and social media, as well as links to artist’s own websites and social media sites. Promotions will include artist name (& brand), public contact details, web links and multiple images of their work. 

We will design and produce event posters and flyers, which will be given out across the city and are made available to each artist to help with their own promotional activities. A large promotional banner is placed at the event site for a week before and during the event. Additional banners, directional lamp post signage and even paths of chalk floor decals are displayed before and during the event.

Participation Details and Conditions

Loading/Unloading and Parking:

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access and movement will take priority
  • There are many public car parks in the area with the nearest being King Street Car Park for use during the day.

Conditions of Use:

  • Set up can begin from 8.30am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:00pm
  • Artists group photograph to take place on site at 10am
  • Artists or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks)
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture in addition to the 6ft tables provided (including table covers)
  • 6ft by 2.6ft table and a chair are provided as standard, but you may have these removed if required
  • Wall space behind your table is fitted with a STAS art hanging system and you will be provided with one cable (1.5 metres in length) with a single heavy weight hook/clip (up to 14 kgs) and three nylon cables (2 metres in length) with three light weight snap hook/clips (up to 4 kg per hook) per cable
  • Additional hanging cords and hook/clips can be provided on the day
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand
  • Artists can place/display work in front of their tables (such as placement of easels/stands/boxes) but need to be considerate of visitor access to their table and neighbouring tables
  • Artists tables/spaces are deliberately spread out to give a professional and individual look to each artist area
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism
  • If PIA or its representative asks you to remove any display outside your allocated space, this must be done without delay or question.
  • Each artist/stand will be allocated with a number
  • An A4 piece of paper marked with your name will be placed on your allocated stand. This may be removed once you have located your space
  • Stands are pre-allocated and cannot be changed without prior approval by PIA
  • Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all
  • Live artist creation and interactive activities are encouraged
  • Last minute cancellation, are unlikely
  • We will assess the artists’ applications to ensure the quality of work of all artists wishing to participate in these events are of the high level of workmanship, application and presentation that we require.

The Hall:

  • Fully fitted carpet, lighting and electrical provision
  • Private artist only wash room facilities
  • Public wash room facilities
  • Full disabled access
  • On site bar and easy access to the nestWorcester cafe and shop.

The Hall

Christmas Arts Table Layout

Red boxes are artist tables

Yellow area are artist wall hanging

Green arrows are artist emergency exit/entry

Blue arrows are visitor flow and access areas


  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.

Event Assistance:

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration, how to hang your work, or set up issues when you arrive, please contact Chris (07713 055 999), who will be available throughout the set up and breakdown periods to assist you in your display hanging, layout and lifting
  • PIA or its representative will be there throughout the day
  • You are reminded to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.
  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through its mobile phone and Izettle payment device. We will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (iZettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days)
  • Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

If you are interested in participating in The Christmas Arts event please download, complete and submit the below Artist Application Form:

If you wish to find out more about Participate In Art please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

PIA curates new exhibition at RPW

PIA curates the Architectural Watercolour Artist – Jilly Oxlade-Arnott‘s largest exhibition to-date which opened at 12 o’clock on Monday 28th October.

Artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott with Colin and Brenda Kinnear in the Hall of the Royal Porcelain Work on Monday 28th October.

Jilly commented ‘Chris has provided a seamless service, from planning and layout to delivery and execution. I think the result speaks for itself, a very impressive show!

This amazing 64 piece exhibition with display pieces from her Worcester, Global, Malvern, Eastnor, Ludlow and Croome Collections, as well as previously unseen works of the Cheltenham and Birmingham Collections.

Several pieces are kindly on loan from private collectors, the National Trust and Eastnor Estate – so many thanks to them for allowing these works to be displayed.

The exhibition will be open from 28th to 3rd November

For more information please go to the Event Facebook Page via the link below:

Some of the preparation and installation work

For more information on Participate In Art’s Mentoring and Artist Assistance Services such as:

  • Exhibition planning, preparation and installation
  • Activity milestones and workload scheduling
  • Artwork preparation and display readiness
  • Biographies and artist information packs
  • One-to-one personal mentoring
  • Launches/private view creation
  • Networking events (buyer and followers)
  • Social media and marketing assistance

Please contact Chris on 07713 055 999 or email: chris@participateinart.com

Jantil Moon at the Ounce Art Wall

Worcester based Artist Jantil Moon launches her first ever exhibition of her amazing ‘Inktober’ artworks. Presenting all thirty two pieces for the first time since they were created in 2018 at the Art Wall of the Ounce on the Tything, Worcester from Tuesday 22nd October.

Every October artists from all over the world take on the Inktober challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Jantil took on this challenge, creating a collection of whimsical ink drawings which she based on the theme of coffee… because she loves coffee! All thirty two works will be displayed and available to purchase as signed A5 mounted prints (designed to fit directly into a standard A4 frame) or signed framed prints.

If you wish to purchase any of the artworks on display at The Ounce Bar & Kitchen please contact Chris on +44 (0) 7713 055 999 or email at chris@participateinart.com

Signed Mounted Prints only £12.50 each (or 3 of £30.00)

Signed Framed Prints £20.00 each (or 3 for £50.00)

Jantil will be participating in the Courtyard Arts (Courtyard of the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street) on Sunday 3rd November with her Inktober series, pop in and meet the artist.

Jantil is contactable on +44 (0) 7929 739 805 or via email at jantilmoon@gmail.com.

For full information on titles and prompts, please the Ounce Page on the Participate In Art Website via the link below:

PIA Artist Mentoring

PIA has the pleasure of working with and providing guidance and mentoring to artists such as Jantil. Through collaborative mentoring sessions, one to one communications, we establish clear objectives and create a strategy to achieve their individual goals. PIA take care of the growth and marketing planning, back office processes, exhibition preparation, presentation and other business elements freeing the artist to continue the all important creativity – painting !!

The Ounce Bar & Kitchen

This British inspired pub and restaurant serves up a whole host of delicious dishes that you’ll just love.

Their venue is centered around succulent steaks, and you can order up your cut of choice by the ounce – hence our name. They serve these premium steaks with all the trimmings you could hope for and all their meat is butchered by them on site, because their passionate about quality.

They also offer lunch deals from noon between Tuesday and Saturday and their Sunday roast is famous around Worcester for good reason.

Everything is locally sourced where possible, and while they love meat, vegetarians are more than catered for as well.

The Ounce Bar & Kitchen
Shane & Amy Peckover
Address: 40 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JL
Tel: 01905 330 460
Email: ouncebar@hotmail.com

PIA Exhibitions and Artists for the Royal Visit in brief

PIA is very proud to be working with some amazing artists in the forthcoming royal visit of HRH Princess Alexandra on 30th October 2019, as part of the Regeneration and Heritage Celebration of the Royal Porcelain Works and Museum of Royal Worcester.

The Exhibitions and Artists

The Exhibition in the Hall is a solo exhibition of over 60 original artworks by architectural watercolour artist – Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, at the request of RPW. Due to its scale the exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 28th October for one week.

The micro Exhibition in the Foyer presents large works by stereographic projection photographer – Anthony Pearson

Fused glass and jewellery designer – Sarah Greening and hand carved lino artist – Lenny Ledgerwood will be heading up the Long Gallery in The Courtyard and demonstrating their skills and techniques ‘live’.

The Long Gallery will also include static displays of amazing works by Worcestershire Artists :

  • Cherrie Mansfield (Bold, Expressive Abstract Artist)
  • Heather Farmer (Oil Painter)
  • Sam Fenner (Animal Paintings to make you smile)
  • Mark Zytnski (Tree and Woodland Photographic Art)
  • Chris Haywood (Painter)
  • Mercedes Pearson (Artist, Designer)

For more information please visit the following websites:

PIA have created individual biography notices to be displayed alongside the artists work, providing visitors with information, images of their work and how they can be contacted.

Artists selected for Royal Visit at RPW

RPW have kindly asked PIA to present a number of Worcestershire artists at the Regeneration and Heritage Celebration with a visit by HRH Princess Alexandra to the Royal Porcelain Works and Museum of Royal Worcester on Wednesday 30th October.

Yesterday the RPW released the following information about this fantastic day:

Join us for a very special day of celebrations, as we welcome HRH Princess Alexandra to Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Areas of the former Porcelain Works Factory site, redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to become Royal Porcelain Works; Worcester’s new leading centre for the arts and culture, will be showcasing the works of local artists, entrepreneurs, artisans and makers.

The Museum of Royal Worcester, which looks after and exhibits the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, is marking the major £1.7M refurbishment and redisplay of the galleries supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund that launched in Summer 2018.

As a part of the day’s celebrations, we will be welcoming HRH Princess Alexandra, who will meet staff, ex-Royal Worcester artists who demonstrate ceramic techniques for visitors, and archive conservation volunteers from the Museum.

At Royal Porcelain Works, local entrepreneur Nick Weatherall, will showcase his boutique gin distillery venture Piston Gin and local artists will show off the range of creativity and skill Worcestershire has to offer.

The Royal guest will also witness the unveiling of the re-instalment of 30 ceramic plates, hand-painted with local scenes and wildlife by resident artist Tony Young, into the plaster mouldings in The ‘Henry Sandon’ Hall, reinstating this historic feature of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company’s Victorian showroom.

Join us for what is set to be a fun-packed day, celebrating this revitalised and rejuvenated area of the city.

Artists participating in this incredibly historic day are:

  • Jilly Oxlade-Arnott (Architectural Watercolour Artist) a solo exhibition of over 60 original artworks – in the Hall
  • Anthony Pearson (Photographer) a micro exhibition in the Foyer
  • Sarah Greening (Fused Glass Jewellery Designer) demonstrating her skills live
  • Lenny Ledgerwood (Hand Carved Lino Artist) also demonstrating her skills live
  • Cherrie Mansfield (Bold, Expressive Abstract Artist)
  • Heather Farmer (Oil Painter)
  • Sam Fenner (Animal Paintings to make you smile)
  • Mark Zytnski (Tree and Woodland Photographic Art)
  • Chris Haywood (Painter)
  • Mercedes Pearson (Artist Designer)

For more information please visit the events page on the RPW website at:

Support the Hospice HeART Project

PIA encourages all its members and art lovers to support the Hospice HeART Appeal and attend the exhibition this weekend.

The St.Richard’s Hospice HeART Project aims to bring colour and creativity into the lives of our supporters, whilst raising money for our free hospice care.

We have approached members of the community, artists and famous faces alike asking them to create a unique piece of artwork for the hospice. This could be anything from an intricate water colour painting to a simple doodle. All pieces have been autographed by the artists.

We have some brilliant names on board so far including, Theresa May, Phil Tufnell, David Mckee, Nick Sharratt, Brian Cox and a wonderful couple of pieces from one of our patients Jacky Smith.

All artworks will be professionally framed and exhibited on 5th and 6th of October at the Royal Porcelain Works in Worcester.

Following the exhibition we will be holding a live auction, run by Philip Serrell Auctioneers, on the afternoon of Sunday 6th October. This is where our wonderful pieces of art will find their forever home, whilst raising vital funds to help us fund our care.

If you would like to attend our exciting live auction, or would like to place a pre-bid for your favourite piece(s), click on the link below.

Come and see the exhibition on 5th and 6th October at Royal Porcelain Works, First Floor, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Exhibition times:

Saturday 5th October: 9.00am till 5.00pm

Sunday 6th October: 9.00am till 1.00pm

Entry is free but voluntary donations in appreciation of the art would be welcome

Kindly Sponsored by Southco

We would love for you to join us either at the free exhibition or at the auction.

About St.Richard’s Hospice:

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones. The care we provide is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and their family, who may be supported by a number of our teams. No charge is made for any of our services. This is made possible due to the generosity of our donors, volunteers, supporters and the local community.

St. Richards Hospice Foundation, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2QT

Tel: 01905 763963 General enquires to: appeals@strichards.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 515668 Registered Company Number: 01850502

Please note: PIA is not the organiser of this event

WN reports on The Hop Festival

Worcester News article on 24th September 2019 following a visit from one of their reporters to the Hop Festival on Saturday.

Please note:

The WN incorrectly stated in paragraph two “Organiser Chris Oxlade-Arnott” – this should refer to the PIA Art Exhibition at the Hop Festival and not any reference to the whole Hop Festival itself.

Attached images were: